In a few days on August 1st, I will have completed my fourth year at Zalando. It is my first job out of university and I was fortunate enough to have their trust to make the switch from supervising a bunch of Ph.D. students to managing teams and leading people. Later, I switched to an … Continue reading My 2019 Recap of Machine Learning From Academia To Industry
I occasionally give talks. Not more than a few times per year. Okay, sometimes it is three talks within four working days, but that only happens if I don't keep an eye on the scheduling. Which I don't do surprisingly often. People are kind enough to host me. Maybe I should take all my talks … Continue reading Me On A Stage
Love being a lead boils down to "Everything you do is about helping those whom you lead do their work."
When it comes to new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, the pure technology is only a small aspect required to putting it to use. Still, given the hype that exists currently, one can easily loose sight of the big picture as announcements of new algorithms, toolboxes, or cloud services fight for grabbing our attention as the … Continue reading The Levels of Doing AI
One discussion I find myself in more often recently is people asking me whether something is "really AI" or not. Often, what people seem to mean with that is whether someone is already using deep learning, or still "just" machine learning. I mentioned this to a friend in the industry and he just rolled his … Continue reading But is it AI?
Once upon a time, Paul Adams and I were standing next to our teams' desks, discussing something as we noticed a helicopter hovering over nearby buildings. Easily distracted as I am, we started to observe it and wondering where it was going. The chopper slowly drifted to the side and it seemed as if it … Continue reading Love Being A Lead
People often ask me how I make my figures. Here is a recent example from a talk given at O'Reilly's Strata conference in London: So the short version is, I use an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil and the Paper by Fifty Three app. The app is pretty minimalistic, but the pens just look … Continue reading How I Make My Figures