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Challenges facing predictive APIs

By Beau Cronin
October 6, 2014

In November, the first International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps will take place in Barcelona, just ahead of Strata Barcelona. This event will bring together those who are building intelligent web services (sometimes called Machine Learning as a Service) …

Challenges facing predictive APIs

By Beau Cronin
October 6, 2014

In November, the first International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps will take place in Barcelona, just ahead of Strata Barcelona. This event will bring together those who are building intelligent web services (sometimes called Machine Learning as a Service) …

Challenges facing predictive APIs

By Beau Cronin
October 6, 2014

In November, the first International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps will take place in Barcelona, just ahead of Strata Barcelona. This event will bring together those who are building intelligent web services (sometimes called Machine Learning as a Service) …

Four short links: 30 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
October 1, 2014

Continuously Testing Infrastructure — “infrastructure as code”. I can’t figure out whether what I feel are thrills or chills. Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees (National Geographic) — He and fellow researchers devised novel techniques to fabricate, …

Four short links: 30 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 30, 2014

Continuously Testing Infrastructure — “infrastructure as code”. I can’t figure out whether what I feel are thrills or chills. Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees (National Geographic) — He and fellow researchers devised novel techniques to fabricate, …

Four short links: 30 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 30, 2014

Continuously Testing Infrastructure — “infrastructure as code”. I can’t figure out whether what I feel are thrills or chills. Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees (National Geographic) — He and fellow researchers devised novel techniques to fabricate, …

Four short links: 26 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 29, 2014

15 Lessons from 15 Years of Blogging (Anil Dash) — If your comments are full of assholes, it’s your fault. Good communities don’t just happen by accident. Replicating DeepMind — open source attempt to build deep learning network that can …

Four short links: 29 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 29, 2014

How Community Feedback Shapes Behaviour (PDF) — Not only do authors of negatively-evaluated content contribute more, but also their future posts are of lower quality, and are perceived by the community as such. Moreover, these authors are more likely to …

Four short links: 29 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 29, 2014

How Community Feedback Shapes Behaviour (PDF) — Not only do authors of negatively-evaluated content contribute more, but also their future posts are of lower quality, and are perceived by the community as such. Moreover, these authors are more likely to …

Four short links: 29 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 29, 2014

How Community Feedback Shapes Behaviour (PDF) — Not only do authors of negatively-evaluated content contribute more, but also their future posts are of lower quality, and are perceived by the community as such. Moreover, these authors are more likely to …

Four short links: 26 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 26, 2014

15 Lessons from 15 Years of Blogging (Anil Dash) — If your comments are full of assholes, it’s your fault. Good communities don’t just happen by accident. Replicating DeepMind — open source attempt to build deep learning network that can …

Four short links: 26 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 26, 2014

15 Lessons from 15 Years of Blogging (Anil Dash) — If your comments are full of assholes, it’s your fault. Good communities don’t just happen by accident. Replicating DeepMind — open source attempt to build deep learning network that can …

Four short links: 19 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 22, 2014

Deep Learning Bibliography — an annotated bibliography of recent publications (2014-) related to Deep Learning. Inside the Go Playground — on safely offering a REPL over the web to strangers. Wolfram Tweet-a-Program — clever marketing trick, and reminiscent of Perl …

Four short links: 19 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 19, 2014

Deep Learning Bibliography — an annotated bibliography of recent publications (2014-) related to Deep Learning. Inside the Go Playground — on safely offering a REPL over the web to strangers. Wolfram Tweet-a-Program — clever marketing trick, and reminiscent of Perl …

Four short links: 19 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 19, 2014

Deep Learning Bibliography — an annotated bibliography of recent publications (2014-) related to Deep Learning. Inside the Go Playground — on safely offering a REPL over the web to strangers. Wolfram Tweet-a-Program — clever marketing trick, and reminiscent of Perl …

Four short links: 15 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 15, 2014

The Care and Feeding of Weird Machines Found in Executable Metadata (YouTube) — talk from 29th Chaos Communication Congress, on using tricking the ELF linker/loader into arbitrary computation from the metadata supplied. Yes, there’s a brainfuck compiler that turns code …

Four short links: 15 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 15, 2014

The Care and Feeding of Weird Machines Found in Executable Metadata (YouTube) — talk from 29th Chaos Communication Congress, on using tricking the ELF linker/loader into arbitrary computation from the metadata supplied. Yes, there’s a brainfuck compiler that turns code …

