Borges's Library of Babel is my favorite treatment of the “what does it mean to say that numbers really exist?” question.

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Sep 13, 2022Liked by Jon Stokes

Jon, the real-ness of numbers reminded me of the twins in Oliver Sacks "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat"... The relevant section is posted here:


Some are skeptical of the story... But there's got to be patterns we humans don't (yet?) perceive...

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Sep 14, 2022Liked by Jon Stokes

for those looking for more on the concept of latent space:



and ofc:


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Thanks, Jon, for the useful framework. I’m stoked for more of the series and to use it as inspiration / guide to get my hands dirty on some of these models. Super relevant content.

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Great primer. This might be interesting for you or your readers: https://github.com/rickhull/backprop

It covers the basics of neural nets, backward propagation, and gradient descent, along with minimal and simple ruby code, based on Andrej Karpathy's MicroGrad.

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Thank you, Jon. I'm eager for the next one.

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