Chris Wiggins gave an excellent talk at Rice this afternoon on data science at the New York Times. In the Q&A afterward, someone asked how you would set up a machine learning algorithm where you’re trying to optimize for outcomes and for information. Here’s how I’ve approached this dilemma in the past. Information and outcomes are not […]
With Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway admitting that the sky is blue after all, Hillary Clinton’s triumph is a fait accompli. The Clinton machine may plug on, attempting to turn red states blue, stacking up a record to rival landslides past. It would be a waste of time and energy. If she does not need [...]Show More Summary
This happens every year, and it is already happening this year. It doesn’t mean the machines are rigged: The Alamance County Board of Elections will recalibrate the voting machines at the Graham early voting site after a second-hand, anonymous complaint. … Continue reading ?
Upgrade of at least 100 linear accelerator machines should boost survival chances of hundreds of thousands of cancer patients Cancer treatment is to get its biggest boost in 15 years, according to NHS England, which has said it willShow More Summary
“ A city is a machine with innumerable parts made by the accumulation of human gestures, a colossal organism forever dying and being born, an ongoing conflict between memory and erasure, a center for capital and for attacks on capital,...Show More Summary
Police allege the "disgruntled employee" poured cleaner used for windows and bathrooms into the coffee machine; several co-workers reported being sickened
Paxata today announced it has raised $33.5 million to bolster the machine learning and semantic analysis foundations of its enterprise information platform. Led by Intel Capital, today’s investment is Paxata‘s fourth funding round and brings its total capital raised to $61.5 million. Show More Summary
The fact that Nintendo’s next video game machine, the Switch, is built for single-screen gaming is a dark lining on a silver cloud. Read more...
Washington Post: “Katy Perry’s glamor, Tom Steyer’s money, Univision’s megaphone and organized labor’s muscle, along with a late assist from Barack Obama, each helped lubricate Harry Reid’s well-oiled political machine over the past 48 hours.” “The media tends to focus [...]
Ginni Rometty describes a "man and machine" era of medicine where A.I. systems like Watson search for the wisest treatments
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Nvidia released a new driver for its video card on Friday, and it turned out quickly that the driver caused all kinds of issues on Windows 10 machines. When it comes to the installation of new drivers, display drivers or others, it is usually a good idea to wait a couple of days before you […] Ghacks needs you. Show More Summary
October 24, 1988: Three years after leaving Apple, 33-year-old Steve Jobs prepares to launch the NeXT Computer, a machine he hopes will cement his reputation as a tech genius and blow away the computers being released by his former company. Show More Summary
So, I don't want to shock you, but the internet is a weird place. YouTube might be the weirdest. Especially in the realm of videos for kids. Even on YouTube Kids, there's just weird shit that somehow manages to become...
Here's something no marketer has ever tried anywhere before in the history of the universe—a wacky vending machine stunt! This particular machine, set up by VML to plug Hillshire Snacking's meats, cheeses and nuts as the fanciest treats...Show More Summary
The Austin-based producer talks us through his gear and obsessions with vintage Korg synths and drum machines
Security experts say voting machines are easy to tamper with, and in several key battleground states ballots will be nearly impossible to verify.