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 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. …
Your earliest memory from childhood probably never happened, unless there is a story about it.
Recently, we all heard about Clubhouse, an incredibly successful new type of social network based on voice — where people around the world come together to talk, listen and learn from each other in real-time. You can jump in and out of different chats, on various subjects, any time. You can simply listen or choose to throw in your thoughts and emotions.
I realized that Clubhouse’s success is rooted in one experience I made during my childhood.
When I was a little kid, my parents…
This article introduces a secret or disguised way of writing, simple enough to memorize or carry out with pen and paper.
The strongest versions of the over-popular AES encryption used everywhere on the internet may be decipherable by quantum computers a few years from now.
Is there a secure cipher that is simple enough to be performed mentally, without any computer?
Recently, by using quantum computers, a Swiss-based company believes it has found a security weakness that could jeopardize the confidentiality of the world’s internet data, banking transactions, and emails.
Why does deep learning work? In the beginning, was the neuron.
Much has been written about how deep learning works. Little is written about why it actually works. I suggest an atomic approach to grasp the intuition behind deep learning models.
Get to know the atom in Deep Learning: the artificial neuron.
Deep Learning models are used by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple to solve hard problems, such as predicting the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is an artificially intelligent method used not only for predicting the future but also for understanding the present, making inferences, and classifying…
Feeling lost reading too much news? How AI can summarize 12'000 tweets from Past President Donald J. Trump using only 144 sentences.
An important matter can take just a few words to say.
Nowadays it seems that stories in magazines, newspapers, or online publications always have a lot more to say, than just a few words.
Researchers believe that people are inundated with an equivalent amount of 100 000 words every day during awake hours.
This is why — during busy days if you get someone to give you a good summary of the news, I believe that you will…
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