Just some random idea when I took the shower early this morning. Maybe someone already did this. Maybe not. Lots of us want machines to learn by themselves. This has been studied for years, but there's not a breakthrough yet. Could there be a fundamental problem that prevents us doing so? When deep learning came… Continue reading Giving Machines the Ability to Think on Their Own
Just an idea. Today, machine learning or deep learning largely rely on the data, the volume of data. If we have millions of images of a single object, we can train the model and eventually approximate a function that maps the image into the object. The resulting model could be complicated, requiring multiple layers of neurons… Continue reading Incomplete data causes complicated learning model?
Smartphones and wearables are now waterproof. This is great. It means we can shower without taking off the smartwatch; we can swim but won't miss messages/notifications; and we can surf and still pick up phone calls even if the device dropped in water. All these sound great, but touch screens are water-unfriendly. Whenever there is some water on… Continue reading Control Smartphones and Wearables Under Water
I was having this idea for a long long time. Yesterday my friends and I were talking about it again. Well, apparently others have done so, if you Google it. Below is a very short list of things I found online (there are tons of apps and companies doing so). https://www.camio.com/ http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-old-smartphone-tablet-security-camera/ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mantishrimp.salienteye But it occurs to me to… Continue reading Turn Stale SmartPhone Into SecCamera?
Just finished my cruise trip to Mexico with my gf and it was a fantastic experience, though I had to read around 100 papers and organize them for finding my potential research directions and wrote the journal.. I managed to do so before the start of new year and enjoyed the trip at the same time.. phew..… Continue reading From "We Can" To "We Should"
Not so long ago (maybe just several years ago), people had succeeded to unify multiple devices into one. For example, cellphone is now multi-functional and has replaced many utilities we saw in the early years. People tended to squeeze everything into a small device, and that led to the what smartphone looks like today. We don't need map anymore since there's… Continue reading The Uniform and Separation of Devices