2018 Trust Barometer

As the graph below shows there appears to be a widening gulf in the trust individuals in the West have regarding their government and related institutions . This is not surprising as the more oppressive global regimes have become more open , whereas the traditionally ‘free’ Western countries have lurched towards a more authoritarian and controlling structure .

Interesting that the media is now the least trusted institute in the world , although not surprising .

Also interesting is that four out of the five – ‘Five Eyes’ – crime cartel members have seen a drop in institutional trust . Again , not surprising .

The head of the Five Eyes cartel is the US shadow government , the US has seen the largest drop in institutional trust out of all the countries surveyed .

At the opposite end of the scale China has apparently seen the largest increase in trust between it’s institutions and the people .

The poll was conducted online from a pool of several thousand people from 28 different countries , I assume the respondents were from a wide variety of backgrounds . Although it should be noted that the poll was split into two main demographics , the ‘informed public‘ and the ‘general population‘ . I assume ‘informed public’ means professionals , although why the general public is possibly seen as being uninformed is not answered . Interesting that the icon representing an ‘informed public’ is shown as the cap on a pyramid , with the rest of us below .

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The 2018 paper is titled the ‘Battle for Truth’

An interesting ‘result’ is that the Edelman survey supposedly revealed an large increase in trust regarding ‘traditional media’ and a corresponding increase in ‘trust in journalism’ . I assume that this relates to MSM platforms . This finding is not remarkable as Edelman is a global PR firm that represents many supranational firms , the top of the globalist pyramid so to speak . Edelman also suggested that trust in ‘media platforms’ such as social media and search engines has decreased , again a slightly suspicious finding in some respects .

Another suspicious finding is that there has ‘been a rebound in faith in experts and leaders‘ , what leaders ? This may be true in certain countries , definitely not true in the West .

Who are Edelman ?

They are self described as a ‘communications marketing firm’ and also the ‘worlds largest PR firm’ .

In the past Edelman have represented the US oil lobby , although the partnership was dissolved after Edelman stated that they would not represent ‘climate change deniers’ .

Although this could be considered a PR stunt by the PR people .

Other clients read like a who’s who of global branding . Although there are a few oddities . A short Edelman CV includes the following companies :

  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Mormon church
  • Government of Saudi Arabia
  • Roche
  • Nestle
  • Dow Chemical
  • S.C. Johnson
  • Mobil
  • Burger King
  • Volkswagen
  • News Corp.

So basically Edelman is a mouthpiece for the globalist corporate world and beyond .

Another aspect of the firm’s repertoire is ‘crisis & risk‘ management , I assume that if a truth bomb hits the headlines regarding one of their clients , then it’s action at all stations , with a furry of lies and counter stories presented as a deluge in the MSM .

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The revolving door in ‘elite’ circles is also revealed , one of Tony Blair’s close advisors , Anji Hunter joined Edelman in 2013 as a ‘senior advisor’ . In 2016 Edelman also hired Boris Johnson’s former chief advisor .

Top spook and ex Mi6 chief Sir John Sawer joined Edelman as an ‘advisor’ in 2016 , along with other lucrative positions at Macro Advisory Partners and BP . In the past Sawer has called for an increased ‘partnership’ between tech firms and government agencies , no doubt the term ‘tech firms’ includes search engines and electronic media platforms . Partnership from these people usually means assimilation and control .

Enough said . 

So who are Edelman representing with the Trust Barometer report ?

Well , the report does seem to have a positive bias towards ‘traditional’ media platforms and ‘traditional’ journalism , at the expense of the newer digital media platforms where everybody has a say . I am guessing they have large media conglomerates on their books , these dinosaurs are losing out heavily to a more independent media . ‘Fake news’ is mentioned in the report more than once , although there is no recognition that the traditional MSM platforms have been controlled by a small group of companies and shadow government agencies for decades .

Fake News

According to the report “7 in 10 of us are worried about ‘fake news’ being used as a weapon” .

I’m not at all worried about this , are you ?

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So to answer the question as to who they represent we should ask ourselves a second question……..

Who is worried about ‘fake news’ being used as a weapon ?

Probably the same corrupt institutions and global oligarchs that have been peddling lies and misinformation with impunity for centuries , along with suppression of the truth .

