78°F, 48% humidity, calm, clear, and the air smells like autumn. Perfect!
I sat out last season’s SNL. Why? I don’t like being reminded of Trump.
"MIT 3D Printer Turns Anyone Into a Roboticist" (http://ow.ly/ejSD30eG7VV ) JK--Cyborg origami transformers? Yes!
"18 Elon Musk quotes that'll make you believe in the future" (http://ow.ly/vxIx30eG3d5 ) JK--He confirmed that time moves forward! Genius!
Grow #ML #AI #datacapital. Join #Oracle Crowdchat: Deepening Data Capital, 9-13 10am PDT http://bit.ly/2w3RKHH #oraclebdcm
Extract value from infrastructure data. Join #ExtraHop CrowdChat Sept 7 10am PDT http://bit.ly/2ibVOzF #DataFriction
Cross-post of my latest KDNuggets column: "Wrapping Our Primate Brains Around AI’s Next Grand Challenge"
New jk #KDNuggets column: "Wrapping Our Primate Brains Around AI’s Next Grand Challenge" (http://ow.ly/F8al30eEBnj )
Need lip-reading AI bots to detect when Trump is telling the truth & knows what he's talking about. Happens so seldom. Would be newsworthy
"How I Used DL To Train A Chatbot To Talk Me" (http://ow.ly/yWeN30eE19F ) JK--Don't train them to talk about chatbots. Too self-involved
"Microsoft Brainwave AI on FPGAs" (http://ow.ly/Pu2330eE0pq ) JK--FW-neutral feder8d DL compile/runtime. See my recent
"How to Hack a Robot" (http://ow.ly/9qMT30eDZCQ ) JK--Introduces interesting coinage: "cobots" (collaborative robots).
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Mars "Helen Forsdale" from Complete Studio Recrdngs NYC 77-78 JK--1978. Also on classic Eno-produced "No New York"
"Pentagon Struggling to Take Advantage of AI" (http://ow.ly/4VnK30eDYO3 ) JK--Start by losing the dumb "buy AI like lettuce at Safeway" wish
"I was worried about AI—until it saved my life" (http://ow.ly/YfFi30eDYdl ) JK--So, now it can do no wrong--is that what you're saying?
"Musk, tech leaders urge UN to ban AI-powered lethal autonomous weapons" (http://ow.ly/pfzO30eDXS4 ) JK--But not nuclear weapons? Or cyberwar?
Need reverse-Pinocchio chatbots that display lengthening avatar nose every time you lie to them. Trump's would reach to the Moon.
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp D. Tiffany "How RU Plush" from Blue Dream JK--2017. Excuse me. The lady's trying to dance. She's good.
"Alphabet’s hate-fighting AI doesn't understand hate yet" (http://ow.ly/sVQ630eDWsa ) JK--Needs some serious verbal abuse to teach it a lesson
"Beyond HAL: How AI changing space systems" (http://ow.ly/Xx7630eDVXf ) JK--Post-"2001" homicidal computers pre-equipped w/AI-driven karaoke
"LinkedIn loses legal right to protect user data from AI scraping" (http://ow.ly/NgIa30eDVJY ) JK--Case concerns scraping of AI training data
"MIT’s AI streaming SW aims 2 stop video stutters" (http://ow.ly/l5Is30eDVsl ) JK--Learns 2 optimize via reward sys for smoother playback
"‘AI learns from pro gamers — then crushes them" (http://ow.ly/Hetd30eDVil ) JK--But the bot also accelerated mastery thru "self-play."
"Supercharging your image: ML for photography applications" (http://ow.ly/kfL530eDV4K ) JK--Cool infographic timeline of Google image search
"Fatal Flaw of AI Implementation" (http://ow.ly/9r3g30eDUOt ) JK--How is it "fatal" when users fail to heed statistical confidence intervals?
Interesting when someone announces the launch of "the world's leading such-and-such product." Apparently, it vaulted to the lead on Day One
Watching Carol Burnett rerun. Curious whether the producers ever required her to take on Earlobe Dislocation Insurance.
Investigating the proper use of a bidet. Also, looking into the proper unspooling of toilet paper. Clockwise or counter? Hygiene is tricky.
Weather app sez when there’s moderate rain in th vicinity. Please tell me when gray skies are going to clear up so I can put on a happy face
I don't know what the big deal is about "self-driving cars." I've had a self-driving car from the start. I've always driven myself in my car
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Filthy Friends "Editions of You" from Any Kind Of Crowd JK--2017. That's the crazy electric voice of Corin Tucker
Drafted next #Datanami column: "Giving Machine Learning Freer Rein to Design Next-Generation Communications Protocols"
Rumor is there's an Eclipse Deniers faction of the Alt-Right. They're pissed that the Moon challenged the supremacy of the Sun's white light
I'm a klutz with an unfamiliar coffee maker. I don't care if I roast the beans properly. I just don't need my fingers roasted in the process
Boost #ML #AI #bigdata value. Join #Oracle Crowdchat: Deepening Data Capital, 9-13 10am PDT http://bit.ly/2w3RKHH #oraclebdcm
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Tortoise 'The Suspension Bridge at
" from TNT
JK--1998. Lite instrumental. C'est très Van Dyke Parks Iguazú
"GGL devs ML algo that can easily remove watermarks from images" (http://ow.ly/zP6U30eAzEK ) JK--And approach for making them harder to remove
Google describes Red Lobster as “
England themed seafood restaurant.” How so? I’ve never once heard
them trash-talk the Yankees.
“Olive Garden.” Actually, that’s the one thing in the garden I always leave on my plate. They should call themselves “
.” Crouton Garden
The hot humid afternoon here in
Virginia’s Tidewater region has noticeably
cooled in advance of eclipse max. 8 mins from now. 85%
"10 Hours of Paint Drying" (http://ow.ly/b2yS30ezfQb ) JK--This won't blind you, but you may succumb from the fumes. Wear protection!
"Why chatbots are somewhere between overhyped and overblown" (http://ow.ly/2Ij430ezcBg ) JK--Those the X & Y axes? What's on the Z? Oversexed?
"SMASH: 1-Shot Model Architecture Search thru HyperNets" (http://ow.ly/zZR130ezbIq ) JK--U-Edinburgh proj 2 radically acceler8 DL optimization
"Eliminating the Human" (http://ow.ly/Cr4K30ezb6z ) JK--David Byrne asks "Is it possible that less human interaction might save us?"
TO SPACE//When you block the sun/you smear the universe’s/color all over.
"Introducing AWS Glue: A[n]...ETL Service" (http://ow.ly/TriK30eza1w ) JK--Managed serverless ETL for Spark cloud service.
"art-DCGAN" (http://ow.ly/gWTf30ez7Q3 ) 0JK--Cool open-source tool for training GANs to generate visual artistry.
"TVM: IR Stack for Deploying Deep Learning Workloads to Hardwares" (http://ow.ly/B1G330ez7vh ) JK--Cool initiative for any DL to run on any HW
New jk #Dataversity column: "Putting 'AI-First' Into Its Proper Context" (http://ow.ly/vF2z30ez6jT )
"Cooperatively Learning Human Values" (http://ow.ly/fbJO30ez3EI ) JK--Research where AI iteratively learns (uncertain) human reward function.
"It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s MSFT using AI to teach machine to stay aloft " (http://ow.ly/r2cH30ez1Xh ) JK--Dynamic avionic shape-warping?
"DARPA tunes machine learning to radio signals" (http://ow.ly/dLV830ez1pQ ) JK--ML for public RF frequency-utilization monitoring/enforcement
"5 Q’s for Daryn Nakhuda, Co-Founder of Mighty AI" (http://ow.ly/r63830ez15I ) JK--Startup in ML training-data crowdsourcing-as-a-service
"How Governments Are Preparing for Artificial Intelligence" (http://ow.ly/jBCV30ez0RJ ) JK--Specifically, US,
UK, China, Japan
"Deep Learning is not th AI future" (http://ow.ly/gA8S30eyVtI ) JK--Author means "the WHOLE future" but offers no vision for what that will be
"AWS Lambda vs. Azure Functions vs. Google Functions" (http://ow.ly/r5qF30eyTfa ) JK--AWS has added stateful hooks into their serverless cloud
"MSFT Next Serverlss Computing Bid: Azure Event Grid" (http://ow.ly/YMnC30eyPZy ) JK--Eventing 4 compute (Functions) & orchestr8n (Logic Apps)
"Visual Data and the ‘Killer App’ for AI" (http://ow.ly/Sb5u30eyP1K ) JK--Bulk photo auto-tagging, perhaps. Tag for search faces, objects, etc
"Serverless Architecture Could Cure DevOps Pain" (http://ow.ly/1YSS30eyOEL ) JK--Not really. Most apps are stateful. Serverless for stateless
"Synopsys&Morpho Accel Deep Learning Proc for Embedded Vision Apps" (http://ow.ly/QwVl30eyNVD ) JK--DL-driven photo auto-tagging is the future
"Data Science and DevOps Convergence" (http://ow.ly/w5tI30eyMTp ) JK--Good discussion of opn-src Data Version Control: http://ow.ly/Uks730eyMXQ
"More on Fully Automated Machine Learning" (http://ow.ly/eQfj30eyK2d ) JK--Vorhies researches more commercial tools.
