Four short links: 13 July 2016

EU vs AI, Diverse Genomics, Modern Dev, and These Robots Were Made for Walkin'

By Nat Torkington
July 13, 2016
Four short links
  1. EU Regulations on Algorithmic Decision-Making (PDF) — We summarize the potential impact that the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation will have on the routine use of machine learning algorithms. […] We argue that while this law will pose large challenges for industry, it highlights opportunities for machine learning researchers to take the lead in designing algorithms and evaluation frameworks that avoid discrimination. (via Wired)
  2. Why Genetic Research Must Be More Diverse (TED) — Ninety-six percent of genome studies are based on people of European descent. The rest of the world is virtually unrepresented.
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  4. Beyond the Twelve-Factor App — O’Reilly ebook breaks out the 15 factors that really separate modern development from state-of-the-art 2004 skills.
  5. Robots with Humanlike Gait (IEEE) — The side-by-side (or rather, back-to-front) comparison at the end really drives home how closely DURUS’ gait matches a natural human walking gait. The only other human-scale robot that we’ve seen walk anything like this is Boston Dynamics’ PETMAN. The videos are wow.
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