Abigail  Cassin

Abigail Cassin

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How to Write a Successful Statement of Top Schools to Study AI

Around this time last year, I started preparing my graduate applications for universities in the US to pursue a Master’s program involving AI. Graduating from the first cohort of a brand new Bachelor’s program in France, having little research or industry experience, and no publications, I was more determined than ever to produce a statement of purpose (SoP) that will help me stand out from the pool of brilliant applicants.

Few months later, I was delighted to receive admission from all my top choices! Though at first, I had no idea what an SoP was, I must have done something right to have convinced people from all these prestigious universities. To give back to the community, I thought I’d share a few tips I learned or found useful during my SoP writing :)

For those interested, I’ll also include my stats during the time of application, my full essay, programs I was accepted to, programs I was rejected from, and which program I chose at the end of this post.

Disclaimer: I am just a recent graduate who likes machine learning and blogging and blogging about machine learning, I am by no means qualified to teach how to write essays. The following tips merely reflect my personal experience applying to US Master’s degrees in CS and may not always be generalizable.


1. Don’t procrastinate this essay

Yes, I am well aware of a student’s superhuman productivity in producing pages of an essay they left to do last-minute. But trust me, I strongly encourage you to start thinking about your SoP well before your application deadlines.

Here is what my timeline looked like:

Start September— I googled “how to write statement of purpose” and created my SoP.docx file

**Start October **— I had my first draft ready to ask others to proofread

**Start November **— I revised my first draft to ask others to proofread a second time

**End November **— I had a “general” SoP ready, which I still had to “fine-tune” for each program I was considering

**December-January **— For each program, I finalized each SoP before submitting my application

February 3 — I received my first response: accepted to my dream program!

For me, it took 3 months of planning and writing my SoP. Some might need more time or less. My point is, it’s not an essay that can or should be rushed, it’s good to give yourself time to think about what you want to say, get feedback from others, and re-write it several times.

If you feel lost on how to get started, my advice is to create that document anyways and jot down any ideas you have, even the silly ones. From there, you’ll be able to start stringing these ideas into a flow of text, or come up with new ideas when you didn’t expect it.

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Will Human Writing and AI Writing Become Indistinguishable?

This Essay Was Written by a Human, Not a Robot. Or Was It?

Recently, the Guardian, one of the UK’s most popular outlets, released an op ed with a provocative title: “A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human?”. Overall, the essay held together unexpectedly well, despite some simple language and repetition, giving it an eerie self referential quality– an AI telling us why we shouldn’t be afraid of AI.

The essay wasn’t created by a robot per se, but by a new piece of software called GPT-3, a text generation AI engine created by San Francisco based Open AI. Not only has the new release raised eyebrows (MIT’s Technology Review called it “shockingly good”) but it has re-surfaced a question that has been explored in popular fiction starting with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in the nineteenth century all the way up to modern sci fi classics like Blade Runner and more recently, HBO’s Westworld, where robots that are indistinguishable from humans escape from their sheltered theme park world that they were created for, causing havoc.

#ai #machine-learning #science-fiction #ai-top-story #gpt-3 #ai-writing #writing #hackernoon-top-story

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Making Sales More Efficient: Lead Qualification Using AI

If you were to ask any organization today, you would learn that they are all becoming reliant on Artificial Intelligence Solutions and using AI to digitally transform in order to bring their organizations into the new age. AI is no longer a new concept, instead, with the technological advancements that are being made in the realm of AI, it has become a much-needed business facet.

AI has become easier to use and implement than ever before, and every business is applying AI solutions to their processes. Organizations have begun to base their digital transformation strategies around AI and the way in which they conduct their business. One of these business processes that AI has helped transform is lead qualifications.

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IIT-Delhi Establishes School of AI To Offer PhD and PG Degrees

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi today announced that the institute has established an independent School of Artificial Intelligence (ScAI) on its campus. The AI school will commence its PhD program from the next admission cycle, i.e. January 2021. The Tier-I institute is also planning to offer postgraduate (PG) degree courses.

According to sources, some of the key objectives of the ScAI includes-

  • To bring together the more than fifty IIT Delhi faculty members individually invested in various aspects of the field. With this, ScAI expects to act as a force multiplier for overall research productivity.
  • To provide external branding to IIT Delhi in this field of immense importance. A cohesive group in AI will allow focused hiring of faculty members and students to increase global visibility. It will become a one-stop centre for industry or government interested in collaborating or funding AI innovations.

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Abigail  Cassin

Abigail Cassin

1596592980

How to Write a Successful Statement of Top Schools to Study AI

Around this time last year, I started preparing my graduate applications for universities in the US to pursue a Master’s program involving AI. Graduating from the first cohort of a brand new Bachelor’s program in France, having little research or industry experience, and no publications, I was more determined than ever to produce a statement of purpose (SoP) that will help me stand out from the pool of brilliant applicants.

Few months later, I was delighted to receive admission from all my top choices! Though at first, I had no idea what an SoP was, I must have done something right to have convinced people from all these prestigious universities. To give back to the community, I thought I’d share a few tips I learned or found useful during my SoP writing :)

For those interested, I’ll also include my stats during the time of application, my full essay, programs I was accepted to, programs I was rejected from, and which program I chose at the end of this post.

Disclaimer: I am just a recent graduate who likes machine learning and blogging and blogging about machine learning, I am by no means qualified to teach how to write essays. The following tips merely reflect my personal experience applying to US Master’s degrees in CS and may not always be generalizable.


1. Don’t procrastinate this essay

Yes, I am well aware of a student’s superhuman productivity in producing pages of an essay they left to do last-minute. But trust me, I strongly encourage you to start thinking about your SoP well before your application deadlines.

Here is what my timeline looked like:

Start September— I googled “how to write statement of purpose” and created my SoP.docx file

**Start October **— I had my first draft ready to ask others to proofread

**Start November **— I revised my first draft to ask others to proofread a second time

**End November **— I had a “general” SoP ready, which I still had to “fine-tune” for each program I was considering

**December-January **— For each program, I finalized each SoP before submitting my application

February 3 — I received my first response: accepted to my dream program!

For me, it took 3 months of planning and writing my SoP. Some might need more time or less. My point is, it’s not an essay that can or should be rushed, it’s good to give yourself time to think about what you want to say, get feedback from others, and re-write it several times.

If you feel lost on how to get started, my advice is to create that document anyways and jot down any ideas you have, even the silly ones. From there, you’ll be able to start stringing these ideas into a flow of text, or come up with new ideas when you didn’t expect it.

#graduate-school #artificial-intelligence #essay #university #masters-degree

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