Technology

Machine Learning: A Simple Example

Are we on the brink of the next technological revolution with machine learning/artificial intelligence? I don’t know, but there have surely been some amazing advancements lately. Why not get in on the fun? In this simple example we’ll train a neural network to pick light text or dark text against a user-chosen background color using… Continue reading Machine Learning: A Simple Example

Ideas · Knowledge · Technology

Don’t Heed the Fear-Mongers

It seems inevitable that part of every generation’s zeitgeist is the belief that the generation before had it easier and the world is going to hell in a hand basket. This generation is no different, and with the propagation of digital technology making it easier for fear mongering to resonate in the echo chamber of… Continue reading Don’t Heed the Fear-Mongers

Probability and Statistics · Stock Market · Technology

More Randomness: And Computer Science

I recently came across this article on a breakthrough in the generation of random numbers via computers which seems very exciting with descriptors such as “masterpiece” and “light years ahead.” Revision 2 of the draft paper is uploaded here: Explicitly Two-Source Extractors and Resilient Functions, although I freely admit it is far too technical for my… Continue reading More Randomness: And Computer Science

Knowledge · Rise of the Machines · Technology

What You Get in a Smart Phone

Peter Diamandis, in his amazing book “Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think” and then again in “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World” has a fun snippet looking at the cost of common smart phone technologies (applications) when they were first brought to large-scale market. On his list he has:… Continue reading What You Get in a Smart Phone