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I'd heard of these but had never seen one in the wild. Spotted this one in Banbury, UK at the weekend.
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+Oliver Hamilton not many could Get-off on that. no bible? that's got some really kinky shit mentioned.
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Rudolf Kálmán 1930/05/19 – 2016/07/02

The Hungarian-American Mathematician, engineer and inventor Rudi Kalman died this week at the age of 86.  He is most famous for Kalman Filters which have proved vital when trying to land a rocket stage on a rolling barge at sea, or a lander on the moon, where we are relying on our onboard sensors, with inherent noise and uncertainty, to measure vital data such as altitude in real-time.

Given certain statistical assumptions Kalman showed that we can take advantage of the fact that we are working with a whole dynamical system where related variables are changing over time. The immediately preceding state and a change in a variable, like velocity for example, can give us a Bayesian estimate of another, such as position or elevation.

Here is an easy to follow and graphic explanation of Kalman filters due to Tim Babb, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is Lighting Optimization Lead for Pixar Animation Studios.

Our robot also has a GPS sensor, which is accurate to about 10 meters, which is good, but it needs to know its location more precisely than 10 meters. There are lots of gullies and cliffs in these woods, and if the robot is wrong by more than a few feet, it could fall off a cliff. So GPS by itself is not good enough.

More here (article):  http://goo.gl/qnS3Sj

Even more here:

Particle Filters Explained without equations (video 7:30): https://goo.gl/LSeJNH

Associated teaching material (with equations): http://goo.gl/Qhp0Mn

Understanding the Basis of the Kalman Filter Via a Simple and Intuitive Derivation (pdf):
https://goo.gl/zAmhQk


Kalman Filter (Wikip): https://goo.gl/8SkoKC

Particle Filter (Wikip): https://goo.gl/k8oLna

Kálmán's ideas on filtering were initially met with vast skepticism, so much so that he was forced to do the first publication of his results in mechanical engineering, rather than in electrical engineering or systems engineering. Kálmán had more success in presenting his ideas, however, while visiting Stanley F. Schmidt at the NASA Ames Research Center in 1960. This led to the use of Kálmán filters during the Apollo program, and furthermore, in the NASA Space Shuttle, in Navy submarines, and in unmanned aerospace vehicles and weapons, such as cruise missiles.[citation needed]

Rudolf E. Kálmán  (Wikip): https://goo.gl/DuZWXU

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Some brilliant deep learning results with a small training dataset!

What can be learned from this experiment is that it is possible to automate a (for most people) boring task, cell delineation, with a small annotation effort.

Being able to rapidly train a network to a new task is going to make them incredibly flexible and applicable to real world tasks.

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In this post we would like to show you some of the progress we have made in the use of deep neural networks in a small data scenario, instead of the typical presence of big data for deep learning. The example application is the segmentation of certain…
In this post we would like to show you some of the progress we have made in the use of deep neural networks in a small data scenario, instead of the typical presence of big data for deep learning. …
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I have often wondered if AI could be trained to take over some of my tasks in Excel - able to be automated, but I am pushing the limits of my programming skills as it is. Sadly, neural networks are even further over my head. Many tasks are easy for humans (of course these data sets go together, just look at the LotID and filename!) but harder to put into code. You have to think about how you think.
More to the topic, is Deep Learning going through a development phase similar to statistics, where we are learning how many samples (or how few) are required to achieve a quality result?
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How faith schools are still allowed is just infuriatingly mind boggling...
If an advert on TV is slightly misleading it's banned. We even frown upon junk food adverts being shown during kids TV shows.
Yet under the guise of religion you can pedal whatever bullshit you want to young susceptible malleable minds.
Ofsted inspectors criticise an Islamic independent school, where leaflets were found which claimed music and dancing were "acts of the devil".
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only people with Imaginary Friends have Imaginary Enemies! 
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Les Sabines - Jacques-Louis David

I think it's pretty clear who started this fight...

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The Age of Outrage

Good timely piece by Mark Manson on the age of outrage; taking offense at every tiny slight, inciting moralistic witch hunts, and trying to suppress and censor free speech and expression because of opposing viewpoints http://markmanson.net/outrage.

I see this growing over the last few years, I see it making society more divisive, I see the rise of fallacious reasoning, I see it mainly from the extreme-left, and I see parallels with fundamentalist religions, but I can't yet see how we deal with this problem.

And deal with it we must. 
In the age of trigger warnings and safe spaces, we've become addicted to our own self-righteous outrage. This is how we got here.
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Well I am on the extreme left and proud of it, but I generally agree even so.
http://astrorhysy.blogspot.cz/2016/05/politically-correct-or-politically.html

As to the dehumanising of people on the internet, and our limited brain capacity, this is well worth reading :
http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html
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Which one have you placed your bet on?

...and by bet I mean use to dictate how you live your life. I don't like your odds if you're one of the 4200.
 
Considering a New religion?
... LegalZoom CultZoom can find the one(s) that are bestest for you

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there have been approx. 2,870 gods in recorded history. So it appears some Cults don't have the $$$, or aren't smart enough to Make their own god!
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And you were shocked that people voted 'out' when faced with being told flying their flag is offensive...

Just imagine the uproar in the US if this was the stars and stripes being taken down.
A polling station in Enfield has had to remove its England flags after complaints they might influence the EU referendum vote.
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And in 2016 the western political pendulum begins its inexorable swing to the right. People have had enough and are speaking up. Many who always identified with the left suddenly find themselves moving to the right.

There is so much going on under the surface here, a clash of fundamental individualist vs collectivist cultures and world views, political correctness vs thought- and speech-policing, rising income inequality vs globalism, and cultural relativism vs ethnocentrism. These factors all affect different people to different extents, but overall it is increasing divisions in society and I'm still trying to digest it all. 
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What a child... did someone hurt your feelings Erdogan?
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A great weekend in Paris
Far too much to do in a few days. If you plan on visiting The Louvre wear some comfy shoes and allocate the whole day. Then replenish all those calories you've expended with fantastic croissants, cheese and wine.
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Yes I've "done" those too :)
Will get to China one day! (I'm not counting my Hong Kong trip!)
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What a class act.... no, wait, that's not the C word I'm after.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells women’s association that ‘rejecting motherhood means giving up on humanity’
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He's a total cunt!
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I am currently studying for my PhD at Durham University, working on 360° 3D mapping from passive imaging sensors. A blog of some of my work can be found here...
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- I obtained a Masters Degree in Physics from Exeter University in 2008
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Visually very impressive with a relaxed beer garden. I didn't stay overnight or eat there, just had drinks.
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Lovely location in a pretty little village. Fantastic food, good service, winners of multiple awards. We went on a weekday afternoon so getting a table was easy but I imagine it gets booked up often. Car park isn't the biggest but there are no restrictions on the road outside.
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Great range of products, clean store with friendly staff. There are a couple of parking spaces outside that are free for an hour or so, a very rare thing around the area.
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What else is there to say it's IKEA! Can be ultra busy on the weekend, use their opening times to the fullest to avoid the crowds. They have bizarrely good WiFi upload speeds.
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Good range of sports, facilities and classes at a reasonable price. Loses a start for lack of a swimming pool.
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Good prices, odd selection of produce and products. Not much parking.
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Pretty good alternative to other well known fast food places. They use peanut oil instead. You can taste a difference, but to be honest I prefer the fries at other places.
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