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Machine Learning is the engine that will drive Google's Future
The latest ABC earnings call had the following highlights Google's report is basically a state of the global internet and ecommerce report. * total quarterly revenue was $21.5 billion, up 21% year­over­year, and up 6% sequentially [Annual numbers would be ...
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Expedia is developing natural language processing for the "Search Anything" box on the Expedia home page, the Expedia tablet app, their mobile web Hotel Smart Finder, and the Expedia bot for Facebook Messenger. The "Search Anything" box lets you ask about anything travel related, and the tablet app works similarly. The mobile web Hotel Smart Finder is optimized for the small screen and filters down to a small number of results which you can refine, rather than giving you big lists to scroll through. The Expedia bot for Facebook Messenger lets you have a conversation about finding a place to stay, with the bot handing you off to an Expedia mobile site to make the reservation and payment.
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I don't like posting about politics.  I prefer math.  Math is the beautiful game of truth.  Politics is the ugly game of lies. 

But I woke up in the middle of the night and realized that if I didn't say the obvious, I might regret it:

We've got to fight Trump with everything we've got.

The US is dangerously close to electing a buffoon and would-be dictator: our very own Berlusconi, our very own Putin.  Elizabeth Warren put it clearly:

Unfortunately, if you’ve been watching the presidential race, you know that we need to stand up now more than ever. Just yesterday, it came out that Donald Trump had said back in 2007 that he was “excited” for the real estate market to crash because, quote, “I’ve always made more money in bad markets than in good markets.” That’s right. The rest of us were horrified by the 2008 financial crisis, by what happened to the millions of families like Mr. Estrada’s that were forced out of their homes. But Donald Trump was drooling over the idea of a housing meltdown – because it meant he could buy up a bunch more property on the cheap.

What kind of a man does that? Root for people to get thrown out on the street? Root for people to lose their jobs? Root for people to lose their pensions? Root for two little girls in Clark County, Nevada, to end up living in a van? What kind of a man does that? I’ll tell you exactly what kind—a man who cares about no one but himself. A small, insecure moneygrubber who doesn’t care who gets hurt, so long as he makes some money off it. What kind of man does that? A man who will NEVER be President of the United States.

Sometimes Trump claims he is tough on Wall Street – tough on the guys who cheated people like Mr. Estrada. I’m sure you’ve heard him say that. But now he’s singing a very different song. Last week, he said that the new Dodd-Frank financial regulations have, and I’m quoting here, “made it impossible for bankers to function” and he will put out a new plan soon that “will be close to dismantling Dodd-Frank.” Donald Trump is worried about helping poor little Wall Street? Let me find the world’s smallest violin to play a sad, sad song.

Can Donald Trump even name three things that Dodd-Frank does? Seriously, someone ask him. But this much he should know: If he’s so tough on Wall Street, he should be cheering on Dodd-Frank’s capital and leverage requirements that have made big banks less likely to fail. If he’s so tough on Wall Street, he should be cheering on Dodd-Frank’s living wills process, which is helping push big banks to become safer. If he’s so tough on Wall Street, he should be cheering on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has already returned over $11 billion to families who were cheated.

He SHOULD be, but he’s not. Now that he’s sewn up the Republican nomination, Donald Trump is dropping the pretense. Now he’s kissing the fannies of poor, misunderstood Wall Street bankers. But the American people are a whole lot smarter than Donald Trump thinks they are. The American people are NOT looking for a bait and switch. They are NOT looking for a man so desperate for power he will say and do anything to get elected. Take the hint, Donald: the time for letting big banks call all the shots in Washington is coming to an end.

And I want to make just one last point about Donald Trump that won’t fit into a Twitter war. One last point that sums up what Donald Trump is all about – his taxes.

We don’t know what Trump pays in taxes because he is the first Presidential nominee in 40 years to refuse to disclose his tax returns. Maybe he’s just a lousy businessman who doesn’t want you to find out that he’s worth a lot less money than he claims.

But we know one thing: the last time his taxes were made public, Donald Trump paid nothing—zero. Zero taxes before, and for all we know he’s paying zero taxes today. And he’s proud of it. Two weeks ago he said he’s more than happy to dodge taxes because he doesn’t want to throw his money “down the drain.”

Trump likes being a billionaire, and doesn’t think the rules that apply to everyone else should apply to him. But let’s be clear: Donald Trump didn’t get rich on his own. His businesses rely on the roads and bridges the rest of us paid for. His businesses rely on workers the rest of us paid to educate and on police-forces and fire fighters who protect all of us and the rest of us pay to support. Donald Trump and his businesses are protected by a world-class military that defends us abroad and keeps us safe at home and that the rest of us pay to support. When anyone builds something terrific, they should get to keep a big hunk of it. But they should also pay a fair share forward so the next kid and the next kid and the next kid who come along gets their chance to build something too. That’s how we build a future that works for everyone.

