AI: chatGPT alternatives

GPT means Generative Pre-trained Transformer It’s been the buzz since Fall 2022, and AI is slowly creeping in our lives. I have even used ChatGPT a few times to ask questions on Python code or regular expression usage with sed. This 18min YouTube video “The AI wars: Google vs Bing (ChatGPT)” mentions 2 other AI… Read More »

ChatGPT resources

This post is to list some useful resources about ChatGPT that I just discovered through LinkedIn posts and YouTube. OpenAI Cookbook: Prompt and conversation sharing This is a Google Chrome extension: Add ChatGPT to RStudio Title: “Adding Chat GPT to RStudio with the GPT Studio add-in package” Link: RTUTOR.AI uses AI to… Read More »

Quantum computing

Wikipedia says: Quantum computing is a type of computation whose operations can harness the phenomena of quantum mechanics, such as superposition, interference, and entanglement. Devices that perform quantum computations are known as quantum computers. The rest of the article is a bit too technical. The Keysight article Quantum Computing: Top 5 Questions Answered (November 9, 2022; AuthorJenn Mullen; 8 min read) presents the… Read More »

The story behind the rats of NIMH

In 1982, there was a “not-from-Disney” animation that had fascinated me… “The Secret of NIMH.” Just discovering it root is bringing back memories. (Official Trailer.) In the 1971 book Ms. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, written by Robert C. O’Brien, the rodents strive to create their own utopia after escaping from a research facility.… Read More »

EMBL Communications

As an Alumni of EMBL at Grenoble, France I like to read information about this international community. They just announced that their magazine EMBL Etc. is now fully, and only digital available online. EMBLetc Read the latest Issues of our magazine – EMBLetc. Issue 99, Winter 2022 Uncovering a microbe’s inner life From coast to… Read More »

Bioinformatics Training Materials

The Bioinformatics Core at the UC Davis Genome Center has all the Documentation for the workshops and courses, past and current, available on the bioinformatics training program GitHub page. The Genome Center Event Registration offers the same material in a different listing order based on the date. Most of the material is available as Github… Read More »

Python Data Science with Jupyter on Docker

Inspired by article “How to set up and run Python Data Science Development Environment with Jupyter on Docker” [Archived] Data Scientists coders must work with a variety of Data Science development tools, including the  Anaconda (or Miniconda) Python distribution platform, the Python programming language, the R programming language, Matplotlib library, Pandas Library, the Jupyter application, and many others. The article describes how to… Read More »

Next Gen sequencing in the Gobi desert

This video from Oxford Nanopore channel is showing how they use Nanopore on site in the desert, stating that “the future is already here” at time 3min40sec within the video. In the Gobi Desert, a team established a mobile lab for genome sequencing.Their objective was to investigate the microbiome of tiny mammals residing in this… Read More »