During a solar eclipse, the dark side of the moon is actually the bright side of the moon.
Not all that interested in the colonial stuff or Jamestown. I’d like to see Powhatan history.
RIP Jerry Lewis. Iconic funnyman and telethon pioneer. Often looked uncomfortable, nasty, vindictive.
RIP Dick Gregory. He’s on the shortlist of people I want to meet (again) in Heaven. Brief impromptu chat at a protest rally in DC in 1981.
WSJ advises against Lee statue removals. Sez should keep history on display. By that logic, should put statues of Benedict Arnold everywhere
Friends inform me that hotel room minibars at
are booby traps.
Sensors detect if you use fridge, and charge outrageously MGM National
Just a matter of time before Trump pardons Joe Arpaio and nominates him to be the new Director of Strategy or Ambassador to
That Steve Bannon guy really did his strategy job well. If his strategy was to inflict total chaos on the country/world & let Trump run amok
"Encartopedia" (http://ow.ly/NWsz30evRZe ) JK--Advanced for 1154? How could a Sicily-based cartographer get the Italian peninsula so wrong?
"13 frameworks for mastering machine learning" (http://ow.ly/4WYu30evLoV ) JK--Some (eg Apache Singa) I wasn't aware of.
"We Need Nxt-Gen Algorithms To Harness The Power Of Today's AI Chips" (http://ow.ly/lmXP30evKdG ) JK--Perform many tasks on-chip on same data
"Cheat Sheets for AI, Neural Nets, Machine Learning, Deep Learning ..." (http://ow.ly/RQFM30evJBI ) JK--Nah-ah! No cheating! Memorize it all!
To everybody a few months ago who said we should "give Trump a chance"--WTF!!--his chance to trash our system of government? Satisfied now?
escalates war on white supremacy despite free speech concerns" (http://ow.ly/sDzG30evmaK )
JK--Violence-inciting hate speech
Bought/downloaded new Grizzly Bear LP "Painted Ruins." Released today. Been awaiting this one eagerly for many weeks. Listening now.
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Jane Weaver "Loops in the Secret Society" from Modern Kosmology JK--2017. Another cool new one from this
"August 21, 2017 — Great American Eclipse (Total Solar Eclipse)" (http://ow.ly/T4UO30evkaW ) JK--Great resource to find your exact time/%
Got solicitation from a self-styled "micro-consulting company." What is that? Drive-by consulting? Do fries come with that shakedown?
Managed not to lose my marbles today. Which is a good thing. Except for the fact I'm not particularly good at marbles. Saving up for nothing
New jk #TechTarget column: "The deepening decoupling of the deep learning ecosystem" (http://ow.ly/arfy30eub3l )
Drafted next #KDNuggets column: "Wrapping Our Primate Brains Around AI’s Next Grand Challenge"
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Iggy Pop "New Values" from New Values JK--1979. Easily one o my favorite punk songs of late 70s. Dopamine-addictive
"Why organizations need data ethics strategy" (http://ow.ly/TCNB30etDTM ) JK--OK but strains credulity to claim it'll give "competitive edge."
"Paul Allen’s AI institute..." (http://ow.ly/2k3F30etDkt ) JK--"Allen Institute for AI." Why no "Artificial Institute for Alien Intelligence"?
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Mazzy Star "
from She Hangs Brightly JK--1990. Great loud/hard rock from band known for the
"Teaching AI Sys to Behave Selves" (http://ow.ly/9reI30etCKS ) JK--Human curation guides algo discrim, per my recent
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Paul Simon "Can't Run But" from The Rhythm of the Saints JK--1990. Tingly skitterbeat. Feels like a naughty dream
"AI artist conjures up convincing fake worlds from memories" (http://ow.ly/GyTk30etClo ) JK--Generative geog sprung faux & whole from a dream?
"Meet th Company That’s Using Face Recognition to Reshape China’s Tech Scene" (http://ow.ly/zfYw30etCcZ ) JK--Will prosthetic noses fool this?
"Google protest Saturday just the start as far right targets Bay Area" (http://ow.ly/9cY930etBwP ) JK--Free bodycams for identifying Nazis?
Wishing a happy 72nd independence day to all our family and friends in
Great country, great people!
This Monday's USA-wide total solar eclipse has been eclipsed by an eclipse o
democracy. Let's pray the larger darkness is blessedly brief
No one ever had good definition o New Wave. Then physicists got involved & started confusing it with New Particle. The Knack swung both ways
"Where Is My Male Sex Robot?" (http://ow.ly/i7h430eqhXv ) JK--Stuck in neutral. His chatbot can't stop chattering about his prowess w/ladybots
#AWS announces winners of its Chatbot Challenge (http://ow.ly/OXdS30eqgEh ) JK--Nearly 200 submissions. All use Lex DL & Lambda serverless
"DeepMind and Blizzard open StarCraft II as an AI research environment" (http://ow.ly/56qR30eq2nd ) JK--To enrich multi-layered gameplay
"How AI became Instagram weapon of choice in war on cyberbullying" (http://ow.ly/gWi630eq1ju ) JK--Text analytics to block harassing comments
"Twitter campaign outing people who marched with white nationalists in
(http://ow.ly/KlAO30eq18p ) JK--Hold
"Researchers Find a
Malicious Way to Meddle with Autonomous
Cars" (http://ow.ly/2oR430eq0li ) JK--Only
if cars lack cached street database
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Sheer Mag "Meet Me in the Street" from Need to Feel Your Love JK--2017. Good Joan Jett-fueled rocker-girl vibe.
Watching “Diana: In Her Own Words” on National Geographic channel. Latest in their series of expeditions into deepest darkest
On Aug 21, people in the path of totality are cautioned to use protective specs while watching Johnny Cash do “Ring of Fire” on YouTube.
"Deep Teaching" (http://ow.ly/virl30eoZ6U ) JK--Abstraction layer to automate outcome-driven composition of optimal deep-learning models.
"How AI Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art" (http://ow.ly/4Mnw30eoYtd ) JK--Everything is going generative.
"Tech’s Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd " (http://ow.ly/NUt930eoXeN ) JK--More often than not, those types are team morale-killers
New jk #Datanami column: "Training Your AI With As Little Manually Labeled Data As Possible" (http://ow.ly/97d930eoQTq )
"ML could B key 2 producing stronger less corrosiv metals" (http://ow.ly/zsmN30eodLk ) JK--Predict which atom grain-boundary configs do th job
"DeepMind AI teaches self about world by watching videos" (http://ow.ly/Ertv30eodg0 ) JK--Plus listening to & correlating w/associated audio
"Mattis: SiliconValley cyber unit...AI/autonomous machines...will grow under Trump" (http://ow.ly/mDQK30eobRn ) JK--Staffed 100% domestic? Ha!
"Google Vizier: A Service for Black-Box Optimization" (http://ow.ly/pCd430eobjE ) JK--
"DoD Secy James Mattis Envies Silicon Valley's AI Ascent" (http://ow.ly/7cCJ30eob3e ) JK--Ideological polarization o Valley denizens will grow
"Project Maven 2 Deploy [AI] to War Zone by Year’s End" (http://ow.ly/6Umb30eoaPa ) JK--DL/ML computer vision for autonomous SIGINT under fire
"Learning to Infer Graphics Programs from Hand-Drawn Images" (http://ow.ly/JBQM30eoat2 ) JK--Cool CNN-driven auto-programming implementation
"How Disney is using AI to figure out exactly how much you enjoy its films" (http://ow.ly/kvwQ30eo9lG ) JK--Would AI have offed Bambi's mom?
"AI will lead to the human soul, not destroy it" (http://ow.ly/ZRGq30eo95s ) JK--But reading religion into this risks destroying your sanity
"How AI could create a world of haves & have-nots" (http://ow.ly/R0HA30eo89w ) JK--BS. Don't misconstrue structural shifts as class conflict
"Opioid." Took me a while to figure out this wasn't a bunch of Ron Howard wannabes.
