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5 minute read


2020 has turned out to be a completely outrageous year. Not at all what I expected when I joined OpenAI’s Scholars Program. All told, it’s been extremely hard to concentrate on my work with personal medical issues, and the world falling apart. While I wish so many of the things that happened this year hadn’t, I am grateful that racial inequality is getting such high profile, and desperately needed attention. And honestly, being distracted in my program is such a tiny price for me, as a white person to pay for the good that I hope may come out of this revolutionary time.

Deep Learning Hardware

19 minute read


Deep learning requires special kinds of computer hardware. This is a post about what makes that hardware so different from the traditional computer architecture, and how to get access to the right kind of hardware for deep learning.

Starting from Scratch

1 minute read


I’ve been excited about AI since I was about seven years old….