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To achieve our goal, which is to build a Q&A system that will answer questions about the Harry Potter universe, we will use NVIDIA Riva and combine it with a pretrained model by HuggingFace.

In essence, it is a set of APIs that give you access to cutting edge NLP…


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Community is the most powerful force behind online learning. It is the reason why MOOCs have a limited impact and tight-knit communities like fast.ai consistently produce unbelievable results.

Despite my current appreciation of the role of the community, it hasn’t always been like that. And by all means, I am…


A detailed plan based on experience

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This is a chapter from my upcoming book, Meta-Learning: Powerful Mental Models for Deep Learning and Thriving in the Digital Age. It is currently available for pre-order and you can pick it up at 50% off.

Before you can learn to do deep learning, you must become a developer. Being…


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We write machine learning code in a very specific context. But from what I have seen so far nothing has convinced me that machine learning code is fundamentally different from any other type of code.

This means that standard development practices apply with testing being their very important component.

The…


Evaluation of cosine annealing

Imagine you live in the mountains. One of your kin has fallen sick and you volunteer to get medicine.

You stop by your house to grab the necessities — a map of the city along with a marble-shaped rock you claim brings you good fortune. …


Data science is a conspiracy.

“Hi, my name is Bob and I’ll be your instructor. I’ll teach you how to drive a car. Open your books on page 147 and let’s learn about different types of exhaust manifolds. Here is the formula for the essential Boyle’s Law…”

This would never…


The missing manual to Twitter I wished I had

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There are many good reasons why you might want to start using Twitter. Rachel Thomas lists some of the more important ones in “Making Peace with Personal Branding”.

For me, the appeal is simple. I get to listen and occasionally talk to people doing amazing things in the field I…


I have just come out of a project where 80% into it I felt I had very little. I invested a lot of time and in the end it was a total fiasco.

The math that I know or do not know, my ability to write code — all of…


A depiction of a complex error surface. Image from the Snapshot Ensembles paper.

An experiment inspired by the first lecture of the fast.ai MOOC

In the first lecture of the outstanding Deep Learning Course (linking to version 1, which is also superb, v2 to become available early 2018), we learned how to train a state of the art model using very recent techniques (for instance, the optimal learning rate estimation as described in the…

Radek Osmulski

I ❤️ ML / DL ideas — I tweet about them / write about them / implement them. Self-taught RoR developer by trade.

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