a cute & quirky webcomic

Welcome to a Web Comic Called taleas!

Taleas is a cute, quirky, random and slightly weird web comic by Seth Black. You won't find too many recurring characters a plot or a deliberately cohesive story. Each individual comic is intended to stand on its own. If you're curious, you can read more about taleas on the about page. New comics are released every Sunday.

The most recent comic is #110 "AI Bot - Picking a Random Number":

AI Bot looking a the numbers 1, 2 ,3, 4, 7 and 9 and is nervously trying to pick one saying, "Eenie, meenie, miney...mo!"

#mathandscience #programming #robots

The Story Behind AI Bot - Picking a Random Number

Here we have our poor AI Bot frantically attempting to chose a random number from a set of numbers, poor thing! Randomness (or pseudo-randomness) is actually very useful in Artificial Intelligence. Neural Networks take advantage of initial random values for each weight, and use dropout to randomly "turn off" neurons during training.