Mind the gap blog

Welcome to Mind the gap blog, where we explore the intersections of technology, design, society, and open source. Our goal is to contribute to individual and collective intelligence by sharing thought-provoking ideas, insights, and perspectives. Join us as we mind the gap between what is and what could be, and explore the possibilities of a smarter, more connected world.

All we do is invest.

All we are doing is investment. Taking the bus to meet a friend? That’s an investment. Quitting your job to work at another company? That’s investing. Skipping the gym? Bad investment, but still one. Going to bed early? Probably a good investment. So let me give you my best investment advice: spend your time wisely. Imagine you are a millionaire and you are placing your entire fortune into 24 chunks of money every day....

May 21, 2023 · 3 min · Valentin Viennot

The Open Market series.

Welcome to the playground of my thoughts, a maze of ideas that’s been simmering in my mind, only now finding their way to the surface, and to you. This upcoming series of posts truly fits with the vision of the Mind the gap blog. We’ll be diving into a topic close to my heart, a complex puzzle made up of many pieces and deep reflections I’ve been nurturing for a while....

May 19, 2023 · 2 min · Valentin Viennot

How to colorize black & white pictures.

If you’re looking to bring a stack of old family photos back to life, check out Ubuntu’s demo on how to use OpenVINO on Ubuntu containers to colorize monochrome pictures. This magical use of containers, neural networks, and Kubernetes is packed with helpful resources and a fun way to dive into deep learning! A version of Part 1 and Part 2 of this article was first published on Ubuntu’s blog....

January 17, 2023 · 9 min · Valentin Viennot

Wordle-ing our way: CNN experiment to solve wordle grids.

Are you a fan of Wordle, the addictive word puzzle game? Have you ever wondered what is the best word to play first? In this blog post, I’ll explore the use of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) to solve Wordle grids with a success rate of over 80%. I should clarify that I’m not a data scientist – while I have a passion for machine learning and have completed a few courses on the subject, I am not an AI expert....

December 31, 2022 · 11 min · Valentin Viennot

Welcome to the mind the gap blog!

Hi everyone! I’m Valentin, an inventor, engineer, and product manager passionate about using technology to make the world a better place. In this blog, I plan to share my insights, experiences, and ideas on a wide range of topics, including technology, design, and society. My mission is to contribute to individual and collective intelligence, and to inspire and challenge my readers — you — to think critically and consider different perspectives....

December 7, 2022 · 2 min · Valentin Viennot