maybehunterpryor
prostheticknowledge:

Deep Learning
Computer vision research project at the Purdue University is developing software that understands the world and objects that it sees:

Researchers are working to enable smartphones and other mobile devices to understand and immediately identify objects in a camera’s field of view, overlaying lines of text that describe items in the environment.
"It analyzes the scene and puts tags on everything," said Eugenio Culurciello, an associate professor in Purdue University’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Psychological Sciences.
The concept is called deep learning because it requires layers of neural networks that mimic how the human brain processes information. Internet companies are using deep-learning software, which allows users to search the Web for pictures and video that have been tagged with keywords. Such tagging, however, is not possible for portable devices and home computers.

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prostheticknowledge:

Deep Learning

Computer vision research project at the Purdue University is developing software that understands the world and objects that it sees:

Researchers are working to enable smartphones and other mobile devices to understand and immediately identify objects in a camera’s field of view, overlaying lines of text that describe items in the environment.

"It analyzes the scene and puts tags on everything," said Eugenio Culurciello, an associate professor in Purdue University’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Psychological Sciences.

The concept is called deep learning because it requires layers of neural networks that mimic how the human brain processes information. Internet companies are using deep-learning software, which allows users to search the Web for pictures and video that have been tagged with keywords. Such tagging, however, is not possible for portable devices and home computers.

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bobulate

bobulate:

Sep Kamvar on the key to great technologies:

[T]he key to building great technologies is to first find your purpose. And you will not find it by polling your users.

And:

The best surfers I know seem to have a sense of exactly where the next wave will be. They craft a style about their surfing and their life that seems to come directly from the water. Artists that I admire seem to be quiet and quiet and quiet, and then come up with something beautiful, as if the beauty came from some relationship with the silence. And the great programmers I know are always taking breaks from the screen to go walk in the woods, as if they receive the most difficult parts of their programs by osmosis, and then just go to their desk to type it up.

Not to be forgotten: walking in the woods makes you smarter

I think a lot about what I would teach the younger version of myself. How would I prepare her for what life has become decades later? I see her struggling, searching, working, doubting, stretching. If I met her, we would take a walk outside so I could explain how focus works. In order to see, you must not look. In order to focus, you must unfocus entirely. Choose a thing and turn your back on it. Walk outside. Walk a line in the direction of the sun, the rain, the surf. If only for a moment. And that in that opposite direction, in nature, you see yourself.

Natural technologies arise from the heart of the builder” and when one’s head is down, it’s hard to feel your heart. Work it. Walk it. And build the world that can be.

The entire set of essays are really great.

kenyatta
revdancatt:

"When the car was unveiled before the eyes of the public at the Tokyo Motor Show 1999, this car was universally scorned!

The audience found the design to be very eccentric and odd that it got to a point that people just didn’t understand it.  It was perceived design wise as toy-like, boxy, and almost anti-designed.  Okay and we do agree on boxy and toy-like, so what’s wrong with that?  Wrongly to my belief, the 021c was quickly hidden away and not shown again.”

(via Migurski /via Ten years later // FORD 021C by Marc Newson | Yatzer)

revdancatt:

"When the car was unveiled before the eyes of the public at the Tokyo Motor Show 1999, this car was universally scorned!

The audience found the design to be very eccentric and odd that it got to a point that people just didn’t understand it. It was perceived design wise as toy-like, boxy, and almost anti-designed. Okay and we do agree on boxy and toy-like, so what’s wrong with that? Wrongly to my belief, the 021c was quickly hidden away and not shown again.”

(via Migurski /via Ten years later // FORD 021C by Marc Newson | Yatzer)