It’s incredible how even now you run a normal multi-layer neural network on a CPU machine and it’s quite slow. The GPU is a big advancement -- and the other thing is there have been some algorithmic advances on the vision side of deep learning. #AI
> Perceptrons, which I believe are the simplest neural networks, go back to the 1950s. What's changed is the hardware we can run them on has gotten so much faster and so much more efficient and so much more powerful, and the data sizes that we can work with have gotten so much bigger. So now we can solve these problems, and it's kind of awesome what we can do. #AI #machinelearning
> it’s like Whole Foods and 7-Eleven had a baby.
For a #startup, a #venture check is only the beginning. Even though venture capital rounds are often celebrated as major milestones, they are really just entry tickets. When a company accepts venture funding, it commits itself to steep expectations for future growth. 2X a year is considered good, 3X is great, and 4X or more a year is amazing.
Two things annoy me about market fundamentalists calling themselves 'classical liberals'.
The first is that they don't actually seem to be aware of the positions of many of the 'classical liberals'. Like the amount of time Adam Smith spent warning against trusts, collusive price fixing, and monopolies.
Second, the classical liberals were radicals in their day and looked for causes of misery and inefficiency to challenge. Drawing a line under history and going “That's done!” is the opposite.
The #Equifax breach was worse than they thought:
> The company originally said 143 million customers were affected; now, after reviewing all the affected data, Equifax says that it was 146.6 million people who had their name and date of birth exposed, and 145.5 million of those who had their Social Security numbers exposed.
Gastronaut: The Kake Krusader
The Simpsons: Most. American. Show. Ever.
> Even if the show were not as hilarious as it is, or as sharply written, or as visually imaginative, it would remain the quintessential artifact of modern American culture — merely by virtue of the sheer number of times it has recreated the iconic experiences of American life in a way Americans have found relatable.
"There are still privacy concerns with GNOME Software" — https://blog.paranoidpenguin.net/2018/04/there-are-still-privacy-concerns-with-gnome-software/ #GNOME #Privacy
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