Auto-encoders and strong artificial intelligence

Auto-encoders and strong artificial intelligenceThe theory of auto-encoders and generating models has recently been seriously developed, but few works are devoted to how they can be used in recognition problems. At the same time, the property of auto-encoders to receive a latent parametric data model and mathematical consequences from this make it possible to connect them with Bayesian methods of decision making.
 
 
The original mathematical apparatus "set of auto-encoders with a common latent space" is proposed in the article. It allows abstract concepts to be extracted from the input data and demonstrates the ability to "one-shot learning"...
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"Friday format": musical roads - what is it and why they are not in Russia

"Friday format": musical roads - what is it and why they are not in Russia Musical roads similar to vinyl records. Their surface consists of a series of grooves that play a melody, if you drive through them. The principle of their action resembles the extraction of sound with a vinyl turntable. The location of the grooves, their depth and the speed with which the car travels, affect the final sound of the road. Examples of countries in which there are such roads: Denmark, South Korea, Hungary, Japan, Taiwan, China, the Netherlands and the USA.
 
 
In this material, we will talk about the features of such projects.
 
 
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Almost OCR for getting the VPNBook password. PHP + Mikrotik

Recently VPNBook began to publish the password instead of direct text in the form of an image. "Well, it's like that," I thought, and began to look for ways to solve this problem. Recognize the "picture" VPNBook password in PHP. And, of course, the script for Mikrotik.
 
Customize the automatic obtaining of a password for VPN on Mikrotik ". Prior to the problem, the password for VPNBook could simply be extracted from the html page, for example, as:
 
 
preg_match ('/Password:
([^<]+) /', $ homepage, $ matches);
print ($ matches[1])

 
And recently the password has become a "picture". And ...
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Research of IT-sales process

We have been selling consulting and automation for quite some time now. And in recent years, associated with the sale of SAAS.
 
 
We communicate with different companies and compare how the sales process is organized in the food and service companies. We often get into arguments about the motivation of sellers, their workload, the necessary experience and education, the channels of lodogeneration, regulations and sales processes.
 
 
After several such disputes at the conferences, we decided to initiate a study of the IT sales process to do some sort of a cut with the ability to compare how IT ...
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All you wanted to know about testing Wi-Fi adapters, but were afraid to ask

All you wanted to know about testing Wi-Fi adapters, but were afraid to ask
 
 
One of these days our company will be 20 years old. The last 15 years of these 20 we are making programs for the analysis of Wi-Fi networks. Part of this work is the development of drivers for Wi-Fi adapters, and in this article I will describe how the development team is testing the products of its work, and how the testing process has evolved over these 15 years along with the evolution of standards and adapters. There will be many pictures (what is called "geek porn") and technical details.
 
Bplus Technology , which, among a large assortment of very interesting ...
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Problems of interfaces of ground-based transitions

Problems of interfaces of ground-based transitionsWhen it comes to the drawbacks of user interfaces, complex, visually overloaded computer programs are presented, such as the ERMS or graphics editors. But even in a simpler interface, consisting of one button and several light signals, there are many problems and shortcomings. An example of such an interface is a traffic light. If you dig even deeper - then the pedestrian crossing of the road is suitable for defining the interface (the "common border" between the individual systems through which they interact, the set of tools and rules that ensure the interaction of individual systems). The problems ...
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Learn OpenGL. Lesson 5.7 - HDR

HDR
 
When writing to the framebuffer, the brightness values ​​of the colors are given to the interval from 0.0 to 1.0. Because of this, at first glance innocuous, we always have to choose such values ​​for lighting and colors, so that they fit into this restriction. This approach works and produces decent results, but what happens if we meet a particularly bright area with a lot of bright light sources, and the total brightness will exceed 1.0? As a result, all values ​​greater than 1.0 will be reduced to 1.? which does not look very nice:
 
Learn OpenGL. Lesson 5.7 - HDR
 
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How to write programs at the junction of mobile development and algorithms? Competition and history of Yandex

From September 10 to September 22 there will be a Yandex.Blyts competition for mobile development. Registration is open . Blitz is a short way to Yandex: participants of the top 5 will pass successfully enough one interview section instead of the standard four.
 
 
On the occasion of the contest, we talked with colleagues about interesting tasks relating both to mobile platforms and algorithms. Today we will share their stories with the readers of the Habr.
 
 
How to write programs at the junction of mobile development and algorithms? Competition and history of Yandex  
 
There is an opinion that the development of mobile ...
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Three smart cubes of Rubik: Xiaomi, Roobo and GoCube

Rubik's Cube is no longer just a legendary puzzle toy, but rather a synonym for something complicated, something to think about.
 
 
Since the 70s of the last century, the creators of cubes have traditionally gone through the constant complication of "toys", adding extra cells, changing and improving the shape. However, now everything has changed, and the cubes began to simplify.
 
 
Three smart cubes of Rubik: Xiaomi, Roobo and GoCube  
 
So there was a "teaching" category of smart cubes, and then an educational and entertaining. And there are not so many of them.
 
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Magic thinking about machine learning will not bring the emergence of real AI

Magic thinking about machine learning will not bring the emergence of real AI  
 
"Any sufficiently advanced technology", - wrote the gray cardinal of science fiction Arthur Clarke, is "indistinguishable from magic." This quotation, which the fans promoting the technology tirelessly, is perhaps the most destructive statement of all that Clark did, as she encourages our hypnotic amazement over technology and disables critical thinking. Since, when it comes to "magic", by definition it will be something inexplicable. There is no point in asking questions about this; just take it as it is, relax and muffle distrust.
 
 
Now most of all ...
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