pckswarms.ch - interesting uncommon events

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without losing enthusiasm." --Winston Churchill

Bary Ritholtz's The Fine Art of Doing Nothing

New month, new directions. Let's have some fun.

I have the attention span of a weasel on crack -- Charles Stross

25 January 2016


Autonomous Robots blog.

Robot News

Public Datasets

25 January 2016

Deep Learning

MIT Deep Learning book. I've posted this before.

Microsoft releases CNTK

on github

DeepBelief SDK.

20 January 2016


Build your own router.

Smalltalk Numerical Methods.

Berkeley AI materials

OpenFace Free and open source face recognition with deep neural networks.

Splash 2016 is in Amsterdam this year.

Nvidia to equip self-driving cars with a water-cooled supercomputer. This is on the order of one Blue Gene/P rack. Pretty impressive.

Disney Research Zuerich s doing interesting robot work.

Oberon workstation on the mac app store.

SNAP helps save a life.

Dreamcatcher computer goal directed design.

Generative Design is another name.

Long Way Round in a sea plane at the beginning of WWII. Very good.

Cloudless Deep learning to detect clouds.

Planet.com lots of sat images..

Emergent chip vastly accelerates deep neural networks.

AWS and Northern VA.

Rasberry PI vs SPARCstation 20. To be fair the 60 MHz ones were not the fastest. Still impressive.

CSLI LinGO lab at Stanford.

Iceland weather.

Island Road Cams

Iceland road conditions.

Seafloor features.

Ocean Prediction Center.

Non-Volatile storage and data centers.

15 years of Visual SLAM.

Why SLAM matters.

LSD-SLAM Large-Scale Direct Monocular SLAM.

Jakob Engel.

LSD-SLAM on github.

cvpr 2016 is in Las Vegas.

18 January 2016


Amazon Glacier might be more expensive than thought.

Networks and Crowds

N. Taleb's recent writing.

Networks, Crowds, and Markets

The Unreasonable Reputation of Neural Networks

Random Links so I don't lose them

(fifth RacketCon)videos

Generating Captions on videos with Neural Nets.

Selfies and Deep Networks.

AER - Atmospheric and Environmental Research for weather/climate risks.

SwissMicros - Wanted a RPN calculator? The've got them.

Physics Forests Data Driven Fluid Simulations using Regression Forests.

MPIS for green supercomputing.

Objects all the way down.

Learnable Programming.

Dolphin Smalltalk is opensourced.


Making AI more human.

State of Robotics 2015

Squeak/Scratch for Rasberry Pi with GPIO.

How memorable is your photo?

Bruce O'Neel

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