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Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
5:10 pm
Self-referential neural nets in 2018
Two series of experiments with self-referential neural nets with vector flows ("dataflow matrix machines") were done by us in 2018.

The ability of a neural net to modify itself on the fly was used to edit it interactively while it is running ("livecoding"). This also opens the way to have populations of neural nets editing each other.

Emerging "sleep-wake" behavior and other emerging bistability patterns were observed in randomly initialized neural nets (May 2019 update: a couple of video recordings of those behaviors are posted: https://youtu.be/_mZVVU8x3bs and https://youtu.be/CKVwsQEMNjY ). There is no theoretical understanding of this emerging dynamics yet.

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Crosspost: https://anhinga-anhinga.dreamwidth.org/83296.html

Other blogs by this author:

https://dmm.dreamwidth.org/ (partial mirror: https://anhinga-travel.livejournal.com/ )
https://anhinga-drafts.livejournal.com/ (mirror: https://anhinga-drafts.dreamwidth.org/ )
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
2:37 am
Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
1:29 am
Dataflow matrix machines as generalized recurrent neural networks
A year ago I posted about dataflow programming and linear models of computation:


It turns out that those dataflow matrix machines are a fairly powerful generalization of recurrent neural networks.Collapse )
Sunday, December 27th, 2015
6:28 pm
Friday, December 21st, 2012
12:01 am
I am using the friends list here mosly to create a useful Friends page.

And this is my Friends of Friends page.

I filter my default Friends page somewhat since December 2005. This is my unfiltered Friends page. This is an "express selection" (about 20% of the volume).

Russian Virtual Keyboard by Paul Gorodyansky. Online translation by translate.ru. All tags of this journal.

LiveJournal notifications about new friends or new comments work only in some cases.

If I did not notice something, please leave a comment in the post below this one.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
8:04 pm
A robot with impressive language capabilities
This is a prototype of an elderly home care robot developed by a very small group at IBM (with the benign indifference from their employer corporation that does not want to deal with robots and headaches and liabilities associated with robots). Its ability to verbally communicate with a human and to learn from a human is very impressive (basically, one can program this robot to a large extent simply by talking to it). Here is a demo video from the talk at the AGI-12 conference:


The paper itself, "An Extensible Language Interface for Robot Manipulation", explaining to some extent how this works can be found here:


and the free online version of AGI-12 proceedings is here (scroll down to AGI-12 Contributed Paper Sessions):

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
2:58 pm
Friday, November 16th, 2012
2:43 pm
Conferences on General AI: Oxford University, Dec 8-11
"The AGI conferences are the only major conference series devoted wholly and specifically to the creation of AI systems possessing general intelligence at the human level and ultimately beyond." This is a small conference (I expect around 200 people, give or take), and this year it comes in two parts, AGI-12 and AGI-Impacts:



The videos from the AGI-11 are available here:

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
1:56 am
Massachusetts elections: Yes on Questions 3 and 2
There are two ballot questions in Massachusetts this year aiming to improve the human rights situation in the state:


ballotpedia entry



ballotpedia entry

I hope that Massachusetts will vote "Yes" on these questions.
Sunday, October 28th, 2012
3:11 pm
Storm news from nerds

'It takes a while watching TWC before you realize that they are such weather nerds that they sometimes tend to see things from the storm's point of view. They talk about the shape of the storm as beautiful, or "great," or "improving," and what they mean is that the storm is thriving. It's along the lines of, "This storm is looking great. Your lawn furniture? Not so much."'

(also http://boingboing.net/2012/10/28/eastern-us-hunkers-down-for.html )
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
1:46 pm
sci-humor blog

"В начале не было ничего, только полная симметрия, и свободная калибровка летала над водами.

Потом отделил Бог целый спин от полуцелого, и повелел целому спину подчиняться статистике Бозе, а полуцелому статистике Ферми. И увидел он, что это хорошо.[...]"

I've imported it into LJ: http://sci-humour.livejournal.com/
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
10:42 pm
Vapnik@MIT; Cambridge Machine Learning Colloquium
A bit of information related to machine learning and philosophy talks at MIT.Collapse )
Thursday, September 6th, 2012
7:04 pm

Относительно недавний текст Бориса Акунина под другим псевдонимом: http://flibusta.net/a/38051

Очень понравился...
Sunday, August 19th, 2012
2:07 pm
Question about Live Journal to software engineers
Is there any good reason to restrict the availability of the Friends page by the most recent two weeks?

Does this restriction really help LJ to scale?
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
8:08 am
FIGMENT in Boston (this weekend)
Community-based participatory art, music, and dance. "We encourage you to dress up, bring your own art or games and most importantly, to participate!"



Friday, July 13th, 2012
5:18 pm
"Embassytown", by China Miéville
"In Charo City, in a cathedral to Christ Uploaded, which to my surprise he asked for, I married Scile according to Bremen law, in the second degree, registering as a nonconnubial love-match, and I took him to Embassytown."
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
6:55 pm
Turing -- 100
One of the big events of this year, Alan Turing's 100th birthday.

The site of Turing Centenary Conference which is happening in Manchester, UK now:

Turing web site maintained by Andrew Hodges:


I remember, 20 years ago, the first computer science class in the grad school, and my thesis advisor telling the story of Turing. That did matter a lot. (I did not know the story, which was an eye-opener, but this have also set the tone of what it meant to study in a modern American liberal arts school at that time; that was new, unexpected, and great.)

Update: conference videos:
Saturday, December 31st, 2011
1:45 pm
My music visualization exercise


Winamp MilkDrop2 exercise; November 2011; HD resolution settings available
Friday, November 11th, 2011
2:14 pm
A new novel by Greg Egan
Greg Egan recently designed another of his universes. This one is named "Orthogonal" and is based on symmetry between space and time (instead of the Minkowski space-time the world is based on the 4-dimensional Euclidean space):


A beautiful universe; the role of light is really interesting; very interesting biology with innovative gender and procreation scheme (and more or less familiar social patterns refracted by this physics and biology). "The Clockwork Rocket" appeared this Summer and is the first novel of the planned trilogy, I've just read the Kindle edition, liked it a lot.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
2:16 am
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