AlphaFold: the best in 2020

If you ask me what was the best AI/ML result in last year, it was definitely AlphaFold! Forget OpenAI‘s GPT-3. AlphaFold is the real important result. In short, this is what research in AI/ML should aim for: to advance, or even solve, important scientific problems questions. I was very impressed with the results achieved with … Continue reading AlphaFold: the best in 2020

Game over for Human Evolution?

I’ve just read a news on Times online that reports a talk given by Steve Jones at the University College of London (UCL). Quoting the news: Speaking today at a UCL lecture entitled “Human evolution is over” Professor Jones will argue that there were three components to evolution – natural selection, mutation and random change. … Continue reading Game over for Human Evolution?

The “Tyranny of the Power Law” essay

Just came across the following blog post/essay which I found very nice to read: Tyranny of the Power Law (and Why We Should Become Eclectic) “(…) However, as a normative or prescriptive approach to how things shouldwork, I believe that the gaining popularity of the power law holds some dangers as well as benefits. After all, should we … Continue reading The “Tyranny of the Power Law” essay