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Erik Jonker
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Fascinated by developments in the networked information society, Government 3.0, interested in international security/politics/foreign affairs, Civil Servant 2.0 (Ambtenaar 2.0), married with Annemarie and a happy father of two daughters. All opinions and views expressed are personal and do not represent my employer or any other organisation i am involved in.
Fascinated by developments in the networked information society, Government 3.0, interested in international security/politics/foreign affairs, Civil Servant 2.0 (Ambtenaar 2.0), married with Annemarie and a happy father of two daughters. All opinions and views expressed are personal and do not represent my employer or any other organisation i am involved in.

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The third wave
A bit boring but very educational talk by DARPA on AI. Interesting part i found their description of the three waves of AI:
- handcrafted knowledge
- statistical learning (incl. neural nets etc.)
- contextual adaptation
The third wave is exciting because there machines would not need enormous amounts of examples/data to learn. That could be a big leap forward.

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Evolution
Machine learning and AI are really a collection of various technologies and approaches, this article is about the evolutionary approach.
Can evolutionary algorithms provide a technique to discover effective neural network architectures automatically? Check out a nice writeup by +Quartz on some new experiments by the Google Brain team (g.co/brain) and OpenAI.

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France invests 1.5 billion euros in AI the next ten years
Although not on the level of US investments it shows that more countries are taking this subject seriously. Attached article is in French.

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The Humans aren't dead
The good news is humans have a role to play in a future with AI, however the transition/transformation will be hard. 

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Coase, AI & Blockchain
I am a big fan of Ronald Coase and his theory on transaction costs. It is also a way to connect AI with blockchain developments. As a way to lower the costs for coordination.

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How AI & machine learning is "pushed"
I believe in the potential of AI the way it's promoted and pushed by leading vendors (like Google) is a bit overdoing it in my view. Reminds me of ERP, remember, we were all supposed to implement it fully to remain competitive. The same seems the case for AI with sponsored articles/papers like this.

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The mission of Fei-Fei Li
Blog about the mission of Fei-Fei Li at Google. The direction is clear , large competitors like Amazon, IBM, Microsoft will try to do the same. Interesting competition lies ahead.

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For all the amateurs in AI like me
This is a great overview for all those people interested but not working in the field of AI (like me). Nice overview of algorithms and their characteristics.

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Deepmind starts to give AI memory
Deepmind takes a small but important step by adding memory to AI and make sequential learning possible. It's difficult to estimate when we will experience the real-life applications for this but at least in the limited game world we make progress.

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How deep learning can help demographic research, but should it ?
In this paper research is described where demographic data is derived from analysis of cars on the city streets. With the help of deep learning algorithms. If we assume the correlations and analysis are all correct the question remains if we think it's desirable that we use this data to come to demographic conclusions. Regardless the fact that it is cheaper and faster then traditional methods.
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