Have you ever got something by doing nothing?
Most of us believe that the harder we work the more we receive. What do we receive? More money, security, social status. What about happiness?
In my life, I spent a lot of time achieving more by doing even more. One university degree was not enough, I got several of them and later a Ph.D. Speaking one language was not enough, I learned many additional ones. Working full-time was not enough, I founded my own startup.
Doing more became a never-ending story. Several years ago I decided to take a new job…
AI as Augmentative Intelligence utilizing machine learning, algorithms, and rich data to augment the capabilities of humans and businesses could be soon an illusion.
The accelerating rate of technological change makes it likely that people will have both the technological resources and scientific knowledge to create Artificial General Intelligence.
“Success in creating effective AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization. Or the worst. We just don’t know. So, we cannot know if we will be infinitely helped by AI, or ignored by it and side-lined, or conceivably destroyed by it.” …
This article aims at illustrating the potential of machine learning for brands and entrepreneurs to understand how to initialize influencer marketing campaigns, manage relationships with influencers, and effectively reach their audience.
Not everyone is fortunate to know. We tend to follow the lead of some people as a shortcut to gaining knowledge that we don't have. Domesticating knowledge brings a sense of relief, superiority, and mastery to the so-called influencers.
Influencer marketing utilizes these special individuals in social media to promote brand awareness, advertise products to their social networks, and reach niche markets.
In this post, you will learn how autoencoders work and why they are used for denoising medical images.
The correct understanding of image messages can be crucial in areas like medicine. Denoising can be focused on cleaning old scanned images or contribute to feature selection efforts in cancer biology. The presence of noise may confuse the identification and analysis of diseases which may result in unnecessary deaths. Hence, denoising of medical images is a mandatory and essential pre-processing technique.
The so-called autoencoder technique has proven to be very useful for denoising images.
An autoencoder is made of a pair of…
Bagging is a meta-algorithm from the ensemble learning paradigm where multiple models (often termed “weak learners”) are trained to solve the same problem and combined to get better results.
With bagging, we build the same model on multiple bootstraps from the data and combine each model’s prediction to get an overall classification.
In this article, I will walk you through a practical example in physics and explain how bagging works for classifying Higgs bosons (controversially called the “God particle”).
I use a small subset of the HIGGS dataset in the UCI machine learning repository. …
Everyone is a leader at some point. This is what I learned by bringing simplicity into my life to ignite others.
During this process, the main change was the acceptance of my own ignorance. In this post, I tell a story of how I discovered myself and used it as an opportunity to repaint my leadership style.
What’s the color of your leadership style?
How many of you would choose dark to reflect a strong authoritative style?
How many of you would rather choose a pale color for a dominant altruistic style?
How many would say it is rather a…
This practical guide provides the basics you need to take off with forecasting cryptocurrency price.
Fifteen years ago I started exploring the world of digital currencies and prototyped a peer-to-peer mobile money platform using SMS only.
Recently a collaborator of mine asked me if AI can predict the price of cryptocurrencies. She was curious about the hype around blockchain.
After some research, I found that predicting cryptocurrency price is a solvable problem but definitely not for all market conditions.
Typical predictive models for crypto-assets will leverage time series forecasting (e.g., ARIMA, Facebook Prophet), machine learning (e.g., random forest, linear regression)…
Have you ever hold a chameleon in your hand?
They are incredibly amazing creatures with awesome traits.
Many people are afraid of chameleons. For the most part, it is merely because chameleons are reptiles, a group of animals for which humans have historically had a distaste.
Moreover, chameleons are very different from most mammals. The fact that they are able to dramatically change their skin color, their long tongues can strike with pinpoint accuracy, and their vision is almost 360-degree — are all abilities that appear almost alien to us.
Fear is a normal instinctive reaction when facing the unknown.
We all heard about Elon Musk and his personality, who I have been following for over ten years.
Today, people look at him as the richest man in the world.
If we consider all the places he is trying to take humanity, Elon Musk’s overall fusion of popular culture with his projects and persona gives him a unique resonance with people.
I believe, Elon Musk is himself a cultural moment, a butterfly effect that is radically changing views about how society will work, at three levels.
Brain-machine interfaces are one of those incredible ideas that were once the reserve of…
Do you remember your last meal today? Which color did it have? Green like vegetables? Or rather pink like fresh fish? How did it taste? Spicy, juicy, or dried?
Today I am telling you how cultivating self-worth is like making a good meal.
We all need to have a meal at some time. Without having a meal it’s like torturing oneself. People do various things when they are hungry.
I have a friend — when he is hungry, nothing seems interesting to him, neither work nor game, nothing. …
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