At a session today on "Deep Learning" at the ASCUE17 conference Steve Kenode lauded the merits of advanced machine learning, like Deep Mind's "learning" the best way to play Breakout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1eYniJ0Rnk I did appreciate the schematic way he explained it for a lay audience (including me) with the way weights are assigned ...

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"Open" as a descriptor of things is clear. A door, a faucet, an electronic circuit is open or closed. It works as well for learning things, e.g. educational resources, by a number of licenses. But applying open to concepts like pedagogy as witnessed by a long twitter ping pong and ...

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Abiding by the letter of open licenses mean you do not have to ask permission. But it sure is nice when someone goes beyond the letter of the license and lets you know of a use of your work. It's an old story around here, and it's so old I cannot ...

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Just one more under the wire blog post for 2017, and yes it's about photos. I had to wait until I posted photo number 366 for this year... 2016/366/366 Staying Grounded flickr photo by cogdogblog shared under a Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons ( CC0 ) license ... so I could try ...

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Michael Coghlan is one of those people I have known so long online that I forgot how/where we met. We have spent time together in his home of Adelaide, Australia. When? What were we doing? The memory is fuzzy, but I can get the info because I have photos of ...

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It does make a decent news story to announce the offering of a free, as in no cost to taxpayers, database of local photos for a city. https://twitter.com/ResearchBuzz/status/800020936380403713 "Freely Available" is... well ok. As told in the story from Albuquerque TV station KOB4: Stunning images of Albuquerque and surrounding areas aren't hard to come ...

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You, put down the iPhone. Let's reminisce on the sheer excitement of a camera that you could actually see your photos by counting to 60, and then peeling back a sheet of emulsion? Look how excited people are in that left side ad to see "instant" photos. flickr photo shared by ...

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