Recommended reading: a list of great books

Here you’ll finds books that I either loved reading, that were beautiful or that had a big impact in my life and the way I think. They’re organized by topic and have a summary, so that you can quickly find what interests you! Work & Business So Good They...

A starter guide to neural networks: Part 4

In the last post of this series (don’t cry… it’s sad for me too), we’re going to build an OCR system. It’s going to be a shorter post, but there will be lots of pretty graphs. At the end, I also link to an amazing, totally free ressource to...

A starter guide to neural networks: Part 3

In the previous posts (Part 1 and Part 2), we learned what neural networks are, how they work and how to make them learn. Now that we have figured out the maths, let’s code a neural network (using matrices) and use it to learn the XOR function. Coding neural...

A starter guide to neural networks: Part 2

In the previous post, we learned about neural networks: their structure, what weights are, and how activation functions work. Since a network is only useful if it learns, we learned how to improve the weights of the last layer. But that’s only part of recipe. When we tried to improve the weights...

A starter guide to neural networks: Part 1

In this series of posts, you’ll learn what neural networks are, why they work and how you can use them in your projects. We’ll use neural networks to simulate the XOR function, an absurdly over-engineered solution, to understand how they work. Thankfully, applying fancy tech to trivial problems is fun....