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"math grad school" Discussed on How I Built This

How I Built This

08:02 min | 2 months ago

"math grad school" Discussed on How I Built This

"Guy rise and on the show today. How a perfect storm of skill and luck trove Luis von Ahn to create capture than recapture and then duo lingo foreign language APP valued at one point five billion dollars think about the small moments or decisions in your life that actually had a huge impact on how your life turned out. Maybe it was a conversation. You struck up with the person next to you on an airplane. Maybe it was a party. You reluctantly went to only to meet the person you'd eventually marry or maybe it was a decision to stay on vacation an extra day that sparked a new idea for Kevin System. It was a random remark from his girlfriend that made him decide to use filters on instagram for Blake. Majkowski was a chance meeting with a group of young Argentinian who took him to the countryside where he saw kids with no shoes. That one day inspired him to create. Tom's and for Louis Fun on it was a free lecture at Carnegie Mellon University in two thousand. We'll get deeper into the story in a few minutes but that single lecture would lead him to invent to ingenious new tools the I was capture. Yes captures those annoying twisted and blurred letters. You have to type into a website to prove your human and the second one was duo lingo now. The biggest language learning APP in the world which is now getting even more popular because people are looking for new things to do now that they're stuck at home but was captured and duo. Lingo were designed to harness the power of crowdsourcing to solve problems. And I'M GONNA blow your mind here if you have ever typed in a capture or reused dueling go. There's a good chance you've taken part in a massive online collaboration that you probably weren't even aware of and it's amazing. How Louis came up with all this but let's start at the beginning. Lewis was born in Guatemala in late. Nineteen Seventy S. Both as parents were doctors and though he was surrounded by poverty violence in Guatemala City. Louis screw up in comparative privilege and as a kid. He spent a lot of time hanging out at the family business. My Mother's family actually had a candy. Factory everybody is always a Mesa. The fact that I grew up with a candy factory they think it was like Willy. Wonka or something. I was not all that much into the candidate. Self I was into the machines because basically the candies made by these gigantic machines. That bump out I don't know how many thousands of pieces of candy per hour and basically all my weekends. I spent playing at the Candy Factory and I would They the machines apart and put them back together they would be some extra pieces after. I put him back together on that. That would be a problem but what? What kind of student were you were? You were school pretty easy for you. Yeah I was pretty nerdy basically. That was really good at math. Math was just easy to me. I what I would do during the summers is basically get either next year or you know. Couple YEARS LATER. Math books on all the sizes. Wow it kind of came easy but the way I really got good ideas by doing hundreds and hundreds exercises. That's what you do in. The summertime was bored. I mean I was an only child I is. I didn't have that much to do. This is remember this is also pre Internet pre everything. So what was I going to do? Man That's what I did was putting playing cards in the spokes of my bicycle and by jolly ranchers seven. Eleven should math books. So you were. Did you just love math? I mean it sounds like kids. Don't think about their future. They're not like I'm going to study math so I can be in tech one day like unless I've really enjoyed it. I I enjoyed it was it was like a puzzle for me by the way this is not the only thing I did. I mean I I also played a lot of video games Pirated Video Games in my commodore sixty four like floppy disks. Floppy Disk loppy discs. That's right I wanted a Nintendo. When I was eight my mother would not get many intendo. She instead got me computer. Commodore Sixty Four. And I couldn't figure out how to use it but eventually I read like the manual stuff and I figured out how to use it more than I figured out. I could buy other people's video games. And so I became a little hub in my in my little neighbourhood but these were not other kids adults or kind of basically young adults who had a computer and they would come to my house and I would take their games and give them my games exchange so then. I collected a pretty large number of video games but sh- mentioned right that I mean because your childhood sounds pretty nice but but like as a kid I guess or even as a teenager there was a civil war in Guatemala right. I mean we know that today. There's a a lot of violence there. Obviously violence in the US and other countries to but Guatemala's has been particularly hard hit. I mean did it feel dangerous when you're a kid yes it did. There was a civil war pretty much since I was born in seventy nine to nineteen ninety-six. There was a civil war going on the whole time. It always felt dangerous when I was fifteen or so. My aunt was kidnapped for ransom. I mean she was gone for seven or eight days. Wow People's cars would be stolen. I don't every couple of months. Somebody's car would be stolen in my family. Going past seven thirty PM was rare games. You needed to go out in a large group. If you're going to go up at seven thirty PM and I did my house had walls and barbed wire yeah. It felt dangerous. I mean this is one of just one of the reasons I came to the US. Actually I mean I was. After my aunt was kidnapped I thought to myself. I don't WanNa live here. Yeah and I guess you did end up leaving Guatemala for college because you went to Duke in North Carolina and you describe yourself as a like a math nerd in school and and is that what you intended to do like to do something in math. That's what I wanted to become an economic math professor. I was pretty certain. I wanted to become a math professor at the time. I thought the best thing that I can do is really learn a lot of math and I really it and I thought it was futile to learn how to deal with other people. It is interesting because my job. These days is one hundred percent just dealing with other people's problems. I'm just trying to understand the so so by becoming math professor. You thought. Hey I wouldn't have to deal with people I would just deal with facts. Data and numbers. Yes yes and you know I. I'll do math research all day long. And every now and then after class of but whatever that's like a tax That's that's what I thought so all right so you are She gets your degree and you this path to go into academia and you go into a PhD program at Carnegie Mellon Correct and I guess you go into computer science right yes. I changed from math computer science because I visited a math Grad school and what people were saying the professor was saying. Oh I'm working on this open problem that nobody's been able to solve for the last three hundred years and I thought I don't think I'm smart enough if you haven't done it and nobody's done it in three hundred years that's Kinda not for me whereas when you visit in computer science I mean this is crazy thing before like. Oh Yeah I still have an open program yesterday. Well it's a much younger field yet so that I thought that was much more exciting for me. At least so you are a you start zero two thousand you start your program at Carnegie Mellon but I guess like really soon after you start You go to some talk by someone from Yahoo comes to campus to talk about your guy who was a big deal in two thousand. Who is that? What's the story? Yeah that was serendipity again. Most of most of the things that have happened in my life serendipitous. I was a first year student. I had been at Carnegie Mellon for maybe two months. I had you know the first thing you got to do. When you become issue soon as finding adviser I had found myself in adviser and we went to talk together. This guy from Yahoo was the chief scientist of Yahoo at the time and like you said Yahoo at the time was the biggest.

