Four short links: 15 September 2016

Slowly Self-Driving, Effective Deep Learning, Andreessen's Bookshelves, and Robotaxi Financial Models

By Nat Torkington
September 15, 2016
Four short links
  1. Ford Charts Cautious Path Toward Self-driving, Shared Vehicles (Reuters) — see also Google’s car project losing leaders and advantage. Both talk about this being a long game, not a short one, where this is a genuinely hard problem.
  2. The Extraordinary Link Between Deep Neural Networks and the Nature of the Universe (MIT TR) — “We have shown that the success of deep and cheap learning depends not only on mathematics, but also on physics, which favors certain classes of exceptionally simple probability distributions that deep learning is uniquely suited to model,” conclude Lin and Tegmark.
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  4. Marc Andreessen’s Book Collection — book shelves tell you about their owners.
  5. Robotaxi Economics (Brad Templeton) — financial models for the prices of robotaxis and the operating costs.
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