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Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #19

May 24, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   Technology is disrupting jobs the least amount, ever??? A hard hitting paper […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 9)

April 19, 2017

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While there are rules, like less metabolic cost, people bend them, and we are rather hard to predict Our final pessimism bites us in the ass last, but the most. “We could do X…if only we had funding.” That if only is as important as whether we can do it. A great product which nobody can or […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 8)

April 17, 2017

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The electricity bill could be insane I covered this some in- –Where AlphaGo and Boston Dynamics are still falling short (putting Lee Sedol’s loss in a different context) Let’s look into the poker AI which won this year. Pinning the computer power down has been oddly difficult. Bloomberg said 3,330 high end MacBooks. This link says […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 7)

April 14, 2017

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Artificial Intelligence Can’t Tell You Why Say we have our AI best program picker compared to our human. You, the user of the program, looks at it and goes “Ok, but why are we doing this many sets?” why does my shoulder need this type of work?” why is my knee bothering me when I […]

Why you’re unlikely to find the perfect exercise program, and how you can find good enough

April 12, 2017

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There is a famous problem in mathematics- You’re hiring a secretary and want to pick best the one. You’re a thorough person. You’re not going to merely look at resumes “He has the best typing score. Done.”  You’ll judge who is best as you interview them. You interview randomly one at a time. The rub is […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 5)

April 10, 2017

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Improved performance methods aren’t too relevant We’re still leg pressing- “the presented approach would allow professionals but also their coaches to analyze in detail the athletes’ executions and improve their performances by looking in real time at the measured force and displacement time series or also calculated acceleration, velocity and power properties.” Charlie Francis, the Jamaicans, […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 4)

April 7, 2017

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Sensors are unlikely the future. If there is one, it’s vision. Our leg pressing study again- “The restrictions of the presented approach are […] it is not possible to observe other pre-conditions like, for example, the correct sitting position or placement of the feet, which would be important parameters for the application of the implemented models […]