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Pew – How People Approach Facts and Information

“When people consider engaging with facts and information any number of factors come into play. How interested are they in the subject? How much do they trust the sources of information that relate to the subject? How eager are they to learn something more? What other aspects of their lives might be competing for their… Continue Reading

Google – Launching the Speech Commands Dataset

Google Research Blog – Launching the Speech Commands Dataset: “At Google, we’re often asked how to get started using deep learning for speech and other audio recognition problems, like detecting keywords or commands. And while there are some great open source speech recognition systems like Kaldi that can use neural networks as a component, their… Continue Reading

New Report on Improving Effectiveness of Government Programs

“September 7, 2017 the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the release of the report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking: “Taxpayers deserve to know that the programs they fund are working—especially when those programs are meant to help lift people out of poverty. But too often, Washington measures… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – The Road To Intelligent Legal Software

Via LLRX.com – The Road To Intelligent Legal Software Legal AI pioneer Itai Gurari’s article is a commentary and a lessons learned that is critical to our communities of best practice as we seek to effectively assess both the promise and significant drawbacks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the context of the legal… Continue Reading

How We Can Filter Fake News and Make Media More Trustworthy

How We Can Filter Fake News and Make Media More Trustworthy [includes link to the video interview] By Singularity Hub – Sep 07, 2017 – “In an interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco, web pioneer Craig Newmark talked entrepreneurship and his work to make journalism more trustworthy. Newmark founded Craigslist in 1995 and… Continue Reading

TIME – Firsts – Women Who Are Changing the World

TIME – “What a jagged image we use for women who achieve greatly, defining accomplishment in terms of the barrier rather than the triumph. There she is up where the air is thin, where men still outnumber women, but where the altitude is awesome. Our goal with Firsts is for every woman and girl to… Continue Reading

Transformer: A Novel Neural Network Architecture for Language Understanding

Transformer: A Novel Neural Network Architecture for Language Understanding Posted by Jakob Uszkoreit, Software Engineer, Natural Language: “Understanding Neural networks, in particular recurrent neural networks (RNNs), are now at the core of the leading approaches to language understanding tasks such as language modeling, machine translation and question answering. In Attention Is All You Need we introduce… Continue Reading

Google Developer Documentation Style Guide

Google Developer Documentation Style Guide “This style guide provides a set of editorial guidelines for anyone writing developer documentation for Google-related projects. Goals and audience – The primary goal of this guide is to codify and record decisions that Google’s Developer Relations group makes about style. The guide can help you avoid making decisions about… Continue Reading

Species at risk as poachers exploit online research data from around the world

Adam Welz – Yale Environment 360: “Today, researchers are surveilling everything from blue whales to honeybees with remote cameras and electronic tags. While this has had real benefits for conservation, some attempts to use real-time location data in order to harm animals have become known: Hunters have shared tips on how to use VHF radio… Continue Reading

More Americans now say they’re spiritual but not religious

Pew Survey – “…the survey did not directly ask respondents whether the label “spiritual but not religious” describes them. Instead, it asked two separate questions: “Do you think of yourself as a religious person, or not?” and “Do you think of yourself as a spiritual person, or not?” The results presented here are the product… Continue Reading

DHS – Hurricane Harvey Response Site

Hurricane Harvey Response – Using the Power of Partnerships to Help Impacted Communities: Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) – “This site provides geospatial data from authoritative sources where possible that can be useful to support community response and recovery to Hurricane Harvey. The data is available for download as CSV, KML, Shapefile, and accessible via… Continue Reading

Five recent studies on fact checking

Alexios Mantzarlis – Poynter: “The fake news phenomenon led to an explosion in media coverage of fact-checking in the final months of 2016. Now academia, with its slower publication process, is catching up. Since November, studies have failed to replicate the backfire effect and tested the power of corrections on partisan voters in both the… Continue Reading