Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 07/11/2017

DeepTraffic: How an MIT Simulation Game Uses Deep Learning to Reduce Gridlock | The Official NVIDIA Blog “DeepTraffic simulates a typical highway environment, and its players control their own car using deep learning. The simulation makes complex technical concepts accessible for beginners, and the gamification pushes experts to develop completely…

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 06/15/2017

This AI-powered robot can play the marimba, the least threatening of instruments – The Verge “Like many AI music experiments, the music Shimon is playing is generated by a method called deep learning. This essentially means mining a large amount of information (in this case, a dataset of some 5,000…

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General Reading for 06/09/2017

Three Things Scrivener Can Do You Probably Haven’t Thought Of – Jann Alexander :: Pairings “Whether you’re a Scrivener power user or a beginner, there are a few things Scrivener can do that you probably can’t do without . . . once you know what they are.” tags: bs Softbank is buying robotics…

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Coding topics for 06/08/2017

Apple releases Swift Playgrounds 1.5, Xcode 9 & Swift Playgrounds 2 beta to developers | 9to5Mac “Following today’s keynote, Apple has released the first betas for Xcode 9 and Swift Playgrounds 2. Today also marks the release of Swift Playgrounds 1.5 which will allow young developers to take control of…

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 06/05/2017

Is AI the end of jobs or a new beginning? – The Washington Post “A valid concern is that dependence on AI may cause us to forfeit human creativity. As Kasparov observes, the chess games on our smartphones are many times more powerful than the supercomputers that defeated him, yet…

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Coding topics for 06/02/2017

Apple Swift Playgrounds can now program your robots and drones “On Thursday, Apple announced that, starting June 5, its increasingly popular iPad-based programming app, Swift Playgrounds, can be used to program robots built with LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Version 1.5 of the app will also handle programming tasks for Sphero’s SPRK…

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 05/29/2017

This is What Happens When a Neural Network Names Metal Bands – Geek.com tags:ai bands The AI fight is escalating: This is the IT giants’ next move | Computerworld “The [IBM] Watson range includes tools for creating chat bots, discovering patterns and structure in textual data, and extracting knowledge from…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/02/2015

Or, why I still use Python for high performance scientific computing “Python is a great high level language for easily expressing ideas, but people don’t tend to think of it as a high performance language; for that you would want a compiled language — ideally C or C++ but Java…

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What I’m Reading on 09/03/2015

Robots Lay Three Times as Many Bricks as Construction Workers | MIT Technology Review “In its current iteration, the system is best suited to work on large swaths of flat walls, most commonly found in projects for universities, hospitals, and other large sites. But some amount of detailed work isn’t…

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What I’m Reading on 08/19/2015

Atlas, a Humanoid Robot, Takes a Walk in the Woods – The New York Times “In a video shown recently by Atlas’s makers, it is hard to miss the human in the humanoid as the 6-foot-2 machine takes a casual, careful stroll through the woods. It walks like a crouched…

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