In this video, Two Minute Papers examines the paper “DeepFocus: Learned Image Synthesis for Computational Displays” from Facebook Research. Having a neural network synthesize depth and focus information from a two dimensional input can make more content usable for virtual reality or mixed reality uses.
If you’re a software developer, data scientist, or anyone that requires focus for work, then you know the destructive power of distractions. Or do you?
Distractions eat away at you slowly. They just don’t keep you from focusing, left unchecked they actually destroy your ability to focus.
Focus is an incredibly powerful skill to have in a world where attention spans grow shorter by the day.
Below is a great video introducing the Pomodoro Technique. To be fair, I was skeptical of the Pomodoro technique when I first heard about it. It wasn’t until I tried it for myself, saw the results, and felt the difference firsthand that I became a believer.
Watch the video and, every time you think “this doesn’t apply to me, I’m not a student,” remind yourself that in a career that requires life-long learning: yes, you are a student.