Earlier than Aug-11-2017


Brain scans reveal how monkeys recognize a familiar face

Daily Mail

For comparison's sake, the researchers also showed the monkeys pictures of personally familiar, visually familiar, and unfamiliar objects. These two newly discovered areas offered up another surprise - when the researchers showed the macaques blurry images of personally familiar faces, which gradually became sharper over half a minute, the activity of previously known face-processing areas increase steadily over time. The newly discovered areas first showed little or no initial increase in activity, followed by a sudden surge - an all-or-nothing response that Dr Landi calls'the sudden "aha" moment' we experience when we recognize a familiar face. The newly discovered areas first showed little or no initial increase in activity, followed by a sudden surge - an all-or-nothing response that Dr Landi calls'the sudden "aha" moment' we experience when we recognize a familiar face The new findings will allow the researchers to further investigate the brain mechanisms that underlie face recognition, and how the brain responds to different kinds of familiarity.


Major Uber investor sues Travis Kalanick, alleging fraud for 'selfish ends'

The Guardian

The suit, filed on Thursday in Delaware Chancery court and first revealed by Axios, seeks to remove Kalanick from Uber's board of directors and bar him from interfering with Uber's business affairs. The former CEO has hit back at the lawsuit, saying through a spokesperson that the case against him was "completely without merit and riddled with lies and false allegations". "Moreover, the value of Benchmark's investment in Uber is significantly threatened by Kalanick's continued presence on the board." A spokesperson for Kalanick called the suit "completely without merit and riddled with lies and false allegations".


Colleges Have Increased Women Computer Science Majors: What Can Google Learn?

NPR

In 2006, only about 10 percent of computer science majors at Harvey Mudd College were women. Student Erin Paeng works on human-robot trust in Harvey Mudd College's Human Experience and Agent Teamwork lab. Student Erin Paeng works on human-robot trust in Harvey Mudd College's Human Experience and Agent Teamwork lab. Today, instead of 7 percent, over 40 percent of the computer science majors at Carnegie Mellon are women.


Using AI to Super Compress Images – Hacker Noon

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In this post I will discuss a way to compress images using Neural Networks to achieve state of the art performance in image compression, at a considerably faster speed. This article assumes some familiarity with neural networks, including convolutions and loss functions. There are two types of image compression:Lossless and Lossy. As their names suggest, in Lossless compression, it is possible to get back all the data of the original image, while in Lossy, some of the data is lost during the convsersion.


Model-Based Machine Learning – Frank's World of Data Science

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Over the last five decades, researchers have created literally thousands of machine learning algorithms. Traditionally an engineer wanting to solve a problem using machine learning must choose one or more of these algorithms to try, and their choice is often constrained by their familiar with an algorithm, or by the availability of software implementations. In this talk we talk about'model-based machine learning', a new approach in which a custom solution is formulated for each new application. In this talk, Christopher Bishop shows how probabilistic graphical models, coupled with efficient inference algorithms, provide a flexible foundation for model-based machine learning, and we describe several large-scale commercial applications of this framework.


Tableau Acquires ClearGraph to Raise Augmented Intelligence Play

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It reported $827 million in revenue its 2016 fiscal year with a net loss of $144.4 million. Francois Ajenstat, chief product officer at Tableau, said in a statement that natural language queries will make it easier for more people to interact with Tableau. New technologies like Tableau and ClearGraph might lead the way to a new era of data-driven decision making because the decision makers will have human ways -- visual and voice -- to interact with their data. And while there are many reasons for that, one of the most important is that Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics vendors are making it easier and easier for us to interact with data and to understand the stories it tells us.


Amazon Alexa 101 - How to make your first app

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This tutorial clearly explains the steps you need to code your first Amazon Alexa skill app. Learn to code with the helpful of our intuitive tutorials Another important component is intent model. Intent is an important aspect of voice, speech coding Companion blog post http://www.siliconvanity.com/2017/07/...


DeepMind and Blizzard open StarCraft II as an AI research environment DeepMind

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StarCraft and StarCraft II are among the biggest and most successful games of all time, with players competing in tournaments for more than 20 years. Part of StarCraft's longevity is down to the rich, multi-layered gameplay, which also makes it an ideal environment for AI research. In addition, a game can take from a few minutes to one hour to complete, meaning actions taken early in the game may not pay-off for a long time. This ensures that there is a large quantity of replay data to learn from - as well as a large quantity of extremely talented opponents for AI agents.


How neural networks are learning to decode information transmitted along neurons

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They say their decoder significantly outperforms existing approaches. These included a Long Short Term Memory Network, a recurrent neural network, and a feedforward neural network. "For instance, for all of the three brain areas, a Long Short Term Memory Network decoder explained over 40% of the unexplained variance from a Wiener filter," they say. But Glaser and co deliberately reduced the amount of training data they fed to the algorithms and found the neural nets still outperformed the conventional techniques.


A Designer's Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

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The best designers know that they need to study human behavior if they want to make the right choices for their users. But designing with artificial intelligence requires deeper knowledge stores. The tech community is focused on machine learning–teaching machines how to make decisions–and designers will need to understand these methods. That requires a deep understanding of human psychology.