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    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2018
    Why does Elowan stop before he knocks the lamp over ?
    ...and he woke up to find all the plants in the house clustered around his bed...
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanDeepMind folds proteins now
    There are 20 amino acids used, so pairwise only 210 combinations. The problem looks a lot more tractable viewed in that way.
    Heck, even I can fold a peptide with only two aminos.
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2018
    Posted By: aber0der
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanDeepMind folds proteins now

    It is bored already...
    Brain the size of a planet....
    Seeing as how a TPU3-laden monster at Google took a fortnight of continuous cranking to fold its very first protein, I think towels are the least of its concerns.
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2018
    You are always in control if you know where your towel is.
    But can it fold a Decoration Crane out of a square sheet of paper?
    I sit on a towel bearing the immortal Towel Text and signed in person by Douglas Adams. And no, you can't have it, because it's mine.
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2018
    Upon the death of Douglas, Adam's towel suffered and fell into the abyss.

    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2018 edited
    This gentleman looks an awful lot like the automated greeter at Magrathea, don't you think?

    I think I saw him at Walmart last year.
    The Code for Facial Identity in the Primate Brain
    (fucked up HTML here)

    The audio paperclip is a good way to grok this quickly. A pop article is here

    Sounds like a great springboard for AI in general. The first step is, I imagine, to do a Singular Value Decomposition (aka Principal Components Analysis aka Oja Decomposition) to figure out the principal axes. A NN can do that. The next step is to do a linear decomposition of novel inputs onto this space and to associate one neuron to each dimension. Bang goes Tishby's assertion that individual neurons don't matter and it's only layers that matter.

    This seems like it leads to a very general model for all sorts of (all?) brain activities.
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2018
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2018
    Even aber0der will bend over for our Triffid overlords.

    Rise of the robo-vegetal hybrid society.
    I see watercress growing on a hosepipe.
    Still, perhaps the way is indeed clear for an orchid dildo.
    Posted By: aber0derBudd-AI-nk
    *shudder* I thought that said Buddink for a sec.
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanI see watercress growing on a hosepipe.
    Still, perhaps the way is indeed clear for an orchid dildo.

    Now that's truly profound. Translated into a language where it only requires seventeen syllables it makes a pretty good haiku.