A Gentle Introduction to Convolutional Neural Networks

Sept. 30, 2016

Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) are one of the key components in the success of Deep Learning and the new Artificial Intelligence revolution. They are specially advantageous in tasks such as object detection, scene understanding and, recently, natural language processing. In this post I will explain what are CNN, what is the intuition behind them and provide an example of its performance in character recognition.


When to use Deep Learning in a Data Science Problem

Aug. 10, 2016

Deep Learning has been around since 2006 and has produced some of most exciting advances in Machine Learning. However, it is not widely used in the industry by Data Scientists yet. In this post we will discuss this business opportunity and when Deep Learning can be used in a Data Science problem.


How human intelligence works and why that makes us racists

June 25, 2016

Have you ever stopped to think how people can be so stupid? Lately, it looks like the world is going crazy. More and more people are supporting radical views. But this is not new, our history is full of atrocities that can be summarized in one simple reason: hatred of the different. The bad news is that our intelligence is optimized to detect differences. The bigger the difference, the higher the effort our brain makes. And many people don't like efforts.


A Gentle Introduction to the Basics of Machine Learning

June 5, 2016

Machine Learning is one of the most important technologies nowadays. It is the key element that allows a computer to learn. It is in fact a subfield of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Right now AI is affecting all industries, from finance to medicine, from aerospace to e-commerce. All technological giants such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc. are investing large amounts of money in the area. This post intends to explain the main concepts of Machine Learning to the general public.


Lessons learned about marketing while building a startup

April 15, 2016

Everything is marketing in a business. Your web page is marketing; your deals are marketing; your conferences are marketing and your tweets are marketing. Many tech startups don't pay attention to it because they are too busy programming the product. However, if you don't communicate, you don't sell. A great marketer is able to frame a story into the world view of the customer. At the end of the day, to do marketing is just to tell a great story.