Smart Answers!

I don’t normally hype work things on this blog, but seeing as how I had a part in making it happen, I’d be remiss if I didn’t link to Lucidworks’ new Smart Answers, a deep learning-powered question and answer system. We put a lot of work into making it really easy to get started either with or without training on your existing data and we’ll be continuing to improve it for quite some time to come.

Having said all that, I’m not sure if there’s much else to talk about this week. I should have the last part of Chapter 9.5 finished next weekend, so if nothing else, you’ll have a Bank Holiday Weekend of just under 3,000 words on the burning subject of Image Classification via Self-Supervision. Get in, lads!1

Also, you should be concerned, because I’m toying with the idea of writing a long and rambling post about Community, a show which is not the best American sitcom of the past 20 years (because that’s Brooklyn-Nine-Nine), but is probably my favourite. But don’t worry! There will be vintage clips of British shows in that post as well! I know that’s what you’re really here for.

In the meantime, stay safe, and remain indoors.


  1. Of course, the quantization post a couple of weeks ago was one of my most shared tweets / pages ever, so maybe you really are hungry for that PyTorch action. I’m hoping to get you some reinforcement learning and, if I can pull it off, a silly but useful crossover of my knowledge of Transformers…and Transformers. [return]