A Day in the Life of a Freelance Software Engineer

A Day in the Life of a Freelance Software Engineer. How working from home and collaborating with a scrum team is looking like

How to Engineer Artistic Catharsis

Learn to complete your work rather than wait for it to be perfect. How is catharsis incorporated into artistic content and artistic production? Traditionally, catharsis is defined as the emotional discharge that accompanies the ...

4 Things a Dev Should Know Besides Coding

Today’s overwhelming and unlimited access to information, in the broadest sense, courtesy of the Internet, often leaves us unable to isolate the noise. There is a lot of it. Should I learn X, or Y? Or is Z more worth it to spend time on, since *insert group of people* have been using that?

Learning to Write Horror From Edgar Allan Poe

Here were my five key takeaways. Narrative Focus. Narrative focus is especially important in short stories, given you have to present a cohesive narrative in a small number of words. Purposeful Details. Suspense. A Murderer's Perspective. Room for Mystery.

Creativity Is a Skill You Need to Curate

Creativity is a key skill of the future and it’s time to now apply yourself. Serendeputy is a newsfeed engine for the open web, creating your newsfeed from tweeters, topics and sites you follow.

Will Content Continue to Rule?

The types of content are many and good content has driven industries like printing, publishing, broadcast, film, search engines, AI etc.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Which Headline Is the Best of Them All?

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Which Headline Is the Best of Them All? If you don’t get the answer from a mirror, use AI tools instead.

Automatic Text Summarizer Using python

Summarization condenses a longer document into a short version while retaining core information. When this is done through a computer, we call it Automatic Text Summarization. In this article, we will see how we can use automatic text summarization techniques to summarize text data.

Meet NORN: The AI-Powered Robot Who Can Paint Masterpieces

Meet NORN: The AI-Powered Robot Who Can Paint Masterpieces. NORN uses paints, canvases, and brushes, just like the rest of us, to create his works of art. This talented robot was the invention of two data scientists from Moscow and Altai, Russia.

Using Machine Learning to Convert Your Image to Vaporwave or Other Artistic Styles

Using Machine Learning to Convert Your Image to Vaporwave or Other Artistic Styles. This article walks through the mechanism of a popular machine learning algorithm called neural style transfer (NST), which is able to convert any image of your choice to your favorite artistic style.

5 Steps to Develop Unique Data Science Project Ideas

A guide that helps you identify new and unique data projects that are worth your while. These questions guide your idea generation process and enable you to leverage the full potential of your creativity. This will lead to new and unique data science project ideas.

Can Neural Networks Show Imagination? DeepMind Thinks They Can

Can Neural Networks Show Imagination? DeepMind Thinks They Can. DeepMind has done some of the relevant work in the area of simulating imagination in deep learning systems.

10 Things to Learn from “Show Your Work”

How to share your creativity and get discovered?Comedian Steve Martin once said “Be so good they can’t ignore you”. People will come to you, he says, if you only focus on gettin better at what you do. But the author of the book, Austin Kleon, says it’s not enough just to be good.

The 4 Things You Can Learn from Lincoln’s Mid-Life Crisis

They’ll help you through the crisis that is 2020. Nothing was going as he’d hoped. The dream of governing that had sustained Abe Lincoln through a bleak youth he now saw, at age 40, in 1849, and after a term in Congress,

What Writers Can Learn From Visual Artists

I enrolled in Fundamentals of Sculpture while in college many years ago. I was an art major and it was one of our lower-division course choices. Our assignment was to sculpt a human figure using modeling clay. We started by making an armature, a 15" vertical wire (with a wood-block base) providing the framework around which the sculpture was to be built.

"The Monetary System Is Completely Screwed Up", Interview with Vesa Kivinen

The 2020 #Noonies are here, and they are both much greener and much bigger than last year.

ART + AI

The idea that AI can infiltrate the field of art is frightening and rightfully so. While it has been no secret that AI can definitely replace blue-collar jobs and possibly threaten white-collar jobs, the idea that it can impact the livelihood of artists isn’t one that the media has foretold, nor have dystopian movies explored. However, we can see early traces of AI in art. It has slowly seeped into written literature, journalism, paintings and even music. 

GPT-3: What Is All the Fuss About?

“GPT-3 is not a mind, but it is also not entirely a machine. It’s something else: a statistically abstracted representation of the contents of millions of minds, as expressed in their writing.

Good Writing Is Visual

Writing must be visually appealing to grab the reader’s attention. This is a fundamental rule in a speaker development course I teach several times per year.

Creating a Podcast with A.I.

JukeBox, GPT-3, and AI-voices (incl. 5 rare samples and 1 Podcast). The one is GPT-3, a big-scaled language models with serious creative potential.