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Artificial Intelligence 2018: Build the Most Powerful AI

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Two months ago we discovered that a very new kind of AI was invented. The kind of AI which is based on a genius idea and that you can build from scratch and without the need for any framework. We checked that out, we built it, and... the results are absolutely insane! This game-changing AI called Augmented Random Search, ARS for short. And in a very simple implementation, it is able to do an exact same thing that Google Deep Mind did in their accomplishment last year - which is to train an AI to walk and run across a field.


Python for Excel: Use xlwings for Data Science and Finance

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Write Excel tools with Python instead of VBA and call your code directly from within Excel, e.g. Get Coupon ED Bestseller What you'll learn Automate Excel with clean and powerful Python Code Learn and master the xlwings library from 0 to 100 Use Excel as Graphical User Interface (GUI) and run your Python code with Excel Create powerful Dashboard Apps with Excel (frontend) and Python (backend) Use powerful Data Visualization Tools (Matplotlib, Seaborn) in Excel Learn Python from scratch with a taylor-made Crash Course (For Python beginners) Write UDFs (user defined functions) and use Numpy, Pandas and Machine Learning Libraries directly in Excel Write Excel tools with Python instead of VBA and call your code directly from within Excel Use xlwings to automate Excel reports with Python Write and use Dynamic Arrays with xlwings Run your financial model 10,000 times & more with a Python Monte Carlo Simulation Load (financial) data from Web APIs directly into Excel Run Python Scripts from within Excel with Run main and RunPython Replace VBA macros with clean and powerful Python code Requirements A desktop computer (Windows or Mac) capable of storing and running Python/Anaconda. The course will walk you through installing the necessary free software. Please note that 10%-15% of the course content (UDFs) work on Windows only! Willingness to code and work with Python.


Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon named one of the most powerful women in the world

Mashable

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been named one of the world's most powerful women on Forbes' annual list. SEE ALSO: Scotland's independence party fails to win a majority in key elections The leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) was ranked the 50th most powerful woman in the world, with British-born American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who came in at number 28 on the list, followed closely by the Queen, who was rated the 29th most powerful female. This was Sturgeon's first time on annual list of top political figures, entrepreneurs, journalists and celebrities, published by the business magazine. German chancellor Angela Merkel was named the most powerful woman in the world for the sixth year in a row, and Hillary Clinton was ranked second. Sheryl Sandberg also made the top ten, coming in at number seven, while Michelle Obama was named 13th most powerful woman.


Using substructures for provably expressive graph neural networks

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The figure below shows an example most of us are familiar with, the molecule of caffeine, whose level in my bloodstream is alarmingly low. TL;DR: In this post, I discuss how to design local and computationally efficient provably powerful graph neural networks that are not based on the Weisfeiler-Lehman tests hierarchy. This is the second in the series of posts on the expressivity of graph neural networks. In Part 3, I will argue why we should abandon the graph isomorphism problem altogether._ Recent groundbreaking papers [1–2] established the connection between graph neural networks and the graph isomorphism tests, observing the analogy between the message passing mechanism and the Weisfeiler-Lehman (WL) test [3].


The World's Most Powerful People 2016

Forbes - Tech

There are nearly 7.4 billion humans on planet Earth, but these 74 men and women make the world turn. Forbes' annual ranking of the World's Most Powerful People identifies one person out of every 100 million whose actions mean the most. To compile the list, we considered hundreds of candidates from various walks of life all around the globe, and measured their power along four dimensions. First, we asked whether the candidate has power over lots of people. Pope Francis, ranked #5, is the spiritual leader of more than a billion Catholics.