Author: ensemblelearner

  • Artificial Intelligence Philosophy

    Artificial Intelligence Philosophy

    What are your thoughts on the concept of a “weak” or “strong” artificial intelligence? And what would the implications of that be? More importantly: how do we define intelligence

  • Recommender Systems

    Recommender Systems

    Recommender systems are integral parts of our lives now, and they have been for decades already. You might already know it as “the algorithm” and it decides what you see on YouTube or Pinterest or even your JetPack reader. In order for them to be effective, it’s common sense to make sure your algorithm ensures…

  • Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

    Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

    This is a quick primer on linear algebra and differential equations, and it provides a few basic definitions and a visual example.

  • Clarifying confusing linguistic terminology

    Clarifying confusing linguistic terminology

    So perhaps this is something you’ve never thought about: how come we make the distinction between letters and punctuation marks?

  • More than words

    More than words

    Language is arguably what makes us human. Any Google search will yield millions of writings from people of all occupations— distinguished linguists, biologists, and even philosophers— confirming this finding.

  • Phonetics


    One of the great discoveries of linguistics is that all languages use the same set of building blocks.

  • Ancient African Feminism

    Ancient African Feminism

    African women in history were afforded rights that women in other places were not, which enabled them to rise to success in multiple areas.

  • Tactile writing systems

    Tactile writing systems

    Where does Braille get it’s name from? Find out in this interesting linguistic story.

  • Science in classical Africa

    Science in classical Africa

    The history of human scientific advancement is littered with contributions from societies from around the world, yet Africans strangely rarely get credited in this affair.