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Come see our presentation at ICRA tomorrow (15:30 in room A2) and our interactive session (16:40-17:15, Screen 3.8 in the hallway on floor 3).

#icra #icra2016 #robots #localization #navigation #ants
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I wonder how high this is going to be... :o
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Was already excited to read that Facebook have a 5th amateur dan Go bot yesterday, then today Deepmind reveal theirs has beaten a 2nd pro dan! Very cool and can't wait to see their challenge against one of world's best Go players Lee Sedol in March (9th pro dan).

I imagine that even if given access to the source / neural net weights, it would be much harder for a player to plan against this type of Go engine than old chess engines with hard-coded heuristics.
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been playing with this all evening :)
 
Open Source Release of TensorFlow

I'm very excited to announce the open source release of the TensorFlow machine learning library that I and many others at Google have been building.

This blog post gives an overview:
  http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/11/tensorflow-googles-latest-machine_9.html

The web site has a number of tutorials and documentation about the system:
  http://tensorflow.org

The source is on GitHub:
  https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow

You might also be interested in the whitepaper we've prepared that describes TensorFlow in more detail:
  http://tensorflow.org/whitepaper2015.pdf

We'd love to hear what people think.
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Some Guardian reader made a very cool poster of my favourite goal ever! :p

https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/5387443de4b05a3fd1ec1af6/997907

What weirded me out was when Googling to check if it was actually for sale I came across this site:
http://www.bergkampgoalsposter.co.uk/

Do these things exist for all footballers? or is there something about Dennis Bergkamp's goals in particular that people find aesthetically pleasing in diagram form?
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The latest Watson demo is pretty cool
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This is why I always treat my robots ethically.
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ye! I'm not sure if the goal is to make a full length movie or not. I hope so :)
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Wow! Amazing progress over the last few years. For their next video they should teach the robot to dodge and take the hockey stick ;)
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Made an Escher style background using CSS :)

https://gist.github.com/tomish/ac1d8d01772e9747b7f5

You can see the results here

https://tomish.appspot.com/cv
Eschersque CSS tiled background
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An album with some cool climbing pictures
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Historical rankings for the four world cup favourites are plotted below. I'm amazed that for the last 20 years Brazil and Spain have dominated the #1 position so much. And the only real blip not covered by one of these four teams is France (a year after winning WC 98 and Euro 2000).

Anyway it's good that all four are looking strong right now and to see Brazil shoot back to near the top just before their world cup. This should be good :)

http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/rankingtools/compareteams.html#g=m&t1=ESP&t2=BRA&t3=GER&t4=ARG&dRange=5&fm=1&fy=1993&tm=6&ty=2014
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It's almost time for the world cup and Cloudbet are giving away 100 bitcoins to anyone who correctly predicts the winners of each stage of the entire tournament. It's free to enter and at today's price that's $65,100.00!

On the down side... assuming for every match each team was equally likely to win would give you only 1/28,179,280,000,000 odds, which is the same order of magnitude as winning the UK lottery twice in a row.

Anyway here are my world cup picks :)
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Software engineer with machine learning, AI background.
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  • University of Edinburgh
    PhD Student, 2012 - present
  • J Sainsbury
    Slave, 2003 - 2005
  • BT
    Customer service assistant, 2005 - 2006
  • Sun Microsystems
    Student lab engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Self Employed
    Programmer, 2011 - 2012
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Puebla, Mexico - Edinburgh, UK - Camberley, Surrey, UK - Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK - Best, NL - Kenley, Croydon, UK - Hastings, UK
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PhD Neuroinformatics at Edinburgh University
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Hi, I'm Tom. I am currently studying for the first year of my Ph.D. in computational neuroscience at Edinburgh University, after spending last year living in Mexico climbing mountains. I'm interested in machine learning, philosophy and rock climbing.
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  • University of Edinburgh
    PhD Neuroinformatics, 2012 - present
    Introduction to Vision and Robotics (audited), Advanced Vision (audited)
  • Gereformeerde Basisschool Emmanuel, Best, NL
    Primary, 1989 - 1995
  • Christiaan Huygens College, Eindhoven, NL
    VWO, 1995 - 1998
  • Meole Brace Secondary, Shrewsbury, UK
    GCSE's, 1998 - 2000
  • Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology, Shrewsbury, UK
    Btec National Diploma Computer Studies, 2000 - 2002
  • University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
    BSc Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (First class), 2006 - 2010
  • University of Edinburgh
    MSc Cognitive Science (Distinction), 2010 - 2011
    Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (90), Computational Cognitive Science (85), Concepts and Categorisation (57), Introductory Applied Machine Learning (80), Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition (74), Neural Computation (92), Probabilistic Modelling and Reasoning (81), Topics in Cognitive Modelling (81), Cognitive Neuroscience of Language (audited)
  • University of Edinburgh
    MSc by Research Integrative Neuroscience (Distinction), 2011 - 2012
    Computational Neuroscience of Vision (74), Information Theory (80), Neural Information Processing (73), Neuroinformatics Research (80), Principles of Neuroscience (79), Reinforcement Learning (81)
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