Training AI

How do you “train” an AI to do something? If you haven’t read the previous post, you might want to do so now. So, once you have a neural net configured, how do you decide what weights to assign to all of those connections? This is the process known as “training” the model. Why do they… Continue reading Training AI

How Does AI Work?

How does AI work, anyway? If you haven’t read the previous post, you might want to do so now. Okay, we’re going to get into a little bit of math here, but I promise I’ll try to keep it light. Systems of equations You may remember from Junior High School Math, being presented with sets… Continue reading How Does AI Work?

An Intro To AI And Art

What is “AI”, anyway? There seems to be a lot of discussion swirling around the Internet recently about AI art-generation tools, the ChatGPT chatbot, and the related ethical issues around using them. In the interest of splashing more fuel on the fire, I’m going to write a series of posts on the background of how… Continue reading An Intro To AI And Art

Good takes and bad takes on Apple Silicon

Good takes and bad takes on Apple Silicon There are a lot of people out there that seem to be clinging to some weird ideas about what the Apple Silicon transition is going to look like, and what the Apple Silicon team “can do”, in terms of what they can deliver. Good Takes First, someone… Continue reading Good takes and bad takes on Apple Silicon

What Apple Announced at WWDC 2020

What Apple Announced at WWDC 2020 It looks like I got some things right, and some things wrong, in my previous post. Let’s look at  what Apple actually announced. Mac with Apple Processors, across the line Yes, they really are transitioning the whole Mac line to Apple’s own processors. The timeline they announced is “within… Continue reading What Apple Announced at WWDC 2020