Clever YouTuber plays the Cantina theme from 'Star Wars' by solving a Rubik's Cube


Whether you asked for it or not, music made with nonmusical things has become a revolution. YouTuber The Cubican is the latest to join, also recreating the "Cantina Theme" from Star Wars but this time with the solving of a Rubik's cube. The only way I solve a Rubik's cube is by peeling off the stickers and putting them back so the Rubik's cube looks done, so it's safe to say I'm amazed. I hope your Rubik's cube abilities take you far in life, Sir Cubican. Things get'romantic as F' in the new'Love, Simon' trailer'Super Mario 64' meets'Banjo-Kazooie' in the mash-up of your '90s dreams

Implementing the Gradient Descent Algorithm in R


This article was posted by S. Richter-Walsh. The intercept is the point on the y-axis where the value of the predictor x is zero. In order to apply the linear hypothesis to a dataset with the end aim of modelling the situation under investigation, there needs to be a linear relationship between the variables in question. A simple scatterplot is an excellent visual tool to assess linearity between two variables. Below is an example of a linear relationship between miles per gallon (mpg) and engine displacement volume (disp) of automobiles which could be modelled using linear regression.

Search Algorithms in Artificial Intelligence – Hacker Noon


There can be one or many solutions to a given problem, depending on the scenario, As there can be many ways to solve that problem. Think about how do you approach a problem. Lets say you need to do something straight forward like a math multiplication. Clearly there is one correct solution, but many algorithms to multiply, depending on the size of the input. Now, take a more complicated problem, like playing a game(imagine your favorite game, chess, poker, call of duty, DOTA, anything..).

Friends Make Tactile Rubik's Cube for Visually Impaired

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The two bought a generic cube puzzle, since it was looser and would slide easier. They then placed different textured items on each side. One side was left smooth and the other had plastic squares. Another side had scratchy Velcro and the opposite had soft Velcro. The final two sides had squishy craft dots and hard plastic dots.

Are line search methods used in deep learning? Why not?


The tutorials talk about gradient descent presumably because it is one of the simplest algorithms used for optimization, so it is easy to explain. Since most of such tutorials are rather brief, they focus on simple stuff. There are at least several popular optimization algorithms beyond simple gradient descent that are used for deep learning. Actually people often use different algorithms then gradient descent since they usually converge faster. Some of them have non-constant learning rate (e.g.

HEURISTICS: Intelligent Search Strategies f Dr Computer Problem Solving

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To fully appreciate Professor Pearl's book, begin with a careful reading of the title. It is a book about "..Intelligent- ..Strategies.." for the discovery and use of "Heuristics.. " to allow computers to solve ".. Search.. ' ' problems. Search is a critical component in AI programs (Nilsson 1980, Barr and Feigenbaum 1982), and in this sense Pearl's book is a strong contribution to the field of AI. It serves as an excellent reference for the researcher/practitioner and is useful as a textbook as well. As a book about search, it is thorough, at the state of the art, and contains expositions that will delight the expert with their clarity and depth.

Maria Fox and Derek Long

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Planning domains often feature subproblems such as route planning and resource handling. Using static domain analysis techniques, we have been able to identify certain commonly occurring subproblems within planning domains, making it possible to abstract these subproblems from the overall goals of the planner and deploy specialized technology to handle them in a way integrated with the broader planning activities. Although such strategies can be impressive when applied to toy domains, they cannot address highly structured problem domains effectively. However, when knowledge-sparse approaches are supplemented by domain knowledge, they can perform impressively (Bacchus and Kabanza 2000) at the cost of an increased representation burden on the domain designer.

A Temporal Logic-Based Planner

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How did TALPLANNER come about? TAL serves as a reference formalism for We use a simple gripper domain as an example. ROBBY only has a single gripper. For many domains, the process is intuitive and straightforward. We imagine that for other domains, the process will be quite complex, and finding a means of automatically generating at least some of the control statements is highly desirable and a challenging research issue.

Searching for Gas Turbine Maintenance Schedules

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Preventive-maintenance schedules occurring in industry are often suboptimal with regard to maintenance coallocation, loss-of-production costs, and availability. We describe the implementation and deployment of a software decision support tool for the maintenance planning of gas turbines, with the goal of reducing the direct maintenance costs and the often costly production losses during maintenance down time. The optimization problem is formally defined, and we argue that the feasibility version is NPcomplete. We outline a heuristic algorithm that can quickly solve the problem for practical purposes and validate the approach on a real-world scenario based on an oil production facility. We also compare the performance of our algorithm with results from using integer programming and discuss the deployment of the application.

Techniques and Methodology

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Department of Computer Science Rutgers Universaty New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 Abstract In this article we discuss a method for learning useful conditions on the application of operators during heuristic search Since learning is not attempted until a complete solution path has been found for a problem, credit for correct moves and blame for incorrect moves is easily assigned We review four learning systems that have incorporated similar techniques to learn in the domains of algebra, symbolic integration, and puzzle-solving We conclude that the basic approach of learning from solution paths can be applied t,o any situation in which problems can be solved by sequential search Finally, we examine some potential difficulties that may arise in more complex domains, and suggest some possible extensions for dealing with them. PEOPLE LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE, and for the past 25 years, Artificial Intelligence researchers have been attempting to replicate this process. In t,his article we focus on learning in domains where search is involved. Furthermore, we will restrict our attention t,o cases in which the legal operators for a task are known, and the learning task is to determine the conditions under which those operators can be usefully applied. Once such a set of heuristically useful conditions has been discovered, search will be directed down profitable We would like to thank Jaime Carbonell and Hans Berliner for helpful comments on an earlier version of this article.