Four short links: 10 August 2016

Language Research, Probabilistic Cognition, Medical Data, and Teaching State Computer Security

By Nat Torkington
August 10, 2016
  1. AI’s Language Problem (Wired) — very readable overview of the challenges and research in making more sense of the text we are processing, and why deep learning is a great start but not the end of the work to be done.
  2. Probabilistic Models of Cognition — web book from Stanford profs behind webppl, a probabilistic programming language built on Javascript.
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  4. Your Medical Data Misappropriated (BoingBoing) — “Property” is a terrible framework for understanding personal information—it’s led to a situation where people aren’t allowed to know what’s going on in their own bodies, and where corporations can use anti-theft laws to attack scientists, security researchers, and the people whose bodies generated the data the corporations have turned into crown jewels.
  5. PwC Australia’s Game to Teach Cyber Security Lessons (Computer Weekly) — a friend has played this, says it is really good at conveying the complexity and the relentlessness (and is accessible for normal people).
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