[ml] next week: kinect or heritage health prize?

Adam Derewecki derewecki at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 21:40:30 PDT 2011

Hey everyone,

I haven't been in a super long time, but I met Anthony the other night and
pointed him at this group. He seems super smart so I would vote in favor of
him giving a talk :)

On Apr 8, 2011 9:38 PM, "Krishna Sankar" <ksankar42 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Mike et al,
> Am new to the group - your plan looks fine. Would be good to hear from
> next week From Anthony and then dive into Kinect algorithmics.
> Algorithmics is important. Timely, as I am trying to connect the AR Drone
> and Kinect http://youtu.be/watch?v=KBBCMudnAKM
> Cheers
> <k/>
> On 4/8/11 Fri Apr 8, 11, "Mike Schachter" <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:
>>Eh, I was just going to read through the kinect paper
>>and pull apart the algorithms that make it work, and
>>present them. I'm all theory and no implementation :(
>>For now..
>>Seems like the guy who runs Kaggle (Anthony Goldbloom)
>>wants to show up next week and talk about stuff, on the
>>eve of the Heritage Health prize being launched via Kaggle
>>and all that. We worked on a Kaggle competition before
>>and keep an eye on the site so it'd be great to meet him
>>and hear more about it.
>> mike
>>On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:29 PM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The thing I like is (1), however I probably can't make it next week !
>>> though that the Kinect at NB looks to be permanently attached to the
>>> ... (unless there is another I don't know about).
>>> How about that for the following week ?
>>> Actually the other thing interests me too. I could try and get my
>>> moved to another day, I don't know if I can though.
>>> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com>
>>>> Hey everyone!
>>>> I was wondering what would maximize the interestedness
>>>> for next week's meetup? I could put effort into presenting
>>>> for the following choices:
>>>> 1) Figure out how the kinect actually works:
>>>> http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/145347/BodyPartRecognition.pdf
>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNkbG3KsY84
>>>> 2) Take a stab at understanding what needs to be done for
>>>> the Heritage Health competition:
>>>> http://www.heritagehealthprize.com/c/hhp
>>>> Or both?!?
>>>> mike
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