Wednesday, May 11, 2016

KiCad PCB Design Tool - Open Source

I just happened to come across this free Open Source software today, and imagine it may be of interest to others...
http://kicad-pcb.org/


10 Part Tutorial On Designing/Building A PCB (Using FOSS)
https://contextualelectronics.com/gtb-kicad-4-0/

KiCad examples
https://github.com/guanix/boards

Friday, December 11, 2015

OpenAI: Elon Musk and Others Found a $1 Billion AI Initiative


http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/news/a18527/elon-musk-wants-to-make-the-world-safer-with-ai/

https://openai.com/blog/introducing-openai/
"OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company."


  • "OpenAI's research director is Ilya Sutskever, one of the world experts in machine learning. Our CTO is Greg Brockman, formerly the CTO of Stripe. The group's other founding members are world-class research engineers and scientists: Trevor Blackwell, Vicki Cheung, Andrej Karpathy, Durk Kingma, John Schulman, Pamela Vagata, and Wojciech Zaremba. Pieter Abbeel, Yoshua Bengio, Alan Kay, Sergey Levine, and Vishal Sikka are advisors to the group. OpenAI's co-chairs are Sam Altman and Elon Musk."
  • "Sam, Greg, Elon, Reid Hoffman, Jessica Livingston, Peter Thiel, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Infosys, and YC Research are donating to support OpenAI. In total, these funders have committed $1 billion, although we expect to only spend a tiny fraction of this in the next few years."