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Why is opus not more widespread as an audio format? Video and image format standards change overtime, but MP3 is still the dominant audio format despite being incredibly outdated and inferior for years now.
Normies don't push formats though, they just consume them. With streaming and digital downloads of music as big as it is now, wouldn't it be in the provider's best interest to use a lossy format that has significantly better filesize for the same if not better audio quality?
Google Play Music for example uses MP3 320, not even V0. Even if you upload a file that is MP3 V0, Ogg Vorbis, or Ogg Opus, it will convert it to MP3 320.
A.I General Thread
Continuing from >>52981663
>Unanimous A.I. treats humans like bees to make better decisions
>Honey bees make optimal decision for the location of their hive based on group intelligence, Rosenberg explains. Each bee encodes its preference for, and level of conviction in, a potential site in a ‘waggle dance.’
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>Maybe Robots Won't Kill Us If They Read 'Good' Books
>Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology believe the answer lies in “Quixote“—a technique that teaches “value alignment” to robots by training them to read stories, learn acceptable sequences of events, and understand successful ways to behave in human societies.
>Quixote is a technique for aligning an AI’s goals with human values by placing rewards on socially appropriate behavior. It builds upon Riedl’s prior research—the Scheherazade system—which demonstrated how artificial intelligence can gather a correct sequence of actions by crowdsourcing story plots from the internet.
>Scheherazade learns what is a normal or “correct” plot graph. It then passes that data structure along to Quixote, which converts it into a “reward signal” that reinforces certain behaviors and punishes other behaviors during trial-and-error learning. In essence, Quixote learns that it will be rewarded whenever it acts like the protagonist in a story instead of randomly or like the antagonist.
>For example, if a robot is tasked with picking up a prescription for a human as quickly as possible, the robot could a) rob the pharmacy, take the medicine, and run; b) interact politely with the pharmacists, or c) wait in line. Without value alignment and positive reinforcement, the robot would learn that robbing is the fastest and cheapest way to accomplish its task. With value alignment from Quixote, the robot would be rewarded for waiting patiently in line and paying for the prescription.
Requesting her github in case it's not down yet. Any anons still have the link?
> Also general cringe thread
I hope to start a compsci degree soon and I was wondering whether I should upgrade to a Macbook, or wait for the Sklylake Macbooks, OR just stick with my windows 10 asus which cost around £400 a couple years ago.
Daily reminder that we're in 2016 and we're still using this 80's dog's turd.
Best closed headphones edition
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>Requesting purchase advice:
Asking "Hey guys, what's your opinion on x?" is frowned upon.
>/g/ wiki headphone FAQ:
Has anyone here been working with intel xeon phis? If yes what where you doing with it?
Holy shit linus is a fucking genius, this means I never have to manage my cables again. Linus said it doesn't effect performance or temperatures so he must be right.
>blocking airflow that cools off physical objects with physical objects doesn't affect how much airflow that cools off physical objects gets to those physical objects
>want to use Udacity so I can have an easier time getting a job
>tfw the botnet wants me to be a NEET
Let's show Void Linux some love
I just installed it in a virtual machine and holy shit it's good.
>up to date packages
>easy as fuck installation while being pretty much as lightweight as Arch
Also there are packages that are available in the official repositorys that are only available in the AUR for Arch users. You should try it, it's pretty great.
Pic related, nothing really special but it was fast and easy to setup
No yaourt/AUR required for i3-gaps, pretty awesome
>want to buy new graphics card
>want to use CRT monitor too
>HA TOO BAD HAVE 2 DVI-D FAGGOT
why is AMD this retarded
I really don't want to buy an nvidia card with a similar price (GTX 970)
If everything else about the monitors is equal, including the cost, what do you personally find to be more important?
Anyone else considering switching to Windows?