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Using Stories to Teach Human Values to Artificial Agents
<www.cc.gatech.edu/~riedl/pubs/aaai-ethics16.pdf>
The rapid pace of artificial intelligence (AI) has raised fears about whether robots could act unethically or soon choose to harm humans. Some are calling for bans on robotics research; others are calling for more research to understand how AI might be constrained. But how can robots learn ethical behavior if there is no "user manual" for being human?
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UCNC 2016 - Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation

Manchester, UK, July 11-15 201

The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) is a meeting where scientists from many different backgrounds are united in their interest in novel forms of computation, human-designed computation inspired by nature, and computational aspects of natural processes. UCNC provides a forum for such scientists to meet and discuss their work.
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"Today, a typical neural network includes six or seven layers. Some might extend to 20 or even 30. But the Microsoft team, led by researcher Jian Sun, just expanded that to 152."
A new experiment from Microsoft Research shows that today's artificially intelligent systems offer only a hint of how powerful AI will one day become.
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Software is increasingly important to science, but the socio-cultural system under which science is performed has not been changing as quickly.
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Do you want to write a message that will last "forever"? Now it’s as easy as sending a tweet.
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Can a computer write a hit musical? The musical, called Beyond the Fence, came out of a machine learning system that predicts whether a musical will be a hit or flop based on factors like cast size, setting and themes explored, and a machine learning lyricist named Claudia that learned English from Wikipedia and lyrics from a collection from Wingspan Productions, a TV production company. 'The musical's premise -- 'What if a wounded soldier had to learn to understand a child to find true love?' -- came out of a Goldsmiths, University of London, research project called the What-If Machine. Its plot structure was developed by adapting an existing storytelling computer system called PropperWryter. Its music was created by a computer composition system called Android Lloyd Webber, which is based on a machine learning analysis of show tunes."
The world’s first musical crafted by a computer opens next month in London's West End. Machine learning is the key.
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Interview with Leslie Valiant, a computer scientist attempting to formalize a fundamental equivalence between the capabilities of brains and computers. "Learning is a very reproducible phenomenon -- like an apple falling to the ground. Every day, children all around the world learn thousands of new words. It's a large-scale phenomenon for which there has to be some quantitative explanation. So I thought that learning should have some sort of theory. Since statistical inference already existed, my next question was: Why was statistics not enough to explain artificial intelligence? That was the start: Learning must be something statistical, but it's also something computational. I needed some theory which combined both computation and statistics to explain what the phenomenon was."

"All the knowledge an individual has must have been acquired either through learning or through the evolutionary process. And if this is so, then individual learning and evolutionary processes should have a unified theory to explain them."
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Huge news from our colleagues at DeepMind. Go was long considered a key problem for AI, because it's a game for which the 'try all combinations and see which does best' is simply not possible, and human Go players rely heavily on abstract pattern recognition to guide their decisions. This is further evidence that human-level pattern recognition is no longer a 'science' problem per-se (but still a mighty engineering problem). It's time for us to focus more on exploring higher levels of cognition.
Deep-learning software defeats human professional for first time.
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News. [2015-10-29] Vis paper presented. Our VIS 2015 paper was presented; the slides are available. The new examples page at github documents how to build Diderot, and includes a growing number of heavily commented example programs.
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In June 2015, Apple announced that they were open-sourcing Swift. Here's an overview of Apple's contribution to open source communities, Swift features, and the potential as a great server language.
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ref: Improved Measures of Integrated Information
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Now, banks will use Go! :)
IBM hopes that Google's language, already in use by Docker and Kubernates, will stretch the open source ecosystem for its mainframes
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Philip Thrift is a programming linguist and digital publisher (under the imprint Cloudversed Publishing) at Cloudversed Research (cloudversed.com), He has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and previously worked at Princeton University, University of Maryland - College Park, and Texas Instruments Central Research Labs.
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The first code I wrote after graduate school: I wrote the original code (C/UNIX on a PDP-11) for what became NIMH CORTEX (dally.nimh.nih.gov) — a program for "data acquisition and experimental control of neurophysiological experiments" — at Princeton University in 1980.
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  • Brown University
    Ph.D. Applied Mathematics (1979), Sc.M. (1976), Sc.B. (1975)
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    Publisher, 2011 - present
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Programming Language Theory - Free E-Books
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Flying qubits make for a highly resilient quantum memory
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Talking Points Memo
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Breaking news and analysis from the TPM team.

LittleMonsters
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Opus posthumous
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A library for functional programming with JavaScript.

Ten Recent Books of Poetry You Should Read Right Now
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The robust state of poetry in America is evidenced by this non-exhaustive, list of superlative books, all of which are must-reads for those

Lady Gaga Makes Ralph Macchio a Trending Topic on Twitter
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Lady Gagas MTV VMAs performance made Ralph Macchio a trending topic on Twitter. So how did the actor react to being compared to the biggest

In Memoriam: Malcolm Mills
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Malcolms human destiny has been fufilled and he is...someplace else now.

Poetry: A peek behind the scaffolds
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Writing poetry requires sustaining the history of the art and also refreshing the contemporary idiom within the art -- all at the same time.

 poetical bits: Easter for materialists
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Materialism is what there is without the holy smoke and mirrors. So what do materialists think about during the long Easter weekend — Maundy

Flying Spaghetti Monster
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I have boiled for your sins. Grab your pirate regalia and follow Me.

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