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Dienstag, 8. Januar 2008
REBOL 3.0 Alpha Public Release.
I can't quite believe it.
Unicode support is right around the (hopefully not overly hydraesque) corner. earl has interesting bits & pointers regarding internal representation options &c.8. Jänner 2008, 17:57"Erica Sadun wrote an iPhone app that recognizes music. Oh wait, looking a bit closer, it's actually an app that records some audio and sends it off to the server* that powers Sony Ericsson's TrackID music recognition service (which in turn is based on Gracenote's MusicID). No word about that on Erica's blog. Come on!
Sebastian Thrun, Winning the DARPA Grand Challenge (2006) — A fantastic adventure story! In five weeks, the Stanford team about-matched the performance of the previous year's winner. Then the real work started ... hilarious training footage included.
Geoffrey Hinton, The Next Generation of Neural Networks — If you're only half as fascinated by (recent advances in) neural networks as I am (and know some of the jargon), go forth and watch it. Also: Greg Linden's comments.
"[[create Back-propagation]] worked for some things ... Yann LeCun can make it work for almost anything, but in the hands of other people, it has its limitations [...]"
"[...] so there was a temporary digression called kernel methods [...]"
"So I figured out how to make this algorithm go 100000 times faster. The way you do it is, instead of running for 100 steps, you only run for 1 step. [...] It took me 17 years to figure this out, and in that time, computers became a 1000 times faster."
In combination with a Mac mini & YouTube (which offers a better full-screen mode than several other video sites), a television set makes sense again.
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