Machine Learning (AI) – some great courses

Maybe the top classes in Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence.
Machine Learning – Stanford University | Coursera Andrew Ng, uses Octave/Matlab
Intro to Machine Learning Course | Udacity taught by Sebastian Thrun and Katie Malone, uses sk-learn, a Python platform
Deep Learning by Google | Udacity, uses sk-learn, a Python platform

Intro to Artificial Intelligence Class Online – Udacity



Intro to Artificial Intelligence – Udacity

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Columbia University

Machine Learning and algorithms – Columbia University

Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree | Udacity
Unsupervised Feature Learning and Deep Learning — Andrew Ng, Stanford
Machine Learning: Google’s Vision – Google I/O 2016
For introductory material on machine learning and neural networks:
‘Deep Learning’ at Berkeley,

Great AI Platforms – Artificial Intelligence

Great Google AI Platform: – Machine Intelligence
Also look at: Google Cloud Machine Intelligence and Google Cloud Machine Learning

Some AI platforms:

A Tour of Machine Learning Algorithms

Most platforms seem to use python programming language (or c++) for the interface.

Some Terms

  • Data Analysis, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Mathematical Modeling are tools.
  • Artificial Intelligence — automatic ways of reasoning.
  • Machine Learning — turning data in to information and making decisions.
  • Data Mining — extracting information from lots of data
  • Artificial neural network (ANN)
  • Pattern recognition

Creativity Thoughts from my Tweets

Creativity thoughts from my tweets

Creativity starts with having fun trying to meet a real need.

Thinking of others improves creativity since usually it benefits others or society.

Creativity peaks in the morning when fresh, in the shower, out for a run or a walk in a new place. Complaining keeps us from moving forward, but Use adversity to stimulate creativity.

Creative people guard their time, sometimes say no to new projects.

Seeing patterns and making connections lead to insights and ideas.

Negative thoughts impair creativity, but sometimes the negative tension can urge us on to a new creative solution.

Creativity is thinking up new things.


Interface Technology for the Brain

Today people are developing technology to interface directly with the brain. One of the more safe ones (besides just a keyboard and mouse) is EEG (ElectroEncephaloGram). With EEG electrical probes are attached to the head on the surface. These connections are wired to a pre-amplifier or instrument amplifier, digitized and feed into a PC or Mac computer for analysis.

Several very low frequency brain waves have been discovered. The waves are actually radio waves (electro-magnetic) but the magnetic component is so small that just the electrical component is picked up.

Here is a few great articles:
Brain Computer Interfaces
Interface Tech for the Brain

People Purchase on Emotion

Feelings speak loader than thoughts and reasonings….so its not the product that is better, but the one that feels the best. Even comparison charts help in sales, but understand then the user pulls out the credit card for a purchase, it was most of the time where the emotions have dictated.