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V.D. Veksler
Attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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I am a scientist doing research on Computational Cognitive Modeling. My work falls under Artificial Intelligence and Psychology domains. I study human/animal learning and decision mechanisms, and develop computational agents based on these mechanisms (links: 1 2 3). 

I also spend a good deal of time on cognitive robotics (interfacing robots with cognitive systems link), on virtual world simulations (interfacing Second Life with cognitive systems link), on semantic models (getting computers to learn word meaning by reading link), and cognitive engineering (a sub-field of human-computer interaction), and I have taught courses on all of these topics at Rensselaer (i♥rpi).

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  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Cognitive Science, 2009
  • Rutgers University
    Computer Science; Psychology, 1999

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Really interesting discussion on the #CarbonM1 #3dPrinter . This is the future of 3D printing for sure, if I ever get one, it will be one of these (once they  bring the price down!)...  Still check out the video, a proper geek out on lots of awesome tech worth knowing about, and the versatility of the types of resins available is just super.
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#green #tech electric board gets 20mph. $1k is kinda expensive, but hopefully price will half in a few yrs
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Potholes are terrifying at that speed when when I'm on my motorized bicycle. I can't imagine that on a board! 
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print raving that #robots about to take our jobs for 200yrs
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TensorFlow #deeplearning   #AI #machinelearning  updated to allow distributed processing
Google's free open source AI framework is about to get more powerful.
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#google opensourced SyntaxNet, a powerful #grammar parser #AI   #machinelearning  #deeplearning

"Google claims that it can correctly identify the subjects, objects, verbs, and other grammatical building blocks of sentences as well (or, in some cases, better) as trained human linguists — achieving 94% accuracy on English-language news articles."
Say hello to Parsey McParseface. Yes, to get you to pay attention to what would otherwise be a fairly dense and nerdy thing, Google is using an homage to Boaty McBoatface for one of the software...
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Google's new chatbot, Google search assistant, helps you discover how you might talk to the virtual assistant as it rolls out to the rest of Google.
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order of magnitude improvement #machinelearning   #AI by using chips specialized for #deeplearning. more important than what's in the chip is what's not in it. many standard processing routines are not needed for neural net calculations. for example, there's no need for 32-bit floating point calculations. you only need 1byte per float for ANN signal propagation. let that be a lesson to y'all -- more is not better.
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#math   #education  needs a makeover. great #TED talk
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#amazon  opensourcing #AI #deeplearning  recommendation sw

"We are releasing DSSTNE as open source software so that the promise of deep learning can extend beyond speech and language understanding and object recognition to other areas such as search and recommendations”
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rooting for this giant #robot duel to happen...
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Will a #robot take your job? "The robotics revolution is not the first time that humanity has had to deal with profound economic change..."
If past truly is prologue, humans will adapt to robots
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if it is dumb, repetitive, does not require personal responsibility and relies on speed to generate revenue yes most likely.(mass production) 
If it involves human relations probably no.(service sector like bars, restaurants etc) 
If it includes dangerous environments it may go both ways.(mining, disaster recovery, military). The sad thing here is that human life will remain extremely cheap no matter that one of the main advertising points will be 'to keep humans safe'. 

Depending on the region and the enterprise scale/product there will be a number of exceptions mainly due to branding and tax agreements with the local authorities. The latter however is difficult to predict since it depends on many sector and location specific parameters. 
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