The surprising creativity of digital evolution

The surprising creativity of digital evolution: A collection of anecdotes from the evolutionary computation and artificial life research communities Lehman et al., arXiv 2018 Today’s paper choice could make you the life and soul of the party with a rich supply of anecdotes from the field of evolutionary computation. I hope you get to go … Continue reading The surprising creativity of digital evolution

Deep learning scaling is predictable, empirically

Deep learning scaling is predictable, empirically Hestness et al., arXiv, Dec.2017 With thanks to Nathan Benaich for highlighting this paper in his excellent summary of the AI world in 1Q18 This is a really wonderful study with far-reaching implications that could even impact company strategies in some cases. It starts with a simple question: "how … Continue reading Deep learning scaling is predictable, empirically

Information flow reveals prediction limits in online social activity

Information flow reveals prediction limits in online social activity Bagrow et al., arVix 2017 If I know your friends, then I know a lot about you! Suppose you don’t personally use a given app/service, and so the provider doesn’t have data on you directly. However, many of your friends do use the app/service, and there’s … Continue reading Information flow reveals prediction limits in online social activity