A few days ago, DeepMind announced their release of NFNets, a family of image classification models that are: State of the art on ImageNet (86.5% top-1 without extra data) Up to 8.7x faster to train than EfficientNets to a given accuracy Normalizer-free (no BatchNorm!) Paper: http://dpmd.ai/06171 Code: http://dpmd.ai/nfnets Has more than 438.4 million parameters The… Les mer
If Digitalisation is the answer, what was the question?
A lot has been written and said about digitalisation. And one can expect that more will be written, and even more will be said. Talkers, writers and doers – all are needed simultaneously, some probably more than others. So, what is it with digitalisation? My own brain-exploding realisation was triggered by the term “Digital Divide”… Les mer
The never ending journey
Eighteen years ago, after the summer of 2002, I started a very exciting journey into the world of Artificial Intelligence. It was August the 19th, a Monday in the year 2002 when at 07:00 I started taking my first class in the Faculty of Physics and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Veracruz. Last week,… Les mer
There Is A Snake Among Us
I guess the time has come when I start walking through dangerous paths. I was delaying a little writing about Python because I might make some readers a bit mad. But I hope it does not happen, and all of you can get some learning out of this story. Python was for me, back in… Les mer
A C++ Book and a Heavy Hamburger
At the university, I had a place where I used to eat a fat Brazilian street hamburger while reading my precious book “C++ How to Program” third edition from Deitel & Deitel. I cannot tell what was heavier, the code in my mind, or the hamburger in my stomach. I was young, and at the… Les mer
… And It Must Be Coded in C!
C is a powerful and amazingly fast programming language. Still, the most impressive feature it has is the ability and the speed it can empty a room full of developers when who-take-the-decisions says: “… and it must be coded in C!” I honestly don’t understand this “fear” of C and why universities are adopting other… Les mer
My Journey Into Programming Languages
My name is Hugo, and I have a long journey “coding the possible and also the impossible” already behind me. So, I decided to tell my story and adventures using programming languages to touch upon various impressions and learnings but trying not to judge what is better or worst. Tricks, insights, good and bad practices… Les mer
On Norwegian mobility aspects
This is a small, very small update from one of my previous posts. However, the original post was shared on another blogging platform. In the near future, I will migrate these old posts into digital emerge… of course, after updating the articles, correcting them or augmenting them, when possible. Since the original post was shared… Les mer
V for Veracity V for Valg!
Elections in Norway are happening, a lot of people have already delivered their vote and the deadline to deliver your vote is around the corner (deadline on September the 9th, go vote!). In this post, we will look into a little discovery we did while exploring the data regarding the candidates in the Norwegian local… Les mer
Considering a move into the private sector from an academic background?
A growing number of people are leaving academic or research positions and joining the illustrious world that is the private sector. This transition can be an eventful one that certainly won’t be the easiest time of your life. The rewards, however, can be great. So, let’s talk about how you can make the move, specifically… Les mer