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Mar
2014

Deep Learning Making AI Intelligent and Smarter

Deep Learning Making AI Intelligent and Smarter

By Ali Syed and Dr. Zacharias Voulgaris “You have to realize that deep learning — I hope you will forgive me for saying this — is really a conspiracy between Geoff Hinton and myself and Yoshua Bengio, from the University of Montreal” — Yann LeCun “Deep learning methods aim at learning feature hierarchies with features from higher levels of the hierarchy formed by the composition of…

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6

Jan
2014

Data Science is a way of thinking to challenge the yesterday’s way of everything.

Data Science is a way of thinking to challenge the yesterday’s way of everything.

By Ali Syed and Dr. Zacharias Voulgaris   “What is the object of knowledge?” asks young Grasshopper. “There is no object of knowledge,” replies the old Shaman, “To know is to be able to operate adequately in an individual or cooperative situation.” “So which is more important, to know or to do?” asks young Grasshopper. “All doing is knowing, and all knowing is doing,” replies…

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19

Dec
2013

We’re all MAD here for Data Science

We’re all MAD here for Data Science

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” ― Aristotle The combination of an increasingly complex world, the vast proliferation of data, and the pressing need to stay one step ahead of the competition has sharpened focus on using data science within organizations. Everyone is trying to find the simple, effective and reliable methods and tools to analyze data. In a field…

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1

Dec
2013

Our Final Invention: Why we need to be intelligent about Artificial Intelligence

Our Final Invention: Why we need to be intelligent about Artificial Intelligence

  Artificial Intelligence and the end of the human era. Artificial Intelligence helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It’s in your smart phone, your car, and it has the run of your house. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street, and controls our transportation, energy, and water infrastructure. Artificial Intelligence is for the 21st…

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26

Nov
2013

Can systems be artificially stupid in very useful ways? Artificial Stupidity

source: http://www.tanyakhovanova.com/Jokes/pictures.html

  “Birds fly by flapping their wings. Airplanes fly, but their wings don’t move (at least, not in the same way). Are airplanes artificial birds? Not really. Flying is not what makes a bird a bird. Things that fly are not artificial birds. And yet flight is very valuable to us. So why do we care whether or not an airplane is an artificial bird?…

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