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Microsoft: EmbraceR, ExtendeR, ExtinquisheR

I read with great interest the new blog post over at R Revolutions about the release of “Microsoft R Open 3.3.0.”  And for those of us old enough to remember the Browser Wars of the late 90s, and the resulting  … Continue reading

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[Book Review] The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World by Pedro Domingos My rating: 5 of 5 stars While coached as a guidebook to help find “The Master Algorithm,” the one AI algorithm “that … Continue reading

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[Book Review] The Math Book by Clifford Pickover

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics by Clifford A. Pickover My rating: 3 of 5 stars The idea of devoting a one page explanation to a particular mathematical topic, explaining … Continue reading

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The Age of Robots is Arriving One Brick at a Time.

The Age of Robots is arriving one brick at a time. In what is an absolutely perfect example of how robots will help and augment human behavior, a robot lays bricks, essentially doing the grunt work, while a mason does … Continue reading

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Mining the Miners

There’s heaps and heaps of text mining going on in this Economist article about researchers tracking the use of words to find the origin of “original ideas.” They started with some concept association, For example, “Big Bang” and “black hole” … Continue reading

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James Gleick on Bell Labs

History was written time and time again at Bell Labs. James Gleick has a new blog post asking “where are they now?” The answer: Corporations’ long-sighted view of allowing a technologically creative environment with free reign are a thing of … Continue reading

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