Machine learning shows exactly when to zap brain to boost memory

Machine learning shows exactly when to zap brain to boost memory

  • To discover the effect of electrical stimulation on memory, Michael Kahana and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania turned to 150 volunteers who had previously had electrodes implanted in their brains to help control severe epilepsy.
  • They then applied machine learning methods to this brain signal data, enabling them to predict if a person’s efforts to commit something to memory would later prove successful, based on the state of their brain at the time.
  • They compared the effects of jolting someone during two different brain states – the pattern of signals linked to being likely to later remember something, and the pattern linked to being more likely to have a memory lapse.
  • They found that giving electrical stimulation when a person’s brain signals suggested they would later forget the current item made that person 13 per cent more likely to recall it.
  • So far, many studies have conflicted with each other on the effects of deep brain stimulation and recall.

Jolting the brain with electricity really does seem to boost memory, but only if it’s done at the right time. Now we can detect when the brain could use a shock
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Seek to Investigate The Implications of Artificial Intelligence For Humanity

Seek to Investigate The Implications of #ArtificialIntelligence For Humanity | #AI ▷

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  • The Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) has one aim: “to work together to ensure that we humans make the best of the opportunities of artificial intelligence as it develops over coming decades.”
  • A new center has been launched in Cambridge, England that will look to continue the study of AI more closely along with the implications that come with these marvelous machines.
  • The massive benefits that AI will bring and undeniable, and as long as humans remain responsible at the same time, there is no reason why AI can not be integrated into every aspect of our lives.
  • As part of his speech at the opening, Professor Hawking goes on to describe how he feels computers are simply emulating human intelligence and what the human mind can do a computer can do, only better.

Everywhere you look, now there is some form of artificial intelligence appearing. Whether it’s to make a process more efficient or whether it’s to keep humans
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Blockchain Adoption Faster Than Expected

#Blockchain Adoption Faster Than Expected

#fintech #Bitcoin #IoT #AI #IBMWatson

  • Over 65 percent of the banks surveyed expect to deploy blockchains at scale within the next three years.
  • One area where blockchains are already seeing considerable use is in logistics, which is opening the way for blockchains to be used as a way to interact with and monitor Internet of Things devices.
  • , this year’s All Things Open conference has responded to interest in blockchains by adding a separate Blockchain track which will run during both days of the event, scheduled for October 26-27 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Blockchains, the distributed database model behind cryptocurrency Bitcoin, continues to prove itself as the next big thing in the enterprise.
  • “With blockchain now moving into the enterprise and there being a significant ‘open’ component to it, it should be extremely well received,” conference chairperson Todd Lewis told Windows IT Pro.

A study released last week by IBM indicates that blockchain adoption by financial institutions is on the rise and beating expectations. This is good news for IBM, which is betting big on the database technology that was brought to prominence by Bitcoin. Yesterday, Big Blue announced that it has made its Watson-powered blockchain service available to enterprise customers.
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A Course in Machine Learning

A Course in #MachineLearning

  • You may obtain the written materials by purchasing a ($55) print copy , by downloading the entire book , or by downloading individual chapters below.
  • If you find errors in the book, please fill out a bug report .
  • If you would like to be informed when new versions of CIML materials are released, please join the CIML mailing list .
  • Any area in which you need to make sense of data is a potential consumer of machine learning.
  • You can get the source code for the book, labs and other teaching materials on GitHub .

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A Course in Machine Learning

The Making of a Cheatsheet: Emoji Edition — Emily Barry

The Making of a Cheatsheet: Emoji Edition  #MachineLearning #DataScience

  • Another thing I love is data science.
  • Linear regression especially is a thing you learn constantly in other contexts and may not realize it’s used in data science.
  • Nor did I set out to make an emoji cheatsheet.
  • There are a few important things in data science that might have just ended up having their own section in a perfect world where a 3-D cheatsheet is a thing.
  • The emoji choices throughout this sheet were very intentional.

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@MikeTamir: “The Making of a Cheatsheet: Emoji Edition #MachineLearning #DataScience”


I’ve mentioned this before, but I really love emoji. I spend so much of my time communicating with friends and family on chat that emoji bring necessary animation to my words that might otherwise look flat on the screen. 💁


The Making of a Cheatsheet: Emoji Edition — Emily Barry

The Making of a Cheatsheet: Emoji Edition — Emily Barry

This is AWESOME!

  • Another thing I love is data science.
  • Linear regression especially is a thing you learn constantly in other contexts and may not realize it’s used in data science.
  • Nor did I set out to make an emoji cheatsheet.
  • There are a few important things in data science that might have just ended up having their own section in a perfect world where a 3-D cheatsheet is a thing.
  • The emoji choices throughout this sheet were very intentional.

Read the full article, click here.


@RasuShrestha: “This is AWESOME! “#MachineLearning: Emoji Edition”

Blog: by @emilyinamillion #DataScience”


I’ve mentioned this before, but I really love emoji. I spend so much of my time communicating with friends and family on chat that emoji bring necessary animation to my words that might otherwise look flat on the screen. 💁


The Making of a Cheatsheet: Emoji Edition — Emily Barry

The Making of a Cheatsheet: Emoji Edition — Emily Barry

#MachineLearning Cheatsheet — the Emoji edition:  #BigData #AI #DataScience

  • Another thing I love is data science.
  • Linear regression especially is a thing you learn constantly in other contexts and may not realize it’s used in data science.
  • Nor did I set out to make an emoji cheatsheet.
  • There are a few important things in data science that might have just ended up having their own section in a perfect world where a 3-D cheatsheet is a thing.
  • The emoji choices throughout this sheet were very intentional.

Read the full article, click here.


@KirkDBorne: “#MachineLearning Cheatsheet — the Emoji edition: #BigData #AI #DataScience”


I’ve mentioned this before, but I really love emoji. I spend so much of my time communicating with friends and family on chat that emoji bring necessary animation to my words that might otherwise look flat on the screen. 💁


The Making of a Cheatsheet: Emoji Edition — Emily Barry