Seeking an PhD or R&D job in (SAR) Remote Sensing for|Cherche une Thèse ou une poste R&D en Télédétection (RSO)

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Seeking a meaningful PhD or R&D opportunity in (SAR) Remote Sensing with applications in Geophysics or Oceanography starting as early as early-to-mid June 2019. If you have or know of an offer I would appreciate contacting me here or on LinkedIn. Thank you

Je cherche une thèse ou une poste R&D en Télédétection (RSO) avec des applications en Géophysique ou Océanographie à partir de début juin 2019. Si vous avez ou connaissez une offre, je vous serais reconnaissant de me contacter ici ou sur LinkedIn. Je vous remercie.

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Yoshua Bengio on AI

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Fluid Cam – Seeing through the Ocean Surface

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The ocean is a complex system as a result of coupled forces arising from fluid dynamics. This coupling of the difference forces in the ocean (currents, surface and internal waves, swell, etc…) and the rotating Earth result in a sea surface with complex features obscuring the depths of the ocean.

Utilizing machine learning NASA AMES research scientist Ved Chirayath devised a method called fluid lensing to reduce and make these effects almost negligible. This resulted in a fluid cam capable of peering down to a depth of 10 meters which makes it very useful for studying coastal and coral systems.

I quote from NASA’s website:

So far Fluid Cam, the imaging instrument that carries the fluid lensing software, has flown only on a drone. Someday, this technique could be flown on an orbiting spacecraft to gather image data on the world’s reefs.

source: NASA via @Xavier Hoenner

Credit: Featured image is taken from the video. It is copyright of NASA.

We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads, Zeynep Tufekci [TED talk]

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Experiments show that what the algorithm picks to show you can affect your emotions. But that’s not all. It also affects political behavior.