Surely this should be in Bootnotes?
331 posts • joined 4 Jun 2008
Object-recognition AI – the dumb program's idea of a smart program: How neural nets are really just looking at textures
Train multiple CNNs on different things. One on texture, one on sihloetes, one on shape, one on edges. Train them all with a dataset that has multiple views on the same object, so a cat from the front and a cat from the back and from the side and above looking down when the cat is looking up etc.
Same image processed multiple ways each time.
Then train another one to use the output of the others to weight the responses. This supervisor is trained by giving it the set of processed images as one example, and the rotations and viewpoints as sets that are related, so it's tagged as this set and these sets are all the same thing, not these images are all of related things. If one quickly comes up banana and two come up toaster then it's more likely to be a toaster. you could even feedback from the supervisor to say try again, no one else thinks it's a banana and see what I says then.
"But then the disc's rotation speed has to be super-constant and the read:write head movement super-precise so that the positioning, depth and timing of head laser firing can match the nanocrystal sizing and layering."
Why spin the disc? Have a flat square that the head can move across, or better, have the head mounted so the read/write point is scanned by adjusting the optics, rather then move the disc or the head. Or am I missing something?
Re: Tortuga bound
"Just box it in at the bow with 2 reasonably sized vessels and it'll have to slow down or stop for safety reasons"
A big containership or bulk carrier can take an hour or so to slow down*... don't park too close in front.
An hours warning for the ship's owners to know that something is deliberately slowing the ship. Given that pirates will probably be closish to shore, that's probably enough time to scramble a couple of planes loaded with parachute and gun toting security personnel.
*I learned this from Ship Simulator, may not be accurate :)
Re: What job will last forever
Accountants were automated out of a job years ago, but they are really good a lobbying the government to keep the tax and accounting rules changing often enough to ensure that the people who write the automation are always several steps behind and so need a trained lobbist to make sure it's doing it's job...
Astro-boffinry world rocked to its very core: Shock as Andromeda found to be not much bigger than Milky Way
Re: "Cannot be traced back to the source"
Not necessarily. Some stuff comes from OUTSIDE the Earth, you know, as in extraterrestrial stuff. Meteorites, for example, don't come from Earth, so Mother Earth isn't everything's mother like you think.
So you're saying mother earth is getting stoned with some extraterrestrial rock?
Re: Cats are neither a solid nor a liquid.
Can a cat be poured into two separate containers at the same time?
"Quantum superpositions of distinct coherent states in a single-mode harmonic oscillator, known as "cat states", have been an elegant demonstration of Schrodinger's famous cat paradox. Here, we realize a two-mode cat state of electromagnetic fields in two microwave cavities bridged by a superconducting artificial atom, which can also be viewed as an entangled pair of single-cavity cat states. We present full quantum state tomography of this complex cat state over a Hilbert space exceeding 100 dimensions via quantum non-demolition measurements of the joint photon number parity. The ability to manipulate such multi-cavity quantum states paves the way for logical operations between redundantly encoded qubits for fault-tolerant quantum computation and communication. "
Re: I'm touched by the weirdness of this request...
+1 For Discworld Noir - Hell of a lot better entertainment vs frustration compared to the other Discworld games.
Never! unless there is a point in a point and click where you literally have to try everything with everything else until some ridiculous pun emerges, it's not a point and click.
Also, the 3d interface was annoying. Ask me about how Grim Fandango was the beginning of the end.
Re: "as much value as a truckload of dead rats in a tampon factory"
As no-one else seems to have noticed, I'll point out that it's actually a quote from the very aptly named film, "Top Secret"
Nick: Listen to me, Hillary. I'm not the first guy who fell in love with a woman that he met at a restaurant who turned out to be the daughter of a kidnapped scientist, only to lose her to her childhood lover who she last saw on a deserted island, who then turned out fifteen years later to be the leader of the French underground.
Hillary: I know. It all sounds like some bad movie.
[Long pause. Both look at camera]