We are students from Germany and we are currently studying „Media-Design“.
We were assigned to create an artistic media-installation for the “Ars Electronica” as an entry in their competition. Our Idea is to visualize the process of an A.I. in an experimental way. This means, that we don’t know yet, what the final result is going to be.
However for that, we need some sort of input for our “generative art” project.
What we need is a simple all-purpose A.I., ideally one with neuro-evolution
(I found NEAT to be looking quite promising).
I want to emphasize, that we don’t require anyone to build or program a new A.I. If someone already built one, even a simple or small one, it would be sufficient. From what I understood from our research, the simplest and most basic form of A.I. is the one “recognizing hand-written digits”. But please no CNN. A simple multilayer-perceptron feedforward or NEAT is enough. We thought that a text-file, ideally some sort of exchange format (like XML or JSON) would be a great start, to understand the data we get out of the process.
- For a Project we need a neuronal network
- We want to visualize the learning process
- We need an API to get weights and neurons from an A.I. System that is learning.
- We just need a finished built A.I. (please no C.N.N.) ; No additional Programming needed
If anyone has interest helping us with our problem, feel free to send me a P.M.
Thanks in advance,
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I am currently doing an EPQ on architecture which is basically a project worth half an a level that goes along side the rest of my subjects where you conduct independent research into an area that interests you. The question I have chosen is "Does a high focus on environmental sustainability restrict the progression of architecture?" because I hope to study architecture at university.
This is the main title for my projects however I would also appreciate any comments/ opinions anyone has on:
Is sustainability of a buildings or its aesthetics more important?
what are your opinions on carbon neutral buildings and do you think its a reliable long term solution to buildings being bad for the environment?
do you have any examples of eco-friendly buildings that look unattractive or attractive?
Does a high focus on how eco friendly a building is push architecture into the future by making architects think in different ways ?
Can beautiful architecture and sustainability always have to "compete" or can they work together?
Any opinions you have on any of these subjects would be very useful in my research into my EPQ project. I will full reference anyone's comment that is used in my project and appreciate any thoughts you have weather you have a career in architecture or sustainability or not. THANKYOU!
Wrong kind of architecture - this is a software development site and has nothing to do with buildings or sustainability.
Th "architecture" this forum is concerned with refers to the high level structures of a software system and the discipline of creating such structures and systems. Each structure comprises software elements, relations among them, and properties of both elements and relations. No bricks, no steel beams, no concrete, no straw bales, no recycled wood.
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"Does a high focus on environmental sustainability restrict the progression of architecture?"
Just noting that there are many restrictions on architecture.
In terms of your specific comment one notes that right now one can only build to the best science that is known right now and that which meets codes. So even if you knew of a study that proved that a certain type of wood was bad and yet the codes required it you would be required to use it.
And what really restricts architecture is money.
...or its aesthetics more important?
Look at the engineering problems with Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house as an example of aesthetics that went wrong.
I have a column in an SQL table, whose values might be updated by multiple clients at the same time.
All clients access DAL through Asp.net WebAPIs + Win Form application.
How do we ensure , only one client updates the value at a time consistently?
If it's a client side code, I would just use locks/Mutex . How do we do this in server?
I guess "static" methods are a poor option.
Should I go for any Queuing mechanism?
Please suggest what's the right method to handle this simple concurrency requirement.
My own experience is all about putting Critical sections & mutex to use to handle similar scenario's without involving DB.
I was all thinking to control just with plain client code. Just like ensuring the entry gate is atomically protected or ensuring the calls reaches sequentially there through a proper queue.
But Linq/SQL providing features out of the box, is awesome.
So you're going to edit a record. You first do a SELECT on the recordId you want, getting the data for the record and it's rowversion value. When you go to UPDATE the record, you include the recordId and the rowversion values in the WHERE clause for the update.
If the rowversion matches, the update will proceed and you'll get back a 1 for 1 record updated. If the rowversion doesn't match, you'll get back 0 for no records updated. That means the record has been updated between the time you did the SELECT and the UPDATE.