Browsing All posts tagged under »artificial intelligence«

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #23

February 23, 2018


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:   Falcon Heavy Thought I was watching a movie: Speaking of rockets, […]

Can deep learning tell you when you’ll die?

December 1, 2017


–Improving Palliative Care with Deep Learning This is an artificial intelligence study. The researchers took electronic health records, age gender diagnoses treatments scans drugs to predict whether you’ll be dead in 3-12 months. If so, you’re a candidate for palliative care, rather than continuing e.g. aggressive cancer treatment. The authors have good intentions, but start […]

AI will not take all jobs- looking at artificial intelligence through the lens of sports

July 24, 2017


It’s hard to go a few days without seeing yet another article about the impending doom of artificial intelligence. This doom is related to two arenas- Skynet Taking jobs Most AI researchers don’t take 1. seriously. Pedro Domingos, in The Master Algorithm, says “The chances that an AI equipped with the Master Algorithm will take over the […]

Pessimism regarding upcoming artificially intelligent personal trainers (part 9)

April 19, 2017


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


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


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


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


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, […]