We like babies and dogs because their intention is not clear. To make something automatic, work tirelessly at it manually. A smart civilization should fear smarter ones. The pace of technological innovation cannot continue. The study of education is less than 100 years old.

We like babies and dogs because their intention is not clear.

Humans like to solve mysteries. Our brains are constantly assessing what a situation might resolve into and what preceded it. The basis for all stereotypes and cognitive biases is the human need to connect dots even when no lines need to exist. Babies and dogs are amazing precisely because they…

Outlines are an exercise in fractal thinking. Unlike every other era, ours is truly unique. Smart glasses with context. Doing for the self is better than doing for others. Life is non-Markovian.

Day 2 begins of my journey to chronicle whatever thoughts I can. Forcing myself to spend 10–15 minutes daily to write down 5 things is my way of committing to myself. Join me.

Outlines are an exercise in fractal thinking

People get stuck on the brilliance of an idea, often tot he point of excess, but neglect…

Gratitude is overlooked. Staring at a thing robs it of its essence. Humans create nothing great the first time. Engagement is a prerequisite for attention. Disagreeing with your earlier self is growth.

I want to become a better writer, but seem to not want to commit to writing. Strange, right? James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, says that it’s not about the goal, but about the identify. Don’t try to win a marathon; instead, become a runner. …

Let me begin by being clear about what I mean by a “narrative” to dispel any confusion that might exist by the many definitions that exist. In my definition, a narrative is a story that connects events into a causal chain by attempting to fill in the missing links. “The…

Humans love stories. Whenever some event happens, we are driven to find a cause for it as if to dismiss the event as an obvious and inevitable effect. If the stock market crashes, thousands of pundits readily appear on TV to tell us why it did, where the economy is…

Why the future of publishing may be automated

Content marketing matters

Studies continue to show that content marketing yields the highest yield of marketing efforts and dollars. Studies say that 67% of customers say they decide to purchase a product or service after an emotional connection is made. But how do they make…

Over almost 2 decades, I’ve written code for at least a dozen companies. Some were my own endeavors. Some were for companies in the Fortune 100. But most were somewhere in between. In that time, I’ve worked on frontend, backend, Microservices, apps, databases and all of the little plumbing and…

Recent advances in Deep Learning are only possible with the availability of large datasets

The recent proliferation of machine learning is due to a number of things. Algorithmic improvements? Definitely. Increased hardware capabilities? Without a doubt. But let’s not forget that the algorithms and hardware aren’t useful without data. We are now generating more data than ever before.

Figure 1: Daily data creation, courtesy of Mikhal Khoso

We, as a society, are creating…

Shamoon Siddiqui

Building products + communities with code. Entrepreneur with more losses than wins. Lifelong learner with a passion for AI+ML / #Bitcoin.

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