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Visual guide for the fires in Australia

For The Guardian, Niko Kommenda and Josh Holder provide a visual guide to the bushfires in Australia: Satellite data from Nasa showed a stark increase in the number of fire…

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Document worth reading: “Towards learning-to-learn”

In good old-fashioned artificial intelligence (GOFAI), humans specified systems that solved problems. Much of the recent progress in AI has come from replacing human insights by learning. However, learning itself…

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Six AI Strategies – But Only One Winner

Summary:  The results are in.  There is only one demonstrably successful strategy for creating big wins for AI-first companies.  We’ll briefly summarize the other contenders that have fallen by the…

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Weight gain lines

From Kim Warp for The New Yorker. Ha. Ha. It’s funny because it’s true. It reminds me of Amanda Cox’s dress size graphic for the NYT. [Thanks, Mike] Tags: humor,…

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8 AI trends we’re watching in 2020

We see the AI space poised for an acceleration in adoption, driven by more sophisticated AI models being put in production, specialized hardware that increases AI’s capacity to provide quicker…

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Document worth reading: “Query Expansion Techniques for Information Retrieval: a Survey”

With the ever increasing size of web, relevant information extraction on the Internet with a query formed by a few keywords has become a big challenge. To overcome this, query…

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Four short links: 7 January 2020

Coding Interview Problems Solved in Go — see also some in Rust, and the best coding interview take ever, by Aphyr. Because thinly veiled excuses to use dynamic programming or…

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#SWDchallenge: small multiples

Happy new year! To celebrate the onset of 2020, we’ve decided to focus the SWD challenge on a visual that historically hasn’t received much attention from us—but can come in…

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Draw a ridgeline map showing elevation, for anywhere on Earth

Ridgeline charts or frequency trails use parallel lines that overlap on the fluctuations, which creates a 3-D effect at the peaks. Andrei Kashcha used this method to show elevation around…

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Rethinking programming

We need to rethink the role of the programmer Look for the industry to become more stratified and specialized. The programming world will increasingly be split between highly trained professionals…