This learning journal aims to summarize the essence of the Stanford Machine Learning coursework in a way that (hopefully) most people new to AI would understand & appreciate. Additionally, I inserted lots of fun comments & graphs to clarify concepts and/or make them more relatable.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." There is a lot to learn on this data science journey, but AI frontrunner, Stanford professor, Andrew Ng's T-shaped learning framework can serve as a guiding light for all who are new to AI.
In 2018 summer, I decided to disrupt my career by leaving my actuarial science comfort zone and take a new role in data science. In the next two years, I will document my data science journey and write learning journals to gather pearls of wisdom in #dataScience, #machineLearning, #AI, and other cool things I learned along the way. I hope my journals will serve as an effective learning & motivation tool for myself and others who are also interested in this career path.
When I first read Dr. Atul Gawande's Being Mortal and wrote a blog article about it, I have never had any experience of death outside actuarial mortality modeling. I didn’t truly understand the meaning of this word “limit,” especially when it comes to the time we have on this earth.
In the past half a year, for the first time in my life, I had to deal with the passing of family members and friends. I gained some new perspectives on life I never had before.
H(appiness) = S(etpoint) + C(onditions) + V(oluntary activities). happiness comes from between. Happiness is not something that you can find, acquire, or achieve directly. You have to get the conditions right and then wait. Some of those conditions are within you, such as coherence among the parts and levels of your personality. Other conditions require relationships to things beyond you: Just as plants need sun, water, and good soil to thrive, people need love, work, and a connection to something larger. It is worth striving to get the right relationships between yourself and others, between yourself and your work, and between yourself and something larger than yourself. If you get these relationships right, a sense of purpose and meaning will emerge
Want to better understand why democracy is good and effective? Learn about autocracy.
Despite a fear-provoking title, this book did a great job shedding some light on the power of rulers in both systems.
A complex man with simple taste, the "Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett is the only person to have built a Fortune 500 top 10 company from scratch. The Snowball did an amazing job chronicling Buffett’s journey – the business of life. To Buffett, “The purpose of life is to be loved by as many people as possible among those you want to have love you.”
WeZBest Stories Episode #1 features Aaron Beverly, 2016 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 1st Runner Up. We will get to know Aaron's journey from a quiet boy from Philadelphia to a top speaker on the world stage, what motivated him and how he has put his motivation into persistent actions, and his vision into reality.
Daniel Coyle, New York Times bestselling author, began his journey of unveiling the secrets of talent development by visiting talent hotbeds around the world. His discovery answered some essential questions that lots of us learners have: How are talents developed? How do we learn best? How to accelerate our skill development?
"If I can see it and believe it, then I can achieve it.... From the bodybuilding days on, I learned that everything is reps and mileage. The more miles you ski, the better a skier you become; the more reps you do, the better your body."