Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How to teach Git

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How to teach Git

The problem I found Some of my professional experiences have involved participating in cross-functional areas, so I knew all my colleagues’ way of working. I remember a company which just started using Git a few weeks before I joined. I found post-its on screens with 3 steps: first add, second commit, third push. They didn’t…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Kenya to teach Mandarin Chinese in primary school

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Kenya to teach Mandarin Chinese in primary school

Kenya will teach Mandarin in classrooms  in a bid to improve job competitiveness and facilitate better trade and connection with China.The country’s curriculum development institute (KICD) has said the design and scope of the mandarin syllabus have been completed and will be rolled in out in 2020. Primary school pupils from grade four (aged 10)…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

Five years ago, the coders at DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company, watched excitedly as an AI taught itself to play a classic arcade game. They’d used the hot technique of the day, deep learning, on a seemingly whimsical task: mastering Breakout,1 the Atari game in which you bounce a ball at a wall of…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers New schemes teach the masses to build AI

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers New schemes teach the masses to build AI

OVER THE past five years researchers in artificial intelligence have become the rock stars of the technology world. A branch of AI known as deep learning, which uses neural networks to churn through large volumes of data looking for patterns, has proven so useful that skilled practitioners can command high six-figure salaries to build software…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired When Bots Teach Themselves to Cheat

Hexbyte Tech News Wired When Bots Teach Themselves to Cheat

Once upon a time, a bot deep in a game of tic-tac-toe figured out that making improbable moves caused its bot opponent to crash. Smart. Also sassy.Moments when experimental bots go rogue—some would call it cheating—are not typically celebrated in scientific papers or press releases. Most AI researchers strive to avoid them, but a select…