@alan not really an independent position...
I agree with the missed opportunity to sell "economically harnessing constantly evolving data" as a business case. Although they did pitch on "data lakes"!
@ohyran when I joined CWI (Amsterdam, NL) some 20 years ago all CS staff including the secretaries ran on Linux and this has never changed!
Here's Paul Baran's RAND-published September 1962 justification for distributed communications networks summed up in a single chart. It's also the same paper where the famous "centralized vs decentralized vs distributed" triptych of graphs comes from. You still see this exact diagram, uncited, in modern presentations on the decentralized/distributed web.
Interesting CHI 2019 paper:
Google Top Stories box provides most of the attention and traffic to a handful of news organizations.
I.e., the algorithms concentrate attention to a few sources, and that has implications in ideological diversity.
[ICYMI on twitter] The Deep Learning track at #TREC2019 will feature two tasks—a DOCUMENT RANKING task and a PASSAGE RANKING task—both with large training datasets.
Approximate dataset stats: 367K training queries + 3.2M documents for the document ranking task; and 500K training queries + 8.8M passages for the passage ranking task.
Official guidelines: https://microsoft.github.io/TREC-2019-Deep-Learning/
Coordinators: Nick Craswell, Bhaskar Mitra, Emine Yilmaz, Daniel Campos.
Please share. #TRECDL2019
A bit-by-bit guide to the equations governing differentiable neural computers https://prismo.xyz/posts/9c7c2332-c665-4b86-8d41-113ff0b731e4
@djoerd vreemd bij mij niet 404!
Explain Yourself Leveraging Language Models for Commonsense Reasoning - https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.02361
AWS costs every programmer should know https://prismo.xyz/posts/9c72e8a6-25a6-4ec5-a62a-a121e53ae194
Zomer met together PANGEA:
Wetenschap, communiceer eens wat mìnder | De Volkskrant
@loke there has been some research that even that claim (less cars) seems not likely.
Personal #BKS2019 best-of:
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Mac de Marco
Aldous Harding: I wish I had seen more, what I saw was very good too - but only last two songs.
Big Thief: I hope to see at another occasion!
someday I want to make a book that just collects diagrams from machine learning papers (especially nlproc-related)—they're always so elaborate and beautiful and bizarre (this one's from https://arxiv.org/pdf/1808.10805.pdf)
BKS19: Personal Trainer is de speeltuin van de Nederlandse indiescene - 3voor12
Was heel mooi vrijdagnacht. Alweer een week terug!
Indie music 🎸
The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.
Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.
Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.