The 21st century has been marked by a series of global crises – from environmental degradation and pandemics to economic instability and political unrest.
As we hurtle forward towards the future, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the challenges we face as a species are numerous and interlinked, the word “polycrisis” is making the rounds.
These pressing issues raise the question: will humanity survive in the long term, or are we facing extinction – and if so, when? If you want to learn about a method to predict doomsday, read on!
Continue reading “Polycrisis: When Will the World End? Professor Gott’s Equation Gives an Answer! (Also as a Video!)”
Word embedding, self-attention, and next-word prediction lie at the core of LLMs like ChatGPT. If you are curious about how these techniques work and want to see a simple example in R, read on!
Continue reading “Attention! What lies at the Core of ChatGPT? (Also as a Video!)”
Everybody and their dog are talking about ChatGPT from OpenAI. If you want to get an intuition about what lies at the core of such Language Models, read on!
Continue reading “Create Texts with a Markov Chain Text Generator… and what this has to do with ChatGPT!”
ChatGPT from OpenAI leaves me speechless over and over again. I have been in the AI industry for many decades now and it has been a long time since I last had this feeling of utter fascination mixed with disbelief mixed with anxiety.
This is only a quick post in the context of R programming which I wanted to share with you, so read on!
Continue reading “ChatGPT can Create Datasets, Program in R… and when it makes an Error it can Fix that too!”
The current protests in China make many people wonder whether the situation will escalate further.
For a demographics-based analysis (youth bulge theory), read on!
Continue reading “How Stable is China?”
Predictive Maintenance is one of the big revolutions happening across all major industries right now. Instead of changing parts regularly or even only after they failed it uses Machine Learning methods to predict when a part is going to fail.
If you want to get an introduction to this fascinating developing area, read on!
Continue reading “Learning Data Science: Predictive Maintenance with Decision Trees”
Predicting football (a.k.a. soccer) games based on statistical models has been one of my hobbies for many years now.
Here, I will give you my prediction for Germany in the group stage of the World Cup 2022 with full R-code, so read on!
Continue reading “World Cup 2022: My Prediction for Germany in the Group Stage (also as a Video)!”
When addressing somebody unknown to you with an uncommon name e.g. in an email you might not know whether this person is male or female. In this post, we make it a little fun project to let R help us with that, so read on!
Continue reading “Which Gender is associated with this Name? R to the R-escue!”
Many wonder why there are so few protests in Russia over the brutal war against Ukraine. An answer could lie in the youth bulge theory which we will use again to explain the relative lethargy of the Russian populace, so read on!
Continue reading “Youth Bulge Theory: Why there won’t be an Uprising in Russia”
The Oktoberfest in Munich, also called “Wiesn” in the local Bavarian dialect, is the world’s largest Volksfest. It had been cancelled for the last two years due to COVID-19. Stakes are running high whether it should be cancelled again this year. To get some perspective, read on!
Continue reading “Corona-Superspreading or just “Wiesn-flu”? Should the Oktoberfest be cancelled again?”