Ben Goldacre is one of my current favorite authors. In Bad Science, he looks at flaws within industries and different entities: supplements, pharma, research, ‘alternative’ and ‘natural’ non-sense, and so on. So, he doesn’t take sides. In fact, I’d better say his argument is in favor of developing good thinking skills to be able to spot deception; skills in stats, maths, and psychology to name a few. I think it’s in each other’s power to become knowledgeable of human irrationality.
Should you decide to self-educate, you may be more prepared in avoiding being deceived. It’s not that all these entities should seek your betterment; afterall, most of them are for-profit, so it’s in their best interest to maximize their financial gains, even if it has to do with exploiting your gullibility. Anyway, more soft-rant in the video:
Some of you might have heard about diagnosing different health conditions with the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Artificial intelligence is a buzz word these days and for those who know little about programming it might actually seem real. But it’s not, at least not in 2017…
Like Kevin Kelly, I prefer to use AI as an acronym for augmented intelligence to describe learning machines.
So, what do these learning machines do and how come they are so very powerful at certain tasks? Well, let’s look at a specific example.
I’ll be using a machine learning library in Python on a cancer dataset to classify tumors as malignant or benign.
If you’ve been following my channel on Youtube, you know that some of the videos I make are biochemistry related. I just partially completed a series on fatty acid metabolism, which is in accordance to Lehninger’s Principles of Biochemistry textbook. It is likely that I’ll add more videos to the list in the future. But for now, here’s the ‘partially-complete’:
In his book, Anything you Want, Derek Sivers makes the case for simplicity. Cutting all the unnecessary clutter and getting to the essence of things may make a happier personal life and a business more successful. Here are some of my take-away messages from the book.
Some asked about intermittent fasting and coffee intake. In this video I discuss my current strategy, which is to consume coffee in my fasting window, in the morning. I drink black coffee, and sometimes I put a stevia pill in it (which is non-caloric).
In this video I briefly discuss what I currently do in terms of working out and intermittent fasting. In short, I workout 15-17 hours fasted and my current IF is 21/3 (21 hours fasting, 3 hours eating). I keep fasting for a few hours after my workout. The longer version: