Friday, March 11, 2016

Weekly Review 11 March 2016

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

  1. Automated data mining: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2016/03/automated-data-science.html
  2. Tracking sources of food poisoning using machine learning of tweets about restaurants: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=137848&org=NSF&from=news
  3. How NoSQL changed machine learning: http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/how-nosql-fundamentally-changed-machine-learning
  4. Using deep learning to identify bodies of water in orbital images: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/600866/how-deep-learning-gives-us-a-precise-picture-of-all-the-water-on-earth/
  5. Why researchers are using Sci-Hub: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/fix-isnt
  6. DeepMind's Alphago is set to take on the world's best Go player: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/07/go-board-game-google-alphago-lee-se-dol
  7. I know what it's like to be the first (and so far only) one in the family to go to university: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2013/03/04/essay-impact-being-first-generation-college-grad-when-one-joins-academic
  8. Is London becoming a centre for AI businesses? http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/05/artificial-intelligence-brains-money-london
  9. Number of people doing post-docs seems to be declining: http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2015/12/case-disappearing-postdocs - I'm not surprised: http://computational-intelligence.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/on-being-post-doc.html 
  10. Calls for a royal commission to investigate the impact of robotics on UK jobs: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/08/government-urged-investigate-impact-robots-uk-workforce 
  11. Post-grad students should be teaching under-grads: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/03/08/study-suggests-graduate-student-instructors-influence-undergraduates-major 
  12. Human vs machine Go tournament has started: http://motherboard.vice.com/en_au/read/tonight-watch-a-professional-go-player-take-on-googles
  13. Why you should learn both R and Python: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2016/03/r-python-learning-both-datacamp.html 
  14. 29% of software developers are afraid AI will replace them: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3041430/it-careers/one-in-three-developers-fear-ai-will-replace-them.html 
  15. AlphaGo won the first match against the world Go champion: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/robotics/artificial-intelligence/alphago-wins-game-one-against-world-go-champion
  16. Microsoft is including R in Visual Studio now http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/10/open_source_stats_visual_studio/
  17. List of tutorials on Scikit-Learn http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/scikit-learn-tutorial-series 
  18. Avoiding the "technical debt" of machine learning: http://www.datanami.com/2016/03/09/how-to-avoid-the-technical-debt-of-machine-learning/
  19. AlphaGo has now won two matches in a row against world Go champion: http://phys.org/news/2016-03-human-champion-speechless-2nd-loss.html
  20. "Computer conservationists": http://community.lovenature.com/2016/03/10/explore-the-incredible-work-of-computer-conservationists/ I think "Computational conservationist" is a better term, they don't conserve computers