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Ben Piché
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this is a seriously beautiful and meditative ambient mix from russia
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Cxemcast 033 - Voin Oruwu by Схема
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at the 30 minute mark he runs out of the photo, steals your phone, and jumps back inside, watch out
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I found this album from a sample on a SILK ROAD ASSASSINS Rinse.fm mix. P good. Nice album art.
Download: http://teamsesh.com/bones_garbage.zip
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Out October 30, 2015. Order now: https://www.anticon.com/item/technomancer --- Travis Egedy is the Technomancer. You'll know him as Pictureplane, the Brooklyn-based multimedia artist whose forays against the status quo have disrupted fashion, galleries, and music in kind. While his 2011 album, Thee Physical, explored sensation and human touch, his newest dives into more ethereal territory: the anxiety of daily life in an era defined by constant ...
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The Steam sales today are really nice. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die is $5!
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Everyone is talking about the new Apple products this week and here's what you can make with the Apple Watch you already have.
Use an Apple Watch to automagically open doors at home or at work with a tap on your wrist.
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Dark0: Music To... Orbit The Moon To by i-D
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Particularly this track: this is the one SRA samples in their Rinse.fm mix. IMHO there are only three or four great tracks on the album, but those tracks are great. Proud glitch rapper / singer.
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what the hell is going on here now???

is it still good?
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I spent two weeks exploring the Silk Road in far west China. Technically this region is called Xinjiang (New Province), also once known as East Turkestan. This area has more in common with the culture of Turkey than with Beijing. It's kebab with chopsticks. But this is really China. In fact it is the largest province of China. I took a bunch of photos and the usual caveat applies: this is a very selective view, and it does not represent the typical scene in the province at all. Like most of China it is rapidly urbanizing. But I think these images capture the spirit of this part of Asia, which once connected east and west.
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These seem cool, I'll have to come back with a larger monitor.
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Humanity's (Temporary) Role in the Emerging Global Brain

This article from AI expert, +Benjamin Goertzel isn't for the feint of heart, and by that, what I mean is that it both takes some work to get through and that its conclusions may be upsetting for some. 

Allow me to briefly break down some of what I found were the most interesting ideas:

1) "Glocal" memory is the idea that human memory is highly localized (e.g. a memory may correspond to a single neuron) and global (i.e. a pattern of activity across regions of neural networks in the brain). "Glo" as in global. "Local" as in, well, as in "local." Hence, "glocal."

2) One way to think of building a brain–computer interface (BCI) is to connect computer memory/processing power directly to these local "concept" neurons. That way, thinking about Jennifer Aniston with my local, conceptual "Jennifer Aniston" neuron in the hippocampus wouldn't just connect me to more global memories and processing in my cortex; it would also patch me into some additional computing power. 

3) There is a Global Brain now emerging, made up of the aggregate communications and computing power of the human race. It is a self-organizing, complex, adaptive system, with an emergent form of cognition that transcends the individual human intelligences that contribute to it. In this sense, the concepts communicated by individual humans are somewhat akin to the local concept neurons of glocal memory. The "system" of emergent thoughts and rules that guide and constrain our individuality are akin to the global memory patterns in our cortex. The emergent global system is comprised of, or you might say distilled from, human intelligence at this point in the evolution. 

4) Human minds have a powerful ("extremely pushy") goal-directed hindbrain that drives much of our action in the world. The Global Brain currently lacks this. Though I would argue that we humans, with our messy emotional drives probably play this role. Sorry, that's me interjecting into this summary. 

5) At some point, Artificial General Intelligence could emerge that becomes much better at making sense of humans, narrow AI and regular software, and at some point, as this accelerates this AGI replaces individual humans as the "concept neurons" that feed into the broader Global Brain. This then catalyzes a shift that is currently incomprehensible to us. 

OK. That's my best whack at trying to distill these admittedly controversial, speculative, but most definitely thought-provoking ideas. Dive into the actual article and let me know what you think I got wrong. 
 
Oh, and a special thanks to +Hans Youngmann who shared this originally in the Conversation Community. If you're not following Hans, I recommend that you do. He regularly shares interesting stuff. 

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In which Dr. Goertzel briefly outlines a new way of thinking about the Global Brain , in terms of the concept of "glocal memory" ... leading up to, at the end, a new suggestion about what the first super-powerful AGI on our p...
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Just stumbled upon a rich collection of "Deep Learning Libraries by Language"

http://www.teglor.com/b/deep-learning-libraries-language-cm569/

Personally, I use Theano (sometimes "augmented" by Keras for standard stuff). Also I am not likely to switch in near future since I am pretty happy with it right now (it's the productivity & efficiency trade-off, I don't want to invest in learning a new framework/language just yet but want to focus on getting stuff done) -- anyways, I think it is great to have the choice and "competition is good for business" ;)
Python. Theano is a python library for defining and evaluating mathematical expressions with numerical arrays. It makes it easy to write deep learning algorithms in python. On the top of the Theano many more libraries are built. Keras is a minimalist, highly modular neural network library in the ...
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natural language processing, text analysis, opinion mining, machine learning, nodal pattern recognition, futurism, cyberpunk, the digital experience
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  • Aquent
    Text Analysis Data Miner, 2012 - present
  • SAP Labs, LLC
    Computational Linguist, 2010 - 2012
  • UMass Amherst
    Research Assistant, 2008 - 2010
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