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How Stanford Engineers Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO 90

Posted by timothy
from the buzzword-bingo dept.
Tekla Perry (3034735) writes Professor Tsachy Weissman and Ph.D student Vinith Misra came up with (almost) believable compression algorithms for HBO's Silicon Valley. Some constraints -- they had to seem plausible, look good when illustrated on a whiteboard, and work with the punchline, "middle out." Next season the engineers may encourage producers to tackle the challenge of local decodability.
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How Stanford Engineers Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO

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Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.

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