A heuristic for computing similarity in unstructured image data.

A teaser for what’s to come. All images are the author’s own, using the Oxford Pet Dataset.


How could we compute how similar one image is to another? For similarity among data in a vectorized form, we can find the sum of the squared differences between two examples, or use similar methods like cosine similarity. However, performing such techniques on images — summing the squared difference between…

Many brains, many faces? [1 source]


Last post reasoned using the the almost-whimsical teletransportation thought experiment. Here, we will reify that rarefied philosophy with the real — yet oh so strange — corpus callosotomy surgery, and in doing so, plumb deeper into the philosophy of mind and metaphysics of identity.


Patient P suffers from epilepsy, intense…

Frosty pondering the meaning. [19 source]


Some philosophers have been shifting the discussion from meaning of life to meaning in life. Not so fast. There are things to learn about the former — it doesn’t exist — and how it impacts us (positively). Let’s define meaning as a point, an end that justifies an endeavor. A…

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Give them a try: they perform better than one-hot encodings.

Representing categorical data continuously, like this continuous view of the savanna. [source]

Adam Mehdi

Aspiring creative in science & tech. AI & blockchain hobbyist. ML engineer at Percept Corporation. Undergrad researcher and CS & EE Major at Dartmouth.

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