Category: automation

Building a realistic Reddit AI that get upvoted in Python

Building a realistic Reddit AI that get upvoted in Python

Sometimes I find these AI / programming hobby projects that I just wished I had thought of... Will Stedden combined OpenAI's GPT-2 deep learning text generation model with another deep-learning language model by Google called BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers) and created an elaborate architecture that had one purpose: posting the best replies on … Continue reading Building a realistic Reddit AI that get upvoted in Python

Building a $86 million car theft AI in 57 lines of JavaScript

Building a $86 million car theft AI in 57 lines of JavaScript

Tait Brown was annoyed at the Victoria Police who had spent $86 million Australian dollars on developing the BlueNet system which basically consists of an license-plate OCR which crosschecks against a car theft database. Tait was so disgruntled as he thought he could easily replicate this system without spending millions and millions of tax dollars. … Continue reading Building a $86 million car theft AI in 57 lines of JavaScript

The 12 Truths of Machine Learning – by Delip Rao

The 12 Truths of Machine Learning – by Delip Rao

In this original blog, with equally original title, Delip Rao poses twelve (+1) harsh truths about the real world practice of machine learning. I found it quite enlightning to read a non-hyped article about ML for once. Particularly because Delip's experiences seem to overlap quite nicely with the principles of software design and Agile working. … Continue reading The 12 Truths of Machine Learning – by Delip Rao

Python Web Scraping: WordPress Visitor Statistics

Python Web Scraping: WordPress Visitor Statistics

I've had this WordPress domain for several years now, and in the beginning it was very convenient. WordPress enabled me to set up a fully functional blog in a matter of hours. Everything from HTML markup, external content embedding, databases, and simple analytics was already conveniently set up. However, after a while, I wanted to … Continue reading Python Web Scraping: WordPress Visitor Statistics

Python Web Scraping: Quotes from Goodreads.com

Python Web Scraping: Quotes from Goodreads.com

Over the course of last week, I built a Python program that scrapes quotes from Goodreads.com in a tidy format. For instance, these are the first three results my program returns when scraping for the tag robot: QuoteauthorsourcelikestagsGoodbye, Hari, my love. Remember always--all you did for me.Isaac AsimovForward the Foundation33['asimov', 'foundation', 'human', 'robot']Unfortunately this Electric … Continue reading Python Web Scraping: Quotes from Goodreads.com

The Mental Game of Python, by Raymond Hettinger

The Mental Game of Python, by Raymond Hettinger

YouTube recommended I'd watch this recorded presentation by Raymond Hettinger at PyBay2019 last October. Quite a long presentation for what I'd normally watch, but what an eye-openers it contains! Raymond Hettinger is a Python core developer and in this video he presents 10 programming strategies in these 60 minutes, all using live examples. Some are … Continue reading The Mental Game of Python, by Raymond Hettinger