Thursday, August 16, 2018

A Lizard's Perspective

Taken from the head-cam of my pet lizard :-))

Monday, February 12, 2018

Edible Cookies vs Browser Cookies

Unlike an edible cookie those are most likely consumed by you or occasionally shared to those you know, the browser cookie is shared among the major internet giants without your consent. Actually those are all written in the Terms and Conditions which most of us click without completely reading. 

Go offline maybe ?


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Possible cause of Global warming

The axis of earth's revolution around the sun is gradually shrinking. The earth will spirally collapse, and will get probably get sucked up by solar gravitational field. 

You see, the only force that matters is 'gravity'.

Friday, January 5, 2018


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Pen is mightier than the sword. Provided you have both.                                                                                    


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Man vs Machine ?


IBM Deep Blue defeated Gary Kasparov in 1997 and repeated it more than a decade later by defeating human opponents in the game show Jeopardy! (a question is asked, which the participant needs to answer by asking another question, whose answer should be the same as the question asked)

Gary told after losing in the epic man-vs-machine tournament that he didn't get an opportunity to study Deep Blue's moves but Deep Blue had already analysed all his games. He refused to accept defeat.

Will computers outperform humans ? More importantly, will we lose our jobs ?

There is no doubt that computational tasks can be done faster and accurately by the machine. There is hardly any desk job now that does not need a computer. We like to argue that tasks that require creative or strategic thinking are not possible for the computer. But it is a matter of time when even creative tasks can be broken down to a process of coordinated complex computations supported by the vast amount of data from prior similar tasks. Since the computer has no fatigue it can even generate a new painting overnight if the earlier one did not get positive reviews. See some computer generated art by Google Deepmind. Using a combination of neural networks and game theory, and aided by powerful GPUs and NVIDIA's algorithm this website generates images of people who never lived and news articles that never happened.

Later, Gary Kasparov along with organized a free-style tournament where participants could form a team and even use a computer. On analyzing, the teams could be broadly grouped in three categories - inferior players with superior computers, grand masters with inferior computers and moderate players with moderate computers. The last combination had the highest percentage of winners.

Hence, I don't think it is time to panic about machines taking over jobs. Machines will augment the human mind, not replace it. Computer graphics alone cannot take an animation film director to virtual sets which he can't imagine. Steve Jobs said "computer is a tool for the mind".

Humanity will re-invent itself.

And we, as professionals have to use the computer and not get used to it.