I have a problem, you have a problem, we all have a problem, but we’re doing nothing about it.

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There are two kinds of people reading this blog post — those who are addicted to some form of digital technology and those who think they aren’t. I know which one I am, and I’m pretty sure you know which one you are. And my guesses are, we both haven’t really done enough to change the situation.

There are two kinds of people reading this blog post — those who are addicted to some form of digital technology and those who think they aren’t.

You see, like most people, I’ve come to the realization that I don’t have a healthy…


With explanations of the math and code

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GANs, or Generative Adversarial Networks, are a type of neural network architecture that allow neural networks to generate data. In the past few years, they’ve become one of the hottest subfields in deep learning, going from generating fuzzy images of digits to photorealistic images of faces.


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Welcome to our publication. Rishabh Anand and I, Sarvasv Kulpati decided to start this publication to share our knowledge about AI in the most simple way possible.

We’re tired of blog posts with a ton of jargon, complex, unexplained math, and cryptic implementations in code. Hopefully, we’ll be different with Sigmoid.

So we want your input. What would you like to see us write? What are you the most interested about in AI? What are you the most confused about? If there’s anything at all…


Why broccoli holds the secret to movie franchises, what scaring mice has to do with staying relevant, and why nerds and geeks will rule the world.

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In 1998, none of the top 10 biggest films were sequels or superhero movies, and films based on comics accounted for just 0.69% of the box office.

In 20 years, a lot has changed. In 2018, all of the 10 biggest films were either sequels, prequels, or extensions of a franchise. Marvel studios is at the forefront of this phenomenon, with their movies grossing more than $17 Billion in the last 10 years.

What can we learn about creating things from Marvel’s meteoric success?

Finding Fortune through Fandoms

The movie The Martian (2015), directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, about an astronaut…


Implementing one of the most basic concepts in Data Science

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As one of the most basic concepts in Data Science, I thought that it would be a good idea to cover the fundamentals of how linear regression works.

Here’s a link to the Github Repo:

What Is Linear Regression?

Linear regression is a method for approximating a linear relationship between two variables. While that may sound complicated, all it really means is that it takes some input variable, like the age of a house, and finds out how it’s related to another variable, for example, the price it sells at.


You Might Be Influenced By The Very Device You’re Holding Right Now

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What if your thoughts, actions, and vote were being influenced by the very device you’re reading this on right now?

As the midterms approach in the USA, I thought it would be interesting to delve into the way the technology we use shapes the decisions voters make. What I found out was terrifying.

The Search Engine Manipulation Effect

Would you believe that you would be more likely to vote for someone just because they ranked higher in a Google Search?

What we’re talking about here is a means of mind control on a massive scale that there is no precedent for in human history

That’s…


On the effects of counterproductivity, and how better technology consumes more time than it saves.

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Once upon a time, women were forced to spend all their time burdened with housework. But then, to their rescue came technology. With the creation of vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and washing machines, technology liberated women and gave them more time to focus on what they really cared about. Except, it didn’t. It actually did the opposite.

As Ruth Cowan revealed in her book “More Work For Mother”, the amount of time women spend cleaning the house has remained the same since before the industrial revolution.

“How is that possible?”, you’re probably thinking.

“Didn’t technology make chores way more efficient and…


How to prevent conspiracy theorists from destroying people’s lives

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In 24 hours between August 5th and 6th 2018, Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and just about every major platform finally banned Alex Jones from their platforms.

Of course, this was a long time coming. Jones gained notoriety for calling the Sandy Hook Massacre fake, saying that Obama was not born in the USA, and that Democrats ran a secret child sex-trafficking ring out of pizza shops (amongst other things).

While his removal will definitely make these platforms a less hostile place, the means of his removal exposed a dangerous flaw in the methods of online platforms — They didn’t remove him…


A comprehensive look at the state of computers and creativity

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In 2015, researchers Antoine Cully, Jeff Clune, Danesh Tarapore, and Jean-Baptiste Mouret looked at an outlandish anomaly on their screen.

They were training robots in a simulated environment to adapt to walking if their legs had been damaged. When they tried to find the least contact with the ground needed for the robot to walk, they had found an impossible value — the computer had calculated that the robot could walk with 0% contact of the feet with the ground.

How could a robot possibly walk without making contact with the ground?

When they ran the video, they found something…


What I learned from just 2 days without WiFi

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I realised I had a problem when I opened my email inbox for the 20th time in 30 minutes.

As we all do, I convinced myself that it was necessary — how else was I supposed to know about how “A lot had happened since I last logged in on Facebook”?

Naturally, I was devastated when I realised that would have very limited wifi access as we left for a holiday.

But surprisingly enough, no access to the internet for two days showed me that a lot of what we constantly use the internet for is completely useless.

What Do We Really Use The Internet For Most Of The Time?

How we…

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