I play at the crossroads of technology, health and art. Broadcasting from: www.mrdbourke.com

2021 Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max Machine Learning speed test comparison

Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro with magsafe charger plugged in, orange light shinning on Apple logo
The trademark green charging light is back. Photo by the author.

The main keyboard I used is attached to a MacBook Pro. I’m typing this on a MacBook Pro.

And being the tech nerd I am, when Apple released a couple of new MacBook Pro’s with upgraded hardware: M1 Pro, M1 Max chips and redesigns and all the rest, I decided…

There’s a lot going on in the world of AI. This article covers 183 slides in 17-minutes.

State of AI Report 2021 summary cover highlighting four of the slides in the report mentioned below
For the past few years, the State of AI Report by Nathan Benaich and Ian…

Although vast, the State of AI Report collects a snapshot of what’s happening in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) every year.

I say snapshot because there’s a lot going on. Even with over 180 slides in the official report, there’s still much more the report missed out on.

In…

Would you take a bet you could never lose?

Small dog wrestling big stick.

Yesterday I saw a dog off its leash trying to lift a stick that was three to four times its body length and as thick as its waist.

The dog tried from multiple different angles, moving its head, biting hard, biting soft, up one end of the stick down the…

My favourite books, aphorisms, questions without answers, principles for wealth, health and creating from my 27th year

Every year I write an article about the previous year. Sometime around my birthday.

One article? About a whole year?

Yes yes I know. There’s no way of capturing all the goings on in a year in a single article. …

Charlie walks the tightrope between head and heart. Between one path and another.

How do you choose between A or B? Well… the trick is to remember there’s also C, D, E, F, G, yes, no, all of the above and none of the above.

From my first novel, Charlie Walks.

Charlie’s downtown again. At another grey building. Working on something he enjoys but not to the depths he’d like. So he’s torn.

Torn between a known path and his own path. Between what he thinks he should be and what he’d love to be.

Charlie writes a letter to Pauly. Tells a story about what he’s learned from his secret project.

Jumping out of a plane solo is about as on your own as you can get… or is it?

From my first novel, Charlie Walks.

Some background: Charlie’s a machine learning engineer working at the largest technology company in the world but wants to be a writer.

In his spare time at work he siphons the company compute power to fuel his secret world-generating project, XK-1.

However, whenever Charlie…

Charlie tests his secret project. Comes away with ideas. Goes for a walk.

lined paper with writing on it, pen being held by hand writing on the paper
Charlie’s extent of planning ends at a single sheet of yellow lined paper per day.

From my first novel, Charlie Walks.

Some background: Charlie’s a machine learning engineer working at the largest technology company in the world but wants to be a writer.

In his spare time at work he siphons the company compute power to fuel his secret world-generating project, XK-1. XK-1 works but…

Charlie goes into the office. Runs into Sarah out the front. Works on his secret project.

tall office building with lights on
Looking for Charlie? Floor number 77, desk number 171.

From my first novel, Charlie Walks, the story of a machine learning engineer who loves walks and wants to be a writer.

Some background: Charlie works for the largest technology company in the world. …

Daniel Bourke

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