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 […]

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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 […]

A Week in Tech Heaven – Googling in San Francisco [1/3]

So am I understanding this correct: You are here for a $1600 conference. And it’s not for work. This is your free time? Yes. I recently travelled to San Francisco to attend the Google Next conference. Clearly neither a scientific conference nor related to geophysics. And also clearly, the immigration officer was not particularly on […]

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 […]

I placed 1300th on Kaggle and it’s amazing!

I placed 1360 in a deep learning competition and here’s why that is a win in my book. I spend too much time on social media, but this time I was lucky. I checked my feed on LinkedIn quickly and saw an announcement from TGS a seismic contractor. They had teamed up with Kaggle, a […]

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SEG-Y sucks! Or does it?

Many a times I have been cursing, when I got a new seismic file. Be it a 2D line, 3D cubes or pre-stack data, the standard is seldomly adhered to by most companies. The Standard SEGY as defined by the standard is now in revision 2. Most standards will likely be rev1 in these days. […]

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Steal my CV!

Recently, I have updated my CV. Problem is, when I see the MS Word templates for resumes and CVs, I repulse. Few things scream 80s as much as these do. Now, let me get one thing out of the way, I have had feedback that some recruiters may prefer the 80s style. They’re used to […]

Dipping your Toes – Machine Learning for Geoscientists

My fellow students know this and I hope recruiters will never read this: I was never good at math in university. It was only later when it came to the application in actual geophysical problems that tensors, linear algebra, and differential equations clicked. Personally, I don’t recommend this, as it makes life unnecessarily hard. Machine […]

Getting started with the SEG Machine Learning contest

The Society for Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) started a contest to predict facies from wireline logs via machine learning. Get your Buzzword Bingo cards ready, we’re about to dive deep. The October 2016 issue of The Leading Edge had a geophysics tutorial of a special kind. Brendon Hall explains how we can use machine learning to […]