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Tag: deep learning

Read — 2018-09-21

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Titans of mathematics clash over epic proof of abc conjecture“, by Erica Klarreich (Quanta Magazine, 2018-09-20). The abc conjecture is a relatively simple problem to state, and it has many important implications.
  2. Claude Shannon: How a genius solves problems“, by Zat Rana (Medium, 2018-08-15).
  3. New theory cracks open the black box of deep learning“, by Natalie Wolchover (Quanta Magazine, 2017-09-21).
  4. Drug pair shows promise for treating sleep apnea“, by Meredith Wadman (Science, 2018-09-21).
  5. Ripple (XRP) is up almost 50% in 24 hours on exciting new feature“, by Billy Bambrough (Forbes, 2018-09-21). Ripple announces its xRapid product. As per a Ripple spokesperson, “there isn’t currently an official commercial release timeline for xRapid”.
  6. Eventbrite: Plenty of upside left in this stellar IPO“, by Gary Alexander (Seeking Alpha, 2018-09-21). Note that the author indicates he may take a long position in EB.

Read — 2018/04/21

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. A crossroads in the US-Japan ‘special relationship’“, by OZY editors (OZY).
  2. The founders of the world’s five largest companies all follow the 5-hour rule“, by Michael Simmons (The Mission). A clarion to look beyond traditional educational organization and institutions and invest in your own knowledge. (Adoring praise of Elon Musk included free of charge.)
  3. The difference between artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning“, by Calum McClelland (IoT for all). In a nutshell, deep learning is a way of structuring machine learning, which in turn is a way of achieving artificial intelligence (i.e. machines that can act like humans, at least in some ways).
  4. How pretty good privacy works, and how you can use it for secure communication“, by Radu Raicea (Free Code Camp).
  5. Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin on the bitcoin bubble and running a $125bn blockchain“, by Chloe Cornish (Financial Times). An interview focusing more on Buterin’s personal quirks than his contributions to blockchain technology.
  6. 2018 Frederic Esser Nemmers mathematics prize recipient“, (Nemmers Prize). …is Dr. Assaf Naor, associated with Princeton University.
  7. Stocks to watch: earnings blockbusters and Trump talks drug prices” (Seeking Alpha).