It happens to me when discussing results with my colleagues. I admit my internal rigour police isn’t happy doing it. There must be a more grounded statistical analysis to make the same point.
Usually, our lunchtime discussion on this topic goes in the direction of Al vs. ML. I refer you to Micheal Jordan (Berkeley prof)’s famous rant that highlights the dangers of calling neural network generalization behaviour “intelligence”.
Calling an ML model “it” is perhaps a greater transgression, associating not only intelligence but also a biased personality 😂
I came across a new argument in an unlikely podcast guest…
I was recently asked about the warnings of an impending recession. Here are some thoughts. First of all, an inverted yield curve is an effect, not cause. Like all other indicators, it shows a lack of positive sentiment in investors in the bond market.
A combination of events both in the near term (US-China trade wars) and long term (decline in consumption) have deterred money from flowing. It is a mood thing, difficult to predict exactly why….Don’t like Facebook’s intrusion? Distressed by Nationalist leaders? They all count.
Like all else, there are free-market elements that want…
Hello Gurwara Sir,
I was in Sherwood from 1993–2003, scaling the ICSE tutelage from class one to 10. You taught me taxation and equity markets in class 10, as prescribed by ICSE, in all their wisdom. I was not a particularly naughty child, so you may not remember me, though Narayan ma’am, Irvinder ma’am or Anita ma’am would readily describe me as a wise-guy. I shared most of those years at Sherwood with my more accomplished younger sister, Anahita, whose existence I would firmly deny once route-1 bus reached our campus premises.
I remember my school days as being full…
I had recently suffered through Abhishek Sharma’s Parmaru, which.. err.. bombed (giggle giggle). So when I hit an early show of Sanju, I was certain in the knowledge that being inflicted by Rajkumar Hirani for a running time of 2:45 hours isn't the worst thing in the world.
Maybe I just craved caramel popcorns!
Slated as a biopic of Sanjay Dutt, infamously involved with the law during the 90s, it generated interest with a trailer showing a transformed Ranbir Kapoor with (oh my god, can it be?) acting chops.
What do I think of it? Well, making a Star Wars film isn’t the hardest thing in the world to get right. After all, the franchise is a family drama masquerading as a Sci-Fi. Turns out, I am wrong and you can and they have, screwed it up.
The rebooted Star Wars universe, benefits from a dreadful super-villain, Kylo Ren, played by a very accomplished actor. A rare sight in these modern film universes, since perhaps Heath Ledger played the Joker. …
Beginning Keras 2.0.9, there is support for using multi-GPUs, which is a welcome addition for the library to stay on par with counterparts. I encourage you to follow Chollet on twitter, for latest updates (and also well worded philosophical points).
Just to be clear, this is a kind of embaressing parallelism stemming from the Tensorflow no longer requiring a lock on the GPU. For a nice tutorial on how to leverage this, I recommend here. …
Sometimes in hindsight, I wonder, if only for the briefest moments, whether I should hold out on frequently doling out advice to my dear little sister, in lieu of brevity. One tends to lose one’s audience, brilliant as the pearls of wisdom may be, to the diluting effects of frequency. A common mind, as they say, can only take so much, and my pretty little sibling who possesses several talents, has, unfortunately, exactly such a mind.
Stepping aside from genetic anomalies, I am afraid advice does come in the bucket loads. From teachers, parents, celebrities, technocrats, professors of one thing…
Swanky new airtel.in/ir promising international roaming bliss! Sadly not up when I was leaving for my trip.[/caption]
In an interesting follow-up story to my recent conference travel to Mexico, I found two diabolical entities waiting for me back home: Mom, with matrimonial matches for me (Ugh!) and a whopping Airtel bill upwards of Rs. 20,000/-. A rude shock for someone who just flew coach for 26hrs straight, with the added fun of jet lag.
Now, the timeline of my interactions with Airtel, is humor enough. From my past experience, I know that it’s always better to get them to respond…
Hola! Buenos Dias!
Igles? India? Namaste!
Whajj do you want amigos? Taxi? honk honk, yu want to go som-wear?
Restaurant? Best in Cancun amigos, best food in cancun? No?
Party? You want to party, amigo? its a great day to party ma friend? No?
Ok no problemo, you have good day, maybe someother time, yeah? some other time?
For all their flaws, if there is one thing a Mexican amigo is good at, is having a bargaining conversation with himself. Don’t attempt any communication with him. In his eagerness, he will shortchange himself, agreeing for too little, curse, but then…
‘The honking is the first thing that reminds you the trip is over’, Bigfoot had said. It does have a ‘bring you back to reality’ effect, I thought sitting in the comfort of the majestic Kalka-Delhi Shatabdi Express enjoying chai and Marigold biscuits.
I, along with nineteen other hapless souls from across the country, subjected our bodies and minds to a test of endurance and grit. They delivered. At 15,255ft above sea level, gasping for air, we rewarded our senses to the beauty and permanence of the Himalayas.