And that goes double for Donald Trump, because he didn’t even get rich by building something terrific. He inherited a fortune from his father, and kept it going by scamming people, declaring bankruptcy, and skipping out on what he owed.

Nurses, teachers, and dockworkers pay their fair share for all the services that keep Trump’s businesses going. Programmers and engineers and small business owners pay their fair share to support our military who show courage and sacrifice every single day. Donald Trump thinks supporting them is throwing money “down the drain.”

I say we just throw Donald Trump down the drain.

Let’s face it: Donald Trump cares about exactly one thing – Donald Trump. It’s time for some accountability because these statements disqualify Donald Trump from ever becoming President. The free ride is over.

If you have people reading your posts who can vote in the US elections, please reshare this.    I am going to disable comments because I don't see a need for discussion.  +Elizabeth Hahn gets the last word.
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The way this story starts is pretty interesting: one day in the lunch room in building 25 I happened to have a chat with the great Anders Hejlsberg about compilers (yeah, it was pretty cool). One thin
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This is a map of the brain showing which areas respond when the person hears different words. For example in a small area in the middle frontal gyrus to reliably responds to hearing the word top, but but it's not just one word one location -- the word top activates activity in a part of the brain that seems to respond to words associated with clothing and appearance, but also in another region associated with numbers and measurements, and in another region associated with buildings and places.

We usually think of language as being restricted to certain sections like the temporal lobe, but words start activity all across the brain and in both hemispheres.

The brain map is color-coded. For example, dark green represent words that have to do with numbers, and red represents social words. Words activate parts of the brain related to their meaning, for example 'stripes' activates part of the visual cortex. Different people have the same word areas in the same parts of the brain.
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Google has just announced that it's open sourcing TensorFlow under the Apache 2 license. That awfully nerdy sentence means that part of the software that Google uses to power its machine learning...
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"In a new automotive application, we have used convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to map the raw pixels from a front-facing camera to the steering commands for a self-driving car. This powerful end-to-end approach means that with minimum training data from humans, the system learns to steer, with or without lane markings, on both local roads and highways. The system can also operate in areas with unclear visual guidance such as parking lots or unpaved roads."

"We designed the end-to-end learning system using an NVIDIA DevBox running Torch 7 for training. An NVIDIA DRIVETM PX self-driving car computer, also with Torch 7, was used to determine where to drive -- while operating at 30 frames per second (FPS). The system is trained to automatically learn the internal representations of necessary processing steps, such as detecting useful road features, with only the human steering angle as the training signal. We never explicitly trained it to detect, for example, the outline of roads. In contrast to methods using explicit decomposition of the problem, such as lane marking detection, path planning, and control, our end-to-end system optimizes all processing steps simultaneously."
In a new automotive application, we have used convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to map the raw pixels from a front-facing camera to the steering commands for a self-driving car. This powerful en…
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This interactive panorama from the surface of Mars is incredible!
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Read online, download as pdf or ebook: The Mythical Man Month, The Tinkertoy Computer, Asimov on The Slide Rule, books on computer design and programming, and many tabulations from the day when lookup tables ruled the professions. Oh, and I see Babbage's amusing and readable memoir too: Passages from the life of a Philosopher
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Physicists Send Particles Of Light Into The Past, Proving Time Travel Is Possible

In 1916 when Albert Einstein formulated his theory of General Relativity, Einstein stated that by placing a dense object in a three-dimensional universe together space and time is warped in a four-dimensional universe a concept derived by Herman Minkowski known as space-time. Einstein also mentioned in his theory when a dense object is placed in the center of the universe space-time is warped resulting in a closed and curved universe where light is trapped within it where there is no boundaries calling it a finite universe.
Now single particles of light (photons) to stimulate quantum particles have been travelling through time where just used by scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia. They showed that one photon can pass through a wormhole and interact with its older self. Their findings were published in Nature Communications.
These closed time-like Curves are a concept necessary to understand this theory.

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Single particles of light (photons) to simulate quantum particles travelling through time were just used by scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia. They showed that one photon can pass through a wormhole and then interact with its older self. Their findings were published in Nature Communications. Closed timelike curves are a concept necessary to understand...
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Part 1 of 2: "The Road to Superintelligence". Artificial Intelligence — the topic everyone in the world should be talking about.
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Here are some of the cool products I helped develop: Aldus Intellidraw (precursor to Flash with Jonathan Gay and Robert Tatsumi), Aldus PageMaker, Adobe Indesign, Microsoft PictureIt, Microsoft Greetings Workshop,Digital Imaging Suite, MSN, Windows Server, Windows, Windows Live
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