LeCun is looking for ways to train the model to infer the meaningful content within a photo or video, then focus only on the area in the theoretical vector space needed to express that image. For instance, a model might infer from a piece of video that an object—say, a human face—could be represented pixel by pixel using only a small subset of all the possible positions and color states of all pixels within the frame. It might zero in on just 50 pixels that, in their various states, can represent all possible movements of all the surfaces of the face. With a smaller group of variables to work with, the model may have a much better chance of predicting which way a face in a video might move (in the same way a natural language model can predict the blanks in a sentence). … [Read more...] about Facebook’s AI for detecting hate speech is facing its biggest challenge yet
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In 2017, Konnikova, who holds a Ph.D. in psychology, decided to take on a year-long project: learning poker as a way to better understand the difference between skill and luck. She convinced Poker Hall of Fame inductee Erik Seidel to be her mentor and immersed herself in strategies of the game. After a fair share of setbacks and folds, she eventually started winning. And about a year later, she had earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from Texas Hold’em tournaments, won a major title, and got a sponsor. … [Read more...] about What poker can teach you about living through a pandemic
Ask around if people have heard of the app through which you wish to invest. Garg says, “Go through the customer reviews and user ratings on Google play store or Apple App store and understand typical challenges faced by the existing investors. Consider poor reviews with one or two stars from recent dates and see the challenges investors are facing.” This way, you know the shortcomings before signing up and there are no surprises. … [Read more...] about Millennials love investing via apps, but are they aware of the pitfalls?
And it was around that time it was known in the Agarwal family circles that Mahesh had split his ancestral properties worth Rs 1,200 crore in three parts, offering one third each to his son Pratik, sister Manju and Sharad. He had put a stringent condition that no one would be allowed to sell the properties and that the troika must develop the branch of the foods company he created — known as Haldiram Bhujiawala (Pratik Foods) brand — beyond its current turnover of Rs 4,000 crore. … [Read more...] about Bitter fight erupts in Haldiram’s group over property after death of family elder
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) central board has approved the transfer of Rs 57,128 crore in surplus as dividend to the government for the accounting year 2019-20, the central bank said in a release on August 14. The Board also decided to maintain the Contingency Risk Buffer at 5.5 percent. … [Read more...] about RBI Board approves transfer of Rs 57,128 crore dividend to government