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Exploring Space with Gradient Descent Magic

The beauty of galaxies never ceases to overwhelm me. It’s incredibly grounding to ruminate about galaxies and they’re a powerful tool for reshaping perspectives.

A while back as I was scouring the internet for my next machine learning adventure, I stumbled upon this one and knew that I had to give it a shot. Before training a machine to classify the images though, I was curious, how well could I sort them?

The short answer is not very well. Some of them were quite obvious and I could easily pluck them out and categorize them as a specific label. …


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Implementing the K-Means Clustering Algorithm on the Iris Dataset

If you’re anything like me, you might have spent the past couple of months diving into the realm of neural networks only to submerge from the depths of deep learning and realize you’ve neglected classical machine learning by casting it aside.

Although a lot of cutting-edge artificial intelligence research puts the limelight on deep learning, classical machine learning algorithms like support vector machines and logistic regression also have a lot to offer.

In this article, I’ll walk through one of the most popular algorithms: K-Means Clustering and step through how you can implement it on one of machine learning’s “hello…


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How Mineral is Building a Resilient, Sustainable and Robust Food System

Humans began cultivation about 10,000 years ago. [1] Colonies to grow food formed and humans transitioned from hunting and gathering to agriculture which forever changed the course of human kind. As the dawn of agriculture rose, we were no longer forced to rely on the nomadic life style of chasing our food to the ends of the Earth in order to nourish ourselves but instead on the stable and steady flow of food grown from our own hands.

Our food supply chains today look rather different from 10,000 years ago. Modernized with new technologies to make farming cheaper, more efficient…


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Analyzing air quality trends through responses from an air quality multi-sensor device located in a city in Italy

The human need of air is a constant condition until death. Living beings rely on the respiration process; the intake of oxygen fuels our cells, breaks down the food we eat into energy, kills bacteria, etc.

That being said, it goes without saying that the quality of air we breathe is also critical to our health and well-being. Air ridden with pollutants can be detrimental to our health. Upon intake, the air travels through our bloodstream and could expose key internal organs to pollutants. With increased anthropogenic activities both from mobile sources like operating vehicles, buses, and other modes of…


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The Power of Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Preservation

Table of Contents

i. Introduction

  • State of the Amazon Ecosystem
  • The potential of Artificial Intelligence

ii. Understanding the Dataset

iii. Computer vision; Conv-net architectures

  • Multi-label Classification
  • VGG-19
  • AlexNet
  • Inceptionv3
  • Transfer Learning

iv. Amazon Satellite Chip Imagery ML Classification Model

  • Data Visualization / Exploratory Analysis
  • Preprocessing
  • Model
  • Comparison of Model Performance

v. Closing Notes

The Amazon Rainforest: lush with greenery and biodiversity houses an abundance of the flora and fauna found here on Earth. Dense and teeming with life, the functions of the Amazon isn’t just limited to being a fascinating biome. …


A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.

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I grew up next to a library. It was a second home. There was no greater joy than jay-walking across the busy road after school, throwing caution to the wind, because I was eager to discover what new world awaited me beyond those heavy glass doors.

The section of the library I frequented was subject to change. Most often, it was a result of age, otherwise, it was a product of a exploration into a new topic. After looking through the options, 10–12 books would make the cut before I’d waddle my way over to the red leather couch to…


A wide scope — but not exhaustive— guide to algorithms.

Where machine meets intelligence; the creation of AI.

Algorithms are the agents that propel machine learning forward, and they’re the source of life that powers artificial intelligence — a technology that will transform virtually every aspect our our lives. In this guide, you will be exposed to these algorithms and gain a rudimentary understanding of how these models work.

Linear Regression

Linear regression is a supervised learning algorithm used to estimate the predictions of values between two continuous variables. The algorithm searches for and defines a linear relationship between the independent (the value we’re trying to predict) and the dependent…


Nature should be the blueprint for human design more often than not.

A humpback whale ascending to the surface.
A humpback whale ascending to the surface.
Photo courtesy of Monterey Bay Aquarium.

What if we copied nature in the process of design? Maybe our world would be more efficient, cutting-edge, and cleaner if the origin of our concepts for design were derived from the most ancient designer: nature. But we don’t. Our world is poorly designed because we fail to draw inspiration from the architecture of the natural world. The wildlife that we interact with while simultaneously in awe of nature’s magnum opus is constrained to just that environment, not the bustling cities we inhabit down to the transportation we take and the problems we create. …


When machines collide with the world of art.

Robot CloudPainter at work on a painting. Image courtesy of CloudPainter.

If ancient philosophers caught wind of the artificial intelligence humans would go later create, they’d no doubt wax poetic about the selcouth beauty in the idea of those creations sharing in what we believed to be an ability limited to only humans: art. Art is the fabric of human expression. The earliest humans used paintings and drawings as a medium of facilitating communication; but with humans once again pushing the limitations and boundaries of technology, discoveries become unearthed and advancements are made. This of course imposes critical discourse (however inadvertently) on us to demarcate the attributes of what makes us…


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Agriculture today is a modernized relic of the practices of the earliest humans. We’ve grown crops and raised livestock since the dawn of time, but is it also possible to grow meat? Lab-grown meat, also known as clean meat, is the product of animal flesh through a process known as vitro cultivation – the growth of cells and tissues in a controlled environment. The process begins by collecting myosatellite cell samples from the animal and it is from there that the selected samples are placed within an environment with the necessary nutrients and growth elements that are naturally present in…

Tenzin Migmar

Writer of technology-centric articles.

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