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GitHub - CQCL/lambeq: A high-level Python library for Quantum Natural Language Processing


This does not include optional dependencies such as depccg and PyTorch, which have to be installed separately. Warning: depccg is available only on MacOS and Linux. If you are using Windows, please install the base lambeq. This means that the DepCCGParser class will not be available on Windows, but you can still use all other compositional models from the reader module. Support for parsing on Windows will be added in a future version.

BrainChip Begins Taking Orders of Akida AI Processor Development Kits


Akida NSoC and intellectual property enable a wide array of edge AI capabilities that include continuous learning and inference. BrainChip is offering two development kits both including the AKD1000 chip on a mini-PCI board: an X86 Shuttle PC development kit as well as an ARM-based Raspberry Pi development kit. "Offering development kits is not only a major step towards full commercialization, it's also an exciting opportunity to see how our partners and future customers will put Akida to work in environments and scenarios like consumer electronics, industrial applications, aerospace and defense systems, healthcare and medical devices, automotive technology, and more," said Anil Mankar, BrainChip co-founder and chief development officer. "We believe the AKD1000 silicon, or the licensing of Akida in a configurable IP format, will lead to major changes in industries using AI at the edge because of its performance, security, low power requirements, and mainly Akida's ability to perform AI training and learning on the device itself, without dependency on the cloud." Development kits for Akida-based applications and solutions evolving to production status are a step toward joining the neuromorphic revolution for edge AI applications.

The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway: Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and the Streaming Industry -- with Mark Cuban on Apple Podcasts


Mark Cuban, the serial entrepreneur and investor, joins Scott to discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, use-cases for digital assets, and where SEC regulations might come in. Mark also shares why he's bullish on AI, offers his thoughts on stimulus spending, and explains why Robinhood may not be as bad as Scott thinks. Follow Mark on Twitter, @mcuban. Scott opens with a prediction about the streaming wars.

Computer Vision Engineer


Due to contractual restrictions, only candidates that are US Persons (citizens, permanent residents, asylees or refugees) will be considered for this position.

You Can Get This Free Crypto--If the 'Orb' Scans Your Eye


Sam Altman wants to give every person on the planet free money--or rather free cryptocurrency. Co-founded by Altman earlier this year, the project has raised $25 million to date from grandees such as Andreessen Horowitz and Coinbase Ventures. It's part crypto buzz, part financial inclusion dream--and Altman believes that by piggybacking on the network effect of doling out a bit of the pie to every single human on Earth, WorldCoin could evolve into a global, fairly distributed electronic currency. Altman, who runs AI research outfit OpenAI and used to be the CEO of Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator, says that the concept is untested. "A lot of elementary school kids have thought that [to give free money to everyone] is a good idea," Altman says.

My Fuzzy Search Experiment


This is where I come in. One of the founders had previously implemented a system to have a rough solution for "fuzzy search", and it was not my job to polish that. This was just a simple n-similarity measure using embeddings of words produced by word2vec. My first instincts told me that we needed to implement Levenshtein for this problem. When I messed with the current implementation I saw that it had no support for typos. This was very easy to implement, so I just did it real quick.

Using Machine Learning to Guess PINs from Video - Schneier on Security


I'm guessing that if you put fingers on the whole row of numbers before pressing, you can defeat this particular AI. What you need is a little sleight of hand. Or press the button with the thumb under hand. Step 1) Hold your "dominant" hand out in front of you flat with the back of the hand upper most. Step 2) Bring your thumb under your hand so the thumb-nail is at the base of the little finger. Seen from the top your whole thumb down to the wrist should be "under your hand" and out of sight.

Facial recognition payment system launched in Moscow


Commuters in Moscow, Russia now have the option of using the new voluntary payment method called "Face Pay". This method allows them to sign up by scanning their face in front of a camera at a designated turnstile. Prior to this commuters had an option available to submit their card details along with their photo identification. Moscow's transport department has stated that any information stored on commuters to allow them to use Face Pay is encrypted securely. The facial recognition payment system is totally voluntary as all other payment systems also continue to be used.

A wireless system based on large-area electronics operating at gigahertz frequencies


Large-area electronics (LAE) is an emerging technology for electronic device manufacture, such as printing or large-scale lithography, the process used to create flat panel displays and solar cells. Using LAE processes, engineers could create systems that are large (several square meters squared) and highly flexible; for instance, based on paper or plastic. Over the past decade or so, many teams worldwide have been working on LAE systems. This has led to the creation of numerous innovative devices, such as large, flexible and sensing artificial skins for robots. Researchers at Princeton University have recently realized a new wireless system based on LAE technology that can operate at gigahertz frequencies.

HR and talent trends in the year ahead


Going into the new year, the market outlook remains positive on the need for talent, particularly with regards to new talent in digital, marketing and regulatory environments. Clients are keen to engage strategic talent pipelining exercises which at this stage shows their approach to 2019. Women on the boards "We are seeing boards from all sectors tackle this fairly evenly, however Financial Services in particular still has a way to go. Ultimately real investment in carefully architected diversity programme is required and right now is lacking. Some of the strategies are quite short-term and tactically focused – much like in politics, you need long term plans that may take a generation to realise. Some of these short-term strategies can feel reactionary and a box ticking exercise – we have had searches when senior female executives have asked us "have I been approached" because I am a woman. Searches focused on diversity only as opposed to the best-qualified candidate are risky – candidates want to feel they deserve recognition as opposed to qualifying via birth. So in 2019 I would like to see more programmes focus as much on the intake level and be delivered throughout the organisation via talent management programmes at all levels over many years. This will increase the supply of qualified, diverse talent rather than chase a finite pool for the sake of experience. This is a big investment and would need the backing of investors/shareholders, the public and the CEO. In reality, both approaches are required to ensure today's diverse talent is being recognised fairly as well. Talent management The importance, and more importantly, the influence that these functions now have has multiplied over the past ten years and we will see more companies move to have HR representation on their boards in 2019. The functions have grown in quality and capability and can now work hand in glove with external partners to ensure the right results when hiring critical senior leaders. Culture plays a massive role in achieving growth as retention is as critical to growth as recruitment. Opportunity is what attracts talented people – you need opportunity and culture to retain talent. Without retention, growth will be severely impacted. Going into 2019, we will see companies with HR & talent management represented on their boards, create better cultures and therefore realise stronger revenue growth".