Writing

I write about nature, mathematics, philosophy, artificial intelligence, or anything that crosses my mind. Here are a few of my recent favorite articles. For all my writing, visit my Medium

I write about nature, mathematics, philosophy, artificial intelligence. For all my writing, visit my Medium

How AI Can Learn from Genetics

Coding an evolutionary search system in Python, and exploring how a solution can be found to the 8-queens problem using techniques that echo genetics and natural selection.

The Right Philosophy for our Times

An introduction to the early 19th-century philosophy of Transcendentalism and why it’s ideas on environmentalism and self-reliance are so integral today. Featured and translated for Greek newspaper Orthos Logos.

The Illusion of Intelligence

Exploring the AI of the 60’s and 70’s – rule-based systems. How microworlds and a SHRDLU, a robot that could seemingly understand human language, was actually just a fantastic rule-follower. Coding a simple SHRDLU in Python.

Logistic Regression on CIFAR-10

Using Logistic Regression for an image classification problem in PyTorch, and why it can’t get past 40% accuracy. Explanations on cross-entropy loss, softmax, one-hot encoding, and general logistic regression knowledge.

The Calculus of Backpropagation

An introduction of the math behind artificial neural network backpropagation, and the use of the chain rule of calculus in the context of backpropagation.

Gradient Descent for Univariate Linear Regression

How Gradient Descent works both theoretically and mathematically, with an explanation of gradients from multivariable calculus and why they matter in the context of linear regression. Also, a complete derivation of the update rules for paramaters.

Evolution and Artificial Intelligence

Viewing survival as one big cost function, exploring local minima through dead-end evolution, and comparing and contrasting various parallels of natural selection and artificial intelligence.

On Learning Deeply

An exploration into deep thinking – the benefits, and what it means to truly understand a subject. The war against memorization, taking notes, scheduling.