Being able to do deep uninterrupted work is crucial if you want to get your work done faster and succeed in life. In fact, if you can cultivate deep work into your life, you will absolutely be ahead of your competition. Cal Newport explains it very well in his book Deep Work, so I won’t… Continue reading Creating Your Deep Work Environment
You should always have a rebound routine for when you accidentally get stuck in a rut or fall back to some old negative habit. For me, I have had serious cases of insomnia on and off throughout my life. I have mostly conquered it, but occasionally I fall off track. Everyone’s rebound routine will be… Continue reading Create offtrack rebound routines for your life
Ever since I saw this quote for success: “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day“, I have made it a part of my daily life. I have the quote on my wall and I carry it on paper with me at all times. I tend to want to always take… Continue reading What are your main disciplines?
I think its possible to have almost unlimited energy. I didn’t always think like this or feel like this. I had chronic insomnia since I was a child. I think because I grew up with it, it was harder for me to escape it. I would work on getting out of it, and sometimes I… Continue reading How to have unlimited energy every day
I’ve known about Judea Pearl and his work for many years, but I just started studying it in detail. Many recent papers I have read directly cite his work. In thinking about my model building engine theory, cause and effect is one of the central ideas that came about from that thought experiment. If humans… Continue reading Notes on Judea Pearl
I just learned Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), famous for inventing calculus, was also interested in the philosophy of mind. He proposed a concept called the Alphabet of human thought, which is an idea that says there is a universal way to represent all human thought with small primitive components. With these primitive components, we should… Continue reading The Language of Thought hypothesis and Compositionality was worked on hundreds of years before computers existed!
“An unknown, but potentially large, fraction of animal and human intelligence is a direct consequence of the perceptual and physical richness of our environment, and is unlikely to arise without it”. – John Locke (1632-1704) Powerful state of the art machine learning systems such as word2vec and GPT-3 are powerful machine learning models that seem to… Continue reading What is grounded language learning
Cyc is a project I have never personally used, it was created before my time, but its referenced often in AI history and its a project that is still going. It is a knowledge base with the goal of “codifying, in machine-usable form, the millions of pieces of knowledge that compose human common sense”. According… Continue reading Understanding Cyc, the AI database
I think the human mind an autonomous interlinked model building database of the world. I define models and concepts to be the same thing. One important aspect of this system that has been nagging me is the idea that the human mind can examine ideas/models/concepts from different filters. In my article about the mind as… Continue reading Examining concepts through different filters
I used logarithms a lot in school while studying math and computer science, but forgot a lot about the why as I got older. We often see logarithms used in machine learning and so I wanted to have a refresher as to why we use them. Mathematics The logarithm is the inverse of exponents. So… Continue reading Why logarithms are used in computation, STEM, and machine learning