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This isn't actually true.

The large data size affects the training, but the model itself is pretty small now (after some hard work on Google's part).

The thing everyone seems to be missing is that Android's (English) voice recognizer is offline[1]. While you can use the online model I suspect that is more about continual update of the model (so it understands new words and changing accents etc) rather than recognition.

[1] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17616994/offline-speech-r...

Android's speech recognizer has a compact/offline mode, but that's definitely not what's run by default.

Where does one find the ImageNet class numbers? It doesn't appear to be http://image-net.org/challenges/LSVRC/2014/browse-synsets

You can download the file "synset_words.txt" with class numbers in caffe via running the script ./data/ilsvrc12/get_ilsvrc_aux.sh . But here's the file online as well : https://github.com/sh1r0/caffe-android-demo/blob/master/app/...

Is there a good explanation of inception layers in GooglLeNet?

I know they are one of the major differences between it and the Oxford models, but I don't completely understand it.

It would be, except that the proposal wasn't that the editorial would say the Google stock price is slumping.

The proposal was actually for an editorial in the WSJ emphasizing that Google’s stock will lose value in the face of a sustained attack by AGs

Since it is an editorial, one can pretty easily make the case that a sustained attack on a company by the AGs will have a negative effect on that companies stock price.

I don't like it, but if there is a legal challenge here it won't be on those grounds.

Jason Weston (Facebook) etc's work on Memory Nets[1]

Anything to do with transfer learning (the 2013 Zero-Shot Learning Through Cross-Modal Transfer[2] paper is a good place to start)

The increasing amount of demos around using NNs to generate "things" that look kinda-almost "intelligent". I can't point at a paper, but Andrej Karpathy demo of generating Shakespere-like writing, "Wikipedia" pages and "C" code in The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks[3] is the kind of thing I'm talking about.

The beginnings of work around goal-seeking. The (now Google) DeepMind Atari demo[4] and Marl/O[5]

Finally, the work being done on making this stuff usable by programmers (Torch etc).

[1] http://arxiv.org/abs/1410.3916

[2] http://arxiv.org/pdf/1301.3666.pdf

[3] http://karpathy.github.io/2015/05/21/rnn-effectiveness/

[4] https://www.cs.toronto.edu/~vmnih/docs/dqn.pdf

[5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv6UVOQ0F44

Debt slavery[1] doesn't involve kidnapping (by any conventional definition). It's probably the most common kind of slavery these days.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debt_bondage

I think you are being downvoted because the parent comment was about the situation in the US, and asking if the FBI ignores it.

Your comment about embassies doesn't make a lot of sense in that context.

The scheme to arrest the Bank of Greece governor & raiding national mint was separate to the Varoufakis' plan, and to try to combine the two is a huge mistake. That plan was just dumb, while the Varoufakis plan was crazy and or subtle.

I view Varoufakis's plan as a trump card to play against the Troika. The Troika believe that - in the end - the Greeks would always roll over and give in to their proposals.

Varoufakis plan was to be able to say "you didn't count on this crazy plan* and be able to present something that was undoubtedly crazy, but just credible enough to make the Troika think that the Greeks might try it.

Sometimes acting crazy is the best strategy. To quote:

it turns out that the best strategy if you get to play the game only once is to make the most credible attempt possible in pretending to be a Hawk while actually being a Dove. When you are in one of the cars heading for each other, growl, scream, throw bottles out he window, swerve and then come back onto the road again. In short give the impression that you are mad and unpredictable, and definitely capable of doing mad things like not swerving under any circumstances. Do not signal that you may compromise, even though you know you will.

[1] http://karlstrobl.com/2015/05/28/varoufakis-and-game-theory/

I don't see that as crazy. The national bank is still led by a member of the old cast, who is hostile to Syriza.

Besides the fact the Troika controlling the data of the finance ministry, the tax files, with no access to the current legal authority, you should also consider the likely possibility of a military coup to get rid of Syriza.

The trumped up language by the germans and their press made it very likely to prepare such a step. This didn't come forward yet. But given the history I call it very likely. Until the referendum backed them up.

And of course the Troika also had their plan B developed in secret, a similar group of 5, getting rid of Greece in the eurozone, despite it was against the EU rules. This was in the news last month. But they never offered Greece assistance to leave the Eurozone. Schaeuble at least talked publicly about it, and was punished for it.

In the grexit scenario raiding their assets is the best thing to do. But the more interesting question is if the military (with support by the Troika) would have taken over. Exciting times.

Varoufakis didn't care about his crazy plans destroying the economy, because he only intended to use them as a threat. "Give us what we want or we will crash out of the Euro!"

And then the people on the other side of the table said: "Excellent, go on!"

Not only did the Troika believe that in the end the Greek government would "roll over and give in to their proposals": many EU governments and officials actually preferred the alternative.

The negotiations of the past weeks have shown that not only Greece was bluffing about leaving the Euro, but that other countries would be more than happy to let them leave.

It's not "a" bank, it was the (government controlled) Bank of Greece. Varoufakis - as finance minster - had responsibility for that, which arguably makes what he ordered not actually illegal (because the records would have been transferred between two areas under his control within the government).

As all central banks in the Eurozone, the Bank of Greece is not government-controlled, but independant.

That simplifies the actual situation.

Yes - in common with most central banks it is supposed to be independent. However It ... acts as a treasurer and fiscal agent for the Greek government[1] and is partially owned by the Greek government (35%)

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_Greece

No, you try to confuse the issue.

The finance Minister of Greece has no authority to order the BoG around re: fiscal policy, nor has he any right to seize its money.

Bank of Greece shareholdings: https://www.nbg.gr/english/the-group/corporate-governance/sh...

That 57% owned by the HFSF? That's the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund[1], the management of which is controlled by the Greek government[2].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellenic_Financial_Stability_F...

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellenic_Financial_Stability_F...

> The finance Minister of Greece has no authority to order the BoG around re: fiscal policy

AFAIK, this is incorrect. The government orders that bank with regard to fiscal actions (that's what the "fiscal agent" role means.) Monetary policy is another thing.

You're right, I confused those two.

I wish there was a really good source for analysis on the Greek situation that ignored value judgements of what "should" happen.

To me it appears that Varoufakis is the Bobby Fischer of economics at the moment[1]. Of course he had a plan to keep the Greek economy (somewhat) alive if Grexit occurred. It would astonish me if some details of the plan hadn't been leaked to the EU - the Greeks would want them to know about it.

Varoufakis's resignation/sacking was beautifully timed to setup the idea that the Greeks would make some concessions, but couldn't be pushed much further.

And the purpose of this latest thing isn't to protect Varoufakis against treason charges, it it to drive a bigger wedge between Germany and France before August 20.

(As an aside, Varoufakis used to be Valve's staff economist, and he's a published game theorist. He's pretty good a playing slight differences in motivations against each other)

[1] http://genius.com/3889915

If this summer's negotiations were a deliberate chess move, they are akin to manoeuvring yourself into a Fool's Mate.

Closing all banks for the largest part of a month sinks your economy at a faster pace than any austerity ever could. The country was on the path to recovery since last year but this summer has caused another implosion in economic activity similar to a devaluation - all without getting the eventual side benefits of an actual Grexit.


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