Demis Hassabis talk on General Artificial Intelligence

Demis Hassabis: Towards General Artificial Intelligence – talk at Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM). [Background: r. Demis Hassabis is the Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading General Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, which was acquired by Google in 2014 in their largest ever European acquisition.

The talk  draws  on Demis’  eclectic experiences as an AI researcher, neuroscientist and video games designer.

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deep learning drizzle

u/kmario23 over at reddit points to a wonderful new resource m the deep learning drizzle. [on Github]

I have collected a list of freely available courses on Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Probabilistic Graphical Models, Machine Learning Fundamentals, and Deep Learning boot camps or summer schools.

So I checked it and immediately got involved watching Ian Goodfellow …

Ian and his advisor wrote this book …. take a look at it.

Goodfellow posted pdfs of his talks here  is worth following

AlphaGo Documentary 2017

the  1 1/2 movie about AlphaGo, Deep Mind’s AI program that beat the best GO player in the world. AMAZING .  MUST WATCH if you are really into real AI.

If you want to really understand what happened and how, and how Deepmind really works … you’ve got to watch the  documentary.

Lots of information about the game of GO … a great way to bring 8000 years of GO history and the future together

Deep Learning – a kind of magic

One synthesis of   Stuart Russel’s  reflections on Deep Learning:

“ Some deep learning networks get up to one thousand layers or more  …  The deep learning hypothesis suggests that many layers make it easier for the learning algorithm to find a predictor, to set all the connection strengths  in the network so that it does a good job.  … to a large extent, it’s still a kind of magic, because it really didn’t have to happen that way.   why this happens is still anyone’s guess.

in Marty Ford’s  new book:  principal architects of AI.

Russell Stuart is  lead co-author  of  THE must have  AI textbook

Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition)

this textbook is the main AI textbook used in over 1000 Universities and Colleges.  If he says it’s a kind of magic … it is a kind of magic!  So if you want to be one of the contemporary magicians or wizards … get on with the deep learning wands.

BONUS … Queen’s kind of magic