Lynx Roundup, October 1st 2020

Lynx Roundup, October 1st 2020

Audio data analysis using deep learning! Feature selection and transformation with Xverse! Automation and work!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
Audio Data Analysis Using Deep Learning with Python (Part 1) - KDnuggets
A brief introduction to audio data processing and genre classification using Neural Networks and python.
How to Actually Use ML in Production: Text Classification
Of all the applications of machine learning, text classification is one of the most ubiquitous. Just looking at your smartphone, do you: All of the above are applications of text classification…
Trump hosted Zuckerberg for undisclosed dinner at the White House in October
President Donald Trump secretly dined with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook board member Peter Thiel at the White House in October, the company said Wednesday.
Phishing scams leveled up, and we didn’t
More than a bit of “I’m smarter than you” politics creates the divide between hacking headlines and what we actually need to worry about. On one side, researchers present findings at conferences hoping someone will raise the alarm and practical things will get done before things get worse. On the ot…
Introducing Xverse! — A python package for feature selection and transformation
Xverse short for X Universe is a python package for machine learning to assist Data Scientists with feature transformation and feature selection. Before we talk about the details of the package, let…
‘We were so close’: Three potential COVID-19 vaccines had funding cut
The US government cut off funding for an Australian research lab just as it was about to test a vaccine that might have helped prevent COVID-19.

Technological Waste

by Aaron Benanav

Part 1: Automation and the Future of Work 1, NLR 119, September October 2019

Part 2: Automation and the Future of Work 2, NLR 120, November December 2019

The world is abuzz with talk of automation. Rapid advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics seem set to transform the world of work. In the most advanced factories, companies like Tesla have been aiming for ‘lightsout’ production, in which fully automated work processes, no longer needing human hands, can run in the dark. Meanwhile, in the illuminated halls of robotics conventions, machines are on display that can play ping-pong, cook food, have sex and even hold conversations. Computers are not only developing new strategies for playing Go, but are said to be writing symphonies that bring audiences to tears. Dressed in white lab coats or donning virtual suits, computers are learning to identify cancers and will soon be developing legal strategies. Trucks are already barrelling across the us without drivers; robotic dogs are carrying military-grade weapons across desolate plains. Are we living in the last days of human toil? Is what Edward Bellamy once called the ‘edict of Eden’ about to be revoked, as ‘men’—or at least, the wealthiest among them—become like gods?

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Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.