Chatbots

Chatbots are not something new: I encountered them online since 2004, when I started graduate school. You can find some of them under this link: https://sites.google.com/site/webtoolsbox/bots . There is another one called CleverBot: http://www.cleverbot.com/. However, you can see that they are pretty dumb when you try them out. I have a feeling that those conversational models are Markov … More Chatbots

Lyrics Generation

Eminem (taken from web) When I saw the “standardized” style of writing written in the classic book “Elements of Style” written by William Strunk, I have been wondering if the style of writing can be programmable. And now, with artificial intelligence, people can write automated codes that generate lyrics. In a paper written by Eric Malmi … More Lyrics Generation

Useful Python Packages

(Taken from http://latticeqcd.org/pythonorg/static/images/antigravity.png, adapted from http://xkcd.com/353/) Python is the basic programming languages if one wants to work on data nowadays. Its popularity comes with its intuitive syntax, its support of several programming paradigms, and the package numpy (Numerical Python). Yes, if you asked which package is a “must-have” outside the standard Python packages, I would certainly … More Useful Python Packages

Beautiful Mind, Physical Nature and Economic Inequality

Taken from the movie “Beautiful Mind” John Nash’s death on May 23, 2015 on the New Jersey Turnpike was a tragedy. However, his contribution to mathematics and economics is everlasting. His contribution to game theory led to his sharing the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize for Economical Sciences. Coincidentally, three weeks before his accidental death, there was … More Beautiful Mind, Physical Nature and Economic Inequality