Hey all, It has been a while I shared anything with you guys. So, lots of cool stuff to share.
First off, My work on Neural Networks has finally kicked off. We built a chess engine which could predict the exact move, given the board position. It is a pretty straight forward network(well..actually feed forward :P). It has 64 first layer neurons which take in the inputs for 64 squares on the chess board and 64*63 output neurons for all possible combinations. Training data was 1.8 million games played by chess grandmasters. We wrote the code using Keras, a basic python library, used for learning neural nets. Note, This is just a banal idea which struck me. In real life, this problem is really solved using Reinforcement learning. You see, things have really kicked off. Up next, We are trying to build a poem generator which understands the context of Shakespeare poems and mimics his works. Sounds exciting!!
Secondly, January 13th. It was my girlfriend’s birthday. We had such a memorable night. We drove to Ooty and had her cake(duh!) cut. I really wanted to surprise her and thank god, she really loved all of it.But the most important part of the day was to Families for children. It is a home for underprivileged kids. We were there to make a donation and in turn learned that our approach to life is too parochial. They are happy with things they are provided with. I looked at myself, a twenty-one-year-old adult, who has been given everything which he has asked for. Still finding excuses to stay unhappy. Maybe, I am starting to realize that this self-content attitude comes only to people who have faced enough struggles. Mind you, the kids I am talking about here are merely 15 years old. In fact, most of them are 10. If you take mean and model their ages with gaussian distribution..Okay, forget it.You get the point.
Thirdly, My work with Cisco will be resumed this week, I am planning to complete it ASAP. Most of the work is repetitive. Just plain coding as of now. I haven’t learned anything new with Angular2 lately.
Finally, I am done with my Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering. Phew. I did well in my terms, certainly, my performance cannot get me to doing masters in IITs or IIScs. I have to start applying to companies which work with products based on Machine Learning. I am pretty confused with my going. Really clueless where my life is going to take me. But hey, I am doing what I want now, Happy about that :). Great going Aakash! I have all the support from my parents and from my girlfriend. Thanks! Amma, Appa and Varshu! Love you all(Happy Valentine’s day to you people).
And today is Valentines Day, Thank you Varsha for gifting me a beautiful greeting card. Wish things stays like this forever between us.
This is pretty much what has happened during January and mid-Feb 2017. Stay tuned.