Taking a break from data compression

I’ve been doing a full immersion in data compression lately (especially focused on video compression). Just to take my mind off entropy encoding, fast python implementations of Run Length Encoding, OpenCV, and Fourier Theory, I have been playing around with some old vectorial drawings… Also, I am trying to drop my obsession with the brain more …

 

Artificial intelligence, Deep Learning, Memory in the Brain and Data Management: link roundup

This is a ~weekly Link Roundup of the most interesting content I found in the past week. News and Resources for Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience .  What are the open research areas in Deep Learning? – www.quora.com Big data and biomedical informatics: a challenging opportunity – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov  Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor? – journals.plos.org neuroscience is held more …

 

I was shot by my toddler

AKA How I managed to survive an armed toddler. I hide a gun in my house, it’s in a safe place. I have a gun (Smith & Wesson Shield) hidden in the top drawer of a chest of drawers by the main hallway. It’s conveniently located between the bedroom and the entrance door. It’s there for more …

 

Weekly link roundup for Artificial intelligence and Neuroscience: Week 18

This is a ~weekly Link Roundup of the most interesting content I found in the past week. News and Resources for Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience. Neural Episodic Control – arxiv.org Deep reinforcement learning methods attain super-human performance in a wide range of environments. Such methods are grossly inefficient, often taking orders of magnitudes more data than more …

 

Link Roundup for Brain, AI and Data Science

News and Resources for Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience & Data Science. Abstracts – neuroinformatics2017.org Abstract submission is open for the Neuroinformatics conference. Workshops- COSYNE 2017 – www.cosyne.org The conference is long past, but the list of abstracts is the best way to catch up with what is (and will be) trending in neuroscience, and brain-based artificial intelligence. more …

 

AI and Brain Link Roundup – Week 16.5

This is a ~weekly Link Roundup of the most interesting content I found in the past week. News and Resources for Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience. Towards deep learning with segregated dendrites – arxiv.org Deep learning has led to significant advances in artificial intelligence, in part, by adopting strategies motivated by neurophysiology. However, it is unclear whether more …

 

Week 16: Link Roundup

This is a ~weekly Link Roundup of the most interesting content I found in the past week. News and Resources for Artificial Intelligence, Data Visualization, and Neuroscience & Psychology. 10 things marketers need to know about AI | CIO – www.cio.com ai-enabled marketing isn’t just about cute chatbots. here’s what cmos, cios and others need more …

 

Biased Analysis in Behavior Research

The study of apparent behavior One of the most intriguing experiments in the history of psychology is the one performed by Heider and Simmel – Heider, F, & Simmel, M. (1944):  “An experimental study of apparent behavior“. American Journal of Psychology, 57, 243–259. In brief, the authors showed some geometric shapes moving around the screen more …

 

Live Calcium Imaging in Freely Moving Subjects: The Dark Ages of Neuroscience?

In 2011 Mark Schnitzer’s Lab in Stanford came up with a brilliant technology: a miniaturized integrated microscope that can be implanted on a mouse head (read the paper here) to observe cell activity while the mouse is free to move around and perform behavioral tasks. This technology is now available thanks to Inscopix, Doric, and more …