Saturday, June 10, 2017

Weekly Review 9 June 2017

Below are some of the interesting links I Tweeted about recently.

  1.  Microsoft has released version 2.0 of its deep learning toolkit: https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/01/microsoft-releases-version-2-0-of-its-deep-learning-toolkit/
  2. An overview of tensors, as used in TensorFlow: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2017/06/deep-learning-demystifying-tensors.html 
  3. How rat brains are inspiring the next generation of artificial neural networks: http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/imaging/ai-designers-find-inspiration-in-rat-brains
  4. Despite the article title Watson isn't diagnosing cancer, it's helping plan how to treat it: https://news.fastcompany.com/ibm-says-watson-healths-ai-is-getting-really-good-at-diagnosing-cancer-4039394
  5. An overview of neurocomputing hardware - hardware inspired by the brain: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/the-brain-as-computer-bad-at-math-good-at-everything-else
  6. Four tips for job interviews - these apply to interviews for academic positions as well: https://www.seek.co.nz/career-advice/4-ways-to-prepare-for-an-interview
  7. Three things intelligent machines need to copy from the human brain: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/what-intelligent-machines-need-to-learn-from-the-neocortex
  8. Hawkins' book "On Intelligence" is very good, must re-read sometime soon: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/what-intelligent-machines-need-to-learn-from-the-neocortex
  9. So valedictorians (dux in NZ) go on to lead good lives, but seldom achieve particularly highly: http://time.com/money/4779223/valedictorian-success-research-barking-up-wrong/
  10. Why we need to build an artificial brain or, why neuromorphic computing is a good idea: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/can-we-copy-the-brain
  11. We could build an artificial brain now, but probably wouldn't want to pay for it: http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/we-could-build-an-artificial-brain-right-now
  12. If you're looking for a job, be careful what you say on social media (including Twitter!) http://jobs.ieee.org/jobs/content/Looking-for-a-Job-Double-Check-Your-Social-Media-Accounts-First-2017-04-18
  13. Deep learning can't tell what Homer Simpson is doing. Or, why DeepMind built an enormous database of videos: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/robotics/artificial-intelligence/deepmind-shows-ai-has-trouble-seeing-homer-simpson-actions
  14. If I am advertising for a new staff member, I will read the cover letters of applicants: https://www.seek.co.nz/career-advice/does-anyone-actually-read-cover-letters
  15. Using AI in children's educational apps: https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/07/sesame-workshop-and-ibm-team-up-to-test-a-new-a-i-powered-teaching-method/
  16. Combining relational networks with deep learning: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/09/deepmind_teaches_ai_to_reason/
  17. Paper on adding relational reasoning to deep neural networks: https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.01427
  18. How AI can make things worse, instead of better: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2017/06/unintended-consequences-machine-learning.html