March 31, 2017
Ever since the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI), game playing has been one of the most interesting applications of AI. The first chess programs were written by Claude Shannon and by Alan Turing in 1950, almost as soon as the computers became programmable. Games such as chess, tic-tac-toe, and Go are interesting because they offer […]
March 31, 2017
Trying to find an example of the “walking a thin line” idiom is easy. Think of HR managers who have to align company goals and employee satisfaction! HR leaders no longer just stick to legal and compliance issues; they are now strategic business partners with a key role to play in shaping the company’s culture […]
March 31, 2017
Online campus recruitment Campus recruitment campus recruitment tool Campus recruitment. Day 1. Slot 2. Frenzied. Chaotic. Tight deadlines. 10 AM: Pre-placement talk 11 AM: Written test. 230 candidates 2 PM: Shortlisted candidates (face-to-face interviews). 30 candidates 3 PM: 5 face-to-face interview panels. Interviews begin 9 PM: 10 panel members. 60 rounds of interviews 10 PM: Job offers rolled out. […]
March 30, 2017
Perhaps a post on these programming languages needs no fore ward. But then again, for the skeptics who are rooting for Go and Swift, here’s a little bit of background that reinforces the fact that despite not being the most popular ones today, these object-oriented languages still form the base for many applications. Why bother […]
March 30, 2017
Kids from the 80's and 90's would recall that there were Floppies for data storage with a capacity varying from 90 KB to 240 MB Walkman and cassettes for listening to music Camera films that needed several days to be developed just to discover that most of the pictures were not good All of these have […]
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 […]