Turing Test While Portal 2 is more focused on navigating 3D spaces and Q.U.B.E. is more focused on dexterity, this game puts strong emphasis on actual reasoning in relatively confined, well-discretized spaces with very few dexterity challenges. For instance, here is a video of the last puzzle. In the last puzzle you have a switch […]
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I have started playing with an external GPU setup. While I originally used mobile workstations I later shifted towards working more against cloud VMs/BMs and GPU-enabled Kubernetes clusters as well as on-prem workstations, since mobile workstations quickly become outdated and drain the battery quite severely even when GPUs are not required. Nvidia driver and Optimus […]
While I still have to wait with writing about my core work on Machine Common Sense, here is a small visual question answering (VQA) demo I did on the side. Let me first show you the core VQA functionality: And now let me show that we can additionally point at objects: This demo follows “Neural-Symbolic […]
I have recently looked more into GCP and like how open Google is about their best practices. The Software Engineering at Google book is a good read (starts slow, then picks up pace; published for free here; furthermore, there was an ACM TechTalk about it in February) and the Site Reliability Engineering book is available for free here. […]
Here is a quick personal side experiment I have implemented a while ago to play with an idea I had to leverage a painting application for interacting with an AI system. It was also a good excuse to play with PySide6 a little. Please note that the AI itself here is not impressive at all […]
I was the lead developer of IBM Sapphire to which I was invited by IBM’s Speech-CTO and Fellow David Nahamoo. Here is a screenshot of the main system: We built a dialog system for advising and the underlying data collection pipeline. Since this was done on actual advising session great care had to be taken […]
Particle Simulation on IBM Cell Blades One project back at university was to write a simple particle simulation on IBM Cell Blades. It’s main intention was not so much the simulation itself, but more the learning experience to write software against a multi-core architecture like the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture with its different PowerPC architecture […]
My first bigger AI system developed under the supervision of Mohamed Amine Chatti & Ulrik Schroeder. “The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answersas ask the right questions.” Claude Lévi-Strauss 1 Introduction From Emanuel Goldberg’s Statistical Machine and Vannevar Bush’s Memex over collaboration systems like Ted Nelson’s Project Xanadu, Douglas Engelbart’s oN-Line […]
Not many people seem to know how to support audio in containers. Here is an example for forwarding Pulseaudio into a container. This will open a shell into the container. However, before going there run the following on host (e.g. in new shell): Now play audio in container, e.g. online radio via MPlayer:
I was asked about how to setup Kubernetes and deploy Ray on it. The last time I did this was before this was officially supported – I just manually built a container with Ray and deployed it as master on K8s master and workers on K8s workers. However, over the last 3 years or so […]