vcubingx provides a visual introduction to the structure of an artificial neural network.

The Neural Network, A Visual Introduction | Visualizing Deep Learning, Chapter 1

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:55 One input Perceptron
  • 3:30 Two input Perceptron
  • 4:40 Three input Perceptron
  • 5:17 Activation Functions
  • 6:58 Neural Network
  • 9:45 Visualizing 2-2-2 Network
  • 10:59 Visualizing 2-3-2 Network
  • 12:33 Classification
  • 13:05 Outro

As a content creator, I appreciate tools that quickly and easily make me able to generate content. Throw AI and computer vision into the mix, then I’m all in.

Here’s a cool tool that will radically transform animation.

Pose Animator basically animates users’ poses and movements from either a camera feed or a static image, and can run on browsers in real-time using TensorFlow.js. The generated animation characters can be customized by downloading and making changes on the provided sample skeleton SVG.

Julia Jaskólska, who draws for social media management company Buffer, recently used Pose Animator to animate one of her character illustrations dancing to the 2014 hit song Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. “I’d never guess it could be so easy! Thanks @yemount for making our weekend!” tweeted Jaskólska.

TED-Ed explains the science of how viruses can jump from one species to another and the deadly epidemics that can result from these pathogens.

Here’s a story that happened right here in Maryland.

At a Maryland country fair in 2017, farmers reported feverish hogs with inflamed eyes and running snouts. While farmers worried about the pigs, the department of health was concerned about a group of sick fairgoers. Soon, 40 of these attendees would be diagnosed with swine flu. How can pathogens from one species infect another, and what makes this jump so dangerous? Ben Longdon explains.