The Rise of Special AI Chips

General purpose CPUs have been complemented with special purpose hardware accelerators since soon after they made an entrance on the consumer market.

The first PC in my childhood home had a math co-processor, and no gamer today would run a system without a dedicated graphics card with a GPU.

With the emergence of AI, the need for a new type of special purpose hardware accelerator is rising; an AI-chip specially designed to run deep neural nets.

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Autism and “getting better”

I was watching Netflix’s “Atypical” when I came across the following exchange in a scene where the parents of the main character Sam were at a group for parents with children with autism:

Doug: The whole thing really threw me off because we’ve been getting along well, and he’s been seeing a therapist lately, and I felt like he was getting better…

Shelby: Oh! So sorry to interrupt you again, but um, there is no (making air quotes) getting better in autism. It’s a neurological condition, not a curable disease…

It’s obvious Shelby has a stick up her arse when you see the character in action, and I really feel sorry for her kid: No, John, you can’t go out and play with the other kids because there’s no getting better in autism and the last time you made poor Amy cry… Continue reading Autism and “getting better”

Mind Fulfillment, an introduction

The Mind Fulfillment section, what is it about? Is it mindfulness? Is it self-help? Is it productivity? What?

I would say, it’s a bit of all of the above. With a bit of acceptance and values/commitment included.

Mind Fulfillment is acceptance, commitment, and productivity wrapped together to form a tool to make your life into what you want it to be.

That’s the short, slogany version.

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