Doing with Data
What do you use to make something happen?
The student in this story is someone who was motivated to learn how things work. In robotics, that meant tinkering with machines. With algorithms, that meant tinkering with data.
The story of his work is certainly interesting. Consider, though, that before he started on his project, he had to decide he could learn what he would need.
What’s a moment in your life when you weren’t sure you could learn something, and ended up figuring it out? Who helped you? A teacher? A friend? Someone out there who created a YouTube video?
Whatever it is you want to accomplish, you first have to decide you’re capable. Then, it’s about momentum. Try looking something up. Try asking some questions. Don’t be intimidated if something is hard; keep looking for answers.
In a few weeks, you may be a person, like Abu, on your way to accomplishing something wildly interesting that will help people in need of something new. What will you do?
Abu’s Story by Google on YouTube (3:35)
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