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Computer vision isn't just object recognition anymore.  Our team at Baidu Research - IDL, working with UCLA, has developed a deep learning system that can look at a picture and try to answer specific questions about it, such as "What is the color of the bus?" or even the more complex "What is there on the grass, except the person?"  If you had told me two years ago we'd be able to do this today I wouldn't have believed you. Congrats to Wei Xu and team on this stunning progress!  See the details here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-22/what-s-in-this-picture-ai-becomes-as-smart-as-a-toddler 
Developments in machine learning allow computers to answer more complex questions about the contents of images
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I haven't paid much attention to this blog lately. Can't say I'm always feeling the music. But the descriptions the author makes in their writing, and the threads of AI and cyberpunk they weave throughout them are consistently impressive and beautiful. This latest post is particularly evocative although there enough good ones to keep a reader occupied for a very long time!
Perhaps our obsession with AI is just a manifestation of an animist impulse applied to technology: we want to endow the digital artefacts and systems around us with agency and meaning. This is not being codified anywhere though, maybe because religion is an embarrassment in our rational times.
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+BigTime Television isn't on the tome of visages so I brought it to him here thanks to +Chris Galardi...!

But he's an angular dude anyway :)
@wesbos @codepo8 looks like a like a post making fun of millenials, since apparently they need a special book lol. Colin Gourlay · May 12. Colin Gourlay ‏@collypops. @wesbos haha fantastic. Did you create this? (just wanna know who to credit when I share it) ...
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The 3D Additivist Manifesto
Project from Moreshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke takes a Modernist direction to call for new art to be made with contemporary tools.
More Here: http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/114080761426/the-3d-additivist-manifesto-project-from-moreshin
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This dude blΔnc is right up there with Burial. Like the photo on the soundcloud page implies, his music is a chilly fogbank of dubstep, witch house, and trap beats, overlaid with hushed samples of paranormal pop stars. Definitely one of my favorite new artists. 
Bruy (blΔnc & unimog) album http://www.mediafire.com/download/ht8arvubdtdyaad/Bruy_-_Bruy_2014.zip stratos zero http://www.mediafire.com/download/4fdp51t4kuahejj/Stratos_Zero_2013.zip http://www.mediafire.com/download/y7zdgt2f74o8ykw/Windows+by+Blanc+2013.zip
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I'm gonna go to Montreal this weekend. While I was looking for stuff to do tonight I found an event at a place called Katacombes with a bunch of witch house acts and the music is really getting to me. Can't wait! They're supposed to have columns of styrofoam skulls in the venue!
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looking into a leap motion
feeling like my shortcuts are getting too big for their britches
+BigTime Television , did you get one of these?
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+Emily Bondor and +Trav Fryer gonna go??
 
Noisebridge in San Francisco open duringMaker Faire weekend
Are you flying in for Maker Faire and needing a soldering iron because your electronics demo got smashed by some butter fingered TSA agent? Wanting to make some last minute tweaks to your vegan gerbil powered robotic laser eyes love machine project? In search of where the hackers, makers, ...
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Maker Faire to me is a little too county fair and not enough rad hax. There is definitely a ton of cool stuff in there but the crowd and venue is kind of overwhelming.
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p sweet, first pairing is ai weiwei and jacob appelbaum
Conceived at Seven on Seven 2014, and now a thriving start-up in residence at the New Museum's NEW INC incubator, Monegraph works to solve the issues that surround ownership and monetary support of digital artworks. Anil Dash (Co-founder, ThinkUP) and artist Kevin McCoy created an application ...
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A day after my Science2.0 blog on AI and social media. 

...My Science2.0 blog link: http://www.science20.com/physics_foundations/blog/skynet_is_not_why_musk_and_gates_fear_ai-154175#comment-184683
IBM's new Insights service harvests data from millions of tweets and uses Watson to analyze them for sentiment and behavior
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    Text Analysis Data Miner, 2012 - present
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    Computational Linguist, 2010 - 2012
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