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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

I'm back

After many years on hold, I've been spending the past couple months getting back into to my AI research saddle. For now, I'm able to devote a lot more time to it.

One of the most significant things I've noticed is that in recent years, a lot more AI-related research papers have become freely available to read online. This has dramatically accelerated my learning. A lot of smart people have been spending the past few decades advancing inductive learning techniques to apply to ever larger volumes of training data. And developing various algorithmic approaches to machine learning, writ large.

I've been focused almost exclusively on the area of natural language processing (NLP). Linguists and AI researchers seem to have done each other great service in advancing what we know about how humans deal with natural languages. I'm hoping to capitalize on a lot of their good work. And hopefully contribute some novel research of my own soon.

It's an exciting time to be diving back into AI research.