FAIR at 5: Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research accomplishments

Making machines truly intelligent is a scientific challenge as well as a technological and product engineering challenge. A significant part of FAIR’s research focuses on fundamental questions about the keys to reasoning, prediction, planning, and unsupervised learning. And in turn, these areas of investigation require better theoretical understanding in fields such as generative models, causality, high-dimensional stochastic optimization, and game theory. These long-term research explorations are required to unlock the full future potential of artificial intelligence. Of all the projects we’ve tackled over the past five years, we’ve picked a handful that show how FAIR has approached its mission, contributed to our field, and made an impact on the world.

The interactive timeline gives a nice overview of AI development over the years

Source: FAIR at 5: Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research accomplishments

simctl – NSHipster

If you have Xcode installed, simctl is accessible through the xcrun command (which routes binary executables to the active copy of Xcode on your system). You can get a description of the utility and a complete list of subcommands by running simctl without any arguments:

Source: simctl – NSHipster

老员工从优酷离职:股票期权黄粱一梦 内部矛盾爆发|优酷|土豆_凤凰科技

对于占公司95%以上没有经历过上市的员工来说,“稀释”这个词还比较陌生。但18:1的稀释率,还是震惊了绝大对数人,在知道这个比例之前,大家私下交流认为,稀释不会高于10:1,没有人想到会是18:1这样中概股历史上创纪录的稀释率——这个记录在2013年被打破。

Source: 老员工从优酷离职:股票期权黄粱一梦 内部矛盾爆发|优酷|土豆_凤凰科技

蘑菇街被指稀释股权,老员工期权不如别人年终奖,已有员工提离职_36氪

 

根据该员工的说法,早期蘑菇街期权数量不少,尽管拿着折扣工资,但是能用低价持有公司一定数量的股票,和公司感受升值还是非常有干劲的。然而上市后却被告知,26亿总股本如今期权要除以25。该员工表示,期权是花了小6位数买的,还赔上了青春。

仅就蘑菇街创始人陈琪个人持股来说,换成美股ADS后约130000股,合计1.5亿美元,相比员工的2.5万美元的确天壤之别。

Source: 蘑菇街被指稀释股权,老员工期权不如别人年终奖,已有员工提离职_36氪

厦门市民个人信用“白鹭分”发布 覆盖诚信生活各领域 -本网原创 – 东南网

“我们现在正在与一些区行政服务中心对接白鹭分信用应用服务,对于白鹭分分值高的市民,可以免排队优先办理;忘记带材料了也没关系,可以选择信用容缺办理,承诺后面再补交就可以。”信息集团大数据运营公司相关负责人表示,除个人行政审批容缺受理、资质与荣誉称号申请优先核定等政务信用服务外,“白鹭分”还将被广泛应用到图书馆免押金借阅、厦门的信用乘车、公共自行车免押金租用、入校健身快速审核、智慧医疗信用付、信用租房、厦鼓渡轮免排队信用购票、无人便利店信用购物等民生信用服务,为市民生活的方方面面提供便利。

 

Source: 厦门市民个人信用“白鹭分”发布 覆盖诚信生活各领域 -本网原创 – 东南网

 

“信息集团大数据运营公司”

 

Being nice is the new punk

On social media, accusations of fascism are flung from left and right like confetti. Culture war terminology, most of it unpleasant, has seeped into the collective consciousness. ‘Gammon’ and ‘gaslight’ were both shortlisted as candidates for the Collins dictionary word of 2018. Outrage marketing, horrifically, is an actual thing.

The degradation of civility online happened at startling speed. This is mostly due to algorithms. Social media sites give prominence to content that generates a significant amount of engagement in a short period of time. The consequence is that people who want their messages to be widely seen need to frame them in the most provocative way possible.

Punk today would oppose the current zeitgeist, fight the establishment and not sell out. And that means… being polite.

State of 2018: outrage!

Source: Being nice is the new punk