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On Cognitive Preferences and the Plausibility of Rule-based Models

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

It is conventional wisdom in machine learning and data mining that logical models such as rule sets are more interpretable than other models, and that among such rule-based models, simpler models are more interpretable than more complex ones. In this position paper, we question this latter assumption by focusing on one particular aspect of interpretability, namely the plausibility of models. Roughly speaking, we equate the plausibility of a model with the likeliness that a user accepts it as an explanation for a prediction. In particular, we argue that, all other things being equal, longer explanations may be more convincing than shorter ones, and that the predominant bias for shorter models, which is typically necessary for learning powerful discriminative models, may not be suitable when it comes to user acceptance of the learned models. To that end, we first recapitulate evidence for and against this postulate, and then report the results of an evaluation in a crowd-sourcing study based on about 3.000 judgments. The results do not reveal a strong preference for simple rules, whereas we can observe a weak preference for longer rules in some domains. We then relate these results to well-known cognitive biases such as the conjunction fallacy, the representative heuristic, or the recogition heuristic, and investigate their relation to rule length and plausibility.


Beyoncé Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Help You Eat Vegan

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Beyonce is at the top of her game, and diet has a lot to do with it. Recently, Beyoncé gave her first major public performance since giving birth to twins. Forty-four days before her Coachella performance, she announced via Instagram that she was going vegan ahead of the show. She also changed the link on her Instagram bio (apparently for the first time) to her new vegan meal planner so others could eat like her as she prepared for the event. And it seems that her decision to go vegan paid off.


Beyoncé Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Help You Eat Vegan

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Beyonce is at the top of her game, and diet has a lot to do with it. Recently, Beyoncé gave her first major public performance since giving birth to twins. Forty-four days before her Coachella performance, she announced via Instagram that she was going vegan ahead of the show. She also changed the link on her Instagram bio (apparently for the first time) to her new vegan meal planner so others could eat like her as she prepared for the event. And it seems that her decision to go vegan paid off.


Personalizing Dialogue Agents: I have a dog, do you have pets too?

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

Chit-chat models are known to have several problems: they lack specificity, do not display a consistent personality and are often not very captivating. In this work we present the task of making chit-chat more engaging by conditioning on profile information. We collect data and train models to (i) condition on their given profile information; and (ii) information about the person they are talking to, resulting in improved dialogues, as measured by next utterance prediction. Since (ii) is initially unknown our model is trained to engage its partner with personal topics, and we show the resulting dialogue can be used to predict profile information about the interlocutors.


Hate holiday shopping? Amazon Echo is a gift everyone (yes, everyone) can enjoy

Mashable

The holidays are truly the most wonderful time of year: Family dinners, twinkling lights, maybe a high school reunion or two -- but the fact remains that buying the perfect present for loved ones takes some serious work.


Writing Our First Classifier - Machine Learning Recipes #5

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It's time to write our first classifier. This is a milestone if you're new to machine learning. We'll start with our code from episode #4 and comment out the classifier we imported.


Why are Marketers All Talking about AI Now? – APD – Medium

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"The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment." The question for business leaders and marketing professionals is not'if' artificial intelligence will cause a fundamental shift in how we conduct business and talk to our customers. Just look at the rise of Programmatic, sophisticated bid management platforms and algorithms such as Google's RankBrain.


George A. Miller dies at 92; psychologist helped lead cognitive science revolution - The Washington Post

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Google Home launches support for WebMD, Quora, Domino's, and dozens more

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More than 30 startups and companies like Domino's Pizza, Food Network, and Product Hunt launched new actions for Google Home today. Actions, like Amazon Alexa skills, give a user control and command of Google Assistant. This marks the largest rollout of actions since Google Home went on sale in October and since the Google Assistant platform to make commands for Google Home launched last week. There are currently 35 third-party conversation actions you can use on Google Home, 32 of which were released today. "Conversation Actions from early access partners will begin rolling out over the coming weeks -- starting today.


7 AI Startups to Help You Reach a Better Work Life Balance - Knowmail

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Productivity and work-life balance are constantly at the forefront of our minds when it comes to the Monday to Friday life. Everyone wants to work less, while being more productive. Luckily, this is completely plausible with the help of the advancements in technology, enterprise productivity apps, and new AI startups that are completely changing the way we can efficiently balance work and home life. Let's look at the 7 artificial intelligence startups that can help us reach a better work life balance: Something we could all use a little more of is to relax and distress. This is one of the most difficult things to do when we're so focused on finishing our work days, cleaning the house, getting a workout in, taking care of the kids, etc.