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Announced today by +Mike Bergman

"Cognonto, a new start-up in knowledge-based artificial intelligence (KBAI), announced today the dual release of its Cognonto Platform and KBpedia, a computable knowledge structure to automate much of the effort needed for machine learning. KBpedia leverages six large-scale knowledge bases — Wikipedia, Wikidata, GeoNames, OpenCyc, DBpedia and UMBEL — into a single structure expressly designed to support artificial intelligence (AI) within enterprises."

More at http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160920006236/en/
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Wow!
 
The World Nomad Games, Kyrgyzstan. 
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This is a very interesting observation, suggesting that Nature loves the Occam's Principle.
Nobody understands why deep neural networks are so good at solving complex problems. Now physicists say the secret is buried in the laws of physics.
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Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The images were taken on 2 September by the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera as the…
Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on...
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Dredging massive new datasets generated by an already badly flawed research enterprise will produce huge numbers of meaningless correlations. Since the integrity of the output is dependent on the integrity of input, big data science risks generating a flood of instances of garbage in, garbage out, or GIGO. Sarewitz warns, "The scientific community and its supporters are now busily creating the infrastructure and the expectations that can make unreliability, knowledge chaos, and multiple conflicting truths the essence of science's legacy."

Thanks to +John Verdon at http://johnverdon-friday-thinking.blogspot.fr/2016/09/friday-thinking-2-sept-2016.html
Saving Broken science and Daniel Sarewitz and New Atlantis and false positives
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Humanity has become a geological force that is able to suppress the beginning of the next ice age, a study now published in the renowned scientific journal Nature shows. Cracking the code of glacial inception, scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research found the relation of insolation and CO2 concentration in the atmosphere to be the key criterion to explain the last eight glacial cycles in Earth history. At the same time their results illustrate that even moderate human interference with the planet’s natural carbon balance might postpone the next glacial inception by 100.000 years.
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The birth of a monster ...
 
I wonder if this is good or really bad?
Chemicals and healthcare group Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) is poised to announce the acquisition of U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co (MON.N) on Wednesday for more than $66 billion, clinching the biggest deal of the year, people familiar with the matter said.
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Worth scrolling to the very bottom (now)
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As exciting as their performance gains have been, though, there’s a troubling fact about modern neural networks: Nobody knows quite how they work. And that means no one can predict when they might fail.
 
Dmitry Malioutov can’t say much about what he built. As a research scientist at IBM, Malioutov spends part of his time building…By Aaron M. Bornstein
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We are close to, or maybe already over, the tipping point beyond which algorithms are better than human experts in elaboration of business strategy.
 
While humans may be ahead of computers in the ability to create strategy today, we shouldn’t be complacent about our dominance.
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