One of the questions I get asked most frequently is how I so quickly changed from a “plain old software engineer” to “certified Data Scientist” as quickly as I did. While I do plan to write a book/shoot a video on the topic. In the meantime, enjoy this video from Siraj Raval where he shows the techniques he uses to study machine learning. It’s a fast moving field with lots of crazy math, so the old ways of learning just won’t cut it.

That includes living a healthy lifestyles, optimizing your learning environment, creating a personalized learning path, prioritizing effectively, and being an active learner. He demos the FAST technique, which you can use to help learn faster and more efficiently. While this with made with machine learning technology in mind, but these techniques can be used for any field.

How can blockchain technology help improve the supply chain?

All physical products must take a journey from the factory to the consumer and this journey is called the supply chain. Unfortunately, the path to the consumer isn’t straightforward, there are sometimes dozens of intermediaries involved in this process.

That includes quality assurance, drivers, procurement officers, etc. Blockchain acts as an immutable store of data, and removes the need for one or more third parties. It can help save both businesses and consumers time and money in this case. In this video Siraj Raval demonstrates a solidity app that tracks asset, talk about a real world example called SyncFab, and discuss the different ways blockchain can affect the supply chain.

Code for this video: https://github.com/syncfab/smartcontract

If you’re a reader of this blog, then you know that I have mentioned Alpha Go Zero before on a few occasions. However, I think this video by the incomparable Siraj Raval explains it best. Watch this video to get a technical overview of its neural components.

In case you didn’t already know, DeepMind’s AlphaGo Zero algorithm beat the best Go player in the world by training entirely by self-play. It played against itself repeatedly, getting better over time with no human gameplay input. AlphaGo Zero was a remarkable moment in AI history, a moment that will always be remembered.