Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Artificial Intelligence

It should come as no surprise that strides in the development of Artificial Intelligence is inadvertently under way already.

With the development of so-called machine learning i.e. microprocessors together with data storage and retrieval on mindboggling scales both in microscopic size and lightspeed handling using improbability theory to render life-like but far superior processing and execution.

Science is full of surprises on the basis of which no prior theory was proposed. The reality of AI popping into existence once a certain threshhold is reached and event comes to pass.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Learning: Deep Hole Drilling or Layer by Layer

In the first, you spend every waking moment learning deeply everything about a very specific subject.

In the second, you start with a very wide aspect and gradually by brute force increase a deeper understanding of areas of significance or special interest layer by layer; retaining a contextual overview of the subject at large, while simultaneously appreciating the deeper context and meaning.

I tend to be a proponent of the latter as a generalist, while the former tends to be that of a specialist, equally important to be sure.

For example, on, I have and still am spending time covering topics such as "How to Use Git and GitHub" to "Developing Android Apps" to "Design of Computer Programs", each of which is a multimonth endeavour in a matter of days. (Mental breaks are necessary from time to time.) When ready, industry recognition in the form of a Nanodegree is attainable at an affordable monthly price, 50% refundable if completed in less than 12 months.

Sort of 3D learning, pass by pass. Mind-bending to be sure, especially in the longer more intense courses. But, at first getting a speedy overview of a population of related subjects, then getting a more lucid memory retaining understanding of each subject at an increasingly deeper level. Pass by pass. One has to be selective, of course, so as not to be inundated by the plethora of subjects and aspects.

(PS I'm not a programmer, so this really is brute force, pushing something into my brain that I have no prior experience with in the deeper sense of the meaning. Also, I'm little old so I have to speed things up a bit to beat my expected expiry date.)

#learning   #udacity 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Good Speech

A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to create interest.