Any official narrative , usually based on lies , is now picked apart before it hits the main channels .

They are worried , very worried .

Hidden Agenda ?

The UK press release for Edelman states ‘SOCIAL MEDIA ON NOTICE AS PUBLIC CALLS OUT INSUFFICIENT REGULATION‘ , apparently ‘64% of us back tougher regulation of social media companies‘ . I’m one of the 36% who would like to see less regulation , they like to make the decisions for us , Endelman & it’s clients obviously feel that we cannot be trusted with the truth , what are they afraid of ?

The response to the report from controlled and censored MSM outlets was to be expected .

Of course that will not prevent an attempt to stifle debate and the truth on alternative news platforms , the global corporate oligarchy are trying hard , very hard .

The report does offer a glimmer of truth though together with an explanation , by stating that a ‘Lack of confidence in media is undermining trust and truth‘ .

Although that solely depends on what ‘media’ you are reading .

Conclusion

The truth is that the ‘truth’ has undermined traditional platforms which are based on hidden political , financial and control agendas , this point is accepted in the report . There are many , many more outlets for information in the modern age , outlets that we can all access , read , digest or discard , eventually coming to the truth .

If anything the Edelman report lays bare the interlocked relationship between the global corporate world and their servants in governments around the world . The bond of trust between the controlled Western government agencies and the people they purport to serve has been broken , Irretrievably . Possibly due to controlled sex abuse rings , phony wars , planted MSM news stories , increased draconian surveillance , establishment racketeering , endemic fraud , constant lies or any other number of far worse crimes not widely reported .

The response ? More control , more surveillance , more laws , less freedom , more mistrust . Trust is hard won , but easily lost .

A slick PR exercise is not enough .

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The elitist mentality is entrenched , it is now a form of insanity , acting like a virus , infecting all in the vicinity of power .

The result is less truth , from them that is .

Nobody can hide from the truth .


Endelman UK findings :

  1. Edelman Trust Barometer 2018 – UK Findings
  2. SOCIAL MEDIA ON NOTICE AS ‘PUBLIC’ CALLS OUT INSUFFICIENT REGULATION (PDF)

Endelman global findings :

  1. 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer
  2. 2018 Endelman trust Barometer Global Report

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US News – FISA Memo , NSA Deletes Surveillance Data

Cultocracy note :

It would seem like the US power ‘elite’ are in the middle of a civil war .

N.B. Always replace the word elite with parasite .

Recent revelations in the mainstream point to the existence of a F.I.S.A memo alluding to corruption and collusion between politicians and deep state organizations . Nothing new there then , most politicians are controlled in one way or another .

If confirmed , the FISA memo apparently outlines a systematic abuse of power by US government organizations such as the FBI and the DoJ , specifically regarding surveillance of team Trump during and after the 2016 US elections .

If true it could also give a glimpse into one of the real reasons for targeted surveillance , it is not about fighting terrorism .

It would also provide an insight into the false ‘Russia did it’ narrative being peddled by controlled MSM outfits .

Is anybody actually in charge of the largest and most destructive surveillance & military machine the world has ever known ?

Are the lunatics in charge of the asylum ?

In some respects you have to laugh , the chickens have come home to roost . The endless powers granted to unaccountable deep state groups and by default their benefactors , are now being used against the political establishment themselves .

But then again , this was always one of the aims .

Divide and rule , works every time .


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Wikileaks have offered a large ‘reward’ for a copy of the memo :

I wish I had a copy myself , then again I could always pen a ‘dodgy dossier’ like former Mercenaries International operative Chris ‘Bullshit’ Steele :

Most ‘intelligence’ is actually lies , lies and more lies .

Several commentators have posited that the recent US government shutdown was simply a diversion tactic from the FISA memo , if true then this in itself would constitute a serious crime against the US and it’s citizens .

Just thinking about a government shutdown is costly .

Not to worry , it’s only taxpayers money , plenty more where that came from .

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Former FBI director Mueller & Barry O’Bomber

‘Special Prosecutor’ Robert Mueller is heading the probe into Trump-Russia collusion .

Several commentators have suggested that the release of the FISA memo would end the Mueller investigation into Russia-Trump collusion and that high profile figures might end up in jail .

