Learnings & Musings on AI, ML, Data Science & Python

Centaur Q+A 🚲

I really like how this Steve Job quote illustrates the centaur concept. ➕ Steve Jobs once called the computer a bicycle for the mind. Note the metaphor of a bicycle, instead of a something like a car — a bicycle lets you go faster than the human body ever can, and yet, unlike the car, the bicycle is human-powered. (Also, … Read More

With Great Computing Power Comes Great Responsibility? 🚨

Maybe that open letter decrying autonomous weapons wasn’t the best choice? 🤔 Relax, nothing crazy happened. Paul Scharre just brought up some really good points in this interview with the MIT Tech Review. And they boil down to the best way to impact the smart weapons sector is to help educate and steer policy, not stay away from it. 🔖 … Read More

The Tangled Web We Weave 🌐

AI and nationalism are strange bedfellows. On the one hand, most research at this point has been collaborative and open. Indeed, a lot of advances are open source and practically everything gets a paper written explaining the process. On the other hand, the implications for military use and national advancement are very real. 🛏 The US and China are the … Read More

Facial Rec Tech Mess 😟

This article is short but meaty. Synopsis: a lot of people are concerned about the current state of facial recognition and what it could mean for the future. I’m going to use the same headings as the MIT post and offer my random thoughts. 💭 The questioners: The call for regulation and safeguards around facial recognition has been sounded. It … Read More

ML = 10 Year Olds 👦👧

I take issue when people seem to think that AI is only AI if it resembles what we’ve been shown in movies. I actually unsubscribed from a podcast when one of the hosts said that none of what is currently being touted as AI counts because it’s essentially not AGI or super AI. #petty 😒 That being said, I think … Read More

A Cautionary Tale ⚠️

Automation can be a wonderful thing. It can also turn a small human error and snowball it out of control, like this story illustrates. Systems need fail safes and other checks so that humans can intervene if/when needed. Technology is supposed to help us, not control us. 🚥 This is one of the reasons why I am in the centaur … Read More