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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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#Bayesian -based #AI will engage in risky behavior, believing it'll never die, since it hasn't died yet. weird to think that teenagers are actually Bayesian-rational
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sum of narrow #AI won't lead to strong AI. u tell 'em John Laird
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strong/general #AI researchers discussing the shortcomings of #deeplearning. tldr it's still fairly narrow AI, not a general solution to strong intelligence
strong/general #AI community agrees: #deeplearning is overblown as the solution to Artificial General Intelligence. Embedded image. 8:38 AM - 17 Jul 2016. 1 Retweet. Reply to @vdv7 · Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. More like this; Less like this; Cancel. Not on Twitter?
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#AI   #machinelearning  "data is every company's secret weapon"
If there’s one thing the world’s most valuable companies agree on, it’s that their future success hinges on artificial intelligence.
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#AI   #startup  in Melbourne working on consumer-use #computervision tech 
With a pocketful of savings, Melbourne entrepreenur Michelle Mannering and three fellow founders are busy building a platform utilising artificial intelligence to make the world a smarter and better place. As a hacker-in-residence at Carlton Connect and a participant in the Melbourne Accelerator Program, Mannering and her team are one of the first residents in Melbourne’s
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#xiaomi foldable #electricbike is just 32lbs $450. awesome. perfect for city/town commuters at a great price point. it's also the lightest such bike i've seen. the 250w motor may be more than enough given how little this bike weighs.
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perhaps this is more in the realm of social rather than cognitive science, but we'll go with it
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#AI audience comment: if #deeplearning just means the neural net is more than 3 layers, that's quite shallow as a theory (pun intended)
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#science  vs academic pressures, money, public perception, etc. "I feel torn between asking questions that I know will lead to statistical significance and asking questions that matter"
These are dark times for science so we asked hundreds of researchers how to fix it.
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wow this is so cool. auto color using #deeplearning #AI
Automatically colorize black and white photos, pictures, and images using the Colorful Image Colorization microservice
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Cosmo: $180 play-happy #robot with face recognition and env adaptation. looks so cool
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awesome #robot sauce
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