Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of reading about what separates true innovators from everyone else. I’ve come across a common theme: hard work. I’ll write up a complete blog post later when I have more time, but for now I’ll just compile a list of some of the things that I have read recently that have shaped my view on hard work/making a commitment to your work.
A couple of weeks ago, I started working through Andrew Ng’s Machine Learning course on Coursera. After working through the Matlab exercises for the first couple of weeks, I decided to try implementing a simple fully connected neural network classifier in Python, using only scipy and numpy. Although I’ll admit that I’m a complete beginner and that the classifier is very simplistic, it was able to achieve 98.76% accuracy in under 120 LOC.