Sunday, March 20, 2016

Weekly Review 20 March 2016

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

  1. So, computers are now better at Go, than the best human player: http://www.nature.com/news/the-go-files-ai-computer-clinches-victory-against-go-champion-1.19553
  2. 7 situations where more data isn't necessarily better: http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/7-cases-where-big-data-isn-t-better 
  3. Human vs AlphaGo now 1-3 in favour of the machine: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/13/go-humans-lee-sedol-scores-first-victory-against-supercomputer
  4. Follow the instructions when applying for a job: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/03/14/importance-following-directions-when-you-apply-jobs-essay And ecologists, don't ask me for a postdoc position, I'm comp sci!
  5. 4-1 to the machine: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/networks/alphago-wins-match-against-top-go-player 
  6. US companies are buying-up British AI companies: http://motherboard.vice.com/en_au/read/why-the-us-is-buying-up-so-many-uk-artificial-intelligence-companies 
  7. Should all research papers be free? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/opinion/sunday/should-all-research-papers-be-free.html Yes, they should!
  8. Call for Papers: ICTAI 2016: The 28th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, November... http://bit.ly/1YZfJN0
  9. List of resources on machine learning: http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/43-new-external-machine-learning-resources-and-updated-articles
  10. Human-assisted machine learning: http://www.datanami.com/2016/03/17/unleashing-artificial-intelligence-human-assisted-machine-learning/ I seem to remember Arthur C. Clarke writing about something similar 30 years ago.
  11. AI needs to work with humans, not against them: http://www.datanami.com/2016/03/17/unleashing-artificial-intelligence-human-assisted-machine-learning/
  12. I wonder if these robo-advisors use machine learning or other AI technology? https://thestack.com/world/2016/03/16/rbs-cuts-hundreds-of-jobs-as-fca-approves-robo-advisers/
  13. A bit depressing, but not terribly surprising: http://qz.com/373436/373436/ 
  14. "Preferred reviewers"?? Not the best idea ever: https://methodsblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/preferred-reviewers/
  15. Fundamentals of deep learning: http://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2016/03/introduction-deep-learning-fundamentals-neural-networks/
  16. Applying Sun Tzu's Art of War to software development: http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/the-art-of-war-applied-to-software-development
  17. South Korea is investing big in AI research: http://www.nature.com/news/south-korea-trumpets-860-million-ai-fund-after-alphago-shock-1.19595
  18. 80 % of Chinese workers think AI will replace them. Conversely, only 39 % of German workers think the same: http://qz.com/642741/the-workers-in-these-countries-believe-ai-and-robots-will-replace-them/