I've watched 3Blue1Brown's excellent explainer video about neural networks a couple of times, but my understanding of what they are and how they work was greatly improved by Allison George's Neural Networks from Scratch. It's an interactive website that takes you through the process of building a neural net to separate strawberries from blueberries. If you are interested in machine learning but need a good starting point, this is it!
Razer, famed for sleek and expensive laptops made to play games on, heads in a new direction with its $3500 Tensorbook—it comes with Linux, not Windows, and is designed for demanding machine-learning tasks. Tensorbook's GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q 16GB GPU delivers model training performance up to 4x faster than Apple's M1 Max, and up to… READ THE REST
Unlimited Dream Co. is a "collaboration between a UK-based artist and artificial intelligence." They make amazing art, which you can see here. I also follow their Twitter feed, and saw this weird image: These would be great characters for a horror movie. I didn't know what FFHQ was, so I looked it up. It's something… READ THE REST
The Uncanny Robot Podcast is a new podcast by Thersa Matsuura (previously at Boing Boing) and Rich Pav, where absurd AI-generated stories are read by humans and illustrated with GAN art and fantastic sound design. The resulting experiences are blessed with a bizarre intentionality that brings the machine-brain literary madness particularly close to our own.… READ THE REST
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Everyone's been seduced by the idea of camping at one point or another, right? Spotting the stars at night, falling asleep to the sounds of the woods, waking up to a sunrise … There's just something magical about sleeping in the great outdoors. But, of course, reality is often disappointing. Tents, in particular, can be tiny… READ THE REST
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