FOSS Machine Learning News week 50-2022

Welcome to our biweekly selection of Free and Open machine learning news. Created using our own opinionated selection and summary algorithm. FOSS machine learning is crucial for everyone. Machine Learning is a complex technology. So keep it simple.

1 Can you spot a deepfake?

In Event of Moon Disaster illustrates the possibilities of deepfake technologies by reimagining this seminal event. What if the Apollo 11 mission had gone wrong and the astronauts had not been able to return home? A contingency speech for this possibility was prepared for, but never delivered by, President Nixon – until now.

In Event of Moon Disaster is an immersive art project inviting you into an alternative history, asking us all to consider how new technologies can bend, redirect and obfuscate the truth around us.


2 Great (free) NLP video course- NLP Demystified

A free, comprehensive course to turn you into an NLP expert. Check this new added link in the FOSS ML Guide, section open NLP courses.

3 Adversarial Robustness – Theory and Practice.

New tutorial added to the open ML Learning resources. This course seeks to provide a broad, hands-on introduction to this topic of adversarial robustness in deep learning. Text, video and notebooks. Note course is still in development.


4 Which Face Is Real

A great must do test. For everyone. This quizz is developed as spin off from the ‘ Calling Bullshit’ project. As found the the site bullshit project site: The world is awash in bullshit. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Higher education rewards bullshit over analytic thought. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art.”


5 Optimizing Solar Energy Production with Reinforcement Learning

Reinforcement learning can be a paradigm shift for solving complex optimization problems. Great read on a solar energy optimization problem, with objective to maximize energy production from the panel. I like real world use cases for applying ML.


6 Scaling down Deep Learning

Nice read on how MNIST-1D can be used to study core “science of deep learning” phenomena.


7 Generative AI: A Creative New World

Of course: ChatGPT is cool, fun and mind blowing. Maybe even the new and improved Google over a year. But this blog predicts a world of possibilities for Generative AI. “Humans are good at analyzing things. Machines are even better. Machines can analyze a set of data and find patterns in it for a multitude of use cases, whether it’s fraud or spam detection” As architect I love the architecture overview created.


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