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I'll be doing an AMA with the rest of the Brain crew on August 11th!
Google Brain will be doing an AMA in /r/MachineLearning on August 11 | r/MachineLearning at reddit.com
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I love the idea of using deep nets as a fast approximator for really hard to compute functions. In this example, fluid dynamic equations.
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+Chris Greene the paper Vincent shared mentions the physicsforests approach is the only known prior art. Very cool nevertheless! :)
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At long last, hints of a scalable solution to universal speech synthesis.
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Deep Learning: not just for dense people any more.
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The future is now. (h/t +Pete Warden)
TensorFlow powered robot recognizes a fried chicken nugget, picks it up and serve on a dish. #dltfb · Embedded image. 4:54 AM - 22 Jun 2016. 26 Retweets22 Likes. Reply to @kazunori_279. Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. More like this; Less like this; Cancel. Not on Twitter?
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I am puzzled by the shift from 'computer code' to computer codes'. It used to be something I only saw in communication with non-native speakers, but it's now gotten to the point that native, non-technical speakers use that form too. It makes me wonder if it's indeed on its way to become mainstream.
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I encountered this at NASA Ames when I was there in 1998. It was standard terminology among the supercomputer folks.
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One of my favorite tools to browse through is the Google-wide Profiler:
http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//pubs/archive/36575.pdf
It basically tells you fleet-wide, across all Google datacenters, where all the CPU cycles are going, in a way that you can easily slice and dice to find performance optimization opportunities. It also takes the guesswork out of determining what type of acceleration makes sense.
One side-benefit of such shared infrastructure is AutoFDO, which optimizes your binaries automatically based on their live profile running in production. It's really interesting what crazy things begin to make a lot of sense once you think at scale.
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Great ICML summary.
David Silver gave one of the best tutorials I've seen on his group's recent work in “deep” reinforcement learning. I learned about a few new techniques, including the benefits of asychrononous updates in distributed Q-learning https://arxiv.org/abs/1602.01783, which was presented in more detail ...
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Google Cloud Speech API is now in Open Beta, with a free tier open to everyone! Also, check out the new Natural Language API.
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[...] if the effect on exercise proves to be durable, Pokémon GO may prove to be one of the largest developments in public health this year.
If you haven’t heard of Pokémon GO by now, read Recode’s summary. It’s already bigger than Tinder, poised to become bigger than Twitter…
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I have often heard in Japan that companies try to make games this way for exactly that reason -- to get the kids moving. I guess it somewhat worked this time...
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The Google codebase by the numbers. TL;DR: it's outrageously big. Fun fact: in the 8+ years I've been here, I have actually deleted many more lines of code than I've produced.

Full paper: http://m.cacm.acm.org/magazines/2016/7/204032-why-google-stores-billions-of-lines-of-code-in-a-single-repository/fulltext
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Completely agree with the sentiment that deleted lines of code are worth far more than written lines of code. And great write up, thanks for posting the pointer to it.
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I wonder if Robert Jaeger, the author of Montezuma's Revenge, ever imagined his game would be playing a pivotal role in the development of AI?
Think about it: today, even as essentially all classic Atari games can be played better than humans by a GAI agent, and even Go can be played to professional levels, scores of people are still trying to crack the problem of teaching AIs to get anywhere with that particular game.
Robert Jaeger. By John Hardie. Digital Press Staff Editor John Hardie recently caught up with Robert Jaeger, creator of Montezuma's Revenge and several other software titles. After convincing King Montezuma that he wasn't some psychotic stalker, John asked the burning questions that have been on ...
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Do you deal with reinforcement learning ? 
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