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The machine learning industry moves at the speed of innovation. Daily developments and progress pushes the frontier of ML and AI just that bit further.

As a practising machine learning engineer, it can be challenging to keep up with the pace of developments that occurs within the industry. I find that complacency, even for a short period, can set you back months or years behind the frontier of ML.

This article details some of the steps I’m taking in 2021 to stay relevant to the industry in terms of expertise and general domain knowledge. …

A newsletter on life as a Machine Learning Engineer and Entrepreneur

April was an exciting month for me, mainly because I stepped out of my comfort zone and safe space and dived into the world of pitching to investors and fundraising.

Overall I learnt a lot about communication and presentation, but the key takeaway from the experience was perseverance. Motivation is great but runs out pretty quickly. The key trait that’s common amongst revered and successful humans is their drive and ability to persevere.

Things might be hard, and at times hopeless, just remember nothing worthwhile comes easy.

This Week

The world of cryptocurrency is currently getting mainstream attention, and everyone seems to…

Exploring machine learning and its applicability in the world of cryptocurrency mining and trading.


The world of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain is increasingly getting more exciting and rightfully so, as both Ethereum and Bitcoin have so far seen all-time highs in price in 2021. And not to mention an increase in the application of blockchain technology, especially with the rise in popularity of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

Like any technology, blockchain and cryptocurrencies have issues associated with security, utilisation, and efficiency. Beyond all the excitement and mainstream attention, there are reasonable efforts focused on solving significant blockchain-related problems.

This article will introduce a few of these said problems and the research efforts that are using machine…

Or any other similar property portals

Real Estate is a proven method of wealth maintenance and generation. It’s no surprise that Real estate as a sector has created a good number of billionaires and millionaires. The fact of the matter is, brick and mortar appeal to the innate human desire for security, ownership and status.

Real estate investment is almost an automatic consideration for individuals with an interest in generating wealth. So I’m building a catalogue of information and knowledge I accumulate as I explore the real estate industry.

This article contains over 13 tips that enable you to search for properties like a pro. Rightmove

Modernising the traditional CV

I’ve always viewed and utilised Notion as a productivity and organisation tool. With Notion, I plan my Medium posting schedule, take notes on research papers, set tasks reminders and structure my daily routine.

But using Notion as an online portfolio never crossed my mind until I came across YouTube videos and articles that presented portfolios made with Notion.

Most of the examples of portfolios made with Notion were from designers and artists. I decided to create a Notion portfolio that’s focused on a machine learning discipline.

This article details the steps and reasoning I’ve taken to create a Machine Learning/Data…

The network hack

Nowadays, what it takes to get a company up and running is cash injections from individuals willing to take high-level risks on ideas or product prototypes.

These individuals are known as Venture Capitalists(VCs), Angel or Seed Investors. They’ve made companies such as Facebook, CRISPR, Deliveroo, UBER, Airbnb, and numerous more a reality.

So, What does it take to get a slice of a VC’s or Angel Investors’ capital?

Compelling ideas and your network are huge components, and after spending February fundraising, your network is a huge factor that determines if you raise enough funds or not.

“Your Network Is Your…

All the learnings, excitement, failures, successes, and events of a machine learning practitioner condensed into one article.

Time flies, mostly if you’ve been stuck at home for a year due to nationwide lockdown restrictions.

For the past year, I’ve been navigating the world of Deep Learning and Computer Vision, which also meant going back and forth between programming languages, machine learning models and spending more time on StackOverflow than I would like to admit.

This article is a written recollection of various interesting aspects of my roles and responsibilities. I’ll also include learnings and experiences outside of my position that have significantly impacted my career and specialisation trajectory.

My Role And Its Evolution

By Richmond Alake

I’ve been in the machine learning industry professionally for a year now. I’ve noticed that I have a strong sense of importance the more closely my work and learning are aligned with the frontier technology.

Perhaps I’m overstretching the feeling of doing what you love as a job. Regardless of emotions, the truth is I have learnt a lot within a year, and I’m excited by how much more AI-based content is waiting to be explored.

This Week

  • I recently shared the key traits I’ve identified within outstanding Data Scientist and Machine Learning practitioners that I’ve come across over the…

Weekly Data Science, Machine Learning and AI Recommended Articles

The past week has been all about Mars. The Perseverance rover landed on Mars on 18 February, after a seven-month journey to the red planet. Perseverance also sent back the first image of Mars it took.

Thomas Smith’s article details AI techniques leveraged to colourise and produce a high-resolution replica of the first image. Check out this article below to view Mars in colour!

Perhaps you are not interested in space exploration. In that case, Thibaud Lamothe’s article on self-driving trains might grab your attention and provide a glimpse into AI's involvement within this form of transportation.

Melisa Bardhi’s article…

Data Science

Understand the operations of the merge sort algorithm and how it’s implemented in Python

Learning algorithms can be tedious at times.

The algorithm topic domain is a branch of computer science that has a notorious perception of immense complexity. But algorithms come in different shapes, sizes, and levels of sophistication.

Suppose you aspire to get to a level where you can tackle complex algorithms and solve problems with them. In that case, you have to build a backlog of experience understanding and implementing less complex algorithms.

One of these ‘not too complex’ algorithms is Merge sort.

Here’s what to expect in this article:

  • Introduction to divide and conquer approach to problem-solving
  • Explanation of the operations and intuitions involved in the merge…

Richmond Alake

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