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reCAPTCHA and Duolingo: Luis von Ahn

How I Built This

07:01 min | 2 months ago

reCAPTCHA and Duolingo: Luis von Ahn

"Think about the small moments or decisions in your life that actually had a huge impact on how your life turned out. Maybe it was a conversation. You struck up with the person next to you on an airplane. Maybe it was a party. You reluctantly went to only to meet the person you'd eventually marry or maybe it was a decision to stay on vacation an extra day that sparked a new idea for Kevin System. It was a random remark from his girlfriend that made him decide to use filters on instagram for Blake. Majkowski was a chance meeting with a group of young Argentinian who took him to the countryside where he saw kids with no shoes. That one day inspired him to create. Tom's and for Louis Fun on it was a free lecture at Carnegie Mellon University in two thousand. We'll get deeper into the story in a few minutes but that single lecture would lead him to invent to ingenious new tools the I was capture. Yes captures those annoying twisted and blurred letters. You have to type into a website to prove your human and the second one was duo lingo now. The biggest language learning APP in the world which is now getting even more popular because people are looking for new things to do now that they're stuck at home but was captured and duo. Lingo were designed to harness the power of crowdsourcing to solve problems. And I'M GONNA blow your mind here if you have ever typed in a capture or reused dueling go. There's a good chance you've taken part in a massive online collaboration that you probably weren't even aware of and it's amazing. How Louis came up with all this but let's start at the beginning. Lewis was born in Guatemala in late. Nineteen Seventy S. Both as parents were doctors and though he was surrounded by poverty violence in Guatemala City. Louis screw up in comparative privilege and as a kid. He spent a lot of time hanging out at the family business. My Mother's family actually had a candy. Factory everybody is always a Mesa. The fact that I grew up with a candy factory they think it was like Willy. Wonka or something. I was not all that much into the candidate. Self I was into the machines because basically the candies made by these gigantic machines. That bump out I don't know how many thousands of pieces of candy per hour and basically all my weekends. I spent playing at the Candy Factory and I would They the machines apart and put them back together they would be some extra pieces after. I put him back together on that. That would be a problem but what? What kind of student were you were? You were school pretty easy for you. Yeah I was pretty nerdy basically. That was really good at math. Math was just easy to me. I what I would do during the summers is basically get either next year or you know. Couple YEARS LATER. Math books on all the sizes. Wow it kind of came easy but the way I really got good ideas by doing hundreds and hundreds exercises. That's what you do in. The summertime was bored. I mean I was an only child I is. I didn't have that much to do. This is remember this is also pre Internet pre everything. So what was I going to do? Man That's what I did was putting playing cards in the spokes of my bicycle and by jolly ranchers seven. Eleven should math books. So you were. Did you just love math? I mean it sounds like kids. Don't think about their future. They're not like I'm going to study math so I can be in tech one day like unless I've really enjoyed it. I I enjoyed it was it was like a puzzle for me by the way this is not the only thing I did. I mean I I also played a lot of video games Pirated Video Games in my commodore sixty four like floppy disks. Floppy Disk loppy discs. That's right I wanted a Nintendo. When I was eight my mother would not get many intendo. She instead got me computer. Commodore Sixty Four. And I couldn't figure out how to use it but eventually I read like the manual stuff and I figured out how to use it more than I figured out. I could buy other people's video games. And so I became a little hub in my in my little neighbourhood but these were not other kids adults or kind of basically young adults who had a computer and they would come to my house and I would take their games and give them my games exchange so then. I collected a pretty large number of video games but sh- mentioned right that I mean because your childhood sounds pretty nice but but like as a kid I guess or even as a teenager there was a civil war in Guatemala right. I mean we know that today. There's a a lot of violence there. Obviously violence in the US and other countries to but Guatemala's has been particularly hard hit. I mean did it feel dangerous when you're a kid yes it did. There was a civil war pretty much since I was born in seventy nine to nineteen ninety-six. There was a civil war going on the whole time. It always felt dangerous when I was fifteen or so. My aunt was kidnapped for ransom. I mean she was gone for seven or eight days. Wow People's cars would be stolen. I don't every couple of months. Somebody's car would be stolen in my family. Going past seven thirty PM was rare games. You needed to go out in a large group. If you're going to go up at seven thirty PM and I did my house had walls and barbed wire yeah. It felt dangerous. I mean this is one of just one of the reasons I came to the US. Actually I mean I was. After my aunt was kidnapped I thought to myself. I don't WanNa live here. Yeah and I guess you did end up leaving Guatemala for college because you went to Duke in North Carolina and you describe yourself as a like a math nerd in school and and is that what you intended to do like to do something in math. That's what I wanted to become an economic math professor. I was pretty certain. I wanted to become a math professor at the time. I thought the best thing that I can do is really learn a lot of math and I really it and I thought it was futile to learn how to deal with other people. It is interesting because my job. These days is one hundred percent just dealing with other people's problems. I'm just trying to understand the so so by becoming math professor. You thought. Hey I wouldn't have to deal with people I would just deal with facts. Data and numbers. Yes yes and you know I. I'll do math research all day long. And every now and then after class of but whatever that's like a tax That's that's what I thought so all right so you are She gets your degree and you this path to go into academia and you go into a PhD program at Carnegie Mellon Correct and I guess you go into computer science right yes. I changed from math computer science because I visited a math Grad school and what people were saying the professor was saying. Oh I'm working on this open problem that nobody's been able to solve for the last three hundred years and I thought I don't think I'm smart enough if you haven't done it and nobody's done it in three hundred years that's Kinda not for me whereas when you visit in computer science I mean this is crazy thing before like. Oh Yeah I still have an open program yesterday. Well it's a much younger field yet so that I thought that was much more exciting for me. At

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"math grad school" Discussed on The Portal

