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Tim Giese
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Schon von der Plague App gehört?
Einfach mal kostenlos ausprobieren! Neuartig, interessant, spaßig! Für iOS und Android.
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I think I just found a project to start working on.
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JavaScript library enabling SVG icons to morph from one to the other. It implements Material Design's Delightful Details transitions.
SVG Morpheus
SVG Morpheus
jqueryrazer.com
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Schickes Auto-Effekt-Foto. Lichtgrenze Berlin Friedrichstraße
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Sehr schöne API! Habs getestet, es funktioniert sehr gut.
Check out the new #Face ++ #API - give it any photo of a person, it will find their face, estimate their age, sex, pose and more and return the results in a nice digestible JSON object. As you can see in my example from my profile photo it estimates I am 26 give or take 5 years, and male etc... Pretty damn good! http://www.faceplusplus.com/demo-detect/
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I'm listening to a talk on the origin of life at a workshop on Biological and Bio-Inspired Information Theory.  The speaker said something like this... and I was amazed, again, at how wonderful living organisms are.

You can see videos of the talks here:

http://www.birs.ca/videos/2014

I gave a talk on "Biodiversity, entropy and thermodynamics":

http://www.birs.ca/events/2014/5-day-workshops/14w5170/videos/watch/201410291038-Baez.mp4

but what really blew my mind was Naftali Tishby's talk on "Sensing and acting under information constraints - a principled approach to biology and intelligence":

http://www.birs.ca/events/2014/5-day-workshops/14w5170/videos/watch/201410281032-Tishby.mp4

It wasn't easy for me to follow - you should already know rate-distortion theory and the Bellman equation, and I didn't - but it's great!  It's all about how living organisms balance the cost of storing information about the past against the payoff of achieving their desired goals in the future.  It's not fluff: it's a detailed mathematical model!  And it ends by testing the model on experiments with cats listening to music and rats swimming to land.

Here's a good paper about this stuff:

• Naftali Tishby and Daniel Polani, Information theory of decisions and actions, http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/labs/learning/Papers/IT-PAC.pdf

A conversation with Susanne Still convinced me even more that this is stuff I need to learn!  I hope to blog about it as I understand more.

In case you're wondering, rate-distortion theory is the branch of information theory that helps you find the minimum number of bits per second that must be communicated over a noisy channel so that the signal can be approximately reconstructed at the other end without exceeding a given distortion:

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rate-distortion_theory

The Bellman equation lets you find an optimal course of action by optimizing what you do at each step:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellman_equation

#spnetwork doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-1452-1_19 #informationTheory #controlTheory #biology  
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Die Idee der ColorCard. Eine unglaubliche Idee. Du wirst nie ahnen was geschah als ich ein Script zum Knacken programmierte... #heftigstyle  
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