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Understanding the new project of Elon Musk, the Tesla Bot

Aug. 22, 2021

Miguel González-Fierro

 
 

Elon Must unveiled a new project to build a full-size humanoid robot, it will be lightweight, with only 57Kg and 40 actuators. The first prototype will be ready next year. After being a researcher for more than 8 years in humanoid robotics, before going full-time into the AI space, here are my thoughts about the Tesla Bot.

 
 

A Gentle Introduction to Fourier Transformers for NLP

May 23, 2021

Miguel González-Fierro

 
 

The attention mechanism is responsible for much of the recent success in NLP tasks such as text classification, named-entity recognition, Q&A, translation to name a few. However, computing attention is expensive. In this post, we summarize a new approach that replaces self-attention with a Fast Fourier Transform, which achieves 92% of the accuracy of BERT while being 7 times faster.

 
 

Three Unique Ways to Source Top Tech Talent

March 29, 2021

Artur Meyster and Miguel González-Fierro

 
 

Online education is attracting more and more interest, especially since the COVID pandemic started. There are particular skills that companies demand that can be learned on focused online courses. Sometimes, the best way to find top talent is by looking for top students going through these courses. In this post, we analyze three sources that companies and head-hunters can monitor to find tech talent.

 
 

My personal quest to become the best version of myself

March 21, 2021

Miguel González-Fierro

 
 

Every day of my life I try to get a little bit better, grow in some dimension, learn something new and take care of my family. In order to achieve this, I set internal goals and deadlines to push myself forward and measure the results of the actions I take.

 
 

Book review: Influence by Robert Cialdini

Feb. 15, 2021

Miguel Gonzalez-Fierro

 
 

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialidini describes what are the mechanisms that make us become influenced by other people. The book is full of anecdotes, experiments and stories about the six principles of persuasion: reciprocation, commitment and consistency, social proof, liking, authority and scarcity. What follows is a summary of the key ideas of the book.