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conferences

Thinking Machines’ Human + Machines

Last February 19, a local Artificial Intelligence / Data Science conference was organized by Thinking Machines. It’s Human + Machines, a conference on how artificial intelligence and data science is revolutionizing every industry out there. And no it’s not all about robots.

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classes sessions

Deep Dive Wednesdays Week 1

Working on week 1 y’all. Week 1’s goal is to lay out the foundations for data science, mainly data exploration and feature engineering. We worked with IPython, wrangled with NumPy matrices, tussled with Pandas’ indexing and gazed at Matplotlib with amazement. A lot of it was syntactic sugar, and it does takes some time getting […]

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Deep Dive Wednesdays Week 0

This week we’re starting Deep Dive Wednesdays in our team in Trend Labs. It’s a series of workshops that I will facilitate where we tackle data science topics and machine learning. It will be hands-on, with the scipy stack and scikit-learn as our tools.

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deep learning

Hello Deep Learning!

Another interesting thing about deep learning is, being inspired by neural networks, it is similar to how our brains work. Our brains have different areas for different stimuli, and our neurons combine these signals hierarchically.

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Food Recognition Challenge

There is a recent public excitement over an algorithm that recognizes a person’s gender and age, so me and my colleague, Jay Garcia, decided to take this well-researched topic to everyone’s favorite activity, eating. In this post, I’m going to show you how we made an algorithm that can recognize some dishes AI-style.

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On Malware, Computer Security & Digital Life

This is a paper for our CS 253 class, Computer Security. It’s a lengthy, quite formal paper, which talks about computer security with relation to malware. Before the TLDR, I’ll just share some striking quotes I find in my references. Truly, computer security has become an arms race where data is both the target and […]

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general

CS282 Presentation – Scene Recognition

For this post, I’m sharing my presentation in our computer vision class. We are given two papers with similar topics and we are to discuss them in 15 minutes.

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general

Site Launch!

This is the first post of my blogging life.

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sessions

Software Architecture Workshop

Starting off the workshop with a talk on software architecture, we then proceeded to the architectural kata, which turned out to be a fun learning experience for everyone.