How does a neural network connect perceptions to concepts? In other words, how can you make something that accepts an array of pixels as an input and correctly outputs "dog" or "cat?" This video from Art of the Problem does a good job of explaining how neural networks are able to do this, and why it's important to have neural networks with many layers.
"Today, I'm very excited to announce that Microsoft is teaming up with OpenAI to exclusively license GPT-3," Kevin Scott, Microsoft's Executive Vice President and chief technology officer, wrote on the Microsoft blog. Pretty soon, Microsoft Word documents will write themselves, and AI bots will read them on our behalf, giving us more time to improve… READ THE REST
Ethan Rosenthal is "particularly fond of peanut butter and banana sandwiches." As a data scientist, he wondered if he could "maximize the packing fraction of the banana slices," the amount of banana coverage, using computer vision and machine learning. Months later, he succeeded. Now, Rosenthal has written a deep description of the project and released the code… READ THE REST
GPT-3 is a machine-learning trained language model that generates text based on a text prompt. Cory Doctorow has been playing around with a closed-beta implementation of Sudowrite, which he describes as a "GPT3-based text generator for fiction writers. You give it characters, plot summaries, dialogue, or twist endings," and Sudowrite generates one of more paragraphs… READ THE REST
Scientists have found there's a danger just as impactful on your health as killers that everyone talks about like obesity or smoking. This one, though, is a lot more subtle. Researchers say that the threat posed by sitting for eight hours a day with little physical activity is just as harmful as some of the… READ THE REST
Your brain really is every bit the supercomputer that you think it is. Scientists found that over the course of your life, your modest human brain will hold up to 1 quadrillion pieces of information. You also have an average of 70,000 thoughts per day. Considering that, it's really no surprise that we can all… READ THE REST
Prime Day week is here, but before you start rifling through page after page of Amazon deals, you should know Amazon isn't the only fish in the sea. In fact, many companies are combating Amazon's Prime Day dominance with some fairly impressive sales of their own. That includes the Boing Boing Store and a full… READ THE REST