Medical breakthroughs are becoming rarer unless you want to believe the next hype cycle in immunotherapy for cancer cure (and some eager testimonials). It works for some and for a vast majority, recurrences (and standard therapies) are far and few in-between. My senior peers (and colleagues) are inventing innovative ideas around survival without pushing for … Continue reading Scientific stagnation- part II
Month: March 2021
Stagnation in science
I stumbled on this paper from a linked blog post (and is worth going through). I have not annotated it but summarized the key points. New ideas no longer fuel economic growth the way they once did. A popular explanation for stagnation is that good ideas are harder to find, rendering slowdown inevitable. We present a simple … Continue reading Stagnation in science
AI Winter: Dumpster fire
Here's a delightful collection of harsh cold reality meeting with the AI hype. While I am not inclined to cover "self-driving" cars, here's some interesting blurb about the current darling of mainstream press- Elon Musk. I do covet a Tesla- only because it promises almost an equivalent cost of ownership with a better driveability (though … Continue reading AI Winter: Dumpster fire
What does it cost to work in corporations?
DeepMind lost $649 million and Alphabet waived a $1.5 billion debt: The London-headquartered AI lab — founded in 2010 by Demis Hassabis, Mustafa Suleyman and Shane Legg — had a loss of £477 million ($649 million) in 2019, worse than the £470 million loss in 2018, according to documents filed Thursday with the U.K.’s Companies … Continue reading What does it cost to work in corporations?
Why creating a community is difficult
I have been harboring the idea to have a community of users on Telegram- the fact that I have an extensive experience in the same. However, I also understand that it would be difficult to push onto an idea that no one knows in the medicine. Twitter has become quite common and "tweeting" has become … Continue reading Why creating a community is difficult