Submissions – Vending Machine Press

Vending Machine Press (VMP) is aimed at giving writers an avenue for their writing to reach a wider audience and hopefully become a meaningful part of the history of the journal and the literary community at large. Vending Machine Press – Submission Guidelines Poetry – Up to 6 poems in one document Flash Fiction – Up…
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Artificial intelligence can look at Google Street View to help you decide where to move — Quartz

An #AI can use #Google Street View to help you decide where to move ▷

  • An AI can use Google Street View to help you decide where to move
  • He plots 10,000 randomized points throughout a city, and grabs images taken by Google Street View.
  • The idea of extracting information from Google Street View was inspired by MIT Media Lab’s StreetScore project, Keskkula writes, where machine learning was used to rank the safety of 3,000 streets in New York and Boston.
  • Now one Estonia-based startup, Teleport , is using this idea, coupled with images from Google Street View, to automatically look around cities and see if people will like them based on their lifestyle preferences.
  • Keskkula’s example focuses on motorcycles: He owns two and is interested in a city that welcomes them.

Machine learning is at its best when there’s way too much information for any human to comb through manually, like making high-volume stock trades or surfacing the best posts from hundreds of friends on Facebook. Now one Estonia-based startup, Teleport, is using this idea, coupled with images from Google Street View, to automatically look around cities and see if people will…
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Something New Is Coming – AltspaceVR – Medium

Something New Is Coming  #vr #ar #ai

  • Co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel lead a discussion in virtual reality about how technology got us this far and why AR/VR and AI is next
  • Scoble and Israel, looking down the path of the future with AR, VR, and AI, also want to remind us: “Something new is .”
  • With his first reading, Israel introduced us to the book’s theme by way of its opening sentence – one with a leading clause that sounds particularly familiar. “
  • Entrenched in the tech and digital worlds since before DOS was popular, tech evangelist Robert Scoble and prolific writer Shel Israel performed a reading of their newest collaboration, a book entitled The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Everything.
  • In the beginning,” Israel started, “there were mainframes.

Co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel lead a discussion in virtual reality about how technology got us this far and why AR/VR and AI is next Entrenched in the tech and digital worlds since before…
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Google DeepMind AI destroys human expert in lip reading competition

.@Google DeepMind #AI destroys human expert in lip reading competition

  • Google DeepMind also recently was able to get its AI systems to sound more human with advanced text-to-speech technology innovations.
  • Oxford University researchers partnered with Google on a new AI tool that reads lips, and the results were significant.
  • Oxford University and Google DeepMind have built an AI tool that can read lips far better than a professional human lip-reader, which could help the hearing impaired.
  • Google DeepMind wins again: AI trounces human expert in lip-reading face-off (ZDNet)
  • According to a report from New Scientist , the human expert deciphered 12.4% of their words, while the AI system got 46.8% correct.

Oxford University researchers partnered with Google on a new AI tool that reads lips, and the results were significant.
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Very interesting code, lda2vec tools for interpreting natural language  #machinelearning #NLP

  • We build a model that builds both word and document topics, makes them interpreable, makes topics over clients, times, and documents, and makes them supervised topics.
  • lda2vec also yields topics over clients.
  • lda2vec the topics can be ‘supervised’ and forced to predict another target.
  • It’s research software, and we’ve tried to make it simple to modify lda2vec and to play around with your own custom topic models.
  • LDA on the other hand is quite interpretable by humans, but doesn’t model local word relationships like word2vec.

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Topic modeling Budget 2016

I topic modelled #Budget2016, because why not mindlessly apply machine learning to govt docs

  • Then I made the words of each topic into a word cloud, because it’s still 2008 and word clouds are cool.
  • I used Latent Dirichlet Allocation to build 20 sets of words that each match with a “topic” in the text* of the budget.
  • I topic modeled all the Estimates of Appropriations documents from the NZ 2016 budget.
  • Thanks to @garibaldu for the LDA code.

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Word clouds of the 20 topics from topic modeling the NZ 2016 bidget with LDA


Topic modeling Budget 2016