GPT-3 vs other AI powered assistants

I have been kicking the tires with Open AI’s #GPT-3 . Based on the screenshot below, it might be easy to think “oh boy does the model think highly of itself”, but as with most things in life - the devil is in the details.😃 The screenshot below was a forked version of davinci engine and follows the Q&A structure. GPT-3 vs other AI assistants Using OpenAI’s API is quite simple; perhaps too simple!...

June 21, 2021 · 3 min · Amit Bahree

ML algorithm cheat sheet

A #ML algorithm cheat sheet - helping narrow down to a certain set of #algorithm grouping depending on the problem at hand and what we are trying to solve from a business perspective. ML algorithm cheat sheet Figure 2 shows what additional characteristics we need to consider when choosing the right ML algorithm for your situation at hand. This is something that cannot be generic and is very situational....

May 3, 2021 · 1 min · Amit Bahree



January 21, 2021 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Auto-update PowerShell and nag-free

If you are like me and get annoyed with the big PowerShell upgrade ’nag’ ‘reminder’ (see screenshot below); instead of trying to figure out what to download and install the update, there is a simpler way to get the latest update and address the nag. :) You can just run the code below in an elevated prompt to get the latest release of PowerShell - it is easy-peasy. :)...

January 11, 2021 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Changing Window Terminal's default directory

If you are like me, and don’t really have your work saved in the “%USERPROFILE%” it gets annoying after a time, to keep changing the directory. If there is one specific folder that you prefer, it is an easy configuration change in the profile setting - add a setting called “startingDirectory” and point it to the path you want. For example, I have a root folder called “src” where most of the code I am working on sits, and that’s where I wanted to default the terminal to....

January 8, 2021 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

bfloat16 - how it improves AI chip designs

Floating point calculations are slow for computers (specifically CPUs); possibly representing the same struggle for many humans. :) I remember a time when a FPU (floating point unit) was an upgrade and one had to pay extra to get one. Very useful when you needed that extra precision in computing - and in my head, it always seemed like the Turbo button. :) For most #ML workloads and computations, precision isn’t the most important criteria; with every increasing data and parameters (looking at you GPT-3 with 45 TB of data and 175 billion parameters!...

September 12, 2020 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

WSL2 +Ubuntu on Window 10 (2004)

One of the key advances in the latest version of Windows 10 (2004) is WSL2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux v2) - and whilst a version bump, it offers so much more. This allows us to run with near-native performance linux binaries ( ELF64 ). Before we get into the steps outlined to install WSL2, I also recommend installing Windows Terminal , and winget . Although not required, it does make it simpler to use and a better (dev) experience - especially when setting up a new workstation....

August 5, 2020 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

Getting list of users from Microsoft Teams

I recently needed to get a list of users that belong to a specific Microsoft Teams team - and there isnt anything out of the box to get this using the Teams app. AFAIK, the only way to do this is using the Microsoft graph API - for which there are a few options. For something quick (e.g. getting a list of users in a team), using the Graph explorer could be easy enough....

June 5, 2020 · 8 min · Amit Bahree

Livelock == 2020

With everything going around us - this is what 2020 feels like. 😮‍💨 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 // Livelock == an infinite loop that // means the program is frozen #define FROZEN while(1) // in hell, there are demons with pitchforks #define HELL fork(); FROZEN HELL

June 3, 2020 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Git and Code

I think this from xkcd sums up my afternoon quite nicely. Messed up a repo, and then was trying to ‘clean up’. A huge thank you to Lily, on the team, for working with me to cleaning up my mess, and helping me show some of the ropes. I know there are quite a few tutorials out there; a couple of these that I found including one from Lily....

May 10, 2020 · 1 min · Amit Bahree