Timetable for AI and Deep Learning Study Resources:
This week, I’ve been working on the simplest, smallest-possible useful release for you; the Seven Essential Equations Cribsheet. It’s nearly there, but not quite.
This means you’ll get an email soon with a link to click – and another Opt-In form – to access the Cribsheet.
Editorial Calendar (Draft):
Here’s the short-term calendar:
- This Week (Aug. 25 – 26): The Cribsheet for The Seven Essential Machine Learning Equations,
- Next Week (Aug. 27 – 31): Labor Day Weekend Immersive Study Guide: What to Read and Watch, Prioritized List,
- Starting After Labor Day (Sept. 7th and onward): School’s in Session: Fundamentals on Statistical Mechanics for Machine Learning (a blog series),
- St. Crispin’s Day (Oct. 25): Opportunities – from getting earliest drafts of my new book to a private “Inner Circle” study group, and
- Christmas Vacation (Dec. 26 – Jan. 9): Private Immersive. (You weren’t really going to just have fun over the holidays, were you?)
Next substantial blogpost: How to Shorten the Runway, responding to a question from one of you.
Earlier this week, R.S. commented on the Long Runway notion:
One challenge I face is this – I feel in the workplace today, one is expected to have a short runway – always – to be competitive, to deliver value to the internal & external clients. I would love to have a long runway, but job security is a question on my mind.
Yup, that’s the crux of the matter: how can we shorten the runway?
That’s why I’m hustling to get the Cribsheet ready for you as fast as you can. The Seven Essential Equations is the map. The Cribsheet is the legend for reading the map.
Just having a map in hand doesn’t get you from the west of the Rockies (Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming) to the machine learning gold rush in California. But it’s a whole lot better to have a map than to not have one at all.
The next thing I’m going to get to you will be a prioritized reading list. Just ASAP.
In between these two things … I’m feeling a rant coming on. You’ll hear from me on it. You definitely will.
Help Me Help You – Fast Reply, Please!
I’ve got two versions of the Cribsheet going on.
- Version 1 – Bare-Bones: This is JUST “how to read the equations,” with little tiny bit of description about what the equation is, what it does, where it fits into the grand scheme of things (and why you should know it, of course), and
- Version 2 – Extended-Play: All the above PLUS:
- Examples: Examples – going from completely abstract equation-thinking to something sort of tangible, and
- Diagrams: I so totally believe in “See Spot run.” With pictures.
You folks are bright, God knows; you’re hugely intelligent. Focused. Hard-working.
You’re also very short on both sleep and time.
The more I can go from abstract-esoteric-equation-land to a diagram that tells the story, the better it is for ALL of us. (Me, as well as you. I get tremendous clarity on building these things.)
But … they take time.
So, do you want the Version 1 Cribsheet ASAP, or are you willing to wait another week to get Version 2?
Do you want Version 1 AND Version 2?
Do examples and diagrams really help you? I think they do, but until you give me feedback, I don’t know for sure.
And if I’m hustling to produce Version 2 of the Cribsheet, that means a delay on the Prioritized Reading / Watching List.
So what are YOUR priorities? Which do you want first, the Reading / Watching List or Version 2?
And a big, fat THANK YOU!
Live free or die, my friend –
Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.
Attr. to Gen. John Stark, American Revolutionary War