Mathematics and Entrepreneurship

One of the special things at Stanford is the so-called “entrepreneurial spirit,” well backed by an army of CS majors that comprise of 40% of the undergrad population. I like to think of the entrepreneurial spirit as euphemism for six-figure-salary opportunism that inevitably develops in a campus surrounded by tech giants but it is generally […]

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A Linear Algebra Analogy

I got destroyed by my LinAlg midterm – didn’t study. On the positive note, here’s a new way I discovered that helped me understand the Rank-Nullity Theorem, which states for a linear transformation , We can rewrite this as: Imagine we are at a party, and is a mapping of boys to girls. The basis […]

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Science vs Engineering

I believe the world’s first trillionaire will be a scientist. Bill Gates encourages potential opportunity-seekers to study science. Mark Cuban believes the world’s first trillionaire will be whoever masters artificial intelligence (a stronger version of my claim). Why? First off, a big shout out to the app Dictate, the new voice to text app I’m […]

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From Love to Mind Control

This post came out of a discussion I had online with a close friend this week on a girl he likes. I’ve spent many a night helping him optimize his chances with this girl, so why not write a blog post about it? Now, I’m not one to give sound relationship advice. In fact, most […]

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AI Alignment: Our Power as God

If we define free-will to be the ability to alter a predetermined course of fate, the somewhat-consensus in the scientific community is we don’t have free will. The logic goes like this. Essentially, we accept that: Each subsequent action we take is the result of the current wiring of our present brain. It’s well-known each […]

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Learning Revolution

Experts have said the singularity, the inevitable time when AI outsmarts humans, is pinpointed at around 2040 to 2045. On the other hand, hybrid thinking (when we merge brain and machine) will be available in around 20 years. (20 years sound optimistic, considering the engineering challenges and the bandwidth problem. Plus, issues of scaling, cost, […]

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Commercializing Education

Imagine yourselves as a swim instructor, given the task of providing the highest quality instruction to a group of students. You’re also sharing the pool with many other instructors, who have to convince parents that their method of instruction is the best, so there is market competition on which your revenue is dependent on. The […]

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