How do we thrive in the AI industrial revolution?

Our world is changing and skilled workers are being replaced by intelligent systems. Where do the strengths of humans lie? Working in ML and taking the stage, whenever anyone lets me, I am no stranger to the question: What is AI good at? What are humans good at? So I was invited to give a […]

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Kaggle Days Two – Googling in San Francisco

Have you met our Lord and Saviour AutoML? Day two of the Kaggle Days was, what it had to be, a competition. Very interesting to be in a room with Grandmasters, Pros and then there’s me. But the real struggle was for everyone to compete with the AutoML solutions by Google and H2O.ai. One of […]

Schedule at EAGE Annual 2019

Meet me at the EAGE Annual 2019

It’s the time of the year. The large applied geoscientists conference is coming up, the EAGE Annual Meeting. This year the EAGE is coming to London. I’ll be there as well and I’ll have a couple of speaking engagements, I’d like to invite you along to. Hackathon and Sprint I love the newly created ritual […]

Stats of Kaggle Days

Kaggle Days One – Googling in San Francisco [2/3]

Does anyone else know that feeling? You listen to too many people doing awesome things, you eventually get a small existential crisis. Well. I do. In Day one we explored Google Next ’19 and my highlights. While Google Next was still on, I was up to other shenanigans. My real reason to come to San […]

Geysers in Slow Motion

Geysirs are a force of nature. Even as a kid I knew about Old Faithful and mind you it’s across the Atlantic for me. A natural system that produces a clock like massive effect just seems magical. Luckily, the YouTube channel “Slow Mo Guys” went to Iceland and filmed a Geysir. The name may give […]

Keynote Bonanza and No Coffee – The EAGE / PESGB ML Workshop

Last month EAGE and PESGB organized the first machine learning workshop in geoscience in Europe. Clearly, I had every intention of going. And obviously, I met many of my favourite co-conspirators there, when I did. The workshop was divided between a day of keynotes and a day of technical talks. The keynotes accompanied the PETEX […]

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The Good, The Bad, The Weird – 2018 SEG Meeting

The SEG Annual Meeting 2018 in Anaheim, California has concluded. This was my first SEG and I can only compare it to the EAGE Exhibition and Conference I attended. There was light. There was shade. There were oddities. The Light Let’s talk about the light. You may have noticed that I am fully riding the […]

Cheaper Deep Learning by Transfer Learning Cats to Seismic [SEG Conference 2018]

This years SEG I got the opportunity to present some of my work on transfer learning. In automatic seismic interpretation, progress is preceived as incremental already, although the field has only been established fairly recently. It was shown with new deep neural networks, usually convolutional neural networks, that reproducing human seismic interpretation is possible. This […]

Preprints – What’s the worst that could happen?

Early career scientists are laying the building blocks of their career. Giving away your best ideas for free and everyone to read can seem risky. Pre-prints, on the surface, may look just like that, but are they? Pre-print servers like EarthArXiv are sprouting in many scientific disciplines. They proclaim the benefits of research being cited […]