Prof says he'll grade students on a curve, so they organize a boycott of the exams and all get As

Prof says he'll grade college students on a curve, in order that they manage a boycott of the exams and all get As

Johns Hopkins Computer Science prof Professor Peter Fröhlich grades his college students on a curve: the best rating on the ultimate will get an A and everybody else is graded accordingly. Clever college students in Fröhlich’s “Intermediate Programming”, “Computer System Fundamentals,” and “Introduction to Programming for Scientists and Engineers” discovered that this meant […]

Teaching computers to pick a conversation out of a noisy room

Teaching computer systems to choose a dialog out of a loud room

Human beings have a bizarre, poorly-understood potential to choose a single dialog out of a loud room, it is referred to as the “cocktail party effect” and whereas its precise mechanism is not completely understood, researchers do know that imaginative and prescient performs a job in it, and that with the ability to see […]

After Millions of Trials, These Simulated Humans Learned to Do Perfect Backflips and Cartwheels

After Millions of Trials, These Simulated Humans Learned to Do Perfect Backflips and Cartwheels

Simulated humanoid pulling off an ideal backflip, which it did after a month of simulated coaching. GIF: Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Using well-established machine studying strategies, researchers from University of California, Berkeley have taught simulated humanoids to carry out over 25 pure motions, from somersaults and cartwheels by means of to excessive leg kicks and […]

You can unscramble the hashes of humanity's 5 billion email addresses in ten milliseconds for $0.0069

You can unscramble the hashes of humanity's 5 billion e-mail addresses in ten milliseconds for $zero.0069

Marketing corporations often “anonymize” their dossiers on web customers utilizing hashes of their e-mail addresses — fairly than the e-mail addresses themselves — as identifiers in databases which are saved indefinitely, traded, bought, and leaked. Cryptographically safe hashing converts any file to a brief string (its “hash”), and it is theoretically inconceivable to […]

UC Berkeley offers its Foundations of Data Science course for free online

UC Berkeley presents its Foundations of Data Science course without cost on-line

Berkeley’s “Foundations of Data Science” boasts the fastest-growing enrollment of any course in UC Berkeley historical past, and now it is free on the college’s Edx distance-education platform. The course is free to audit, however you must pay if you wish to take the exams and obtain a certificates of completion. […]

Invisible, targeted infrared light can fool facial recognition software into thinking anyone is anyone else

Invisible, focused infrared gentle can idiot facial recognition software program into considering anybody is anybody else

A gaggle of Chinese pc scientists from academia and business have published a paper documenting a instrument for fooling facial recognition software program by shining hat-brim-mounted infrared LEDs on the person’s face, projecting CCTV-visible, human-eye-invisible shapes designed to idiot the face recognition software program. The tactic lets the attacker specify which face the […]