"Learning From the Feynman Technique" (http://ow.ly/iaJV30eo52T ) JK--Break complex unknowns down to simplest terms & then build back up
"Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours/Week On “Compound Time”" (http://ow.ly/Hfv930eo4xo ) JK--All of which superficially resemble goofing off
"5 Morning Success Hacks From Millionaires" (http://ow.ly/My8e30eo3Te ) JK-- #6: Stuff $ in your pillow & go back 2 sleep--you're loaded!
Read Springsteen’s memoir “Born To Run.” So good I wanted to stand on my seat, flick my Bic & scream for an encore (which of course he’d do)
Did a bit of touristing w/friends in DC today. Did not see even a hint of touristy kitsch referencing th current White House occupant. Good!
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” FDR failed to mention th Great Depression & World War II. But that would have been a downer
Wegman’s comfy lounging room. TV plays HGTV on mute. Closed caption sez “[whimsical-suspenseful tune plays].” Wish I could hear that
That so-called “OCD test” making the rounds on Facebook. Tests whether people will compulsively obsess over vacuous Facebook crap.
"Are You Ready for the Next Total Solar Eclipse?" (http://ow.ly/znpp30elrVV ) JK--Sadly, no. I'm addicted to staring directly into the sun
"Crowdsourcing may have just helped close "analogy gap" 4 computers" (http://ow.ly/1CEM30elrvh ) JK--Semantic graphs contextualize AI patterns
"Elon Musk and Amber Heard overcome distance to be together in
(http://ow.ly/lj4u30elq6R ) JK--Did
they bring their dogs?
"The Carly Simon problem" (http://ow.ly/AeJb30eldX6 ) JK--Digital? That's the way I always heard it should be.
When I hear "the bottom line" invoked over and over, I tend to wonder if we're dealing with a bottomless line. A deep moneypit or honeypot?
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"Ever wonder “what th fuck am I doing with my life?”" (http://ow.ly/ZGA230ekUyO ) JK--No, I don't wonder what the f you're doing with yr life
"The truth behind Facebook AI inventing a new language" (http://ow.ly/veFX30ekT6C ) JK--Agents fabricate dialects to advance positive outcomes
"10 Advanced Deep Learning Architectures Data Scientists Should Know!" (http://ow.ly/E6hV30ekR4j ) JK--Patterns for configuring neural nets
"Graph Convolutional Networks" (http://ow.ly/CL2s30ekQJh ) JK--Incredibly arcane mathematics. But incredibly important research 4 AI over IoT
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp David Rawlings "Cumberland Gap" from Poor David's Almanack JK--2017. Nice one of this folk traditional. Diff lyrics
Trump says threatening a nuclear attack on
Pyongyang wasn't "tough enough." Is
he plotting an armageddon-grade response to Kim Jong-un?
Drafted next #InfoWorld column: "Building Adversarial Defenses into the AI Development Pipeline"
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Aretha
"Respect" JK--1967. Fun fact: Otis wrote this out of disrespect for
people who misspelled the word
"This is what will keep us human in the age of AI" (http://ow.ly/WNOW30ej8T5 ) JK--My plan is to avoid being reincarnated as another species
"Robotic Process Automation" (http://ow.ly/q6rE30ej8i3 ) JK--Conversational, contextual, in-app digital accelerator/assistant/recommenders
"You Are Being Exploited By The Opaque, Algorithm-Driven Economy" (http://ow.ly/l15o30ej85u ) JK--Oh, really? Compared to what analog utopia?
"Evolution of ML" (http://ow.ly/aJHn30ej7uj ) JK--Interesting call-out to FB's internal AI-devel pipeline backbone:
"BuzzFeed News Trained A Computer To Search For Hidden Spy Planes" (http://ow.ly/QFXm30ej6to ) JK--I'm sure
govt/adversaries reading this
"The Rise of AI Is Forcing Google & Microsoft to Become Chipmakers" (http://ow.ly/qNMv30ej6he ) JK--Encroaching on turf of Intel, Nvidia, etc.
"Chinese chatbots apparently re-educated after political faux pas" (http://ow.ly/n3Yc30ej62l ) JK--New tool 4 mass indoctrin8n or subterfuge?
"Facebook finishes its move to neural machine translation" (http://ow.ly/H7vW30ej5KM ) JK--ML-driven neural more accurate than phrase-based
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp The Clientele "Lunar Days" from Music For The Age Of Miracles JK--2017. Thoroughly immersive autumnal vibe.
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Vashti Bunyan "Rose Hip November" frm Just Anthr Diamond Day JK--1970. Quiet/devastating. Actual 1st name: Jennifer
"'AI the new electricity' & millions of people should learn it, expert sez" (http://ow.ly/wUU130ej4ms ) JK--Become AI electricians? AI yi yi!
Quantum computing's future. Radically uncertain. At any time, you can measure its PR spin with precision, but not its monetization momentum
"2 Giants of AI Team Up 2 Head Off Robot Apocalypse" (http://ow.ly/4g9Y30ej2Rw ) JK--Not so fast. We'll need them 2 head off Zombie Apocalypse
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"AI." By the time you break paradigm down to something concrete about which to speak with precision, your audience's attention has wandered
Wife had can of some traditional dark German beer. I had some untraditional bitter domestic with Jesus in its name. I’m a better man for it
Did our yoga in the morning. I’m still working on my knees and ankles. Not terribly flexible. Hard to loosen tendons taut as steel cable.
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Interpol "Evil" from Antics JK--2004. Love how this quickly modulates from sweetly barbed to full-pumping rocknroll
"Google releases TensorFlow Serving library" (http://ow.ly/KePo30ehDGD ) JK--AI industry maturation milestone:
4 productionizing DL models
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"Google & MIT’s new ML algorithms retouch your photos before you take them" (http://ow.ly/emFP30ehBFs ) JK--Gak! Need ML-tamper evidence
"Should Artificial Intelligence Be Regulated?" (http://ow.ly/iPmG30ehAQN ) JK--No way. Innovation killer. Voluntary codes of conduct better
"Netflix Changed Rating System 4 AI" (http://ow.ly/bXex30ehA7R ) JK--ML collab filtrng recom engine more accurate w/thumbs-up-down than 5-star
"Why I Never Meet Someone for Coffee" (http://ow.ly/EKhs30ehvrl ) JK--Why some people never truly get the concept of a coffee break.
"Great Digital Companies Build Great Recommendation Engines" (http://ow.ly/kfCe30ehgDR ) JK--For sure. They accelerate targeted transactions
"AWS Market Share Is Triple Azure's" (http://ow.ly/ZJL830ehg7q ) JK--Impressive but cloud space not yet hugely consolidated. Top 4 have 56%
RIP Glen Campbell. Excellent singer & guitarist. Could joke, act, and host variety shows with good-natured ease. Devilishly handsome to boot
"Million-dollar babies" (http://ow.ly/RCff30efAXk ) JK--You wonder who's left doing AI research in academia.
"IoT-device swarm intelligence: Think about security before it's too late" (http://ow.ly/JO0B30efyOh ) JK--Think swarm vs. counterswarm
"Terrified of AI? Don't, It May Be Th Key to Tomorrow's Survival" (http://ow.ly/Jfti30efyrP ) JK--Enough of the armchair apocalyptics, already
"Who's Right About AI? Musk's Dire Warnings Meet Zuckerberg's Cheerful Optimism" (http://ow.ly/9OFC30efy5r ) JK--Need billionaire to referee?
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Broken Social Scene "Hug of Thunder" from Hug of Thunder JK--2017. Love that insistent bass. Love Feist's voice
"Quantum leap: Obstacles remain, but revolution in computing is almost here" (http://ow.ly/n02y30efxuO ) JK--$5B market by 2020? #SiliconANGLE
"IBM says...breakthru...improve DL speed" (http://ow.ly/XrvG30efvQF ) JK--SW library/algo for cross-GPU cluster accel on PowerAI #SiliconANGLE
Taking very interesting briefing from #Kogentix: DevOps for data science with transfer learning & ensemble modeling built into the pipeline
"Dozen Times AI Startled World" (http://ow.ly/X10t30edYug ) JK--Or GANs did their jobs so well U simply didn't notice/care no humans involved
"You can be an AI designer" (http://ow.ly/XVEP30edYay ) JK--How can you design "artificial superintelligence" if you're not a super-designer?
"Evolutionary computation: the next major transition of AI?" (http://ow.ly/WOAZ30edX4p ) JK--Algo inheritance, random variation, & selection
"Robots created a language. No need to panic" (http://ow.ly/1aYZ30edWpe ) JK--Worse stuff could happen--eg Trump has his finger on the button
"To Build a Smarter Chatbot, First Teach It a Second Language" (http://ow.ly/2XPk30edVLt ) JK--Tunes it to sublingual conceptual/contextuals.
"Are we entering a post-app world?" (http://ow.ly/fPnU30edVt4 ) JK--Are bots kicking app butts? Not so fast. "Not all apps are botifiable."
