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Training computers to understand natural language has been a sought after application of computer science since the 1950s. Notably with ELIZA, a first in chatbots that facilitated dialogue between a computer system and a human via a command prompt.

Natural Language Processing (NLP) has come along way and is an exciting area of machine learning. I am particularly interested in NLP applications in business products and believe it will facilitate a big change in how the labour market gains aggregate efficiency in the future of work.

In this essay I explore Stanford lecture(s) on NLP with deep learning and unpack some recent related research in Neural Language Models by Microsoft and Google. …


I can’t wait to see all road vehicles by 2030 be electric.

That might seem like an aggressive prediction to include buses, trucks, cars and other modes of transport in only 12 years but just remember how bad humans are at predicting emerging disruptive technologies.

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Photo by Shawn Ang on Unsplash

Just saw this article about Hyundais’ new compact electric SUV, the Kona. 400km range, slated to charge like a Tesla.

The all electric Kona should be on sale late in 2018 in some markets and as all other car manufactures scramble to have a relevance in the age of electrons for movement Hyundai has really surprised the industry. …


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https://cptspudgun.deviantart.com/art/prayforparis-572727299

My heart goes out to all of Paris and France. What Barak said earlier “this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.” should resonate with everyone.

When I first heard of the attacks there were still 60+ hostages in Le Bataclan. I don’t have a timeline of the attacks but it was apparent from the stream on twitter that there were people being murdered in the streets before or at the same time as the concert by Eagels of Death Metal, the police did the right thing in storming the concert venue. The intent of the people that opened fire within Le Bataclan a few minutes after the Deftones left, was evil and would not respond to negotiation. …

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Erin Khoo

Technical Product Manager @ Indeed.com 👨🏻‍💻🦾📈

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