Deep learning gone wild, direct neural interface techniques, and hardware acceleration of neural networks.

There is a graphic novel that is near and dear to my hearts by Warren Ellis called Planetary, the tagline of which is "It's a strange world. Let's keep it that way." This first article immediately made me go back and reread that graphic novel...

The field of deep learning has been around for just a short period of time insofar as computer science is concerned. To put it in a nutshell deep learning systems are software systems which attempt to model highly complex datasets in abstract ways using multiple layers of other machine learning and nonlinear processing algorithms stacked …

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Maybe I've been watching True Blood too much.

If I am ever the unlikely hero, I will not try to keep important secrets from my associates ("It's for your own protection.")

I will explain to them exactly what's going on so they understand the stuff happening around them better; at least they'll have context for two city blocks suddenly exploding in neon yellow enamel. They'll probably be able to help more effectively and thus get all of us out of whatever's going down.

Chances are if things go pear-shaped the bad guy will kill them along with me, anyway, so there's really no more bad that can come …

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