"Algo Trained on Emoji Knows U’re Being Sarcastic on Twitter" (http://ow.ly/WsxR30edU2C ) JK-And that U consider "Emoji Movie" Oscar contender
"Technical Debt in Machine Learning" (http://ow.ly/1RxN30edTnw ) JK--Model-correction hotfixes add up, causing ML to drift away from accuracy
"The 409 AI startups of Europe" (http://ow.ly/7OTY30edSG7 ) JK--
outweighs continent-based cities in AI-startup density.
"Neuroreality: New Reality is Coming & It’s a Brain Computer Interface" (http://ow.ly/QKNM30edS05 ) JK--I need it to bend spoons, Geller style
"Exponential AI Can Immortalize Human by Digitizing Conscious" (http://ow.ly/M8fN30edRza ) JK--OMG! I'm shorting all my cryogenics stocks now!
"Big Data as a Service: What Can it Do for Your Enterprise?" (http://ow.ly/O9YZ30edQO7 ) JK--BDaaS? Lets you matter-of-factly say "badass"
"AI & Big Data R Changing Our Attention Spans" (http://ow.ly/PwVM30edP6G ) JK--Nice one about neural nets &...oh god, what's Trump up to now?
"Cars Suck Up Data About U. Where Does It All Go?" (http://ow.ly/TrYV30edOcL ) JK--To that Big Black Box in the Sky. Please: no more questions
"Microsoft, Please Cut th Digital Transformation Hype!" (http://ow.ly/HVgQ30edEhI ) JK--Thank U Mary Jo Foley 4 calling out this useless term
"Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?" (http://ow.ly/djTd30edDIF ) JK--Yep. iPhone has us starving hysterical naked looking 4 an angry fix
"Flashcards to Learn 168 Cognitive Biases" (http://ow.ly/xjNW30edDgt ) JK-But won't that bias you toward these biases? Name for THAT bias?
"I'll never compare my life to yours. That’s why I’m happy" (http://ow.ly/yh3n30edCUA ) JK--That's why I'm happier than you'll ever be--loser!
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Jimmy Cliff "The Harder They Come" JK--1972. Yesterday was the 55th anniversary of
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Aretha Franklin "Rock Steady" JK--1971. Good, but didn't call it exactly what it is. Funk, not Jamaican rocksteady.
Springsteen is one of those people raised Catholic who makes a big deal about its superstructure of superstition. That never impressed me.
Facebook says you can shut down with a single tweet everybody & everything you disagree with forevermore. It’s all in the wrist action.
Reading Springsteen’s well-written self-mythologizing autobiography. Also checking out his childhood haunts on Google Maps to de-mythologize
Plan to mow lawn as soon as I’m 100% sure I won’t wake th neighbors. But don’t know if they’re asleep. Think I’ll ring their doorbells & ask
“CBS Sunday Mrng” looks at possibility of robots throwing everyone out of jobs. Apparently, future economy will thrive on mass unemployment.
Another article about Millennials fleeing “deepest darkest suburbia” for th city. Gimme a break. It’s cleaner, brighter, safer, spacier here
Trump’s paranoid. Not only is he investigatng every possible leak, he even told his staff they need his OK whenever they want to take a leak
I like the classical radio station but switch it off when they put on opera. If I wanted bombastic oversinging, I’d put it on classic rock.
Nice Saturday. So here I am minding my own business & all these businesses are minding their own business too. All is well in the world.
Beautiful architectural discussion of how event-driven stateful & stateless semantics interweave in recomm engines.
"Building Music Recommender w/DL" (http://ow.ly/qc5t30ealzQ ) JK--Avoid training on data labelled by Beavis/Butt-Head. Binary "sucks v. rocks"
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Willie Nelson "Somebody Pick Up My Pieces" from Teatro JK--1998. Gorgeous duet w/ the unmistakeable Emmylou Harris.
"Inside Salesforce’s Quest To Bring AI To Everyone" (http://ow.ly/oVn130eakdr ) JK--In-app CRM recommendation engine (what do I do next?)
" (http://ow.ly/6cfc30eajqo )
JK--Says "concept has been around for some time now." Not really.
Been the buzz for 2-3 years, max. Data
Predictions: AI and
the Birth of Self-Aware Cities" (http://ow.ly/LAug30eaiWt )
JK--This is way too pollyanna utopian. Smart
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Brian Eno "Baby's on Fire" from Here Come the Warm Jets JK--1973. Love Eno's punky vocal & th wild instrumental jam
"Bill To Secure IoT" (http://ow.ly/AAND30ead1q ) JK--What? Blanket ban on devices possessing "known security vulnerabilities"? Even low-risk?
"British Pubs Ban Swearing, Are Accused of Having %$&# for Brains" (http://ow.ly/JBo130ea8LR ) JK--Never mind the bollocks, here's your beer.
"Why one of these 5
cities could be the next Silicon Valley" (http://ow.ly/1QP830e8M94 )
JK-- Seattle #1?
Duh! Detroit #3?
"Ions Power Machine-Human I/F Demo" (http://ow.ly/dz9D30e8L7k ) JK--Pls assure us "Matrix" bots won't use this to harvest human bioelectricity
"Few Jobs Safe From Robotics, AI Advances" (http://ow.ly/TenW30e8KkW ) JK--Until the fabled Luddbot comes & puts things back as they were
"Ranking the Top Chatbot Apps" (http://ow.ly/aByY30e8K52 ) JK--Holy crap! There are "100,000 monthly active bots on Facebook Messenger alone"
"How I Used DL to Train Chatbot to Talk Me" (http://ow.ly/OU8w30e8In9 ) JK--"Cornell Movie Dialog Corpus"? Sure, if U want a Stallone-bot
"Use Machine Learning to Find Waldo" (http://ow.ly/2SiB30e8ykp ) JK--Why don't you find Carmen Sandiego & Amelia Earhart while you're at it?
"No, FB Did Not Panic & Shut Down an AI That Was Getting Dangerously Smart" (http://ow.ly/oWGZ30e8xje ) JK--Negotiation-bots lost transparency
"Future will B voice-operated but digital assistnts need 2 learn apps" (http://ow.ly/3ey330e8wHp ) JK--Apps need 2 B subservient 2 user intent
Keep a lookout for two upcoming #Wikibon reports from me: one on the art of developing chatbots, the other on the art of optimizing them.
"Facebook acquires Ozlo to build up AI for Messenger" (http://ow.ly/2miq30e8wsG ) JK--Knowledge graph for conversational contextualization
"True random numbers R here: what that means 4 data ctrs" (http://ow.ly/aEna30e8wdk ) JK--Numerological disorder puts security house in order
"Progressive Web Apps" (http://ow.ly/wAIS30e8v54 ) JK--"Load instantly & never show the downasaur, even in uncertain network conditions." LOL!
"Experts believ AI will B weaponized in next year" (http://ow.ly/lfMB30e8tdv ) JK--"In the next year"? AI-driven military drones already exist
"NASA Has a New Job to Protect Earth From Aliens" (http://ow.ly/c1vP30e8sRa ) JK--Please also protect White House from demonic possession.
"AI vs AI: New algo automatically bypasses your best cybersecurity defenses" (http://ow.ly/KRvk30e8szw ) JK--GANs as insider-perpetrated hack?
"Frustrated senators seek path forward 4 new FBI HQ" (http://ow.ly/pkna30e8sme ) JK--Can't help thinking this was Trump vengeance against FBI
Advising the government to regulate AI is futile. Unless U tell THIS government innovation is a form of immigration. Then they'll crack down
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Mosca "Peyote Stitch" from Don't Take This the Wrong Way JK--2017. Trippy electronica beat w/drop-in sound effects
So little time, so many choices. Shall I read "14 Timeless Reference Books"? As indicated, that'll take no time at all. Timely suggestion!
Ireland” on PBS. Will vacation
there in wild November. The wild wild west coast.
"How 2 erase yourself from internet" (http://ow.ly/AQHG30e6uY4 ) JK--Would work, except other people/orgs hold emails etc from or mentioning U
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp SassyBlack "Games" from New Black Swing JK--2017. Nice beat under this cool lounge soul.
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Thunderpussy "Velvet Noose" from Velvet Noose/ No Heaven JK--2017. All ladies. Guitar crazy! Sleater-Kinney-ish
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Grateful Dead "Friend of the Devil" from American Beauty JK--1970. Confesses to bigamy? Wives in Chino & Cherokee
"AI analytics expected to rise" (http://ow.ly/fZGk30e4CzT ) JK--AI metaphors are also expected to rise. "The new black"? "The new bacon"? Geez
"Get Ready for Augmented Analytics" (http://ow.ly/Fapa30e4BVf ) JK--Nothing new in this facile attempt to rename "advanced analytics"
"All your streaming data are belong to Kafka" (http://ow.ly/UDfe30e4BuG ) JK--Big data metamorphosis from lakes to streams?
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp The Drums "Blood Under My Belt" from Abysmal Thoughts JK--2017. That's one seriously great propulsive beat.
"The Overthinker’s Guide to Taking Action" (http://ow.ly/Mhu330e2qsF ) JK--My advice is to think long & hard before doing anything whatsoever
The weekend could not have been nicer. Good friends stayed over. The weather was ideal. I even managed to nap a few times. Ahhhh.
Saw “20th Century Women.” Excellent evocation of the weird state of
culture in 1979. Annette Bening & Greta Gerwig especially good.
I want to check out film “
Detroit” about the 1967 riots. WashPost says
one actor hasn’t “mastered Detroit’s
distinctive accent.” But I have
OMG! Scaradouchebag’s even in the sportspages, praising late pedophile-protector Paterno for “honor, dignity, respect.” This has to stop!
Pretty good week. Published a few things I’m proud of, and drafted a few more . At the end of any week, that’s all I really care about.
Aging has given me emotional shock absorbers. I’ve lived through shit without letting it soil my soul. Or so I tell myself.
Waiter breaks a dish. We’re in an Indian restaurant. My Chinese wife says that’s good luck. I tell her your superstition doesn’t cross over
"Recommendation System Algorithms" (http://ow.ly/9r8h30dZJXf ) JK--Deeper into app logic than I chose to explore in my latest #Wikibon notes
"Kalashnikov to Demonstrate AI-Controlled Combat Robots" (http://ow.ly/984b30dZJNf ) JK--You know we're also doing this in spades.
"Learning to Cooperate, Compete, & Communicate" (http://ow.ly/8ngd30dZIES ) JK--Agent-based AI coop. See my piece: http://ow.ly/7PDp30dZILQ
"AI: Will It Kill Your Job or Let U Live The Dream?" (http://ow.ly/1Ali30dZI69 ) jK--Or let you live the dream of killing other people's jobs?
A lot of rain predicted over the next several days. Thinking of getting a big fast 3-D printer to build an ark in a holy hurry.
New jk #Wikibon Premium research note: "Maintaining the Business Logic That Drives Recommendation Engines" (http://ow.ly/18T330dZngj )
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp U2 "Bullet the Blue Sky (live)" from Rattle & Hum JK--1988. Coincidence: out my window this morning, it's
New jk #InfoWorld column: "Data is eating the software that is eating the world" (http://ow.ly/JccZ30dZ4T0 )
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Daniel Johnston "Don't Let th Sun Go Down on Yr Grievances" frm Yip/Jump Music JK--1988. Pronounces it "grieviance"
After Scaramucci’s Mafia-grade homicidal rant, we now have greater insight into why Spicer resigned. #theyoumoreknow
RIP June Foray. Woman of a thousand cartoon voices. Rocket J. Squirrel, among them. Hokey smokes, Bullwinkle!
Drafted new jk #Dataversity column: "Putting 'AI-First' Into Its Proper Context"
"Purpose-trained AI flunky does dirty work in diverse industries" (http://ow.ly/Xq3530dXR1t ) JK--AI 4 people w/no coding skills #SiliconANGLE
Curious how many people went blind from trying to view solar eclipses with the naked eye before the age of being warned not to do that.
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp The Avalanches "Frankie Sinatra" from Wildflower JK--2016. It's true: he didn't have the voice to sing calypso.
"Microsoft Adds AI to HoloLens Silicon" (http://ow.ly/yWYe30dXiWv ) JK--Local instantaneous deep learning 4 real-time mixed-reality processing
"Why Kubernetes...bigger threat to Amazon than containers" (http://ow.ly/RMWm30dXiuy ) JK--Cross-cloud competitive leveler re wkld execution?
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Joni Mitchell "Hejira" from Hejira JK--1976. Gorgeous floating jazzy meditation.
"Google launches studio to help AI startups scale" (http://ow.ly/1oz330dXgLh ) JK--Free mentoring, services, toolkit, datasets.. #SiliconANGLE
Library of Congress' John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive (http://ow.ly/3QNg30dXecB ). JK--He focused on the outsized outlandish
would have made Le
Corbusier happy [not] in a good way" (http://ow.ly/iYiu30dXdMZ )
JK--Boyd calls it "shiny, high-tech brutalism" Apple
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Wolf Parade "Valley Boy" from Cry Cry Cry JK--2017. Full-tilt awesome one from new LP to be released in October.
"Technical Debt in Machine Learning" (http://ow.ly/LLHY30dW3tH ) JK--Avoiding stupid design decisions that'll kick your maintenance butt later
New jk #Wikibon Premium research note: "Developing the Business Logic That Drives Recommendation Engines" (http://ow.ly/X7Ek30dVYKJ )
Forecaster says rain is "possible." Just once, I'd like to hear them say rain is impossible, implausible, impractical, and/or inconceivable
"How 2 Improve Yr Skills by Follwng Isaac Newton's Strategies" (http://ow.ly/xhDY30dVQc7 ) JK--I'm going to have people drop apples on my head
"Could Apache Spark become a universal computation engine?" (http://ow.ly/DwNo30dVP0a ) JK--Bloomberg technologist i/vu #theCUBE #SiliconANGLE
"The Secret Sauce of Incredible Productivity" (http://ow.ly/wzI330dVNFG ) JK--Just lay off the sauce you've stashed in your lower desk drawer
"Warning for the post-augmented age" (http://ow.ly/m64O30dVN9L ) JK--So soon? Will we need to discard all our augmented reality paraphernalia?
"How Too Much Coffee Ruined My Health & Nearly Destroyed My Business" (http://ow.ly/LUIz30dVMmk ) JK--Maybe decaf will redeem your wicked soul
New jk #TechTarget column: "Digital twins will revolutionize the Internet of Things" (http://ow.ly/cLon30dVJiu )
Drafted next #TechTarget column: "Digital Twins Will Revolutionize the Internet of Things"
"The Human Army Using Phones to Teach AI to Drive" (http://ow.ly/ZyWH30dVlat ) JK--Crowdsourced photo/labels to identify potential hazards
"Machine Learning to Predict Childhood PTSD" (http://ow.ly/CFmq30dVkEz ) JK--Search 4 markers in genes, neurochemistry, parental profiles, etc
"Google’s AI Fight Club Will Train Sys 2 Defend Against Future Cyberattacks" (http://ow.ly/aheJ30dVkh0 ) JK--Rule #1 is U don't talk about it
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Smashing Pumpkins "1979" JK--1995. '79 was year o
Disco Demolition Night, the nadir of '70s rock culture
"AI's Secret Weapon: The Data Corpus" (http://ow.ly/iPtF30dViBW ) JK--Huh? Nothing terribly secret about them. Petabytes tend to loom large.
"Data Scientists Automated .... by 2025 - Update!" (http://ow.ly/ITk830dVisA ) JK--Vorhies does interesting automation-tool market update
I assume that Trump talked up the need to be loyal & obedient to him, and gave short shrift to the other 10 qualities in the Boy Scout Law.
Trump’s obsession with “plugging leaks” is what you’d expect from a paranoiac. The more he freaks out about it, th more frequent they become
PBS program shows scientists attempting to jerk off an endangered Chinese tortoise. Softshell hardcore? I’m appalled!
“Viewer discretion advised.” True confession: there have been occasions when I’ve failed to use discretion, and I’m a sadder viewer for it.
"You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person & U Should" (http://ow.ly/DZ9k30dTOWJ ) JK--Geez, no. You're not an app. Just be authentic
TECH//Know this. Nobody/and nothing stays. Money is/spent. Moments are logged.
Drafted next #Infoworld jk column: "Data Is Eating the Software That’s Eating the World"
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Spoon "I Ain't the One" frm Hot Thoughts JK--2017. Fast becoming my favorite Spoon LP. Havent heard a weak song yet
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Damien Jurado "Silver Timothy" from Brothers & Sisters of the Eternal Son JK--2014. Makes his ungainly voice glow
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp David Bowie "The Jean Genie" from Aladdin Sane JK--1973. Must've been a bluegrass fan. Talkin' about (Bill)
"Firefox can open over 1,500 tabs in 15 seconds" (http://ow.ly/XIyJ30dRLGy ) JK--Browser from hell, or another sign of the robot apocalypse?
"Emerging Science of Computational Psychiatry" (http://ow.ly/2ODu30dRKs5 ) JK--ML to illuminate mental-health disorder borderlines.
