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How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos | aLMoNN |
Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.

Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less analyze. And so that’s one big reason the company just hired NYU machine learning expert Yann LeCun as director of Facebook’s new AI laboratory, an eminent practitioner of an artificial intelligence (AI) technique known as “deep learning.”

“Yann LeCun's move will be an exciting step both for machine learning and for Facebook, which has a lot of unique social data,” says Andrew Ng, who directs the Stanford Artifical Intelligence Laboratory and who led a deep-learning project to analyze YouTube video for Google. “Machine learning is already used in hundreds of places throughout Facebook, ranging from photo tagging to ranking articles to your newsfeed. Better machine learning will be able to help improve all of these features, as well as help Facebook create new applications that none of us have dreamed of yet.”

Via Lauren Moss, Mau
Lewis Walker's curator insight, December 21, 2013 2:38 PM

Mega data collection is not just the government, it is the wave of the future. The question is how will we use it?

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cornell researchers 3D print a fully functional loudspeaker

cornell researchers 3D print a fully functional loudspeaker | aLMoNN |

Researchers at cornell university have created a fully functioning loudspeaker, seamlessly integrating the plastic, conductive and magnetic parts, using only 3D printers. the piece of audio equipment was developed by apoorva kiran and robert maccurdy, graduate students in mechanical engineering, who are working with hod lipson, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

‘everything is 3D printed,’ explains kiran. ‘it even consists of plastic for the housing, a conductive coil and a magnet,’ he adds. ready for use almost as soon as it comes out of the printer, the speaker only requires minimal assembly before it can be hooked up to an external device. to make it work, the electronic components are made with two customizable 3D printers: a special silver ink extrusion is used for the coil and a viscous blend of strontium ferrite is used for the magnet.



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Sejdi Bylykbashi's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:55 PM

Kjo eshte fascinuese se si 3D printeret jan te gateshem me kriju modele te gateshme si dhe funksionale.