Artificial Intelligence

MLP in C++11

In this post I present my Christmas gift to the world: A multilayer perceptron written in C++11. I mainly wrote this to get some practice with some of the new C++11 features such as variadic templates and lambda functions. It uses template metaprogramming to construct (but not train) the neural Read more…

By Aswin van Woudenberg, ago
Artificial Intelligence

Statisticians are evil

I've made it my life's goal to replace all statisticians with cute little robot bunnies. Watch the following video for a demo of my first prototype. [embed width=480]http://youtu.be/a7MMgnqak30[/embed] I developed a server in Prolog for the Nabaztag:tag bunny and hooked it up with a dialogue system I created during my masters. It uses an unofficial Google API for speech recognition and generation. It's quite slow sometimes because of the poor Wi-Fi connection, the inefficient polling of the Nabaztag and the speech recognition. I have some ideas though for improving its speed. Read on for a transcript of the dialogue with comments. (more…)

By Aswin van Woudenberg, ago
Informatics

VBA IBAN Validator

From February 2014 onwards, IBAN will be the new European standard for bank account numbers. This standardization is part of the SEPA initiative to improve the efficiency of cross-border euro payments. I wrote an IBAN validator in VBA for an MS Access database I’m maintaining, but you can also use it in Read more…

Culture

Sinterklaas kapoentje

Het is weer bijna Sinterklaasavond, dus tijd voor cadeaus, surprises en gedichten! Een originele manier om je gedicht te presenteren is door middel van een Word document waarbij het gedicht woord voor woord verschijnt zodra je het document opent. Dit is vrij simpel te bewerkstelligen. Je schrijft eerst de tekst van Read more…

By Aswin van Woudenberg, ago