Other media reports suggest that high level political figures are being controlled and or protected by their deep state cronies .

Pressure is building for the release of the FISA memo .

Meanwhile………………

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In an ‘unconnected’ maneuver the NSA has been accused of illegally and secretly ‘destroying’ mass surveillance data from the years 2001 to 2007 .

Ironically the US senate recently voted to extend deep state surveillance powers .

Conclusion

Does there exist in Western politics and ‘government’ deep state organizations a single honest person who represents the people and does not seek to line their own pockets whilst following the agenda of their paymasters ?

Probably not .


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Carillion – The English Patient

Cultocracy note :

The corrupt UK establishment have always viewed the taxpayer as easy meat , state sponsored racketeering is normal policy in the corridors of power .

A seat in the UK parliament is now viewed as a stepping stone to greater wealth in the form of bribes and payments from higher corporate powers . Many MP’s are blackmailed and controlled , perversion and pedophilia are the tools .

No decent or moral person will now enter the cesspool of establishment controlled politics .

If you are not bent when you enter politics , you will be when you leave politics .

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If it is not nailed down it has been sold , over and over again .

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Business as usual .


The director of Carillion was Philip Nevill Green .

Phil was an advisor to both David Cameron and Theresa May on corporate responsibility .

In 2014 Phil was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for service to “business and charity” .

Cultocracy translation :

Services to business and charity =  Establishment racketeering

Carillion shares have been short sold since 2013 when around 7% of shares were held as short positions , this percentage peaked at 25% in 2017 .

Global fund management company BlackRock made it’s  ‘elite’ investors a little bit richer by betting on the Carillion share collapse .

BlackRock is said to hold nearly $6 trillion in assets which amounts to over 5% of the global total , the firm dwarfs it’s rivals in terms of total global assets held .

Insider information is needed to form share positions which can make a tidy profit for investment companies such as BlackRock .

Traitors , profiteers , filth and scum are often placed into positions of power and influence so that their controllers reward can be reaped at a future date .

It is obvious that Carillion’s plight was common knowledge in certain circles .

The books were cooked by paid off partners to enable a final profit squeeze .

In 2007 KPMG also gave HBOS PLC the all clear , a year later the bank went bust , the taxpayer picked up the bill .

A subsequent investigation by the FSA (UK Financial Services Authority) cleared KPMG . As always , the establishment cleared the establishment .

KPMG has also been involved in tax evasion and political corruption in other countries .

KPMG also audits the Bank of England , a role which the company has held since 2007 , although this is said to be under review .

The Bank of England has been implicated in the LIBOR scandal .

Conclusion

The collapse of Carillion reveals the terminal illness which has infected the upper echelons of the UK establishment , now known to foreign powers as ‘The English Patient’ .

The enemy is not I$I$ , Russia , North Korea etc…etc…etc…

The enemy has always been within .

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Hundreds of boys ‘tortured’ at youth detention centres in 1970s and 1980s

Cultocracy note :

The state sponsored abuse of young boys is the crux of this article , again and again we hear reports of physical , psychological and sexual abuse .

What is not reported is the human experimentation with various psychoactive drugs which were trialled at the same state institutions , over the years I have had many first hand reports of this type of testing . Many young boys were sent to similar institutions for the slightest of misdemeanors and placed at the mercy of establishment sponsored psychopaths & perverts .

The abuse is designed to break down the human psyche of the individuals , leaving a fresh canvas . In the UK the working classes have always been viewed as the enemy by a corrupt establishment .

The abuse was systematic and organized .

To quote from the article :

“Professor David Wilson, a criminologist who was governor of a progressive young offenders’ institution in the 1980s, said detention centres were run to deliberately put inmates under psychological and physical stress.”

But Mr Greenwood said the scale of abuse is “most definitely wider”.

“It was an institutional problem that seemed to have been taking place at all these detention centres at that time,” he added.


Hundreds of boys ‘tortured’ at youth detention centres in 1970s and 1980s

Lizzie Dearden – The Independent

Survivors calling for public inquiry into sexual and physical abuse during Thatcherite ‘short, sharp shock’ policy

Hundreds of boys say they were subjected to sexual and physical abuse amounting to “torture” in youth detention centres, sparking calls for a public inquiry.

