OMG Space Is Awesome (dot com) !!

If you hadn't already heard, I am currently taking some time off from the rat race and spending the winter back on St Thomas.  During this time, I will be exploring some intellectual pursuits that fell to the wayside over the past few years (like this blog!).  I wanted to…

Is Machine Learning Just Another Fad?

According to Mattermark, No. AI Is The New New Thing (And It's Taking Over) This editorial presents an interesting look at the ecosystem of machine learning startups, across all industries. Some choice quotes: 2013’s Big Data is 2016’s Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI and ML…

Machine Learning in Cancer Care

Machine Learning (ML) is a technique to train computers to identify patterns instead of explicitly telling them what those patterns are. If you want to teach a machine-learning system to recognize a cat, you don't tell it to look for whiskers, ears, fur, and eyes. Instead, you show it many…