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Thank you for your service, Coolermaster PC!

I just thought to write this to celebrate my parting from my longest material possession, my PC. It has been a good 10 years. It’s closing time, finally. Modifications done on this rig 2012 – Start of service. Bought a BIG chassis to support whatever fantastic thing I can think of. Machine learning, dual boot […]

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code recommender

Leveling up Training: NVTabular and PyTorch Lightning

I’m going to use NVTabular with PyTorch Lightning to train a wide and deep recommender model on MovieLens 25M. It’s quite a chimera implementation as you shall see.

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code recommender

NVIDIA Merlin on a Potato PC Setup

NVIDIA Merlin is a high-level open-source library to accelerate recommender systems on NVIDIA GPUs at scale. I’m on a potato PC setup relying on free instances. Can I make it work?

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code recommender

Variational Autoencoders for Recommendation

Header image note: I typed ‘variation’ in Pexels and it popped up. Masarap! We can turn a simple autoencoder into something sophisticated. Autoencoders discover a latent mapping z, which as a lower-dimensional representation of the input x, can be useful for pre-training networks and creating recommender models. However, how autoencoders compress information may come in […]

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general opinion

The Best Candidate for Our Land

Opinion piece on Leni, and the Philippine elections

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general reactions

A medically themed reflection on the future of AI

Medicine is quite different from my profession but I think having this kind of interest is healthy (get it?). Eventually, I came to reach some parallels between my discipline and the medical sciences.

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code deep learning recommender

Collaborative Denoising Autoencoders on Steam Games

Autoencoders are a simple neural network approach to recommendation

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code computer vision deep learning

Studying Variational Autoencoders

Variational autoencoders can discover unique ways to encode-decode the input from a distribution. Bonus: It can generate images!

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code computer vision deep learning

Classifying Paintings through Deep Learning

Back in college, I did a class project where I used computer vision techniques for the first time. It was the age before deep learning. Today, I want to revisit this old project.

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code data engineering recommender

Deploying a Recommendation System the Kedro Way

A tutorial to create a recommender pipeline with Kedro and MLFlow.