"I really want to read a proper research paper, and know what innovations are actually taking place in the field, not simply learn from a course and apply." However, getting there from zero is tough. I am dabbling in the field for about 4 years (including a graduate program in ML) in still find it challenging if a paper introduces a truly new concept, or if it is some branch of applied math/statistics/cs that I only vaguely know to that point. But of course, the "easy" papers, which are very method/empirically driven, are convenient to read (given good writing!) at some point. Given that, I would strongly advice to complement Ngs quite nice introductory course with some proper self-study based on books.
The animated face of prototype robot GRACE, Graduate Robot Attending Conference, is tested by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Reid Simmons, right, in the lab at the school in Pittsburgh Tuesday, July 9, 2002. It may have been the first bit of fake news in the history of the Internet: in 1984, someone posted on Usenet that the Soviet Union was joining the network. It was a harmless April's Fools Day prank, a far cry from today's weaponized disinformation campaigns and unscrupulous fabrications designed to turn a quick profit. In 2017, misleading and maliciously false online content is so prolific that we humans have little hope of digging ourselves out of the mire. Instead, it looks increasingly likely that the machines will have to save us.
Sophia, the eerily realistic humanoid robot by Hanson Robotics, is asking the public to help fund her Artificial Intelligence (AI). In a video released today, Sophia announced the details of an upcoming token sale for SingularityNET, an open source platform for AI and machine learning that powers her "brain" and endless other robots. Blockchain technology will manage transactions on this open AI ecosystem. You can this executive guide as a PDF (free registration required). The token sale will begin on Dec. 8, 2017, and there is no minimum contribution amount, so anyone can participate.
The company unveiled some of those latest capabilities yesterday during an event in San Francisco. They include a preview version of Insights, a new service that automatically identifies trends and patterns in Excel spreadsheets, along with new intelligent search features for Bing. Yesterday, Microsoft also announced a partnership with the news aggregation and social media site Reddit that will provide Bing searches with relevant results from Reddit conversations and communities. Those results will include content from Reddit's AMA, for "Ask Me Anything," conversations with well-known figures from a wide variety of industries and walks of life. All the AI-powered enhancements Microsoft has been rolling out recently are aimed at providing users with "richer, more useful information," the company said.
We've all heard that robots are going to take our jobs -- but what can we do about it? Innovation expert David Lee says that we should start designing jobs that unlock our hidden talents and passions -- the things we spend our weekends doing -- to keep us relevant in the age of robotics. "Start asking people what problems they're inspired to solve and what talents they want to bring to work," Lee says. "When you invite people to be more, they can amaze us with how much more they can be." Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com
Would you pay extra for Facebook, Snapchat and YouTube? That's how they do it in England, reports Jefferson Graham. Could that happen here too, in the wake of the relaxed FCC Net Neutrality rules? LOS ANGELES -- Like turning on lights and making phone calls, we consider it a right that we can watch free entertainment on YouTube, post travel photos on Facebook and listen to online music. After all, we treat Internet providers another utility, just like the electric or phone company, with our monthly service fees.
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