I was interviewed for the Data Science Phil podcast. I brought three subjects for discussion: the German tank problem, capture-mark-recapture, and the Fermi problem. These are methods to estimate population sizes from very scarce data.
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Asset management, but not the kind you think
We have been discussing with a colleague how it would be possible to automatically detect all potholes in large road networks. Last week at the INTERGEO exhibition, I discovered three companies which offer this service. In this market survey, I summarise what I found out about them. I returned last week from the 25th INTERGEOContinue reading “Asset management, but not the kind you think”
What do you do against ocean plastic pollution? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I am developing an artificial intelligence solution that detects floating plastic in the sea in freely available satellite images. As I am doing this in a voluntary capacity, if you have better financial means than I, then I encourage you to consider donating to the project. The below photo is also `for sale’ (available forContinue reading “What do you do against ocean plastic pollution? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”
The day when the singularity came
A philosophical sci-fi essay about what to do with your life using some new data, with a reading list for rainy Sunday afternoons It was the 27th January 2016 when the penny finally dropped. It was reported that in October 2015, Google’s artificial intelligence program had beaten the European champion of the board game Go.1Continue reading “The day when the singularity came”