Exploring your thoughts with machine learning

Having recently released our TED talks demo we felt another interesting application would be the thoughts of one person. No one fits that description more than Maria Popova’s excellent collection of ideas on her Brain Pickings site. With thoughts on music to philosophy we felt it would be an excellent exploration of how our technology represents thoughts.

The demo is available here: Brain Pickings Visualiser

I thought this result was especially indicative of how cool this is:

Science and Religion

The results cover science, the origin of mankind, as well as other reflections on faith, this was all prompted by a post about Richard Dawkins’ The Magic of Reality: Richard Dawkins Teaches Children to Fight Myth with Science. Another interesting result was this one on great scientists:

Science Writers

We have found before that the API can be a very interesting tool for exploring your own ideas – it externalises the thought process and can help you make connections you may not earlier have considered.

If anyone has any questions or comments please do get in touch.

Of course, if you would like to use our API for your own thoughts please try it yourself. Just visit our homepage, click the ‘Get Access’ button at the top right of the page and choose ‘Conceptual text-matcher’.

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