machine learning

Escaping Echochambers

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 | 11 min read
Categories: Machine Learning,
Tags: Machine Learning, Principal Component Analysis, Visualization,
The echochamber effect is a worrisome issue in social media. It risks isolating users in exclusive groups as they repeatedly subscribe to content that reinforces their biases. To keep users engaged, websites expose users to content similar to their history. You will get recommendations for movies you may like, or peoply you may befriend, or communities you may join - all based on some measure of similarity with your profile.

Markov Chains – Random Text Generation

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 | 3 min read
Categories: Machine Learning,
Tags: C++, Hpc, Markov,

This semester I am taking a course in High Performance Computing where I get to work with multi-core systems like computing clusters and graphics cards. For my final project I decided to develop a random text generator and see if I could speed it up.

A popular method of generating random text (that is grammatically correct) is using Markov chains.