Monthly archive January, 2017
Trump's War on Science

Trump’s War on Science

Donald Trump has been president for just over a week, but he’s wasted no time making his agenda clear.  The administration has made its agenda clear with a set of discriminatory executive orders, the blatant denial of facts, and talk of alternative facts, Brainy is a science blog, and so we feel it is our...
What should an intro to machine learning course look like?

What should an intro to machine learning course look like?

As we gear up for another semester, once again the “Introduction to Machine Learning” course offered by CMU is filled to capacity, with a long waitlist to boot.  It has become overwhelmingly one of the most popular courses for graduate students at CMU – several departments even list it as a required course. Why so...

Podcast Roundup

Welcome to 2017!  For me, 2016 was the year of the podcast.  I started listening to several Machine Learning and Academia related podcasts.  Here’s a quick round-up of my favorites from the past year… Machine Learning Focused Partially derivative – This one is good if you’re new to ML, as it assumes very little background...