Adventures in Data
Part 2

My employer, the IGM Financial Group of Companies; IG Wealth Management; Mackenzie Investments and Investment Planning Counsel, has joined the anti-hate social media ad boycott. How very cool!
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A village can be rebuilt. A warrior can die only once. – The Last Kingdom
Vector Institute's AI can also predict random events; only when AI does it, it has a proper name: Neural stochastic differential equations (SDEs). Fascinating.
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Five Eyes
I am relieved to hear doctors in Italy have begun training/using AI to diagnose Covid-19.

It puzzles me that with all the data and technology available to us, we are still so woefully ill-prepared for pandemics; though it is always heartening to see technology being used for more than just profit.
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These are the precincts of pain. A goddess lives here. Her name is VICTORY.
Significant news items to follow: the coronavirus spread; the stock market crash 2020; and under holy sh**! the U.S. and the Taliban have signed a peace agreement to end the nearly 2-decades-long Afghan war.
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Intermezzo
So now that the music industry seems to have lost its sense of coolness so completely, I'd like to dedicate the following playlist to all you non-beliebers. I know you're out there.
"It's better to burn out, than fade away!"

I love you, MCR!! <3
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Asante Sana
Swahili for Thank you very much...
for the beautiful film, Mia and the White Lion.
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MAGNUS!!!
CONGRATULATIONS! Magnus Carlsen has, once again, defended his title to win World Chess Champion 2018. Well played!

The official Tournament Report, and more, can be found here; and the Play Magnus apps here.
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My Advice to
Young Citizens of the Internet

Evidently an alarming number of people seem content with getting all their information from unhinged rapists on twitter. (Reasons Trump is an actual president.)

It's become a thing. Like fake news.
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Adventures in Data
Part 1

I don't recall exactly when I became obsessed with data, but it was a long time ago. Back when Facebook was still fairly new and I was still posting selfies and pretending to appreciate the 'FarmVille gifts' from my co-workers at Corus Entertainment.
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Site Building
First I have to say, Vive la France! Vive l'Europe! <3 I am very happy France has elected Emmanuel Macron as President.

Second, I forgot how fun it is to build websites, hence Astronaut Cat. :)
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A New Website
I haven't started actually writing here yet because I'm still in the middle of building, but I have written a few short posts about my volunteer work for friends at Environmental Vision Exchange; a Canadian charity that travels (mostly through Africa) solving problems. You can find it here: http://evecharity.org/blog
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