DPL Reading List – June 15, 2018


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Here are some of the articles we found this week.

The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – “We’re all familiar with the term “Artificial Intelligence.” After all, it’s been a popular focus in movies such as The Terminator, The Matrix, and Ex Machina (a personal favorite of mine). But you may have recently been hearing about other terms like “Machine Learning” and “Deep Learning,” sometimes used interchangeably with artificial intelligence. As a result, the difference between artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning can be very unclear.”

The U.S. Army calculates exact amount of coffee necessary for alertness – “But as to how much caffeine will keep you focused–versus spiraling into jitters–has mostly remained an imperfect science. The U.S Army, presumably in an attempt to help staff and soldiers during long shifts, commissioned a study to analyze the precise, most effective use of caffeine. On Monday, researchers announced an automated optimization algorithm to identify the strongest caffeine-dosing strategies to “maximize alertness” during sleepy conditions. A recent study found a shockingly high prevalence of sleep disorders among active duty military personnel.”

The one essential skill that will set you apart from other developers – “If you are one of the 20 something millions developers in the world, you might be wondering how you can set yourself apart from others and stand out from the crowd. Today, I’d like to share with you the one essential skill that is most valued for developers but not every developer possesses or understands its importance. And no, it is not public speaking skill. It took me a while to come up with an appropriate label for this skill, but I have finally come up with one that I am happy with.”

Microsoft is using AI to cut the cloud’s electric bill – “AI guides the computers that drive the company’s own data centers, helping decide which virtual server to use at any given point in order to complete a task, the company says. That allows it to process cloud tasks more efficiently than a traditional on-premises data center, simply because it’s only using the power it needs to get a job done, says Liz Willmott, carbon program lead at Microsoft.”

An intro to Machine Learning for designers – “Put simply, machine learning is a “field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed” (Arthur Samuel, 1959). Even though Arthur Samuel coined the term over fifty years ago, only recently have we seen the most exciting applications of machine learning — digital assistants, autonomous driving, and spam-free email all exist thanks to machine learning.”

3 Ways to Outsmart Imposter Syndrome – “Try one of these techniques the next time you sense Impostor Syndrome creeping up. Because ultimately, holding yourself back and letting yourself be a victim to the impostor syndrome is the greatest risk of all.”

Smarter Mirrors and How They’re Made – “A while ago I made a smart mirror for my bathroom. Maybe you’ve seen it. It started with a particular image in my mind. I wanted to build a piece of technology for the home that feels new and futuristic, yet simple and clean. The mirror blends in seamlessly with its environment and doesn’t aggressively compete for my attention.”

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