The Portal

14:21 min | 8 months ago

"math grad school" Discussed on The Portal

"That we inhabit because the real world had grown so complicated that it was that that they had to model it into in simplified terms. It's almost like fast. Benders world on a wire where you're living in like a success of nesting Dole of successive simulation will rush you. Yeah Matthias Kia and I forgot what we were going. We're going with this but we we. We now live in this like kind of lake. Hyper trophy to hyper real reality where you know you you said to me. It's like very few people can see that. They're part of the simulation I don't know if I actually agree with that because I like to think that people are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. Well Santa comes into smart they it comes down to ourself blinding. Yeah and so one of the reasons I was asking asking you. What you had heard Gary podcast was? I wasn't sure what happened during it. I think that he I mean I don't know if you want me to psychoanalyze. This is like a very Meta podcasting. You've pretty yeah. I think that he was deflecting. Your Ernest attempts mutual identification which is like the basis of all kind of bonds right. I'm so excited right when they meet kind of a fellow trials in any capacity itself. I told you the starring Arlen shows like Oh my God. We're like you know relatives right there. Something very familiar. Monja fear over it twice. Yeah and there's something very familiar in meeting other people from kind of a similar cultural background And I tend to collect them and you know if that's racist money Let me know but So I think the Russian tendency which I've tried to for example Minimize mitigate litigated myself to adapt better to American society is to deflect any such attempts and to Kind of not to not give anybody an inch to not let anybody get to know you and to stay kind of distant you open to being the unreliable narrator I'm not sure what that question means. Well sometimes like I forget if maybe Edgar Allan Poe's tell tale heart bird you're telling a story about the self and the story reveals something to the artist maybe captain que- in the CAINE. Mutiny would be a better exam. I'm talking about the strawberries and the men really discussing his own paranoia in a way. It's leaking out into the testimony giving so what I see with you is that you are Russian post-soviet enough yeah but that you're very worried that it's not really a sustaining quality in this homogenising see like your mother you can see. There's no way she can get away from it. I I have never met the woman but I didn't feel her her presence as being intrinsically Soviet and your were podcast is called red scare but first of all that's a An invocation of the nineteen fifties or earlier. Yeah and Menstruation Association Administration Thong and there's a tramps dampen there's this whole aspect of You're worried that you can't actually keep it together. You can't hold the information back. You can't keep the identification with Eastern Europe because it starting to fray yeah on some level but I also on another level I feel kind of a complete dinosaur. I'm relatively young young ish but I feel like that. Sometimes sometimes they feel kind of insane for eight. Because I'm the only one who has in my circle for example has kind of an an attachment descent to certain religious or ethnic. I took an Ivy League admission at the University of Pennsylvania and when everyone else went into investment investment banking or law or medicine. I went to Math Grad school. Your father being as there was something ancient about in respectable about well in the in the respectable in the sense of like yes I could. Jewish concept has a very Jewish and self destructive thing to do yeah to take take this fantastic opportunity and say okay. I'm going to try to achieve something for all eternity. That seven people are really going to deeply understand that. And there's an aspect to this is this is what animates star wars the idea that Obi Wan Kanobi and Yoda mysteriously mysteriously survive. I mean I'm not a fan of the original star wars pictures that are supposed to come chronologically early right. But but there is one scene which is precious to me where the emperor says execute order sixty six and all the jed eye are killed except to one of which lives by accident That's obi-wan-kenobi and Yoda intuit's Shit you know. This is the genocide and I'm going to be all that's left so you are that thing that carries the seat. Yeah it's a huge response. That's why you have a podcast. But it's also the case that you're corroding in this extremely Alkaline Environment That's like really beautiful and poetic and also horrible. A horrifying reality to ponder but it. Yeah it gift to a Russian. If I gave you a horrifying tragic yes show. We'll we'll eat it right up. Yeah but look I remember you Camille Paglia. I think. Say PAALEA really kind of re- changed my thinking on on the Star Wars Franchise which I've always thought to be kind of like the nail in the coffin of the Golden Age of American Cinema Somare the The it was kind of like A. It really opened the door at paved. The way for these mega franchises marvel's ation the Disney vacation of film And her feeling about it was that it was a kind of epic eternal legend Saugus story that was Fulfiled or produced by means of the most cutting edge technology and that this is where our resides now kind of the technological capacity of the Hollywood industry because transcendence is difficult to manufacture. When you first see what technology can do the Matrix would be an excellent Other example to discuss In that case I'm very partial to giving this example. There were multiple innovations. There was the wire work was bullet time with using still and moving camera images in