How to Choose Between Learning Python or R First

Date: April 15, 2015 Published by

In general, you can’t err whether you choose to learn Python first or R first for data analysis. When it comes to data analysis, both Python and R are simple (and free) to install and relatively easy to get started with. In addition, there are actually libraries to use Python with R, and vice versa—so learning one won’t preclude you from being able to learn... View Article

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Facebook open sources its cutting-edge deep learning tools

Date: April 14, 2015 Published by

Google, Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, and others have been quickly bringing in their own talent in the domain of deep learning. But these new components demonstrate a serious commitment from within the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research arm in 2013, with the arrival of deep learning luminary Yann LeCun. In the spirit of helping everyone do artificial intelligence more efficiently, Facebook is giving away some of its seriously powerful... View Article

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The Attention Machine

Date: April 14, 2015 Published by

Which is why some scientists believe tools like the attention machine at Princeton may soon help not only to better understand when the brain goes wrong, but even to treat mental illness.

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The Deep Mind of Demis Hassabis

Date: April 13, 2015 Published by

We called the company Deep Mind, obviously, because of the bet on deep learning. Deep Learning is about essentially [mimicking the] cortex. Deep Learning hadn’t appeared at that point. Yes, a really big factor. I think AI could be world changing, it’s an amazing technology. Source

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This Guy Beat Google’s Super-Smart AI—But It Wasn’t Easy

Date: April 12, 2015 Published by

On the test, Karpathy could typically beat machines when he was presented with the image of something abstract. Comparing the ImageNet test to the 2011 test software isn’t exactly an apples-to-apples comparison, but here’s the point: Humans were easily beating AI software in 2011; now that’s not the case. When he took that 2011 test, it had just one category for dogs. Karpathy took the... View Article

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