Bigger is Greater

I was going to have a different introduction (the regular chit chat) to this post, but based on the article “Malevolent Machine Learning” by Chris Edwards on Communications of the ACM 12/2019 Volume 62 Number 12 I changed my mind. Allow me to explain.

A couple years ago I took a few courses from Coursera. The general topic was big data and machine learning. The course of interest is “Neural Networks and Deep Learning” by Andrew Ng deeplearning.ai. It was very interesting class and I highly recommend it.

I tried locating my notes on those courses, but not sure what I did with them. Found my notes. I hoped to have stored the transcriptions to verify what I recall about a specific class. I do not have the transcriptions Continue reading “Bigger is Greater”

Threads – Part I

Because I am an ACM member, earlier today I received a routine email message titled “ACM TechNews, Friday, March 24, 2017”. Most (if not all) articles are typically interesting. This time it was no exception. Sequential Programming Considered Harmful? from IEEE Spectrum by Russ Miller called my attention. If you have not read it yet, please take the time and you will understand my motivation to write this post which will be a part of a short sequence on the subject of threads. Continue reading “Threads – Part I”