Awwww the 21st century! We can now predict the exact time and location it’s going to rain, the fastest route to get home, and the movies that we’re more likely to enjoy. However, it looks like not everything is as easy to predict as my love for Tarantino.

Coronavirus, COVID-19, Rona was unprecedented. And whenever we can’t predict outcomes with certainty, we can at least estimate the chances associated with its outcomes.

It’s been 3 weeks since the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommended that the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer (Comirnaty) is preferred to AstraZeneca in adults aged…


The perceptron algorithm is the most basic form of a neural network(NN) used in Machine Learning, and its design was inspired by human biology. Scientists studied the way that neurons determine their own state by receiving signals from the connections to other neurons and comparing the stimuli received to a threshold. Mathematicians took this idea and applied it to a simple perceptron algorithm that is commonly used for supervised learning binary classifications tasks where data is linearly separable. The perceptron is able to predict classes by taking a linear function that combines a set of weights with features.

Neurons determine their own state by receiving signals from their connections. Source: Giphy

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