Four short links: 12 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 12, 2014

Google Knowledge Vault and Topic Modeling — recap of talks by Google and Facebook staff about how they use their knowledge graphs. I found this super-interesting. djinni — A tool for generating cross-language type declarations and interface bindings. monit — …

Four short links: 12 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 12, 2014

Google Knowledge Vault and Topic Modeling — recap of talks by Google and Facebook staff about how they use their knowledge graphs. I found this super-interesting. djinni — A tool for generating cross-language type declarations and interface bindings. monit — …

Four short links: 1 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 1, 2014

Sibyl: Google’s System for Large Scale Machine Learning (YouTube) — keynote at DSN2014 acting as an intro to Sibyl. (via KD Nuggets) Bitrot from 1997 — That’s 205 failures, an actual link rot figure of 91%, not 57%. That leaves …

Four short links: 1 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 1, 2014

Sibyl: Google’s System for Large Scale Machine Learning (YouTube) — keynote at DSN2014 acting as an intro to Sibyl. (via KD Nuggets) Bitrot from 1997 — That’s 205 failures, an actual link rot figure of 91%, not 57%. That leaves …

Four short links: 1 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 1, 2014

Sibyl: Google’s System for Large Scale Machine Learning (YouTube) — keynote at DSN2014 acting as an intro to Sibyl. (via KD Nuggets) Bitrot from 1997 — That’s 205 failures, an actual link rot figure of 91%, not 57%. That leaves …

Four short links: 27 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 27, 2014

Discourse turns 1.0 — community/forum software that doesn’t suck. Programmable Matter (IEEE Spectrum) — recap of where research is going in this area. Liquibase — source control for your database. Apache 2.0 licensed. A Few Useful Things to Know About …

Four short links: 27 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 27, 2014

Discourse turns 1.0 — community/forum software that doesn’t suck. Programmable Matter (IEEE Spectrum) — recap of where research is going in this area. Liquibase — source control for your database. Apache 2.0 licensed. A Few Useful Things to Know About …

Four short links: 27 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 27, 2014

Discourse turns 1.0 — community/forum software that doesn’t suck. Programmable Matter (IEEE Spectrum) — recap of where research is going in this area. Liquibase — source control for your database. Apache 2.0 licensed. A Few Useful Things to Know About …

Four short links: 20 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 20, 2014

Machine Learning for Plant Properties — startup building database of plant genomics, properties, research, etc. for mining. The more familiar you are with your data and its meaning, the better your machine learning will be at suggesting fruitful lines of …

Four short links: 20 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 20, 2014

Machine Learning for Plant Properties — startup building database of plant genomics, properties, research, etc. for mining. The more familiar you are with your data and its meaning, the better your machine learning will be at suggesting fruitful lines of …

Four short links: 20 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 20, 2014

Machine Learning for Plant Properties — startup building database of plant genomics, properties, research, etc. for mining. The more familiar you are with your data and its meaning, the better your machine learning will be at suggesting fruitful lines of …

Four short links: 7 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 7, 2014

Material Design in the Google I/O App (Medium) — steps through design thinking as they put Google’s new design metaphor in place. I’ve been chewing on material design. It brings an internal consistency and logic to the Android world that …

Four short links: 7 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 7, 2014

Material Design in the Google I/O App (Medium) — steps through design thinking as they put Google’s new design metaphor in place. I’ve been chewing on material design. It brings an internal consistency and logic to the Android world that …

Four short links: 7 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 7, 2014

Material Design in the Google I/O App (Medium) — steps through design thinking as they put Google’s new design metaphor in place. I’ve been chewing on material design. It brings an internal consistency and logic to the Android world that …

Four short links: 24 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 24, 2014

Neglected Machine Learning Ideas — Perhaps my list is a “send me review articles and book suggestions” cry for help, but perhaps it is useful to others as an overview of neat things. First Crowdfunded Book on Booker Shortlist — …

Four short links: 24 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 24, 2014

Neglected Machine Learning Ideas — Perhaps my list is a “send me review articles and book suggestions” cry for help, but perhaps it is useful to others as an overview of neat things. First Crowdfunded Book on Booker Shortlist — …

Four short links: 24 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 24, 2014

