Measure What Matters by John Doerr

Good day! Hope you are doing well. This post does not cover a technical subject. If you follow my blog, you might have noticed that about one out of five books I purchase and read are not technical. I believe that success is based on both technical expertise and proper management.

A few decades ago I developed the software methodology which I named Cyclic Development Process (CDP for short). I applied it and tweaked it in order to simplify the development of custom and product systems. It worked very well for me. Continue reading “Measure What Matters by John Doerr”

Spam Filter

In this post we will implement a spam filter. My motivation is dual. On one hand I am reading and experimenting with the book Natural Language Processing by Ekaterina Kockmar published by Manning. On the other hand, I am experimenting with VSCode IDE using GitHub Copilot. If interested I would suggest following the book. I purchased a copy via Amazon Prime.

I have to disclose that at this time I am a Microsoft employee and have been using Visual Studio and VSCode for many years. Continue reading “Spam Filter”

Pause Giant AI Experiments – An Open Letter

This morning I watched a 30 minute presentation titled “Why the 6-month AI Pause is a Bad Idea. If interested watch the YouTube video to get an idea on the response by Andrew Ng and Yann LeCun. I have read a few articles on contributions from both of them to AI. As a matter of fact a few years back I took one or more courses taught by Andrew Ng.

This response is based on a request by hundreds titled: Pause Giant AI Experiments: An Open Letter. Among the petitioners you find Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Yoshua Bengio, just to mention a few. As I am writing this post, the count of signatures is up to 17821 to 17931 in less than an hour. Continue reading “Pause Giant AI Experiments – An Open Letter”

Split Text

Hope your day is going well. As you might know, I enjoy spending the mornings of Saturdays and Sundays reading and experimenting. To me that is the best way of learning. I use about eight hours per weekend to learn.

Earlier this year I purchased the book Getting Started with Natural Language Processing by Ekaterina Kockmar published by Manning. A few years back I took an on-line course on machine learning which touched on some of the topics also covered by this book. Continue reading “Split Text”