There is a Taiwan scholar invented Handbot — the first palm reading chatbot using deep learning (CNN) to analyze one’s palm to predict his/her character traits, health, career, relationship and many more aspects.

Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing 2017

EMNLP 2017, one of the best conferences in NLP, will be hosted on September 7~11, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The list of accepted papers and best papers of EMNLP 2017 is available now at their official website. There are 1509 submissions this year, which is a 40% increase from last year, including 836 long papers and 582 short papers. Out of those only 323 are accepted, including 216 long papers at the acceptance rate of 25.8, and 107short papers at the acceptance rate of 18.4%.

SurfNet Generating 3D shape surfaces using deep residual networks

There is a recent work published in CVPR, which utilizes neural network to help you convert 2D images to 3D objects. It starts by learning how we project 3D objects to 2D images and based on that, we revert the process to recover the 3D objects from 2D images.

CB Insights State of Artificial Intelligence

CB Insights has released their reports on Aritifical Intelligence. Here is the table of contents:

3-D scanning with water

Scholars from Sandong University have developed a new methods for 3D construction: $$water$$. The benefits of this method, compared with current optical based method is that, it is able to reconstruct the 3D strucutre of invisible parts, e.g., inner space, concave region.

deeplearn.js

Google has open sourced deeplearn.js to have you run deep learning in your browser.

Recently I got a task of checking whether the excel has some some wrong data. There are some conditions where some columns must meet. Using the Excel filtering or equation is cumbersome, as the condition can be very complex.