Mensing.AI

My journey into AI/ML/DL and other areas of interest.

What’s Smarter, a Machine or an Octopus? ๐Ÿ™

Researchers in Germany used a mixture of machine learning and random forest decision trees to predict the winner of the 2018 World Cup. And the winner is….Germany! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Hey, wait a minute… ๐Ÿค” Actually, Spain was the most likely winner, unless Germany makes it to the quarter finals, in which case they become the favorite. …

Forget About It โฑ๏ธ

This post is an interesting look at the importance of forgetting to humans and a few methods used to mimic strategic forgetting in AI. ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ I hadn’t given much thought to the fact that AI “memory” will function just like RAM, overwriting whenever needed or deemed necessary. But remembering things in a specific way plays …

What’s That Animal? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿƒ

Snapshot Serengeti is investigating the use of deep learning image recognition to sift through their trove of 3.2 million wildlife pictures from various camera traps. This is an AI researcher/engineer’s dream data set, there is just so much. ๐Ÿ“Š So what can this model do? ๐Ÿ” Not only does the artificial intelligence system tell you …

Alexa, Update ๐Ÿ–ฒ

Tech Fest season continues! Amazon announced some cool updates to Alexa via blog and conference appearance. ๐ŸŽŠ These updates will make interacting with Alexa feel more like interacting with a human. Not because she (it?) is getting and smarter necessarily, but because the interface is improving. Amazon is continuing to put the customer experience at …

Generate an Adversary ๐ŸฅŠ

This is a really great introduction to Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) with great visuals. (and a tutorial if you want to get your hands dirty) ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Why should you care about GANs? They are the driving force behind the crazy creative abilities of neural networks. They are also the building blocks of deepfakes in many …

AI Coming to the Mobile Masses ๐Ÿ“ฒ

Applepalooza 2018 is happening now! (a.k.a. WWDC) This year’s focus is software from what I hear, and they went right for the trendy trend by announcing a new AI/ML platform that will allow easy rollout for developers in the App Store. ๐Ÿ Called Create ML, it will allow devs to easily add machine learning capabilities …

This Computer is Super ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ’ช

One supercomputer to rule them all! (For now) Oak Ridge Lab in the US has unveiled it’s new supercomputer, Summit, and takes the crown for most powerful computer in the world, claiming the title from China. ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ How powerful is it? everyone on earth would have to do a calculation every second of every day …

Bees are Zen, Care about Nothing ๐Ÿ

Bees have officially reached stage 3 of 4 in understanding the concept of zero. ๐ŸŽ‰ Beginning to understand how bees learn and understand things, and potential transfer learning throughout the hive, could be really interesting for AI. I’ve been curious why we’re so focused on recreating human thought in machines, especially when we still seem …

Accenture Goes to Ethicsville

Accenture has entered the bias-beating ring, they’ll be formally announcing their fairness tool this week. I’m glad to see a growing surge of focus on algorithmic bias and how to avoid it. Are any of these tools silver bullets? No. But acknowledging the problem and seeking to solve even small portions of it is a …