Information vs. Confusion

One of the very expressive curves that I have seen so far is a very simple parabolic curve that describes the relationship between information and confusion.Information vs. Confusion Curve

How many times have you learned some new information that eliminated your confusion in some topic? Here is another question, how many times the excess of information caused you confusion? I think the world is a ONE BIG QUESTION MARK that needs to be answered. there are lots of things that we haven’t learnt yet about the universe. Our knowledge of what surrounds us is still not yet mature. We are still targeting many questions regarding how the universe started and how will it end. We still seek an deeper understanding of the essence of life.

I just want to hear your inputs regarding this curve! 🙂

Artificial Vision

One idea that was hunting me for more than 4 years is the idea of bringing back sight to blind people. It is very interesting how
technology started to find a way to talk to the brain. BCI (Brain Computer Interface) is an interface based on some sensors called Electrodes. These sensors are responsible of reading the leakage  generated by the brain signals, send them to a processing unit where these signals are processed and classified so we can do different things using them.

That idea started to ring in my head the second I attended an undergraduate thesis for some friends of mine who were trying to develop some applications using BCI. They were assuming that the user is totally paralyzed; so what they did is that they used the optical nerve to capture the signals generated when the human blinks. When the human blinks a black image signal is sent to the brain, then when the human opens his eye again the image of the environment that we see is sent to the brain. When the signal changes from BLACK image to NORMAL image the electrodes detect that change and send the leakage of that signal to the processing unit.

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I was always thinking about this new technology released by Microsoft. PixelSense™ is a technology released in Microsoft Surface 2.0; I really think this idea is a start of a new generation of screens that can actually see.

The technology allows the screen to “see” what is on it. So if you put anything on the screen, it will be able to detect and give an image in real time of the object that is placed on it. The process it self it pretty easy and the description of how it works is mentioned on Microsoft Surface Website.

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AI class starts tomorrow

I’ve been waiting for tomorrow for a long time. Tomorrow is when the Artificial Intelligence class starts. it is an online global course offered by Stanford University for students everywhere; and it is free!

Online Introduction to Artificial Intelligence is based on Stanford CS221, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence. This class introduces the basics of Artificial Intelligence, which includes machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, robotics, and natural language processing.

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