inner playing between them and then there was. CGI Yeah I and so their mind was never sure what it was seeing right and so you you devote extra cognitive resources to the legend end archetype type that's being explored when you're opened by transcendence. That's why we litter the set for example with Klein bottles often. Because you know to have I have glassware from the fourth dimension that defies the laws of inside out Opens people up to well. What what are these people is going to be discussing? Is this a way out because I think everybody wants escape. Yes and I think that if you go back to our Jewish tradition the entire concept opt of like what is the. What is the epic that we tell every year is our star wars? It's the Passover epoca the Jews escaping. Now now's the time when we understand why we tell that story because we need to get out of here. Yeah I I think the Flattering battering uplifting. Version is escape. I think the cynical not-so-flattering version is offloading irresponsibility. In the way that somebody like Eric Fromm uh-huh described foisting the responsibility for your life onto another task. You sort of a file set of questions. Yeah for invite you back to the puck. When you're next Annella they hope you move your I wanNA move here And so horrible is going to be an Armenian juice. SLUT who hangs out with the Glendale Galleria Area Not New York girl. Anyway go to pass that one. Where are we in gender space? I have the feeling that men and women of heterosexual mindset needed to put their own mask on before helping everybody who is trying something different. I like that. That's like the plane and now the Mascara that so yeah and that at the moment we're trying to solve twelve million. Things have all been lumped under trans and. I always give the analogy. That strokes occur from excessive clotting and thinning. You can't say something thing about strokes in general because you don't know which type strokes we don't know which type of Trans But if you just say okay we got all these things about polly the Ameri and bisexuality homosexuality non non binary relations etc very complicated. Let's assume we have the best of intentions to everybody. Is is a soul. We're now neglecting male female heterosexual procreative relationships. It's like an afterthought what we gotta do. Something where our concerns for all of these other variations. Don't obliterate the major workhorse of societal. Societal perpetuation your thoughts. What what's the question? Thoughts are the question is are we getting dragged into world in which we can't focus on the fact that the major workhorse of perpetuation needs. Its own care like for example. If you and I both opt in to heterosexual hetero normative. Yeah SIS gendered etc ideas. We can't really continue to focus on our subset of people Because immediately at the point is well you just excluded. Twelve twelve thousand other category acts. I see you as trying to just exclude point. Oh Yeah what I I see what. You're I see what you're you're trying to do in some sense. Yeah as reestablishing Feminine Mystique. Is that a fair comment. Yeah absolutely what do you see the role of mystique being in heterosexuality the role of mistakes. That's a good question you see him. So I'm so kind of instinctive and non intellectual on on some level editor even think about this I think the the APP it would answer in the negative way I think the the absence of mystique kills would be donal. Energy absolutely. Can't be taken seriously as a woman if you disclose everything about yourself if you publish naked photos of of yourself at all times I mean. That's that's a statement of fact not a value but we we used to for example teach women to send and mixed messages right and we used to teach men and women to play games and now increasingly. There's a sort of Dr Ruth vacation of male female relations. People learn how to communicate be directs. Everything that you want sacks affirmative consent All these things that anyone ever achieved enthusiastic consent right. I know who liqueur these people like you pull out an IPAD when you can I touch your breast. What's the it's it's so much we should call our lawyers immediately and sign an NDA an NDA? It's like Every time he buddha judge has sex with his husband he signs an NDA But it's maddening. Because the whole alert of sex is precisely the unsafe. The unconsented the on consensual. I'm not talking obviously about rape or coercion. But women like like mixed messages. They like giving them. They like receiving them it because it's correct that they on some level don't know what they want not because they're stupid or weak because it's an evolving communicative process that unfolded. You know me well enough to order for me. Yeah right like maybe I would do a slightly better job of choosing my dish but if you do ninety percent is good as I would have done ordering my dish and you can show me that you actually grasp me. Yeah the not only only do you get to enjoy the benefit of having a dish that you wanted what you get to enjoy kind of the Meta benefit of knowing that your partner knows you. I got in trouble for tweet where I said that I like when my boyfriend or order food for me. The so hot. I know it's so hot. Why would any woman me not want that? Well I think because I can answer that from the guy's perspective we've all thought we knew somebody well enough and we ordered just exactly the wrong thing talk shows that we have no concept we think were on top of it we were just not yet okay. So so there's no disappointment that the potential remember the sorry thing where like he didn't understand why and she wanted and that was cause for her to write A. Yeah me too. So medium issues and at times expose Zeh Bay Dot net God.

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