Earlier than Jan-11-2018

250-year-old kitchen of enslaved chef James Hemings found

Daily Mail

Archaeologists have uncovered the 250-year-old kitchen of Thomas Jefferson's enslaved chef, James Hemings, who introduced mac and cheese and meringues into US culture.

Shop inside this autonomous shuttle on your way to do more shopping


Toyota's self-driving shuttle can double as a mobile storefront or package delivery. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Toyota's self-driving shuttle can double as a mobile storefront or package delivery.

Samsung Bixby Rollout: Digital Assistant Coming To Connected Devices Including TVs

International Business Times

At CES 2018, Samsung is showing off its vision for the modern home and workplace through its Samsung City exhibit. While its booth mainly focuses on how its devices are connected through a new approach, Samsung is actually pushing for consumers to see the unlimited potential of its Bixby digital assistant, which it intends to roll out to a wide range of its products this year.

The Angle: Human Barriers Edition


It works, though: The president has been embarrassing himself in public by making claims about his own intelligence, Will Saletan writes. At the same time, his White House has quietly been making policy breakthroughs, Jamelle Bouie adds--so it may not matter much how bad the president looks.

[P] Explaining Neural Network Predictions (Open Source) • r/MachineLearning


For attractiveness the moderators were given 3 choices: hot, neutral, and not. We trained the classifier with those 3 categories and the score is a linear combination of the softmax probabilities for each bucket.

How to Run Large-Scale Educational Workshops in Deep Learning & Data Science


Pulling together deep learning workshops for a large number of students, however, can be a time consuming, error prone, and costly exercise. Furthermore, technical issues with the environment setup and compatibility problems during the workshops impede learning and cause student dissatisfaction. These workshops typically have participants bring their laptops and have them download and install new software. However, with the wide range of laptop platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux), numerous configurations, and version conflicts with existing software, workshops can become frustrating both for presenters and attendees. The RAM and disk space available on laptops and their lack of GPUs affect the types of hands-on labs that can be offered, as deep learning workshops benefit heavily from specialized hardware such as GPUs.

The Convergence of AI and Blockchain: What's the deal?


In the previous section, we quickly touched upon the effects that AI might eventually have on the blockchain. Now instead, we will make the opposite exercise understanding what impact can the blockchain have on the development of machine learning systems.

How AI is Reshaping HPC - insideHPC


Karl Freund is an HPC and AI analyst at Moor Insights. In this video from the NVIDIA booth at SC17, Karl Freund from Moor Insights presents: How AI is Reshaping HPC. "Researchers have begun putting Machine Learning to work solving problems that do not lend themselves well to traditional numerical analysis, or that require unaffordable computational capacity. This talk with discuss three primary approaches being used today, and will share some case studies that show significant promise of lower latency, improved accuracy, and lower cost." Karl Freund has spent his career leading organizations in the server and semiconductor industries, working at HPE, IBM, CRAY, SGI, Calxeda, and AMD.

CES 2018: LG TVs Get Smarter With AI


Ahead of CES 2018, LG has unveiled its ThinQ artificial intelligence (AI) hardware and new advanced image processor, to be embedded within its latest range of OLED and SUPER OLED TVs.