"Houdini: Fooling Deep Structured Prediction Models" (http://ow.ly/eTQJ30dRJAf ) JK--Automate adversarial example creation. GAN Kryptonite?
Battle Begins" (http://ow.ly/Want30dRIAC )
JK--AI on a (USB) stick. Best thing since soap on a rope? Discuss.
"DARPA Calls 4 Post-Moore Ideas" (http://ow.ly/kbZq30dRI8g ) JK--Time to declare post-Moore-tem on the miniaturization-stoked law of scaling?
"Data Structures Related to ML Algorithms" (http://ow.ly/DIwY30dREBb ) JK--Arrays, lists, trees, heaps, stacks, queues, sets, etc.
"Learning to Learn" (http://ow.ly/DiTz30dREft ) JK--Model-Agnostic Meta-Learning: initial representation fine-tunable from few examples
"Stanford's Flexible Robot Grows a Vine" (http://ow.ly/X8IZ30dRDe9 ) JK--Smart camera head. Compressed air/liquid grows tube inside-out
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp The Velvet Underground "Pale Blue Eyes" JK--1968. When Lou mellowed the VU sound, got unnervingly beautiful.
"How I used ML as inspiration 4 physical paintings" (http://ow.ly/62yq30dRBMo ) JK--Fanciful brush-renders o ML graffiti2photo style-transfers
"End o app stores (as we know them)" (http://ow.ly/fkvb30dRAv2 ) JK--No need to install apps when on-demand contextual recommenders everywhere
"Facets: Open Source Visualization Tool for Machine Learning Training Data" (http://ow.ly/BcZo30dRyPN ) JK--Key to tweaking your ML algorithms
"Google's updated feed taps machine learning to show new topics before U search 4 them" (http://ow.ly/GKSF30dRyw2 ) JK--Predictive recommender
They’ve turned on HBO for free on our system. Watching “Game of Thrones.” Not getting into it. Nerdcore medieval phantasmagoria.
"Here’s every total solar eclipse happening in your lifetime. Is this year your best chance?" (http://ow.ly/FPAW30dQIO0 ) JK--Very cool!
Aug 21 will be first total solar eclipse that crosses entire US since country founded. I'm interpreting this as God cross with us re Trump
Ate at the Asian bistro tonight. Not terribly authentic. The appetizer was iceberg lettuce with thousand island dressing.
Fortune cookie. Chinese delicacy. In
Hunan province, they eat the paper.
Another self-driving car startup? Anyone working on a self-driving startup that uses AI to navig8 funding rounds & burn cash at hi velocity?
Trump starts with same 4 letters as Truman. Low-bar criterion for presidential?
Trump seems to think high TV ratings are a mark of quality. If so, he should appoint the cast of “The Big Bang Theory” to his administration
Days like this make me thankful for air conditioning. And hair conditioning. My stringy mane is simply unmanageable in hot weather.
"McKinsey's State Of
Machine Learning And AI, 2017" (http://ow.ly/NCVi30dOr9n )
JK--Interesting quantitative market-sizing estimates.
"The future of deep learning" (http://ow.ly/W4mA30dOjxe ) JK--Development automated through reusable components & transfer learning
"Revisiting Unreasonable Effectiveness o Data" (http://ow.ly/HU6L30dOiWJ ) JK--Supervised learning effectiveness linear to training-data scale
The more things stay, the more they change the same.
Drafted next #Datanami column: "Training Your AI With As Little Labeled Data As Humanly Possible"
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Roger Miller "Dang Me" JK--1964. This was the radio-friendly version. In '64, DJs wouldn't play original: "Darn Me"
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Spoon "Do I Have to Talk You Into It" from Hot Thoughts JK--2017. Gr8 new one from the veteran Austin indie rockers
"Dbl-edged sword o AI" (http://ow.ly/ClQe30dMDLi ) JK--Interesting role breakdown: trainers, explainers & sustainers (http://ow.ly/vCKs30dMDY4 )
"You don’t have to fit someone else’s story" (http://ow.ly/h8ow30dMwmS ) JK--Exactly. Don't let other people tell you what your life means.
"The Futurist’s Dilemma" (http://ow.ly/2R0E30dMvPR ) JK--Futurists can't really predict what's coming, but can help us brace for likely shocks
"House Dems say
should stay open near Trump golf course" (http://ow.ly/3Cw430dMh0S )
JK--Don't shut down our river to indulge him!
"House bill would exempt selfdriving cars frm existing auto safety stds" (http://ow.ly/C3xK30dMgwi ) JK--No! Dont risk lives testing new tech!
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp This Heat "Health and Efficiency" JK--1980. English industrial postpunk band. Grindingly relentless 3-piece assault
"NIST Backs Quantum-level Temperature Measuremt" (http://ow.ly/wGl730dMfrK ) JK--Far more accurate. Freezing point of water imprecise baseline
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Miaow "When It All Comes Down" JK--1987. Power-pop with a slight yodel-y chorus midway through.
Expected high today: upper 90s. Expected humidity: upper 80s. Chance of rain: 0. Feel my innards becoming a glistening stewed tomato.
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star" JK--1979. CGI, motion capture, & deep learning are killing the video star.
"Musk's Freakout Over Killer Robots Distracts Frm Real AI Problems" (http://ow.ly/NY3o30dKwNt ) JK--I assume he'll flee them in his rocketship
"Amazon Alexa is so smart it's stupid" (http://ow.ly/DrFu30dKtB4 ) JK--It's voice apps--aka "skills"--are kluge to use. Most R soon forgotten
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Bill Withers "Use Me" from Lean On Me: The Best of Bill Withers JK--1972. Great use of pauses in the melodic line.
"Models hinting at serious, triple-digit heat wave late this wk in
(http://ow.ly/dAt530dKr1u ) JK--DC
will actually feel swamplike
"A security robot fell into a water fountain at a D.C. office building" (http://ow.ly/Ll5430dKqTl ) JK--It was a hot day. He needed a dip.
"Google Glass rises again — at work" (http://ow.ly/gnqC30dKqD1 ) JK--Anywhere heads-up displays are a safety must and/or productivity booster
"GGL pushing hard 2 bring quantum computing 2 mainstream" (http://ow.ly/oUfd30dKps4 ) JK--Last time qubits trended was when Noah built the ark
Free dinner to hear retirement-community marketing pitch. Not to our taste. Too golf-y/boat-y. And, quite frankly, the steak was undercooked
Counter-intuitive? #datascience & #machinelearning #ML without math? What do you think? @kkmaurya @afigueiredo @mrfuryo
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp The Cactus Blossoms "
from Twin Peaks Soundtrck JK--2017. Wonderful. Sounds like lost Everly Bros
"Free AI Chatbot Goes 2 Bat 4 Beleaguered Consumers" (http://ow.ly/Ajbd30dIzTc ) JK--Virtual personal ombudsperson on civic & consumer matters
"New Google Project Sets Out 2 Solve Artificial Stupidity" (http://ow.ly/aj1c30dIzr9 ) JK--Make chatbot-smarts limitations transparent to user
"Neuroevolution: A different kind of deep learning" (http://ow.ly/s2qj30dIzdl ) JK--Evolutionary algo decides which neurons connect to which
"DeepMind Has Taught AI to Do Something Quite Remarkable" (http://ow.ly/vNtb30dIy2b ) JK--Locomotion like "Looney Tunes" cartoon characters
"General Electric Builds an AI Workforce" (http://ow.ly/dSZs30dIxLj ) JK--Use sensor-fed “digital twin” AI models of all machines they manage
"Which Is Best, Waterfall or Agile?" (http://ow.ly/GRGj30dIxfk ) JK--Why choose? Do an agile bellyflop over the waterfall into the data lake.
"Understanding the limits of deep learning" (http://ow.ly/peGc30dIwRx ) JK--Not suited to abstracting & generalizing from one-off simple rules
Need to do algorithmic urine test on every phenom that's been referred to metaphorically as being "on steroids." Performance-enhancing hype?
"People fall off a 'humor cliff' when they start working" (http://ow.ly/zw5H30dIvwn ) JK--That's for sure. Don't overdose on grim seriousness.
"Elon Musk to governors: AI software could replace you, too" (http://ow.ly/SzzR30dIv1J ) JK--Anybody else think this is slightly unhinged?
"In era o relentless data breaches, IBM focuses ... on ‘pervasive’ encryption" (http://ow.ly/CSVE30dIuc8 ) JK--Quotes me #SiliconANGLE
My wife fights lions in her sleep. I fight technical issues. None of them nightmare-grade.
"How St. Augustine Invented Sex" (http://ow.ly/VvpX30dHst1 ) JK--Wow! Says he also overheard people singing with their butts. Fake news?
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp St. Vincent "New York" from New York JK--2017. Dear Radio-Edit People: What's the word she sings after "mother"?
