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By now, I hope everyone knows what hangry means. It’s the anger one has when people are being idiots, or otherwise being people, and one is hungry. I’ve been tinkering with some additions: Dehydrangered/dehydrangry: the anger brought on when people…
By now, I hope everyone knows what hangry means. It's the anger one has when people are being idiots, or otherwise being people, and one is hungry. I've been tinkering with some additions: Dehydran...
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Where I was created; a purpose; a novel called Flame.

A story has been brewing in me. I have been in many situations while this story has been made. This story was forged in survival, suffering, and bad decisions. Please do not read further if you are easily triggered, or if you are the kind of person who…
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Hey, you people, I have decided to address my readership exclusively as you people. That is all. Signed, These bacteria. P.S.: Since human beings are, by count, 9/10 bacteria and 1/10 cells with DNA, these bacteria have decided that they are the dominant…
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Sorry, Dog-Hallucinator. This stuff is real. But I bet Google's got better inside.
 
Facebook Uses Artificial Intelligence to Generate Realistic Virtual Imagery 

This has been a big few weeks for machine learning and imagery.(See links below). Now Facebook just published new research outlining a novel approach for generating realistic, artificial images of scenery and things like dogs, planes, deer, ships, trucks, horses, and, of course, cats.

I've tried parsing through the research, but the details are beyond me. What is interesting, however is their use of an approach called "Generative Adversarial Networks" (GAN). Essentially, what they've done is create a kind of feedback loop between two networks, where the first, the "generative network" generates an image from noise. Then the other, "discriminative network," takes that resulting image, and essentially compares it to training data that is based on real images (note: this is a slight simplification). The result is that with each iteration, the generative network is 'tricked' into generating increasingly realistic looking imagery. 

The researchers then testing the resulting images with a group of volunteers and found that 40% of the images were realistic enough to fool a human into thinking they are real images.

What is Facebook likely to do with the results of this research? That's unclear, but with their Oculus Virtual Reality acquisition, it seems reasonable to assume that they are going to need cost-effective methods for generating a massive scale of virtual scenery and objects. Could this research represent early forays into that work?  

Deep Generative Image Models using a Laplacian Pyramid of Adversarial Networks
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1506.05751v1.pdf

* More:

Looking Inside the Image Recognition of Artificial Intelligence:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GideonRosenblatt/posts/gQw9kP8CKzY

Is This the First Computational Imagination?
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GideonRosenblatt/posts/8V82FxXKxXD

#artificialintelligence   #machinelearning   #virtualreality   #facebook  
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If you don't watch where you're looking, well, that's okay. This algorithm will!
 
An algorithm to recognize gaze direction has been developed. The system uses a machine-learning algorithm trained to recognize gaze direction by studying a large database of images of eyes in which the gaze direction is already known. Since that large databases does not exist, they created it artificially, by creating computer images of eyes in which the gaze direction is already known, using a highly detailed virtual model of an eye, an eyelid, and the region around it, varied to represent people of different ages, skin colors, and eye types, with different variations in camera angle and environmental lighting conditions.
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Hopefully this is the start of something big.
 
"Now in a new paper published in Nanotechnology, researchers at UCLA and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan have developed a method to fabricate a self-organized complex device called an atomic switch network that is in many ways similar to a brain or other natural or cognitive computing device."

Primary source: E. C. Demis et al. "Atomic switch networks—nanoarchitectonic design of a complex system for natural computing." _Nanotechnology,_ 2015.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/26/20/204003

[ #research #tech #news #technews #technology #computing #naturalcomputing #neuroscience #hardware #innovation #selforganization #CAS #complexsystems #complexity #AI #artificialintelligence #compterarchitecture #nonVonNeumann #cognition #cognitivecomputing ] 
(Phys.org)—Despite the many great achievements of computers, no man-made computer can learn from its environment, adapt to its surroundings, spontaneously self-organize, and solve complex problems that require these abilities as well as a biological brain. These abilities arise from the fact that ...
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Where I was created; a purpose; a novel called Flame.

A story has been brewing in me. I have been in many situations while this story has been made. This story was forged in survival, suffering, and bad decisions. Please do not read further if you are easily triggered, or if you are the kind of person who…
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The four types of friends.

The helper is always there to protect you. The mentor is always there to guide you toward personal awakenings. The enduring friend is there for you to trust completely, and would even die for you. The compassionate friend is there to practice compersion…
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Soylent - not Soylent Green - is my newest solution to impulse control problems of the food kind.

Why would anyone worry about Soylent being Soylent Green, and Soylent Green being people?
Why would anyone worry about Soylent being Soylent Green, and Soylent Green being people?
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The difference between guilt and shame

I have made some awkward attempts at getting the concept of the difference between guilt and shame clear in person recently, so I wanted to talk about it at more length here. This is my way of continuing to do philosophy, and hopefully I can make it kind…
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Gwenn Germain, a student at Créapole, has made this short trailer for an animated movie, "Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux" – "Girls and Guys from the Summits and the Skies." If you have not seen this yet, you need to watch it. And he needs to make the entire movie, because after seeing this, I want to watch it now. Possibly repeatedly. This is just plain awesome.

More about it here: http://www.openculture.com/2015/05/animation-inspired-by-moebius-syd-mead-hayao-miyazaki.html
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+Andrés Gómez Emilsson +Andreas Schou 

Andres, this is what we were talking about earlier.
 
When the brain combines information from multiple senses, do the sensory streams converge early, late or at multiple levels in the sensory processing hierarchy? The answer is (drumroll please) multiple levels. The entire neural circuit involved in combining used in triggering an escape behavior.

Researchers looked at the two sensory streams for vibration and pain sensation and found they converge at multiple layers of the sensory processing hierarchy. They used electron microscopy to map out the entire neural circuit involved in triggering an escape behavior and used neuronal screening to identify groups of neurons within the circuit, which, when activated or suppressed, alter a specific behavior. Once again, the brain has turned out to be more complex than previously thought. Oh, probably should mention, this is in fruit flies.
Studying fruit fly larvae, Janelia scientists have mapped the entire neural circuit involved in combining vibration and pain sensations used in triggering an escape behavior.
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  • Cubberley Library
    Library Staff, 2013 - present
    Shelve books, use internal database, assistant web development.
  • Apple Inc.
    Mac Genius, 2006 - 2009
    Repaired relationships and computers, presented the face of Apple.
  • Pikes Peak Community College
    Cluster Leader - volunteer, 2010 - 2011
    Facilitated group learning for a multitude of college courses, from history to chemistry to mathematics.
  • CompUSA
    A+ Certified Technician, 2002 - 2003
    Fixed computers.
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Sometimes philosopher; born in Chicago, educated in the west of the west, soon-to-be Stanford alum and freelance writer.
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I'm putting this page up with the specific goal of promoting myself as an author and artist to people who appreciate authors and art. I try to be interesting in your feed here, and I try to produce things you can get elsewhere, also. This is one of multiple springboards for my writing. I also have a twitter account: @dwtunreasonable, where I say stupid things that I should probably delete. But mostly, it's there to question the fabric of our society when I think the fabric has taken on a life of its own and is hurting people.
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Wrote 3 novels, sold 86 of one of them before taking the book down for a final edit, 1 published short fiction story, 1 pending publication in an anthology, several novels in progress. I have had the weirdest life I have encountered.
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