Here’s an interesting bit of career advice and resources for those looking to learn AI and machine learning for their career. Who am I to argue with Mark Cuban? 😉

Two years have already passed since Mark Cuban said that if you don’t understand artificial intelligence, deep learning, and machine learning “you’re going to be a dinosaur within three years.” If you still didn’t dig yourself into that knowledge, especially if you’re a developer, then you’ve got about a year left to see whether he was right or not.

Verge Science explores how AI can help decode animal communication by using rats.

Why rats?

Rats are social and chatty critters, but most of their chatter is above the frequency that human ears can hear. If researchers could listen to what rats are “saying,” it could change countless experiments. This week, we try our hand at recording ultrasonic rat squeaks, and visit some scientists who built their own software to make sense of what we captured.

Since it’s Saturday morning and, once upon a time Saturday mornings were for cartoons, I figured this would be the ideal time to post this cartoon about the emergence of Bitcoin in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis.

Bitcoin awakens to a chaotic world following the 2008 financial crisis. With only a few words to his young child, Satoshi disappears, leaving Bitcoin with more questions than answers. Fortunately, a benevolent ice cream truck owner (Jones) takes Bitcoin under his wing in a search to find his father.

The cartoon is embedded below, but be warned, it’s not for kids and there’s a lot of foul language.

You have been warned.