Written by Adriano Marques
Is the World going to be Deceived by Deepfakes?
17 August, 2020
In this week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat addressing a common concern about Deep Fakes deceiving the world with ultra realistic images, videos, and voice synthesis.
A few potential uses (and misuses) for GPT-3
11 August, 2020
GPT-3 is a 175 billion parameter autoregressive language model by OpenAI released in May 2020. It is a deep learning system that takes input in the form of human readable language and produces human readable output. The OpenAI team tested GPT-3 in Few-shot learning mode. The model is given a verbal description of the task and a few examples of context and completion at inference time. Then the machine is given another instance of context and expected to provide the completion. Two variations of
How can I differentiate Artificial Intelligence from everything else?
07 August, 2020
In next week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat about how Artificial Intelligence is defined with some practical examples and easy tips on how to distinguish AI from everything else.
GPT-3: Is this the beginning of Skynet?
05 August, 2020
In this week's Exponential Chats, some of the team members responsible for Amalgam's development will have a chat about Open AI's recently announced language model GPT-3.
Top 6 Engineering Challenges for Machine Learning
12 June, 2020
It is already 2020, and on top of a pandemic and civil unrest, our Machine Learning community still has to face challenges when working their way through creating models to solve the world's problems.
Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity
15 June, 2015
Disease is a word that carries such a visceral meaning: we've all had (or still have) one at some point, and have experienced the pains and challenges that come with it. They always reminds us of mortality and how fragile we all are and keeps us on our toes. Some diseases [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disease], however, are actually a design made to increase your longevity [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longevity] and this books points out several of them and goes deep in explaining the scien
Experiences with Fail Safer
28 February, 2015
During the past couple weeks I have been slowly bringing www.failsafer.com [http://www.failsafer.com] to a temporary halt. The whole process is not over yet, but although this halt isn’t meant to be permanent. Fail Safer have been a great entrepreneurial and technological experience in my life, and it pains me to not have the time I wish I could have to get past the beta phase and actually launch and market it. Even though it was a beta release, Fail Safer was already fully functional and it was
The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity
15 January, 2015
General Relativity [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_relativity] have always been an intimidating topic for most people. The book makes it specially clear while recounting the story of the beginnings of the theory when almost all scientists showed strong resistance in accepting and even debating about the subject. Even to this day, the theory faces resistance from a small portion of the community. Although the book title calls it perfect, the extension of our understanding about it is rathe
The Innovators - How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
10 January, 2015
This is not the first Biography I've read that was written by Walter Isaacson [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Isaacson]. He is a phenomenal writer. The Innovators, I have to admit, didn't impress me as much. The book consists of micro biographies of dozens of personages involved in the advancement of technology since Ada Lovelace [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace]. It is an interesting read, but as a Computer Scientist I was already familiar with all of those personages to the leve
28 June, 2014
As one of the finalists to be part of the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=37.415229,-122.06265&spn=0.01,0.01&q=37.415229,-122.06265 (Singularity%20University)&t=h] I started a campaign [https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-me-help-1-billion-people--2] to raise the funds to pay for my tuition. It was a tough sell, given that I was an alternate student and being admitted was depending on a class finalist dropping out before the program started
Life at The Speed of Light - From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
16 January, 2014
Quickly passing through the most important events in the history of biology and genetics [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetics], the author goes through his own endeavors pioneering the human genome sequencing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_genome_sequencing] and successfully creating the first form of life with a synthetic genome [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genome]. It goes as deep as describing the procedures in details, so you've got to have some previous experience with the topic i
Mission to Mars - My Vision for Space Exploration
16 January, 2014
Buzz Aldrin [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin] was not the first man to walk on the Moon [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon], but wasn't short from Neil Armstrong [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong] in making history. This book is a collection of ideas he had gathered with the help of hundreds of specialists he discussed with throughout the years since he came back from the Moon. These ideas are focused on achieving and sustaining trips to Mars [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma