On machine learningPatrick started a course on machine learning at UCSD this week. He finds it as daunting as the rest of us. In his words:
For the not so mathematically inclined, in this course we extract a crouching cheetah from a photo showing the cheetah against a background, and we learn a different technique every week to do so. (Isn't that useful?) I have one advantage though: I gave a talk about the cat family at primary school, so I can tell my cheetahs from my leopards (if not from backgrounds).