March 28, 2017
Hackathons have become the go-to method for developers and companies to innovate in tech and build great products in a short span of time. With tens of thousands of developers participating in hackathons across the globe every month, it’s a great way to collaborate and work on solving real-life issues using tech. “Along with being […]
March 24, 2017
Introduction Short stories or tales always help us in understanding a concept better but this is a true story, Wal-Mart’s beer diaper parable. A sales person from Wal-Mart tried to increase the sales of the store by bundling the products together and giving discounts on them. He bundled bread and jam which made it easy […]
March 23, 2017
With less than 3 days to go, this script is meant to help beginners with feisty ideas, machine learning workflow and motivation for ongoing machine learning challenge. Here's a quick workflow of what I've done below: Load data and explore Data Pre-processing Dropped Features One Hot Encoding Feature Engineering Model Training Good Luck! Note: For more […]
March 23, 2017
Silicon Valley has been upbeat about Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for a while now. But it appears that USA is not the only one riding this wave. Rest of the world, including India, has been creating a stir in these fields as well. Although it is hard to predict how many Oculus devices or […]
March 20, 2017
The bot challenges on HackerEarth have so far all been for two players, with perfect information and with no chance. Because of this, there is only a fairly limited number of different approaches one can take to build a bot. As far as I know, there are only two reasonable strategies, and I will cover […]
March 18, 2017
With the beginning of new year, every startup’s open mailing list starts receiving emails from graduate students for summer internship. I have read hundreds of applications that follow a generic template, somewhat like this:   Dear Sir/Ma'am, My name is <name> and I am currently pursuing my <degree> in <major> from <institute>. I am well-versed […]
March 17, 2017
This time we decided to figure out which are the top countries to work with, for programming enthusiasts making a living as developers, software engineers, or data analyst. From my experience, English speakers can find the most jobs in the U.S. (West Coast, obviously), United Kingdom (London), Ireland, Netherlands (Amsterdam), Switzerland, and Belgium. New Zealand […]
March 17, 2017
Toward the end of 2016, Google DeepMind made their machine learning platform, DeepMind Lab, publicly available. Despite warnings from experts like Professor Stephen Hawking, Google’s decision to expose its software to other developers is part of a movement to further develop the capabilities of machine learning. They aren’t the only ones though. Facebook made its […]
March 15, 2017
Introduction "In the past 2,000 years, the hardware in our brains has not improved... In the next 30 years, AI will overtake human intelligence," says Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son. If you’ve read Ray Kurzweil’s "The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology," you’d expect that AI is going to exhibit human-level intelligence in a decade […]
March 10, 2017
We believe hackathons are changing the world. Hackathons are all about innovation. Hackathons provide an excellent way for hackers to learn, innovate, and create something unique. MLH is a community-driven organization which aims to empower hackers. MLH has powered over 200 weekend-long innovation competitions for a community of 65,000+ students. MLH and HackerEarth share a […]