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Lou Reed "Vicious" from Transformer JK--1972. "You must think I'm some kind of gay blade."
"What You See When You Close Your Eyes: Brion Gysin at the
" (http://ow.ly/YIGI30dH1D6 )
JK--This artist was totally cool. Cut-ups. New Museum
Now that software becoming deeply probabilistic, only a matter of time before it executes on processors that screw up every nth calculation
"Tech Requirements for DL/ML" (http://ow.ly/Vjzi30dGVn6 ) JK--Highlights importance o scalable memory capacity/bandwidth 4 calcul8ng gradients
"What AI Researcher Fears about AI" (http://ow.ly/zOea30dGUO7 ) JK--Fails to mention soul-gnawing Fear of Missing Multi-Billion $
"Musk told governors need to regulate AI before it’s too late" (http://ow.ly/u5mS30dGTQe ) JK--Yep. Imminent threat of marauding killer robot
"Building a Chatbot: Analysis and Limitations of Modern Platforms" (http://ow.ly/FNRf30dGRFf ) JK--Good taxonomy & comparative assessments.
"MIT researchers can now track AI’s decisions back to single neurons" (http://ow.ly/mOSU30dGQ6n ) JK--Think of it as algorithmic fMRI
"3 rules on how to use VR data analytics 4 your product" (http://ow.ly/Gx0F30dGPs6 ) JK--Great guidance, when mass usage begins to materlalize
"Compuware Ties COBOL Unit Testing Tool to DevOps Platforms" (http://ow.ly/JLbV30dGOMY ) JK--"Mainframe renaissance" is a bit too hopeful
A pleasant palindrome day to one and all: 7-17-17.
"The 'Sunday Scaries' Are Real: This is Why" (http://ow.ly/9ENF30dGDPt ) JK--Yeah, it's scary to have income & useful stuff to occupy you M-F
"What it was like making Kool-Aid Man commercials in the 1980s-90s" (http://ow.ly/UrHA30dGDov ) JK--After Jonestown, he was ostracized
RIP Charles Bachman. Invented the database management system. So foundational to all that came later that we can scarcely imagine otherwise
RT @KEXPNowPlaying #kexp Billie Holiday "Fine and Mellow" from Legacy 1933-1958 JK--1939. Died on this day in 1959, age 44. She wrote this
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Gil Scott-Heron "Lady Day & John Coltrane" from Black & Proud: Soul of Black Panther Era Vol 2 JK--1971. Tres cool!
Watching “The History of Comedy” on CNN. My wife of a different race & I are debating topic of racial humor. We’ve been frank from the start
The 13th Doctor Who will be a woman. I’m in my 54th year of never having watched any of them.
Thank U Time-Life Music for assuring us that th Cold War McCarthyism era was a “simpler, more innocent time.” People were so nice back then!
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Odetta "It's A Mighty World" JK--1964. That amazing brassy righteous voice!
RT @KEXPNowPlaying #kexp Inez & Charlie Foxx "I Fancy You" JK--1964. Good one from duo best known for original "Mockingbird."
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Bo Diddley "Soul Food" JK--1965. Great one. Backed by The Cookies ("Don't Say Nothing Bad About My Baby")
“Mayo Clinic Guide To Healthy Living.” They advocate spreading mayo on every meal. No surprise there.
Trump’s getting creative. One of his new lawyers is Ty Cobb. Reincarnated jackass baseball Hall of Famer visibly sharpening his legal spikes
The online Spanish-English dictionary translates "ay carramba" as "oh no." OK. From now on, I'll negate all Spanish verbs with "carramba"
Drinking pale ale. I prefer it to near beer. But I prefer fine wine or risky whisky.
"People Accidentally Agree to Clean Toilets for Free Wi-Fi" (http://ow.ly/yMqG30dF6OU ) JK--Just to show how few people read before clicking.
Picked up brother & his wife from airport. They had a fine time in
Must remember to help Donna consume th fine wine I helpd carry in
Jimmy Carter spending his ex-presidency working with Habitat for Humanity. Trump working hard making planet uninhabitable for all humanity
118 over 62. Told the nurse I hope that means I’ll live to 118 and have $62 billion to my name by that time.
While software is eating the edge, probabilities soften the software. Statistics are the new logic, machine learning the new programming.
It's gotten to the point where I do, say, and publish so much stuff, and have over so long a period, I have to self-Google to locate it.
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue" JK--1969. Back before people were allowed to change their names or use nicknames
"PAIR: the People + AI Research Initiative" (http://ow.ly/p8KN30dDbKP ) JK--Google project on human factor in engagement with AI.
"Who Needs Hard Drives? Scientists Store Film Clip in DNA" (http://ow.ly/WGp530dDaPl ) JK--Catch the Muybridge allusion in their demo.
"Microsoft intros Azure Stack" (http://ow.ly/NWoC30dDaso ) JK--Important platform for hybrid-cloud appdev. See upcoming #Wikibon research note
"AI Is the Future of the Internet...." (http://ow.ly/QOb130dD9Xs ) JK--Actually, article shows how pervasive it is in real apps in here & now
"Me, Myself & Digital Twins" (http://ow.ly/IpFY30dD9ac ) JK--Yep. It's "ground truth" data anchoring ML on any physical person place or thing
"'Trump criticised 4 'creepy' comment 2 Brigitte Macron" (http://ow.ly/k9mu30dD8zH ) JK--Then the jerk repeated it loudly twice to her husband
"IBM, Automation Anywhere partner on SW bot solution 2 replace manual tasks" (http://ow.ly/nCiV30dD7L6 ) JK--Relieve knowledge worker tedium
RT @KEXPNowPlaying #kexp The Halo Benders "Virginia Reel Around the Fountain" JK--1998. The Smiths have song with same name minus "
"Why SV magnate funding new wave of political candidates" (http://ow.ly/rxWV30dD70y ) JK--Y Combinator's Altman: “tech, fairness, liberty”
"7 keys to structuring yr Node.js app" (http://ow.ly/6LRG30dD5Oi ) JK--Hot web dev language. I'm doing Node.js Interactive,
Vancouver, Oct 3-6
"Apache Spark 2.2 gets streaming, R language boosts" (http://ow.ly/wgLf30dD5oa ) JK--More of a true streaming backbone. Larger developer reach
"Kubernetes's days may be numbered...." (http://ow.ly/LkdD30dD57z ) JK--Good idea. Today is Kubernetes 7.14.2017, tomorrow 7.15.2017, & so on
RT @KEXPNowPlaying #kexp Black Moth Super Rainbow "Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise" from Eating Us JK--2009. Deeply extruded electronica
"How To Stop an Imminent Reboot" (http://ow.ly/X8I930dD4Fe ) JK--Sounds like the perfect title for a
Difference between hype and saturation coverage: the former overstates the importance of a topic, the latter overassumes your interest.
Local anchor just referred to this region as “the DMV.” Huh? We don’t live in Department of Motor Vehicles. Oh. District
FBI doomed to inhabit a crumbling brutalist fortress in perpetuity? It seems fitting that top cops work in something resembling a cellblock
Definitely one of those dog days. One of those when they’re slack-jawed, panting, & let their long lazy red tongues hang out of their mouths
"9 cutting-edge programming languages worth learning now" (http://ow.ly/sGWJ30dBpE8 ) JK--Good rollup. We're seeing strong uptake on all these
"Electric Glove Transl8s Sign Language Into Txts In Rl-Time 2 Help Deaf People Communic8" (http://ow.ly/4VEZ30dBVQ2 ) JK--With the rest of us
Maybe I'm oldschool, but I generally require that people respond to the actual substance of my question in the spirit in which it was asked
Nice to see POTUS showing his son some support on all this. Donald Jr. is indeed a high-quality idiot. He'll be a high-quality inmate.
"Infor’s AI efforts sincere, but not killing enterprise complexity yet...." (http://ow.ly/CRLB30dBs32 ) #Inforum2017 #SiliconANGLE #Wikibon
"The Strange Loop in Deep Learning" (http://ow.ly/VtN130dBqfL ) JK--Explains Generative Adversarial Networks in a Hofstadter frame.
” (http://ow.ly/Fupb30dBqZk )
JK--That phrase is evil Trumpism designed to stigmatize constitutional
government & rule of law. Deep
"In a few years, no investors going 2 B looking 4 AI startups" (http://ow.ly/FR3D30dBmVR ) JK--It's becoming table stakes, not differentiator
Michigan’s New Motor City: Ann
Arbor as Driverless-Car Hub" (http://ow.ly/CZLb30dBlu1 )
JK--Exciting times in & around my alma mater.