A lawyer representing the alleged victims said they had been raped, beaten and sexually assaulted during the 1970s and 1980s.

David Greenwood, the head of child abuse at Switalskis Solicitors, said he was already representing more than 400 men and being “approached constantly” by new claimants.

“Clients I’ve spoken to have said it was like torture – they were locked up and couldn’t get away,” he told The Independent.

“Most of them say it made them anti-authority, they felt as though they couldn’t trust people.

“For boys in for stealing to be subjected to this indiscriminate violence was a shock, and I say it was unlawful.

“It made boys who had obviously done wrong in some respect into boys who were worse, and ended up in violence.”

Former inmates at Eastwood Park Detention Centre in Gloucestershire have told Mr Greenwood they were punched if they did not answer officers’ responses with “Sir”.

Others described being regularly hit “for the slightest misdemeanour”, being whipped with rubber pipes, forced to perform extreme exercise, have cold showers and were made to crouch in stress positions without chairs.

Read the full article here at the Independent

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Inside the Race to Hack the Human Brain

Cultocracy note :

Current well publicized research in neural networks and brain machine interfaces reveal an interconnected group of companies spearheading the whole synthetic scheme . Companies such as Facebook , PayPal , Microsoft and Google are at the core , the datasets provided by these and other companies provide the essential ‘food’ for machine learning and AI .

It would seem that this particular group of companies form a public outlet for research conducted by deep state organizations such as DARPA , in the process creating a potential commercial enterprise aimed at future generations .

To quote from the article :

“And the decades of animal tests to back up his sci-fi ambitions: Researchers have learned how to restore memories lost to brain damage, plant false memories, control the motions of animals through human thought, control appetite and aggression, induce sensations of pleasure and pain, even how to beam brain signals from one animal to another animal thousands of miles away.”

“Coming soon, from the people who brought you nuclear weapons!”

N.B. “decades of animal tests” = decades of human tests .

John H. Richardsonwired.com

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In an ordinary hospital room in Los Angeles, a young woman named Lauren Dickerson waits for her chance to make history.

She’s 25 years old, a teacher’s assistant in a middle school, with warm eyes and computer cables emerging like futuristic dreadlocks from the bandages wrapped around her head. Three days earlier, a neurosurgeon drilled 11 holes through her skull, slid 11 wires the size of spaghetti into her brain, and connected the wires to a bank of computers. Now she’s caged in by bed rails, with plastic tubes snaking up her arm and medical monitors tracking her vital signs. She tries not to move.

The room is packed. As a film crew prepares to document the day’s events, two separate teams of specialists get ready to work—medical experts from an elite neuroscience center at the University of Southern California and scientists from a technology company called Kernel. The medical team is looking for a way to treat Dickerson’s seizures, which an elaborate regimen of epilepsy drugs controlled well enough until last year, when their effects began to dull. They’re going to use the wires to search Dickerson’s brain for the source of her seizures. The scientists from Kernel are there for a different reason: They work for Bryan Johnson, a 40-year-old tech entrepreneur who sold his business for $800 million and decided to pursue an insanely ambitious dream—he wants to take control of evolution and create a better human. He intends to do this by building a “neuroprosthesis,” a device that will allow us to learn faster, remember more, “coevolve” with artificial intelligence, unlock the secrets of telepathy, and maybe even connect into group minds. He’d also like to find a way to download skills such as martial arts, Matrix-style. And he wants to sell this invention at mass-market prices so it’s not an elite product for the rich.

Right now all he has is an algorithm on a hard drive. When he describes the neuroprosthesis to reporters and conference audiences, he often uses the media-friendly expression “a chip in the brain,” but he knows he’ll never sell a mass-market product that depends on drilling holes in people’s skulls. Instead, the algorithm will eventually connect to the brain through some variation of noninvasive interfaces being developed by scientists around the world, from tiny sensors that could be injected into the brain to genetically engineered neurons that can exchange data wirelessly with a hatlike receiver. All of these proposed interfaces are either pipe dreams or years in the future, so in the meantime he’s using the wires attached to Dickerson’s hippo­campus to focus on an even bigger challenge: what you say to the brain once you’re connected to it.

