Google's DeepMind - Neural Turing Machine

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Posted by: Suavelizard
Source: PC World

Earlier this year Google purchased artificial intelligence start up DeepMind. DeepMind's mission is to "Solve Intelligence" which is to say they want to replicate human level general intelligence and beyond. Currently Artificial Neural Networks have shown some promise in learning and categorizing. These networks are very computationally expensive to run and do not store information. That's where DeepMind's NTM system comes in to play:

The so-called Neural Turing Machine (NTM) that DeepMind researchers have been working on combines a neural network controller with a memory bank, giving it the ability to learn to store and retrieve information.
You can read more here: PC World
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SoulMachine's machine learning cheatsheet

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Source: Soulmachine on GitHub

GitHub user Soulmachine has put together an excellent sheet of machine learning algorithms definitions and more

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Joseph Misiti - Machine learning resource list

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Source: josephmisiti on github

This is an awesome collection of machine learning resources in a bunch of different languages: josephmisiti on github

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Kinect, the Xbox One, and smart homes

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Source: Suavelizard

With the release of the 'next generation' of consoles Sony and Microsoft promised massive leaps in technology and performance this promise has not been kept. While the Xbox One and the PS4 are both capable machines their power and extendability is dwarfed by even an average gaming PC. While this is disappointing one of these consoles actually does offer something that isn't readily available on the PC (beyond development versions) and that is the Kinect. While the PS4 offers something in the way of motion capture and sensing the Kinect is simply better. Microsoft may be pushing the device on the average consumer who is besot by privacy worries and more however from a technology and innovation perspective the Kinect is the best thing that a console can offer over a PC.

Microsoft has eventual plans to move into peoples homes and the Xbox Ones mandatory Kinect is its first stepping stone and a way to test and improve a technology that will hopefully compete with Google's planned dominance of home automation and smart devices. When Microsoft is ready to bring the Kinect to Windows PCs in full they will be bringing a veteran and improved product that might just make computers into aware and smart machines that can be a hub for your home. That is if Google doesn't do it first.

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Neural network tutorial: The back-propagation algorithm

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Source: Source: nqramjets on YouTube

In this video we will derive the back-propagation algorithm as is used for neural networks. I use the sigmoid transfer function because it is the most common, but the derivation is the same, and easily extensible.

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Intel’s voice recognition will blow Siri out of the water—because it doesn’t use the cloud

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Source: Source: Quartz

Intel wants to process your voice right here, instead of in the cloud Intel has a solution, says the company’s head of wearables Mike Bell in an exclusive interview with Quartz. Intel partnered with an unnamed third party to put that company’s voice recognition software on Intel mobile processors powerful enough to parse the human voice but small enough to fit in the device that’s listening, no round trip to the cloud required. The result is a prototype wireless headset called “Jarvis” that sits in the wearer’s ears and connects to his or her smartphone. (Perhaps coincidentally, Jarvis is also the name of the voice recognition and artificial intelligence software in the Iron Man franchise.) Jarvis can both listen to commands and respond in its own voice, acting as both a voice control and a personal assistant.

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