Hide & Seek – Friday Faves

This week was a special week, as the SEG Annual Meeting 2019 in San Antonio was in full progress and the FORCE hackathon in Stavanger with an accompanying Symposium is in full progress. Here are my highlights of the week, that I’d like to share with you. Geoscience I talked to some contacts that visited […]

The Only Moat worthy for a Geologists Lair

Did you ever wonder how to protect your lair once you turn to the dark side? (Listen up Elon) Randal Munroe of xkcd fame collaborated with Minute Physics to solve this problem. How to build a Lava Moat: It’s a collaboration to promote the new book “How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems“. […]

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 […]

Kaggle Days SF Group Photo

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]