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A Brief History of Machine Learning

Since the initial standpoint of science, technology and AI, scientists following Blaise Pascal and Von Leibniz ponder about a machine that is intellectually capable as much as humans. Famous writers like Jules Verne , Frank Baum (Wizard of OZ), Marry Shelly (Frankenstein), George Lucas (Star Wars) dreamed artificial beings resembling human behaviors or even more, swamp humanized skills in different contexts.

Machine Learning is one of the important lanes of AI which is very spicy hot subject in the research or industry. Companies, universities devote many resources to advance their knowledge. Recent advances in the field propel very solid results for different tasks, comparable to human performance (98.98% at Traffic Signs – higher than human-).

Here I would like to share a crude timeline of Machine Learning and sign some of the milestones by no means complete. In addition, you should add “up to my knowledge” to beginning of any argument in the text.

Read the full article on Eren Golge’s Blog.


Power to us, the people – Sharing The Nation by Zainah Anwar

Let me share this statement, as food for thought, which has been attributed to German theologian and social activist Martin Niemoller who criticised German intellectuals for keeping quiet while the Nazis purged one group of people after another:

“First they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out; Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out; Because I was not a Socialist.

“Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out; Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

“Then they came for me; And there was no one left to speak for me.”

So if our political leaders have neither the will nor the courage to do what is needed and what is right for this nation, then we the people must show them. We must show them we want to build bridges, live together, understand and respect each other. This is as much our country as it is theirs.

Read the full article on The Star Online.

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Googles Game Of Moneyball In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

Over the past couple of months, Google has been playing its own peculiar game of Moneyball. It may not make a ton of sense right now, but Google is setting itself up to leave its competitors in the lurch as it moves into the next generation of computing.

Read the full article on ReadWrite.

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During World War Two, conscientious objectors in the US and the UK were asked to volunteer for medical research. In one project in the US, young men were starved for six months to help experts decide how to treat victims of mass starvation in Europe.

Read the full article on BBC News.

The Minnesota starvation experiment

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