Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 07/02/2017

Why Chatbots Are Failing Your Customers “Chatbots aren’t being used to their full potential. Marketers are forcing them to perform traditional functions and, as a result, cutting themselves short. For example, they plug simple, automated responses into their messaging services instead of taking the opportunity to reimagine the entire customer…

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 06/07/2017

We Need to Talk About the Power of AI to Manipulate Humans – MIT Technology Review “As I studied how people interacted with the tens of thousands of agents built on our platform, it became clear that humans are far more willing than most people realize to form a relationship…

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 05/28/2017

After beating the world’s elite Go players, Google’s AlphaGo AI is retiring | TechCrunch “While AlphaGo is bowing out at the top, it isn’t done with Go altogether. DeepMind is planning to publish a final review paper on how the AI developed since its matches with Lee Sedol last year.…

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General reading for 03/06/2017

Vellum | Create Beautiful eBooks “Vellum’s built-in Book Styles incorporate classic touches like custom drop caps and ornamental flourishes, and are automatically applied to your book.” tags:bs Best Book Writing Software: Word vs. Scrivener “In this post, we’re going to look closely at two of the best pieces of book…

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Quantum Computing Topics for 03/06/2017

IBM’s new Q program to include a 50-qubit quantum computer | PCWorld “A new quantum computing program called Q at IBM will be remarkable in its own right. In a few years, IBM plans to create a quantum computer with more than 50 qubits, which should push conventional computers one step…

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

AIML – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “AIML, or Artificial Intelligence Markup Language, is an XML dialect for creating natural language software agents.” tags: m python ai aiml AI Chat Bot in Python with AIML | DevDungeon “Artificial intelligence chat bots are easy to write in Python with the AIML package.…

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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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General Reading for 11/11/2015

Space oddity: how do astronauts prepare for life on Mars? | Science | The Guardian “Mauna Loa, Hawaii: the biggest volcano in the world, among the most active (it’s due for an eruption) and, according to Nasa, the ideal spot for simulating a space mission. This remote place is where…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 11/05/2015

Baidu, the ‘Chinese Google,’ Is Teaching AI to Spot Malware | WIRED “But deep learning is quickly pushing into other areas as well. Ng also says that Baidu is now using deep neural nets to help drive the company’s security software (Baidu sells such Symantec-like anti-virus software in China).” tags:…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/27/2015

ISSAC 2016 – International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation “The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2016 will be the 41st meeting in the series, which started in 1966 and has been held annually…

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