Four short links: 10 October 2016

Equal-Opportunity Machine Learning, Automatic Photo Criticism, Self-Driving RC Cars, and Computers at Human Speed

By Nat Torkington
October 10, 2016
Four short links
  1. Equality of Opportunity in Supervised Learning (PDF) — paper from Google working through the ways in which you might calculate the fairness or unfairness of a particular algorithm’s decision-making. Check out the sweet interactive visualization of the concepts in the paper.
  2. Keeganan artificial intelligence created by Regaind, a startup specialized in automatic image analysis. After being trained by professional photographers, Keegan is now able to describe the strengths and weaknesses in your image in order to help you identify specific areas in which you can improve.
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  4. Carolo Cup — German competition for self-driving RC cars that’s been going for 10 years. Videos of the 2016 competition and the obstacle run give you a sense of it. (via Hacker News thread on the subject)
  5. Latency Numbers Every Programmer Should Know — the classic “powers of 10” for programmers, the scales at which various operations happen. Now translated into human timescales by talking about how long a billion of them take. E.g., it would take 11.6 days to read a billion megabytes from an SSD. (Don’t do that)
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