Two Minute Papers - short videos showcasing the latest and greatest AI research.
Fermat’s Library Journal Club is a platform for illuminating academic papers.
the morning paper presents an interesting/influential/important paper from the world of CS every weekday morning.
SciRate is a free and open access scientific collaboration network.
Papers We Love papers from the computer science community to read and discuss.
Kevin Kelly on understanding technical papers:
The best way I’ve found to understand a very technical or scientific paper is to search YouTube for someone to explain it. The ideal is to find a journal club report. Journal clubs are informal groups who share the task of explaining an interesting paper to each other. Each member rotates in picking a paper to explain to their peers. This is 100 times better than having the author explain it, because authors assume too much prior knowledge. It is better to have a newbie who just figured it out. If you are lucky, a journal club will video their reports and post. Search YouTube with the paper’s title or topic and add the term “journal club.”
TIP: I don't use sci-hub unless the paper was financed through public means and ended up behind a paywall. Create a new bookmark. Paste the code below in the URL box. When you are on a site with a paper behind a paywall, click on the new bookmark you've created. It's a quicker way of typing http://sci-hub.tw/ in front of the article's URL.
The Dark Rule Utilitarian Argument for Science Piracy by Scott Alexander
arXiv Vanity renders academic papers from arXiv as responsive web pages so you don’t have to squint at a PDF.
How I Research by Aceso Under Glass
Academic Torrents - a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets - for researchers, by researchers.