Month: September 2018

Coding day 2 – Udacity

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In my search for good online coding courses, I came across this very helpful guide/review and was curious to see Udacity’s platform, so I decided to take a look at this free course.  Right off the bat, the style is completely different than Codecademy.  It was more about identifying a problem and using google searches to identify applicacle coding functions.  It also uses the Python program, rather than an in-platform design. This is good because […]

Coding day 1 – Codecademy

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Codecademy offers a 7 day trial period and I immediately started the Python 10 hour course.  The platform is useful and consists of three panes: instructions and examples, script editor, and the console showing the results of the script. Within an hour or so, I was able to write a short Mad Libs script, which worked in the Codecademy console: """ This program generates passages that are generated in a cool mad-lib format Author: Johan […]

Machine learning

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As I’m working through my materials for the MIT AI course, I wanted to share some of the public information I’m using in my studies. image via Adbul Rahid Three short videos of Facebook’s Head of AI Research on deciphering images, deep learning, and convolutional neural networks.  These are worthwhile for a quick overview. Also, some of Google’s free online machine learning resources. Lastly, a case study I found interesting about the online clothing company […]

Python??

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So I didn’t really know what language to learn first, but I came across interesting machine learning use cases that I wanted to focus on.  These include supervised learning and unsupervised learning and projects such as a movie recommendation engine, house price prediction, human activity prediction, and credit card fraud detection.  These projects are actually all included in a course from Columbia University, but I don’t think I’ll enroll in it.  But the brochure indicated […]

First things first, understanding AI business applications

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To further my understanding of AI and business uses, I started to do research both in the legal vertical and others.  Although there are many resources available for free, I felt that a structured course would be better for me because of my demanding schedule.  I had taken online courses through Coursera (business analytics with UPenn’s Wharton School of Business) and felt comfortable with the format.  Online learning is not for everyone, but I like […]

The Journey Begins

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Hi!  My is Johan and I am starting this blog to chronicle my journey in learning how to code and apply machine learning and AI to the practice of law.  I was a practicing attorney for about 8 years at various firms in Philadelphia.  My first non-practicing job was a gig as an innovation analyst at a multinational law firm.  Since then I’ve been involved in many legal tech and innovation projects.  Here’s my LinkedIn […]