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2019

Creating Mandalas with Floral Automata

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Creating Mandalas with Floral Automata

The image below shows the process for constructing a Sierpinski Triangle. The Sierpinski Triangle is a fractal, meaning that its parts are self-similar to the whole. A Sierpinski Triangle is composed of three smaller Sierpinski Triangles, each one of which is composed of three even smaller Sierpinski Triangles and so on, to infinity.

Khipu 2019 and the State of AI Research in Latin America

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Khipu 2019 and the State of AI in Latin America

This below is my Google Calendar activities during the Khipu week. It was a very intense event, with a large number of talks you could simply not miss. From the first day we had some amazing talks, starting with Guillermo Sapiro (Uruguayan 🇺🇾) talking about his and his colleagues work on using machine learning to speed up the diagnostic of autism in infants.

Google Translate e o Viés de Máquina

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Google Translate e o Viés de Máquina

OBS.: Esse post é um resumo. O artigo científico completo, co-autorado por Pedro Avelar e Luis Lamb, está disponível (em inglês) no arXiv : https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.02208 . Na última década, as tecnologias digitais têm sido revolucionadas por uma área de estudo da ciência da computação conhecida como "aprendizado de máquina".

Colorindo a Antiga Porto Alegre com #DeOldify

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Colorindo a Antiga Porto Alegre com #DeOldify

Colorização de fotografias antigas é um problema importante, inclusive com relevância comercial (vide seriado "Segunda Guerra em Cores", disponível na Netflix). Entretanto, se efetuada à mão e dependendo do nível de detalhe da fotografia, ela pode acarretar num processo longo e complicado.