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The Eye as a Window Into the Soul

Hello friends, What can 2 million retinal images and a machine-learning algorithm achieve? Early-dete
The Eye as a Window Into the Soul
By Mustafa Sultan • Issue #3 • View online
Hello friends,
What can 2 million retinal images and a machine-learning algorithm achieve? Early-detection of Alzheimers—at least that’s what Dr Siegfried Wagner along with his team at the Moorfields Eye Hospital are working towards.
In this week’s podcast, we discuss the landmark study (AlzEye), before going down a deep dive into how a novel AI technique—Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)—which have traditionally been used to make deep fakes online, can be used to convert X-Rays into CTs, and CTs into MRIs.
The podcast is available on Apple, Spotify and everywhere else.

Dr Siegfried Wagner
Dr Siegfried Wagner
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If you want an average successful life, it doesn’t take much planning. Just stay out of trouble, go to school, and apply for jobs you might like. But if you want something extraordinary, you have two paths:
1. Become the best at one specific thing.
2. Become very good (top 25%) at two or more things.
The first strategy is difficult to the point of near impossibility. Few people will ever play in the NBA or make a platinum album. I don’t recommend anyone even try.
In this essay, Scott Adams suggests that the route to a happy and successful life is to become very good at two or more things.
If you’re a good engineer and also a good marketer—you become Steve Jobs. If you’re a good doctor but also a good runner—maybe you become a Team GB doctor. If you’re a good doctor but a great writer—maybe you become Adam Kay.
There is one caveat however, Adams suggests that at least one of the skills should involve communication—writing, public speaking etc.
The Dilbert Blog: Career Advice
Feel free to email back with any thoughts, comments or suggested guests.
All the best,
Mustafa
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