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Energy Approach to Life

I had blogged about this before. Now, I created the highlights into a short presentation. I included some book recommendations in the slides as well. Here is the link for the presentation.

HPTS trip report (day 2)

This is a belated wrap up of my HPTS trip report. Read the first part of the HPTS trip report here, if you haven't before. The first day of HPTS was a very busy, productive, and tiring day. Since my body clock was still on East Coast time, I was wide awake at 6am again. I went for a longer run this time. I ran for 5 miles along the beach on the aptly named Sunset drive. Monterey Bay, Asilomar is an eerily beautiful piece of earth. After breakfast, HPTS started with the data analytics session. That night it was announced that Chris Re (from Stanford) won a  MacArthur genius award . Chris was scheduled to talk in this first session of HPTS day 2. It was a very engaging talk. Chris talked about the DeepDive macroscopic data system they have been working on.  DeepDive is a system that reads texts and research papers and collect macroscopic knowledge about a topic with a quality that exceeds paid human annotators and volunteers. This was surprising news to me; another victory for

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