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Stephan Gouws
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As a novice when it comes to quantum computing, I really like how +Hartmut Neven  is able to convey these ideas using simple analogies without trivializing the content too much, or patronizing the reader. I just like his writing style in general.
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I've shared this before, but this is worth reading again: Ariah Haghighi writes that most interesting real-world problems are not simply solved by thowing an off the shelf machine learning solution at it; knowledgeable insight into the problem, allowing us to decompose the problem space into several smaller, more manageable sub-problems (possibly using simpler ML techniques to solve each sub-problem) is the way to go. Conversely, most significant performance improvements are usually the result of this process, rather than finding "the ultimate" one-size fits all ML solution. http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/04/great-machine-learning-products.html
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Doesn't explicitly deal with problem solving techniques such as divide and conquer, but has some interesting general thoughts on using ML for problem solving
http://videolectures.net/nipsworkshops2011_williamson_machine/
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Nice talk on the potential alienating effect of information personalisation by sites like Facebook and Google. I think what he is not considering is the normalising effect of social sharing of content: What was blocked to me was seen by a friend and retweeted, plus-oned or posted on his Facebook, thereby at least mitigating the "filter bubble" effect. http://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter_bubbles.html
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LOL :D
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