Monthly Archives: May 2013

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The Next Generation of Neural Networks

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In the 1980's, new learning algorithms for neural networks promised to solve difficult classification tasks, like speech or object recognition, by learning many layers of non-linear features. The results were disappoi...

jQuery

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jQuery is a JavaScript library that stands out among its competitors because it is faster, focuses on writing less code, and is very extensible. In this talk, I will explore jQuery and how to use it. I will start off ...

Brad Burnham: SOPA: Innovation Blackout

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Venture capitalist Brad Burnham on the proposed SOPA / PIPA legislation. Is the controversy really about free speech, or is it just another showdown between rich and powerful Hollywood, and even richer and more powerf...

John Waters: Why You Should Watch Filth

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John Waters defends the creation and consumption of obscene films, and recommends some of his personal favorites.

Lisa Randall: Understanding the Large Hadron Collider

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The Harvard physicist explains the design and goals of the 27 kilometer-wide proton-smasher in Switzerland that physicist hope will unlock the secrets of the universe.

60 Second Adventures in Economics

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Ever shaken an invisible hand? Been flattened by a falling market? Or wondered what took the bend out of Phillips' curve? David Mitchell helps reveal some of the great dilemmas faced by governments trying to run an ec...

Michael Lewis: Moneyball: The Old Guard vs. The New Guard

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Michael Lewis, best-selling author of Liar's Poker, Moneyball and The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game speaks at the BP Executive Energy Forum.

James Ives on ‘Ocean Energy in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities’

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Ocean energy contained in the world's waves and marine tidal currents provides an untapped source of renewable energy. In Ireland both wave and tidal will have a role to play in meeting longer term targets for electri...

Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil

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Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, ...

Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod

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Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.

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