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reactions

Reactions on Generative Models

Generative models like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion have made waves around the world. Experts on machine learning and even different fields are weighing in on the implications of such powerful models. How will these change industries? I’ve talked about it in a previous blog, but now, more than ever, ethicists are required to bridge the […]

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general

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.