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MATLAB Onramp course

I recently registered for the Machine Learning, Stanford University online course at Coursera - conducted by the famous Andrew Ng himself. An amazing experience I must say. He puts across the concepts so well that even your lack of advanced Math knowledge is not a barrier and you soon pick up the concepts quite well. The quizzes and assignments are real good.

As part of this course you have to submit your ML algorithms in either Octave or Matlab and I chose the latter. Did a quick online self paced course on Matlab at Mathworks, which was quite interesting and lo and behold the completion certificate is seen below 😊


Sapiens, Homo Deus & 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Posting after a long long time and this is not a post on development.

Just finished listening to these 3 mind blowing audio books @ Audible by Yuval Noah Harari https://www.ynharari.com/

SapiensHomo Deus21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Amazing the way he describes -- how we became the number one species on this planet and the unknown future that we are heading into.

Some very interesting topics that I personally liked:

1. How tech (AI, ML etc) are going to change and affect everything and everyone
2. A world run by algorithms
3. Humans now trying to evolve into "Gods" - Immortal, Omnipresent and Omniscient
4. Billions of years of Organic evolution vs Human invented Inorganic rapid evolution

Do read these books and they will seed many new ideas and thoughts in you.

Next onto Elon Musk's biography...