Neglected Machine Learning Ideas — Perhaps my list is a “send me review articles and book suggestions” cry for help, but perhaps it is useful to others as an overview of neat things. First Crowdfunded Book on Booker Shortlist — …

How to build and run your first deep learning network

By Pete Warden
July 23, 2014

When I first became interested in using deep learning for computer vision I found it hard to get started. There were only a couple of open source projects available, they had little documentation, were very experimental, and relied on a …

How to build and run your first deep learning network

By Pete Warden
July 23, 2014

When I first became interested in using deep learning for computer vision I found it hard to get started. There were only a couple of open source projects available, they had little documentation, were very experimental, and relied on a …

How to build and run your first deep learning network

By Pete Warden
July 23, 2014

When I first became interested in using deep learning for computer vision I found it hard to get started. There were only a couple of open source projects available, they had little documentation, were very experimental, and relied on a …

Four short links: 21 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 21, 2014

nupic (github) -GPL v3-licensed ode from Numenta, at last. See their patent position. Robocup — soccer robotics contest, condition of entry is that all codes are open sourced after the contest. (via The Economist) Security Data Science Paper Collection — …

Four short links: 21 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 21, 2014

nupic (github) -GPL v3-licensed ode from Numenta, at last. See their patent position. Robocup — soccer robotics contest, condition of entry is that all codes are open sourced after the contest. (via The Economist) Security Data Science Paper Collection — …

Four short links: 21 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 21, 2014

nupic (github) -GPL v3-licensed ode from Numenta, at last. See their patent position. Robocup — soccer robotics contest, condition of entry is that all codes are open sourced after the contest. (via The Economist) Security Data Science Paper Collection — …

A good nudge trumps a good prediction

By Simon Chan
July 17, 2014

Editor’s note: this is part of our investigation into analytic models and best practices for their selection, deployment, and evaluation. We all know that a working predictive model is a powerful business weapon. By translating data into insights and subsequent …

A good nudge trumps a good prediction

By Simon Chan
July 17, 2014

Editor’s note: this is part of our investigation into analytic models and best practices for their selection, deployment, and evaluation. We all know that a working predictive model is a powerful business weapon. By translating data into insights and subsequent …

A good nudge trumps a good prediction

By Simon Chan
July 17, 2014

Editor’s note: this is part of our investigation into analytic models and best practices for their selection, deployment, and evaluation. We all know that a working predictive model is a powerful business weapon. By translating data into insights and subsequent …

Four short links: 15 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 15, 2014

Inside Data Brokers — very readable explanation of the data brokers and how their information is used to track advertising effectiveness. Elon, I Want My Data! — Telsa don’t give you access to the data that your cars collects. Bodes …

Four short links: 15 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 15, 2014

Inside Data Brokers — very readable explanation of the data brokers and how their information is used to track advertising effectiveness. Elon, I Want My Data! — Telsa don’t give you access to the data that your cars collects. Bodes …

Four short links: 15 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 15, 2014

Inside Data Brokers — very readable explanation of the data brokers and how their information is used to track advertising effectiveness. Elon, I Want My Data! — Telsa don’t give you access to the data that your cars collects. Bodes …

Four short links: 14 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 14, 2014

Handheld Scanners Attack — shipping and logistics operations compromised by handheld scanners running malware-infested Windows XP. Adventures in Cognitive Biases (MIT) — web adventure to build your cognitive defences against biases. Quoc Le’s Lectures on Deep Learning — Machine Learning …

Four short links: 14 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 14, 2014

Handheld Scanners Attack — shipping and logistics operations compromised by handheld scanners running malware-infested Windows XP. Adventures in Cognitive Biases (MIT) — web adventure to build your cognitive defences against biases. Quoc Le’s Lectures on Deep Learning — Machine Learning …

Four short links: 14 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 14, 2014

Handheld Scanners Attack — shipping and logistics operations compromised by handheld scanners running malware-infested Windows XP. Adventures in Cognitive Biases (MIT) — web adventure to build your cognitive defences against biases. Quoc Le’s Lectures on Deep Learning — Machine Learning …

What is deep learning, and why should you care?

By Pete Warden
July 10, 2014

Editor’s note: this post is part of our Intelligence Matters investigation. When I first ran across the results in the Kaggle image-recognition competitions, I didn’t believe them. I’ve spent years working with machine vision, and the reported accuracy on tricky …


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