"Avoiding AI/Chatbot Failures" (http://ow.ly/nQzN30dBkRM ) JK--I suggest using Sarcastic Gradient Descent to help bots spot snark in the wild
"EU Developing Robot Badgers 4 Underground Excavation" (http://ow.ly/QRwO30dBkiY ) JK--Will also 3D-print walls to stabilize tunnels it bores
"Adversarial Attacks & Defenses" (http://ow.ly/z7lv30dBjE3 ) JK--Kaggle competition: how 2 fool ML/DL algos & defend against ML/DL tricksters
"Neural SLAM" (http://ow.ly/ZPSZ30dBiYh ) JK--Simultaneous Localization &Mapping. Agents dynamically learn infer global map from sensor data
"2 Giants o AI Team 2 Head Off Robot Apocalypse" (http://ow.ly/GpU830dBiig ) JK--No. Piece simply about human-guided training o robot RL algos
"How to Create a Smart Chatbot" (http://ow.ly/mp6j30dBh2a ) JK--Presents a useful "conversational framework" for developers.
"Semantic Segmentation w/Deep Learning" (http://ow.ly/OqUI30dBg1e ) JK--Seriously arcane algorithms that treat every last pixel as an object
This morning in high-tech news: Everybody's disrupting everybody, but somehow many of them are still making lots of money.
Alec Guinness. Alec Baldwin. One of them's American, right? One's still alive, I'm sure. One also does comedy. Help me out here.
#Infor president Duncan Angove keynotes final day of #Inforum2017. Catch him later live on #theCUBE: http://bit.ly/2t0fICH
As a courtesy to other attendees, we request that U silence, power off, disassemble, pulverize & purée all electronic devices at this time.
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Beastie Boys "An Open Letter To NYC" from To The 5 Boroughs JK--2004. JimmyK thanks DJ Abbie for playing my request
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp Cat Power "
" from Jukebox JK--2008. Better than Frank
Sinatra's. See also her " New York, New
"Why ML Doesnt Work Well for Some Problems?" (http://ow.ly/A0qM30dzczD ) JK--Cool discussion. "Strong emergent" phenoms may not be predictable
"Understanding Changing Position Roles in Data Science" (http://ow.ly/zi2x30dzclq ) JK--Disagree. Feels like evolving a more perfect unicorn
RT @kexpnowplaying #kexp The War on Drugs "Holding On" from A Deeper Understanding JK--2017. Another great one from the Philly-based group.
Let's keep score: we now have proof
to interfere & had direct access to highest levels of very-eager Trump family
Manhattan is that
Trump has greenlighted his next real-estate project on the west side & will
call it “ Moscow on the Hudson.”
What smoking gun are we still waiting for in case of Trump Jr & Russians? An email where he exclaims gleefully “oh goody I’ll tell daddy!”?
"[ERP] SaaS vendors... [infuse] AI [into suites]....,[says Kobielus]" (http://ow.ly/IizZ30dyBsR ) #theCUBE #Wikibon #SiliconANGLE #Inforum2017
"Analysts assess strategic detail around Infor’s Coleman & Birst" (http://ow.ly/NDVh30dyBmt ) #theCUBE #Inforum2017 #Wikibon #SiliconANGLE
New jk #Wikibon #SiliconANGLE blog: "Infor Launches AI-First Cloud ERP Strategy" (http://bit.ly/2ugbyqr ) #Inforum2017
"Will AI Replace ERP?" (http://ow.ly/MUGw30dytWC ) JK--Tom Siebel and I share a perspective on this. See my latest blog.
New jk #Wikibon #SiliconANGLE blog: "Infor Launches AI-First Cloud ERP Strategy" (http://ow.ly/jyTg30dytON )
Angove: #Infor not building horizontal machine-learning platform. Coleman is verticalized AI/ML for industry-focused value #inforum2017
Angove: Coleman leverates open-source AI framework. #inforum2017
Angove: Coleman is conversational, augments your work, automates you to free up valuable time, assists in making best decision. #inforum2017
Angove: Coleman is industry-focus Cloud Suite AI to maximize human potential. #Inforum2017
NASA's Katherine Coleman Johnson. I knew it wasn't Joe Coleman, though his 23 victories for the '73 Tigers was not too shabby. #inforum2017
My POV: #Infor, with its new AI + BI strategy, seems to be playing competitive catchup to ERP rivals SAP, Microsoft, & Oracle. #inforum2017
My POV: #inforum2017 is #Infor coming-out for true end-to-end enterprise embedded-analytics strategy: AI+BI. Coleman + Birst.
Brad Peters: #BirstBI provides end-to-end analytic decision-suppt dashboards within #Infor CloudSuite apps, or as stand-alone. #inforum2017
Phillips: Networked CloudSuites deliver metadata-driven ERP/process insights in context anywhere in the suite. #inforum2017
My POV: #Infor should spell out timeline for making Coleman AI digital assistant/recommender functionalty GA across whole suite #inforum2017
"Infor & LinkedIn Partner 2 Boost Sales Productvty" (http://ow.ly/2hCI30dxnXn ) JK--integr8s Infor CRM w/LinkedIn Sales Navigator #inforum2017
"Infor Amplifies Cust Svc by Delivering Access 2 Rich Personalized...Information" (http://ow.ly/3yco30dxnDW ) JK--Infor Concierge #inforum2017
"Infor Expands ERP into the Extended Supply Chain" (http://ow.ly/7B2230dxniU ) JK--Networked CloudSuites w/GT Nexus core functs #Inforum2017
"Infor Announces Coleman AI Platform" (http://ow.ly/NEuH30dxmRd ) JK--Conversational digital assistant in its CloudSuite ERP apps #inforum2017
Charles Phillips & other Infor execs live on #theCube from #Inforum2017 today/tomorrow. Register here: http://bit.ly/2t0fICH
Phillips presenting the details of microvertical industry architecture. Hugely text-dense eyechart. Packed with features. #Inforum2017
Phillips: Manufacturing CloudSuites. Core features: multi-company, multi-site, single logistics #Inforum2017
Philips: When we do customizations, it's not really customizing. It's per-customer "mashups." #Inforum2017
Philiips: CloudSuite: common analytics, UI, fed security, cross-suite search, 5000+ APIs to access objects/svcs from other apps #Inforum2017
Philips: Main product line is CloudSuite. My industry products incorporated with core ERP engine. #Inforum2017
Phiillips: adding analytics and AI. Acquired Birst. Introducing new AI product. #Inforum2017
Phillps: Choosing AWS for cloud partner has been "great decision for us." #Inforum2017
Phillips: AI, analytics (Birst BI) network (commerce/IoT), cloud (Industry CloudSuites), industry ("last-mile features") #Inforum2017
Infor CEO Charles Phillips kicks off Day 1 keynote of #Inforum2017. Highlights many new products, integrations, features, users.
Waiting for keynote to begin at #Inforum2017. They've made considerable progress in evolving ERP portfolio. Recent Birst acq adds analytics
York City gives nation its first president since Teddy
Roosevelt & it's someone who embodies the worst NYC stereotypes
Dave & I went Italian last night. Octopus isn't my thing. Spaghetti is. I don't mind floppy food as long as it's pasta-based, tentacle-free
Doing #Inforum2017 in NYC. Met CEO Charles Phillips yesterday. We hadn't met during his Oracle years. Interesting pre-brief. Keynote at 9am
Moving at a
pace. Grabbed quick breakfast, did quick walk to Times
Square, then quickly realized I've been there done that.
"Low-Code/No-Code Far More Disruptive than U Think" (http://ow.ly/iKuU30dw9Zb ) JK--Do traditional coders feel more threatened than empowered?
Down in the Meatpacking District. Preparing to pack down one of Bubby’s burgers. Well done. With fries. Chase it with cool clear water.
Not to worry. Jayden K. Smith is no friend o mine. She’s disappointed me & dishonored th memory o her late anchorman grandpa Howard K. Smith
"NASA Wants Tricorder for Mars" (http://ow.ly/HBiW30duY9I ) JK--Needs to have a built-in tribble detector. Otherwise, it's useless.
"Expert Panel Debunks AI Hype" (http://ow.ly/bJzC30duXEo ) JK--I'd like to convene a panel of experts to assess the quality of the hype itself
Heading to Lagyooahdeeah. Doing a few days in Noo Yawk. I plan to adjust my accent accordingly. Appease the locals, if nothing else.
I am going to immediately unfriend everybody on Facebook who doesn’t “like” everything I post! I mean it! Consider this an ultimatum!
Watching NatGeo doc on
Narrator milks all scenes for max dramatic impact. Every dumb wolf symbolizes
brutal nature come calling
I’d like an analytic that analyzes all my analytics, tells me whether I’ve overanalyzed it all, & indicates whether I myself need analysis