Attention conservation notice: 680 words about Information Retrieval, and highly unoriginal. The following is very much inspired by a course by Cosma Shalizi but I felt it was worth rewriting to get to grips with the concepts. This is the first of what is hopefully a series of posts on ‘Information Retrieval’, and applications of… Continue reading Information Retrieval
I often think about information. http://math.mit.edu/~dspivak/informatics/pure/ is a fascinating research project by the excellent David Spivak. Who I believe was a student of Jacob Lurie. I wonder how important Category theory will be.
As a naively minded Scientific type, I often make the mistake of imagining that merely developing technology is enough to better the world. As the developing world especially faces huge humanitarian challenges: for instance Malaria, Climate Change, HIV, and diseases such as TB, there are problems with the market conditions of the First World. Peter… Continue reading On Technology without Borders