We recently looked at Quantum Computing value proposition. Quantum Computer can solve some problems by several order of magnitude. This brings today’s intractable problems to be easy to solve tomorrow. Not all problems have this property. In this article, we’ll look at some problems that do. This is a technical-light article with no mathematics. Cryptography … More Quantum Computing – Scenarios
I previously talked about the curse of dimensionality (more than 2 years ago) related to Machine Learning. Here I wanted to discuss it in more depth and dive into the mathematics of it. High dimensions might sound like Physics’ string theory where our universe is made of more than 4 dimensions. This isn’t what we … More Hyperspheres & the curse of dimensionality
Today a quick entry to talk about a twist on Machine Learning for the predictive maintenance problem. The Microsoft Cortana Intelligence team wrote an interesting blog the other day: Evaluating Failure Prediction Models for Predictive Maintenance. When you listen to all the buzz around Machine Learning, it sometimes feels as if we’ve solved all the … More Training a model to predict failures
These days, it’s all about Data Science. What is Data Science? Last month Brandon Rohrer, from the Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning Blog, came up with an excellent post. How to do Data Science? The post basically goes over the workflow I reproduced at the right here. I found this article both complete and succinct: … More How to do Data Science
Unless you graduated in art, chances are you did a course in Statistics. Chances are you hated it. Most people I know postponed that course until the end of their degree, didn’t understand much about it and hated it dearly. I didn’t like it either and understood very little. A few years later when I … More What is Statistics and why should you care?
I often try to explain what Machine Learning is to people outside the field. I’m not always good at it but I am getting better. One of the confusion I often get when I start to elaborate the details is the presence of statistics in Machine Learning. For people outside the field, statistics are the … More Where is the statistics in Machine Learning?
There has been a recrudescence of hysterical talks about Strong Artificial Intelligence (AI) lately. Strong AI is artificial intelligence matching and eventually going beyond the full human cognitive capacity. Weak AI, by opposition, is the replication of some facets of human cognition: face recognition, voice recognition, pattern matching, etc. . The ultimate goal of AI is to … More Strong AI & Existential Risks