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The End of Code
« on: May 17, 2016, 07:36:21 PM »
Interesting article, the premise is that the rise of deep neural nets may have us training computers more than coding.  Scary to think of all the potential applications as this becomes more mainstream.  Also begs the question of what degree of control we will have over tech.  We live in a sci Fi world.

http://www.wired.com/2016/05/the-end-of-code

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Re: The End of Code
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 07:44:08 PM »
Interesting article, the premise is that the rise of deep neural nets may have us training computers more than coding.  Scary to think of all the potential applications as this becomes more mainstream.  Also begs the question of what degree of control we will have over tech.  We live in a sci Fi world.

http://www.wired.com/2016/05/the-end-of-code

Good find! And good article.

As someone who began coding in dbaseII way back when, is sitting here running a VBA based probability model in the background for this evenings entertainment, and just scheduled out my SAS training for this summer in a formal environment, and Python in an informal one, it makes perfect sense to me.

As those of us who have spent our lives around the oil and gas industry understand, oil is obsolete, and just doesn't know it yet, but those of us who code and analyze can see the systems capable of taking the developed world to the next level of human techno-wizardry. Just as with the obsolescence of oil, it will be generational in frequency, but then most things are.

Good find Roamer.

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Re: The End of Code
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 08:50:12 PM »
Thanks.  Speaking of probabilistic models you might find this interesting https://www.augur.net. decentralized prediction market.  One of many interesting uses for block chain tech. 


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Re: The End of Code
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 11:59:24 PM »
It is not the end of code.  It is the beginning of a new synergy but really neural nets have been around for a long time.  As of late they have made progress solving some kind of problems traditional coding has difficulty with because computers now have enough horsepower to support the massive computational overhead of neural nets.  An important advancement was the emergence of massively parallel architectures of computational units along with software (CODE) to use them efficiently.

You can find out more here:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home_new.html

http://www.nvidia.com/object/learn-parallel-programming.html

I am trying to get a high end PC built right now.  The motherboard is not cooperating and I am in RMA hell.  I'd like to put an Nvidia CUDA processor in it and dabble a bit once I get it working.  I shall persevere.  I dabbled with neural nets a bit years ago.

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Re: The End of Code
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 07:40:47 AM »
K-Dog Good luck on the computer build, are you doing anything with tensor flow https://www.tensorflow.org/ ?

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Re: The End of Code
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2016, 02:27:11 PM »
1st motherboard would not let the processor run.  Second motherboard went south trying to install the operating system and would not boot even though I reset the CMOS and was able to force BIOS to reload.  The third motherboard stopped loading BIOS when I removed the GRUB boot loader that did not go anywhere.  This resulted from the failed install on the second board.  The company who made this POS won't send me another board until they get board number two in hand.  It is being shipped to them so I am dead in the water till Monday.

Two of the three had definite hardware problems and building a consumer motherboard that can be very easily bricked loading an operating system is bad design.

I will never buy a motherboard from this company again.  I have spent a small fortune on this computer and have nothing to show for it.  When I said RMA hell I meant it!

I'll only threaten to name the company for now.  I am still trying to work with them.

So to answer your question.  Right now I'm not working on anything.
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Re: The End of Code
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2016, 02:35:00 PM »
Damn that is shitty hardware luck.  Is programming a hobby or job for you KDog?

 

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