A Very Short History of Artificial Intelligence

1308 Catalan poet and theologian Ramon Llull publishes Ars generalis ultima (The Ultimate General Art), further perfecting his method of using paper-based mechanical means to create new knowledge from combinations of concepts. The nine most fundamental principles of the Art. B: goodness, C: greatness, D: eternity/duration, E: power/authority, F: wisdom/instinct, G: will/appetite, H: virtue, […]

via A Very Short History of Artificial Intelligence (AI) — What’s The Big Data?


The structure, function, and connectivity of the brain changes considerably as we age1–4. Recent advances in MRI physics and neuroimaging have led to the development of new techniques which allow researchers to map quantitative parameters sensitive to key histological brain factors such as iron and myelination5–7. These quantitative techniques reveal the microstructure of the brain […]

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An Easy and Practical Guide to 3D Reconstruction

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I recently came across a simple and easy package that can be used to create 3D reconstruction of objects. I wanted to share it and give an easy and practical explanation on how one can create visually appealing 3D models by running a few simple commands, no coding needed. I must emphasize that for keeping it simple, this post will not focus on theory as did the last few posts on binary descriptors, but instead will give an easy and practical guide to 3D reconstruction. Just to give you a taste of what can be done with the package, here’s an example of a 3D reconstruction I made (yes, that me in there):

Here you can see an original image vs. a screenshot of the 3D model:

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