Mensing.AI

My journey into AI/ML/DL and other areas of interest.

The Economist Opens Their Data πŸ‘

The Economist has announced they will be open sourcing their data, starting with the Big Mac Index. πŸ” It also sounds like they’ll be providing a glimpse into their process via Jupyter notebooks, which is really cool. πŸ““ Src: The Economist

Will Robots Understand Value? πŸ’Ή

A while back I wrote about how I didn’t think robots would become the new consumers in capitalism. Turns out I’m not the only one.Β πŸ‘¬ This piece scratches my economics itch in a lot of ways, but I think the heart of it is the fact that we typically believe the economy/market/capitalism operates like a …

China vs. the US: Round ? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

In the continuing narrative that is the space race between the US and China in the realm of AI, we get an entry on what the US can learn from Chine. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ It boils down to the two countries excelling at the usual, the US creates visionary ideas and China puts them into production. China …

China’s Social Submission, er…Scoring System

There is a lot of focus on the China vs. USA space race happening in AI right now (at least in my world there is, I’m very interested in the topic). Most of it revolves around spending, governmental support, talent, etc. But maybe the most important aspect is what the implications of either country winning …

When Unbiased Machines Meet Biased Humans πŸ₯Š

I’m worried about the implications of transferring our biases to machines and then turning up the speed dial to 11. But I hadn’t thought about how we biased mortals might react to truly unbiased decision making. 🀯 So while creating unbiased systems is important, it doesn’t guarantee success in the messy real world once decisions …

A Brief History of AI: A Timeline πŸ—“

1943: groundwork for artificial neural networks laid in a paper by Warren Sturgis McCulloch and Walter Pitts, “A Logical Calculus of the Ideas Immanent in Nervous Activity“. πŸ“ƒ [1] 1950: Alan Turing publishes the Computing Machinery and Intelligent paper which, amongst other things, establishes the Turing Test πŸ“ [6] 1951: Marvin Minsky and Dean Edmonds …

Lazy Faire πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

At the US government’s current rate of uninvolvement in the AI sector, China will overtake it in its quest for AI overlord status by the end of the year. At least when it comes to spending, the rest might not be far behind though. πŸ’° One of the recommendations from a subcommittee is to expedite …

That’s Instructor AI, Cadet

The Air Force is embracing AI to mix up their training process, and could be inventing the future of all education while they’re at it. πŸŽ“ The overall objective is to move away from an β€œindustrial age” training model with pre-set timetables and instruction plans to one that adapts to each airman’s learning pace. Hmmmmm….what …

Bolt On a Watchdog

IBM has launched a tool as part of their cloud platform that detects bias and adds a dash of explainability to AI models. ☁️ It looks like this might be the new competition between service providers, and that’s not a bad thing. A huge upside of AI is that they can make decisions free of …

Alibaba Wants Their Own Chip

There are two undeniable trends these days: major tech players want their own silicon and the new class of uber-rich want to own classy publications. πŸ—žοΈ I’m more interested in the first trend (though the second could have interesting implications in this era of doom for publishers). Alibaba is the newest tech giant to announce …