One of the more endearing aspect of Unix is the history of some of its utility programs. Grep was written overnight. In this video by ComputerPhile, learn why and how did it get its name as professor Brian Kernighan explains.
Since hearing about Open AI’s decision not to release GPT-2 due to it “being too dangerous,” I have been puzzled by their decision to release their research that went into creating it. Furthermore, the idea of an organization called “Open AI” hiding their best work to date seemed off. To me, it smelled like a publicity stunt. Rob Miles suggests why it might not just be a a PR grab.
Computerphile’s Rob Miles takes a closer look at GPT-2, the AI deemed “too dangerous” by its creators to release. If you’ve not heard about it, it’s an AI that, given a bit of text to prime it, it continues writing a believable and coherent way.
In this video, Computerphile explores how data analysis works and has already been deeply embedded into all of our lives.
Rob Miles on Language Models and Transformers, plausible text generation, how does it work, and what’s next.
Here’s an interesting look at how big big data is from Computerphile, for those not satisfied with my “Costco Test for Big Data.”
Tom Scott and Computerphile team up to explain the worst ways to store passwords in your apps.
If you’ve never seen a hackspace up close and personal, then you’re missing out. There are quite a few around the world. Microsoft has several on its larger campuses. In Microsoft terms, they are referred to as the Garage. There’s even on at the Rockville Science Center.
Hackspaces are locations where people can work on various hardware projects, have access to specialized equipment, and learn various aspects of hardware and software programming.
In this video from Computerphile, take a virtual tour of the hackspace in Nottingham, UK.
Dr Mike Pound on the Viola/Jones algorithm, a face detection algorithm that does not use deep learning, but is so good that it’s still in use today.
The original Viola/Jones Paper: http://bit.ly/C_RapidObjectDetectPaper
Continuing to address the challenges of AI safety, Rob Miles discusses a paper from the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI)