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some more ways our brain plays tricks on us

in an interview with lee gomes, michael jordan (no, not the basketball player, the ieee fellow) stated that there are still many challenging, unsolved problems in computer vision, even though deep learning has given us a great tool in terms of certain types of image classification. although michael jordan had a thing or two to say [...]

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gestalt theory

“the whole is other than the sum of the parts” – kurt koffka this oft-used quote, by koffka, can be used to summarise gestalt theory in a single sentence. this theory deals with the fact that very often the ‘whole’ that we experience/see/hear is not the same as merely dissecting something into pieces and adding [...]

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A bit of CUDA

So, over the last couple of months I’ve been doing a Udacity course based on parallel programming using CUDA (and thus Nvidia GPUs). This course introduced me to the basics of CUDA and how to come up with parallel solutions to everyday problems, usually solved with sequential algorithms. Why do this course? Well, since it [...]

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I was going to talk about Bitcoin…

If there is something that’s been on my mind a lot lately, is Bitcoin. But I’ve talked about it a lot (on my own blog, giving talks, and annoying friends over beers). I can’t help it. What makes it worse, is that in the media lab, there’s this buzz about Bitcoin every single day. Over [...]

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Correcting Grammar Mistakes

When we write, it is almost inevitable for most of us to make spelling mistakes. Fortunately, spell checkers are there to help us: They can detect spelling mistakes with a high accuracy (even though uncommon words or names are sometimes incorrectly marked as errors) and can mostly suggest a sensible correction for a word. It is probably safe to say [...]

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About: Wikipedia’s structure and how it is used in research

Wikipedia is an amazing resource of information for readers, people that quickly want to check facts and sometimes also the last resort to settle a heated debate about some topic. Recently, Wikipedia has also gained attention to researchers that recognized Wikipedia’s unique structure and scale as a great tool for research and experiments. Wikipedia’s structure [...]

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Audi-tory sensitive

Working in an open-plan office can be challenging. It is difficult to distinguish between your thoughts and the interesting, often heated discussions in the background .  Removing your headphones compounds the problem. When you think of the highway as an open-plan office and allow cars to talk with each other, an important challenge is to coordinate communication [...]

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