Machine learning: The Architecture of a Large-Scale Web Search Engine

In the earliest days, Yahoo was a simple database engine-it hosted several links in the form of directories. It was one of the largest “human curated” directories that gained popularity with those on the web. Search became an urgent unmet need till Google came into picture. Yahoo went into irrelevance and now it has become […]

AI hype: Hardware revolution pushes AI into the mainstream

This is hopelessly naive but a very interesting article. Is AI really “ready” for the mainstream? The debate is hopelessly outdated, by the time this post is up. We have only a notional idea of how it is going to impact our daily lives based on what futurists peddle. I think, the impact is going […]

Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?

Very interesting perspective. There is a popular belief in neuroscience that we are primarily data limited, and that producing large, multimodal, and complex datasets will, with the help of advanced data analysis algorithms, lead to fundamental insights into the way the brain processes information. These datasets do not yet exist, and if they did we […]