Learning about Neural Networks

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Neural Networks, and machine learning in general, contain a lot of very scary mathematic sounding terminology.  But after having studied them for a few weeks now, they are actually quite easy to understand once you get past the vocabulary.  This week’s topic will be focused on Neural Networks, and how science can imitate nature to create some… Continue reading Learning about Neural Networks

Learning about Machine Learning

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I’ve spent the past week completing a crash course on Machine Learning.  Here’s what I’ve learned.. Machine Learning(ML) is a subfield of Artificial Intelligence, with other popular subfields including Perception and Deep Learning.  The goal of Machine Learning is to understand the structure of a set of data and to fit it to models that can be… Continue reading Learning about Machine Learning

Back to School again, yay?!

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Becoming a student again at 30 has been an interesting and enlightening experience. After almost a decade as a business manager for a large tech firm, most of my time was spent as a ‘SME’ or subject-matter expert for my slice of the business. This meant that people were coming to me with questions and… Continue reading Back to School again, yay?!

Diving off the Deep End

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Why?  This was basically the only response I received when I started telling friends and family that I had quit my job.  Why would you quit your job at Microsoft?  Weren’t you making a pretty good living?  Did you not like your boss or your team? In reality, it wasn’t any of those things.  And that’s what made the decision… Continue reading Diving off the Deep End

Hello world!

Welcome to the obfuscated ramblings of a computer science student.  I hope you’ll find this educational journey enlightening!