Using 3D CNNs to Aid Researchers in the Race To Find a Cure for Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s

We all forget stuff. At some point, we’ve gone into a room and simply forgot why we went there. For most people this doesn’t happen everyday, but for some people it does. For around 44 Million people, forgetting where they are, who they are with, what they just said is a fact of life. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disorder which is a result of brain cells dying. Symptoms include a reduction in cognitive thinking, memory loss, disturbed sleep and loss of speech. One in ten people will get Alzheimer’s in their life, but what makes the condition worse is…


A Project Integrating AI and ASL

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There are thousands of languages in the world. Nearly all of the most popular languages can be translated live using software such as Google Translate. The software used is mainly based on an NLP algorithm which takes in one language through text and produces its translation through text. For true live translation, some software utilize voices via a mic to translate a message without having the user type it in. This works great for spoken languages. But what about the 70 million individuals who either can’t speak or can’t hear and use sign language as a means of communication. Sign…


Types, Components and Uses of Drones

When I say the word Drone what’s the first thought that comes to mind? Is it a high-tech military aircraft that can spy from across the globe or is it a small aircraft with a camera?

Well, as it turns out, both of those are drones!

Drone [drōn]: An uncrewed aircraft or ship guided by remote control or onboard computers

The term drone is used to refer to an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). A UAV pretty much means what it stands for; it’s a flying vehicle which is remotely operated by a human or computer.

Types of Drones

There are several different types…


Using Keras To Aid Researchers In the Race to Find a Cure for Alzheimer's

NOTE: This article is my first attempt. For my most recent attempt, refer to the link below: https://towardsdatascience.com/detecting-precursors-of-alzheimers-by-utilizing-deep-learning-a6de0ee0e2d2

Alzheimer’s

We all forget stuff. At some point, we’ve gone into a room and simply forgot why we went there. For most people this doesn’t happen everyday, but for some people it does. For around 44 Million people, forgetting where they are, who they are with, what they just said is a fact of life. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disorder which is a result of brain cells dying out. Symptoms include a reduction in cognitive thinking, memory loss, disturbed sleep and loss of…


A Solution To Increase Daycare Revenue In Kenyan Slums

Credit: Kidogo

In Kenya, there are at least 3000 informal daycares in operation. A large portion of these daycares are situated in the Slums. Parents who work outside the slums leave their kids at daycares who have a poor quality standards. Early child development is very important, and kids who do not get the opportunity to learn in a safe place have been shown to perform worse in life. The kids do not have good food, or a safe and clean place to stay. Kidogo, a non-profit organization is working to change that.


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a hackathon at MIT, and for my first ever hackathon, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I got to meet some super interesting and smart people who were all enthusiastic about using AI to improve the world. From meeting a computer scientist in Brazil to a professor of Ethics, I was immersed in diversity.

Within the five focus areas of the hackathon(Poverty, Education, Justice, Climate Change and Health) I chose Climate Change because I believe there is huge potential in using AI to help solve the issue of…


Generating Human Faces With Pytorch

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Over the past month I have been developing a GAN for human faces. GANs were something that interested me from the start because of their ability to create new photos and data sets that don’t exist. In this article, I’ll go over what a GAN is and then a bit about the code I used.

A quick overview of GAN’s:

A GAN or a General Adversarial Network is a network that utilizes two neural networks, a generator and a discriminator. The generator’s job is to create new data, while the discriminator’s job is to decide whether the data spit out by the generator is fake…


Artificial Intelligence is something that mystified me for years.

I had always heard the word, but never truly understood what it meant. I thought it was simply just pre-programming answers into a computer. Boy was I wrong. There is SOOO much that goes under the broad umbrella of the term “Artificial Intelligence”. One of the concepts under this umbrella is Natural Language Processing.

Vikram Menon

Hi! I’m Vikram Menon! I’m a 17 old year who is passionate about AI and Drones. Follow me on linkedin at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikram-menon-986a67193

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