AlphaGo vs Human: Who will be the Go Master in the end

There are lots of articles and blogs explaining how AlphaGo works, such as,  the DeepMind official page AlphaGo, the academic paper on  Nature:  Mastering the game of Go with deep neural networks a…

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An MIT Press book of Deep Learning

The world-famous scholars,  Ian Goodfellow and Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville,  has just published an MIT press book of deep learning.

The online version of the book is now complete and will remain available online for free (http://www.deeplearningbook.org/).

authors
I. Goodfellow, Y. Bengio,  and A. Courville

It is believed to be a very good learning material and reference for all the researchers and learners. The pdf of the English version is forbidden due to the copyright issues (Check the FAQ on the page to see more details).  If you do not like reading online, the hardcopy is available on Amazon with a price of 72$ 😦 (I guess reading online is fine).

However, a translated pdf version in Chinese could be found and download on Github. I have to say that this translation speed is impressive. I have been reading this Chinese version and I can tell the quality is good enough for Chinese readers. Many thanks to the team for sharing the Deep Learning knowledge!

Here are the links:

  1. https://github.com/exacity/deeplearningbook-chinese;
  2. https://github.com/exacity/deeplearningbook-chinese/releases/download/v0.4-alpha/dlbook_cn_v0.4-alpha.pdf.

Moreover, the translators state that they will continue updating the book until its final release. Good to be a Chinese right 😛

Citing the book

To cite this book, please use this BibTeX entry:

@book{Goodfellow-et-al-2016,
    title={Deep Learning},
    author={Ian Goodfellow and Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville},
    publisher={MIT Press},
    note={\url{http://www.deeplearningbook.org}},
    year={2016}
}
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Google’s AlphaGo played as Master won more than 50 straight games against the world’s top Go players online

News Source: Google’s AlphaGo AI secretively won more than 50 straight games against the world’s top Go players; and Twitter.

Deepmind founder Demis Hassabis, whose London-based AI startup was acquired by Google in 2014, later confirmed on Twitter that Master is a new version of AlphaGo under “unofficial testing.”

As a very low-rank Go player (Zero Dan :P), this is a stunning news.

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How to understand SVD in image compressing?

In linear algebra, the singular value decomposition (SVD) is a factorization of a real or complex matrix.  If you want to ask the physical meaning of the singular value, then we must consider the actual application of SVD.

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