Completing all 12 Programming Courses on Sololearn – [After-Thoughts]

Introduction

The world we live in today is touched by technology like never before. And the trend does not seem to decelerate any time soon. Much of technology has to do with machines powered by codes and algorithms.

Literacy and skill in programming is, therefore, a pursuit that can prevent (or delay) one from becoming obsolete in this ongoing automation. Think of robots, automated factories, self-driving trucks and autonomous drone delivery.

There are way too many online places, courses, platforms and frameworks for absolute beginners to learn programming; and most of them are free.

In this post I focus on my experience with one of them, Sololearn.

Using Machine Learning to Diagnose Cancer – A Tutorial

Introduction

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.

Intermediate Python – Building a GUI App with tkinter [Video Series]

Since this video series is complete, I decided to post the full list of links to each video if you want to go through them (and code along) in a course-like (or timeline-like) fashion.

Visual Recognition with IBM Watson and Python – Video Series

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I posted three videos in which I show you how to do visual recognition in Python by making calls to IBM Watson’s API.

Watson is a supercomputer, a specific form of artificial intelligence. You can register for a free account on IBM Bluemix website and use its super-powers.

Breakdown of my video tutorials:

  1. In the first video I explain how to use Watson for image classification.
  2. In the second video I show you how recognize text from images with Watson.
  3. I the third video I show you how to use Watson for face detection and facial recognition.

Alpha Version – My Voice Triggered Search Bot [Python]

This is the first workable version of my voice triggered search bot. I coded it in Python 3.4. If I keep working on it, it can become much more than a search bot. I could add unlimited functions  and features and make it respond to numerous commands. Some may include:

– doing backups
– running searches on Google Scholar and Pubmed and speaking the results
– doing video search
– sending reminders to my phone
– checking my email and speaking notifications
– sending notes to cloud accounts
– searching for files on my computer
– reading from Wikipedia
– and so on.

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