Read the full article here at wired.com


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Walden & Civil Disobedience

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Explained: Neural networks

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Cultocracy note :

Neural networks have been around since the 1940’s , research was restricted by the limited computing power that was available at the time .

This meant that neural networks fell out of favor in the scientific community , at least that is the scientific institutions that exist in the public domain .

The ultimate aim is to combine the processing power of a computer and the perception and learning capability of a human .

Neural networks provide the only tool that could potentially decode the cognitive processes involved in the human brain .

Artificial neural networks (ANN’s) learn via a process termed backpropagation (backwards propagation of error) . In theory the system learns in much the same way as the human brain , i.e. it learns from it’s errors .

ANN’s need an extremely large amount of input data to continually ‘learn’ , each individual learning cycle for an ANN is termed an ‘epoch’ .

As human beings we are constantly presented with new ‘data’ in the form of sensory input , which we process and learn from on a daily basis , even if much of this ‘data’ seems trivial and monotonous .

Where can an ANN find the huge amounts of electronic data it will require in order to ‘learn’ ?

Data sets gleaned from ‘mass surveillance’ systems provide one source , the same mass surveillance systems that are sold to the public on grounds of ‘national security’ or ‘fighting terrorism’ .

Another more direct route involves a brain computer interface (BCI) .

Parallel BCI’s running in tandem provide an ideal information stream for machine learning and arTIficial Intelligence .

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IT = TI

ANN’s have a wide variety of applications , particularly in the military and finance industries .

Just like the human brain the inner workings of an ANN are a bit of a mystery , nobody really knows how they function .



Explained: Neural networks

Larry Hardesty – MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab

In the past 10 years, the best-performing artificial-intelligence systems — such as the speech recognizers on smartphones or Google’s latest automatic translator — have resulted from a technique called “deep learning.”

Deep learning is in fact a new name for an approach to artificial intelligence called neural networks, which have been going in and out of fashion for more than 70 years. Neural networks were first proposed in 1944 by Warren McCullough and Walter Pitts, two University of Chicago researchers who moved to MIT in 1952 as founding members of what’s sometimes called the first cognitive science department.

Neural nets were a major area of research in both neuroscience and computer science until 1969, when, according to computer science lore, they were killed off by the MIT mathematicians Marvin Minsky and Seymour Papert, who a year later would become co-directors of the new MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

The technique then enjoyed a resurgence in the 1980s, fell into eclipse again in the first decade of the new century, and has returned like gangbusters in the second, fueled largely by the increased processing power of graphics chips.

“There’s this idea that ideas in science are a bit like epidemics of viruses,” says Tomaso Poggio, the Eugene McDermott Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, an investigator at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and director of MIT’s Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines. “There are apparently five or six basic strains of flu viruses, and apparently each one comes back with a period of around 25 years. People get infected, and they develop an immune response, and so they don’t get infected for the next 25 years. And then there is a new generation that is ready to be infected by the same strain of virus. In science, people fall in love with an idea, get excited about it, hammer it to death, and then get immunized — they get tired of it. So ideas should have the same kind of periodicity!”

Weighty matters

Neural nets are a means of doing machine learning, in which a computer learns to perform some task by analyzing training examples. Usually, the examples have been hand-labeled in advance. An object recognition system, for instance, might be fed thousands of labeled images of cars, houses, coffee cups, and so on, and it would find visual patterns in the images that consistently correlate with particular labels.

Modeled loosely on the human brain, a neural net consists of thousands or even millions of simple processing nodes that are densely interconnected. Most of today’s neural nets are organized into layers of nodes, and they’re “feed-forward,” meaning that data moves through them in only one direction. An individual node might be connected to several nodes in the layer beneath it, from which it receives data, and several nodes in the layer above it, to which it sends data.

To each of its incoming connections, a node will assign a number known as a “weight.” When the network is active, the node receives a different data item — a different number — over each of its connections and multiplies it by the associated weight. It then adds the resulting products together, yielding a single number. If that number is below a threshold value, the node passes no data to the next layer. If the number exceeds the threshold value, the node “fires,” which in today’s neural nets generally means sending the number — the sum of the weighted inputs — along all its outgoing connections.

When a neural net is being trained, all of its weights and thresholds are initially set to random values. Training data is fed to the bottom layer — the input layer — and it passes through the succeeding layers, getting multiplied and added together in complex ways, until it finally arrives, radically transformed, at the output layer. During training, the weights and thresholds are continually adjusted until training data with the same labels consistently yield similar outputs.

Minds and machines

The neural nets described by McCullough and Pitts in 1944 had thresholds and weights, but they weren’t arranged into layers, and the researchers didn’t specify any training mechanism. What McCullough and Pitts showed was that a neural net could, in principle, compute any function that a digital computer could. The result was more neuroscience than computer science: The point was to suggest that the human brain could be thought of as a computing device.

Neural nets continue to be a valuable tool for neuroscientific research. For instance, particular network layouts or rules for adjusting weights and thresholds have reproduced observed features of human neuroanatomy and cognition, an indication that they capture something about how the brain processes information.

The first trainable neural network, the Perceptron, was demonstrated by the Cornell University psychologist Frank Rosenblatt in 1957. The Perceptron’s design was much like that of the modern neural net, except that it had only one layer with adjustable weights and thresholds, sandwiched between input and output layers.

Perceptrons were an active area of research in both psychology and the fledgling discipline of computer science until 1959, when Minsky and Papert published a book titled “Perceptrons,” which demonstrated that executing certain fairly common computations on Perceptrons would be impractically time consuming.

“Of course, all of these limitations kind of disappear if you take machinery that is a little more complicated — like, two layers,” Poggio says. But at the time, the book had a chilling effect on neural-net research.

“You have to put these things in historical context,” Poggio says. “They were arguing for programming — for languages like Lisp. Not many years before, people were still using analog computers. It was not clear at all at the time that programming was the way to go. I think they went a little bit overboard, but as usual, it’s not black and white. If you think of this as this competition between analog computing and digital computing, they fought for what at the time was the right thing.”

Periodicity

By the 1980s, however, researchers had developed algorithms for modifying neural nets’ weights and thresholds that were efficient enough for networks with more than one layer, removing many of the limitations identified by Minsky and Papert. The field enjoyed a renaissance.

But intellectually, there’s something unsatisfying about neural nets. Enough training may revise a network’s settings to the point that it can usefully classify data, but what do those settings mean? What image features is an object recognizer looking at, and how does it piece them together into the distinctive visual signatures of cars, houses, and coffee cups? Looking at the weights of individual connections won’t answer that question.

In recent years, computer scientists have begun to come up with ingenious methods for deducing the analytic strategies adopted by neural nets. But in the 1980s, the networks’ strategies were indecipherable. So around the turn of the century, neural networks were supplanted by support vector machines, an alternative approach to machine learning that’s based on some very clean and elegant mathematics.

The recent resurgence in neural networks — the deep-learning revolution — comes courtesy of the computer-game industry. The complex imagery and rapid pace of today’s video games require hardware that can keep up, and the result has been the graphics processing unit (GPU), which packs thousands of relatively simple processing cores on a single chip. It didn’t take long for researchers to realize that the architecture of a GPU is remarkably like that of a neural net.

Modern GPUs enabled the one-layer networks of the 1960s and the two- to three-layer networks of the 1980s to blossom into the 10-, 15-, even 50-layer networks of today. That’s what the “deep” in “deep learning” refers to — the depth of the network’s layers. And currently, deep learning is responsible for the best-performing systems in almost every area of artificial-intelligence research.

Under the hood

The networks’ opacity is still unsettling to theorists, but there’s headway on that front, too. In addition to directing the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines (CBMM), Poggio leads the center’s research program in Theoretical Frameworks for Intelligence. Recently, Poggio and his CBMM colleagues have released a three-part theoretical study of neural networks.

The first part, which was published last month in the International Journal of Automation and Computing, addresses the range of computations that deep-learning networks can execute and when deep networks offer advantages over shallower ones. Parts two and three, which have been released as CBMM technical reports, address the problems of global optimization, or guaranteeing that a network has found the settings that best accord with its training data, and overfitting, or cases in which the network becomes so attuned to the specifics of its training data that it fails to generalize to other instances of the same categories.

There are still plenty of theoretical questions to be answered, but CBMM researchers’ work could help ensure that neural networks finally break the generational cycle that has brought them in and out of favor for seven decades.


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Intel – 5 Eyes Inside

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