Understanding Convolutional Neural Networks (O'Reilly Media)
Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) enable very powerful deep learning based techniques for processing, generating, and sensemaking of visual information. This course offers an in-depth examination of CNNs, their fundamental processes, their applications, and their role in visualization and image enhancement.
- Discover the connections between CNNs and the biological principles of vision
- Understand the advantages and trade-offs of various CNN architectures
- Survey the history and evolution of CNN's on-going development
- Learn to apply the latest GAN, style transfer, and semantic segmentation techniques
- Explore CNN applications, visualization, and image enhancement
Technologies for Society and the Soul. A smarter, kinder, and trustworthy way to build a better world. This book explores the latest developments in Machine Intelligence, Blockchain, and the emerging discipline of Machine Ethics. The confluence of these three domains is creating revolutionary new ways of organising society, and building trust between individuals and institutions. This new 'Soul Tech' can enable a massive increase in global human wellbeing in the coming decade – if we get it right.
Aiming to publish in spring of 2019.
The Founder Virtue
The Founder Virtue examines the internal and external forces that lead a certain percentage of the population to choose entrepreneurial activities, whereas others are content to live in comfort, but without taking personal command of their industry.
The target audience is mostly young entrepreneurs, or people who might consider choosing to take an entrepreneurial lifestyle as a vehicle for personal and societal improvement.
The book is in two sections, the first provides an analysis of the special role of a founder/entrepreneur in our society, whereas the second discusses particular drives and attitudes that influence entrepreneurs as they work their vocational craft to fight for – and achieve – what seems impossible.
First draft complete. Under ongoing review, editing, and polishing in preparation for release.
Profound thanks to Angela Panayotopoulos for her skills in editing this into ever-better forms.
Humankind 2.0 – Published in Mandarin.