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DDI Weekly Selection — January 8, 2019

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5 Self-Awareness Tools That Will Change Your 2019

by Trevor Huffman — 6 min read

When I got to the NBA, I wasn’t sure who I was. I loved hoops, I knew that, but I didn’t know who I was when I played. I was selfish. I had an ego. It wasn’t until I was in my thirties that I understood the life lessons that sports offered me:

to truly succeed, one must learn how to define their success.
to define one’s success, one must build a consistent routine of effort, willpower, learning, and self-awareness.

Detecting breast cancer in histopathological images using Deep Learning

by Viridiana Romero Martinez — 5 min read

Breast cancer has the second highest mortality rate in women next to lung cancer. As per clinical statistics, 1 in every 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. However, periodic clinical checkups and self-tests help in early detection and thereby significantly increase the chances of survival.

Invasive detection techniques cause rupture of the tumor, accelerating the spread of cancer to adjoining areas. Hence, there arises the need for a more robust, fast, accurate, and efficient noninvasive cancer detection system (Selvathi, D & Aarthy Poornila, A. (2018). Deep Learning Techniques for Breast Cancer Detection Using Medical Image Analysis).


Competitive Programming — human intelligence strikes back

by Linas Medžiūnas — 5 min read

Us, humanity, have for centuries believed that we are the smartest thing on Earth. No other creature or mechanism could even approach our intellectual abilities. Recently, however, things started to change:

  • first, there was a defeat in 1997 of world chess champion Garry Kasparov by Deep Blue chess program
  • board game Go (considered one of the most complex games) held until 2016, when Go grandmaster Lee Sedol was defeated by AlphaGo program
  • 2017 — professional poker players dominated by Artificial Intelligence
  • 2018 — Dota 2 video game veterans steamrolled by AI team
  • soon, AI may make the steering wheels and pedals in our cars obsolete (and all the drivers, as well)

Why You Should Learn To Code In 2019

by Jennifer Opal — 5 min read

Let’s be real! Learning to code and working in tech has been hyped up a lot in recent years from many prominent figures in tech from Dionne Condor-Farrelland Bill Gates to inspiring bloggers and spokeswomen in tech such as Pauline P. Narvas and Abi Mohamed. I was one of those who jumped on the bandwagon to see what all the fuss was about back in October 2017 and I have never looked back!


Matrix enters alliance with Chinese civilian, military, tech producing GIANT!

by Cris — 3 min read

Perhaps it has gone largely unnoticed that Matrix has landed itself in one of the biggest alliances seen in the cryptocurrency space. The day was November 12th when Matrix became a founding member of the Advanced Telecommunication Chain Industry Alliance. Joining Matrix in this alliance was Tianjin University, Nankai University, UNISOC, as well as the Shenzhen based giant, ZTE. In addition to this list is a colossal Chinese enterprise that is largely unknown to westerners, that is, of course, Tianjin 712 Communication & Broadcasting Co.,Ltd.