Friday, February 19, 2016

Weekly Review 19 February 2016

Some interesting links that I Tweeted about in the last week:

  1. "Illegally" sharing research articles-and of course it's Elsevier suing over it: http://www.sciencealert.com/this-woman-has-illegally-uploaded-millions-of-journal-articles-in-an-attempt-to-open-up-science
  2. Seriously, Elsevier, just stop being such ridiculously greedy dicks! http://www.sciencealert.com/this-woman-has-illegally-uploaded-millions-of-journal-articles-in-an-attempt-to-open-up-science
  3. Ensembles in machine learning: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2016/02/ensemble-methods-techniques-produce-improved-machine-learning.html I used ensembles of MLP years ago to model an ecoinformatics problem.
  4. Elsevier is the Walter White of journal publishers: http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/a-pirate-bay-for-science
  5. High-impact journals are more likely to have fraudulent research published in them: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00291/full
  6. AI could drive global unemployment to 50 % http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/13/artificial-intelligence-ai-unemployment-jobs-moshe-vardi
  7. NSA uses ML to detect terrorists in Pakistan, but doesn't use an independent validation data set to test performance http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2016/02/the-nsas-skynet-program-may-be-killing-thousands-of-innocent-people/ 
  8. For smart people, the NSA seem to have made a pretty basic error with their machine learning http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2016/02/the-nsas-skynet-program-may-be-killing-thousands-of-innocent-people/
  9. Bayes' Theorem for computer scientists http://www.kdnuggets.com/2016/02/bayes-theorem-computer-scientists-explained.html
  10. Naive Bayesian classifier explained http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/the-naive-bayes-classifier-explained
  11. Jobs that are threatened by AI: http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/which-jobs-will-ai-artificial-intelligence-kill
  12. Artificial intelligence X-prize: http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/17/11032004/x-prize-ai-contest-ibm-watson-ted-2020 
  13. AWS machine learning service only offers one algorithm: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2016/02/amazon-machine-learning-nice-easy-simple.html
  14. Add-on allows for fuzzy matching in Google spreadsheets http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/google-spreadsheet-add-ons-for-data-analysis
  15. Marvin Minsky's legacy http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/marvin-minskys-legacy-of-students-and-ideas
  16. 40 ways researchers achieved impact with their research http://www.fasttrackimpact.com/#!40-practical-tips-for-achieving-impact-told-to-us-by-researchers-and-those-they-worked-with-to-achieve-impact/hmlp3/569faeba0cf2bfd5cce91b1b