AI can do a lot of cool stuff. Tell apart pictures of cats and dogs, translate between languages, turn pictures of cloudy days into sunny days, and even defeat the world’s best Starcraft players!

What’s interested me recently, is text to image generation. Yes, you could just search google images…


Over the past couple of days, I’ve been researching an ancient philosopher named Epictetus, He’s one of the big three figures in Stoicism, but unlike the other two (Marcus Aurelius: A Roman Emperor, and Seneca: one of the wealthiest people of his time) Epictetus was born as a slave. …


Laozi (sometimes spelt Lao-Tzu or Lao-Tze) is an ancient philosopher credited to have written the Tao Te Ching, which is one of the most translated texts in history, alongside the Bible and Quran. He’s believed to have lived in China in the 6th century BCE. The reason I say believed…


I was reading Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (awesome book btw highly recommend), and was really shocked by what I learnt about the agricultural revolution. I thought it was this amazing advancement that allowed people to produce more food, have a more consistent supply of food, and settle down for…


Two years ago, I went to two back to back weddings over the winter break.

The first was a destination wedding in Abu Dhabi. They had private cars picking up guests from the airport. The wedding went on for 4 days and there were about a THOUSAND guests invited. We…


In modern society, the majority of the world is a democratic. After seeing what fell upon Germany with fascism, and Russia with communism, we seem to have concluded that democracy, although not a perfect system, is the best one we’ve got.

However, Plato, one of the greatest thinkers of all…


Recently, I went to a mall because my sister wanted to buy something from Pandora. While I was walking through the mall back from the store to the car (after having bought nothing because it’s all just gold plated, hence overpriced, and they only had push-back earrings which are apparently…


Every couple of weeks my family has a “cleaning day”, where everyone spends a couple of hours cleaning the house. We all have specific roles, my mom does the mopping, my sister does the dusting and organizing things, and my job is to do the vacuuming. It’s never been something…


Last year, I was at a badminton tournament waiting for my game to begin. I was on the bench with a couple friends, pretty bored because we didn’t really have anything to do.

Then a friend asked me, “Hey do you wanna play ultimate tic-tac-toe?”

Me — “Sorry tic-tac-toe? …


Ever since I started looking into AI, I was intrigued by reinforcement learning, a subset of machine learning that teaches an agent how to do something through experience.

In traditional supervised learning, you need a ton of labeled data, which can often be hard to get. For other problems, maybe…

Arnav Paruthi

I’m a 16 year old working on artificial intelligence algorithms. Feel free to reach out via LinkedIn or my email at arnavparuthi@gmail.com.

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