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Passionate Geeks, our instructors guarantee an engaging environment for our students
Why Geek Express
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Through the Geek Express journey, students will learn while earning badges and competing in the Geek Express international league
Why Geek Express
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A personalized learning experience with private courses or a maximum of 6 students per teacher
Why Geek Express
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To boost college applications, Geek Express offers students the esteemed Geek Express certification and help them build their own digital portfolios

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Geek Express Magazines
June 4, 2020
Why You Should Care about Artificial Intelligence
Despite the term Artificial Intelligence being present back in 1940’s, Artificial Intelligence has gained substantial popularity in the past 5 years to the point where you cannot have a business meeting, attend a technology seminar or discuss future opportunities without hearing the term AI. Experts from health, education, engineering and marketing are all advocating that AI will disrupt their industries in a matter of years! But what is AI? Why is it so popular now? Can machines really think? And if they do, what does it mean in our daily lives?


Definition and Example: 

Let’s start by defining AI. Artificial Intelligence is a field combining computer science, and mathematics giving the ability for a machine/program to detect patterns, learn from them and make decisions without being explicitly told (or coded) to do so. 
For a simpler analogy, consider this: Suppose you want to create a program that predicts the weather for the upcoming days based on previous weather conditions. In normal programming, a programmer must link (code) each previous weather condition to a certain forecast, for example:
If yesterday the sky was clear & no windè next day will be clear
You can tell from above why such a forecast has a huge margin of error: The variables and combination of patterns are infinite; no human can actually code all conditions and link them to a specific forecast (no wonder you still can’t trust your local weather guy).
Enters Artificial Intelligence. With AI, a programmer can, through large amounts of data and fancy linear algebra, train a program to detect a combination of weather conditions and draw results from them. This way, our beloved weather guy can input any weather condition into our AI program which will detect the relevant pattern and give us the forecast up to 90% accuracy!
So when you hear the word AI, do not think about the Terminator telling us to get down, simply think of cool linear algebra mixed with advanced computer science enabling a program to detect patterns from large amounts of data, learn and draw results from them! Sounds simple enough, right?


If it’s that simple why is everyone talking about it? Why is it so important?

Well because this simple analogy (Ability for a machine to detect patterns and rules, learn from them and draw results) offers us infinite possibilities. You just have to look out there and see how many decisions humans make simply from previously learnt patterns and set rules:
• A doctor reads a CT scan and makes his early diagnosis based on set rules and the experience he acquired throughout the years 
• A driver reacts to a certain road condition based on set rules and the experience he acquired throughout the years 
• A banker assesses a loan risk margin based on set rules and the experience he acquired throughout the years
Imagine now a program that can take the experience of not one doctor/driver/banker but thousands of them, abide by set rules and draw results in a matter of seconds with a very high accuracy rate!! Well, that’s the power of AI.
With self-driving cars, AI powered scans and AI powered security systems, we are now able to eliminate fatal human errors across many industries simply because we needed a different kind of intelligence to handle these tasks for us; hint: an artificial one!


Does it already exist? If so, what’s next? 

You can definitely see AI all around us. Your Netflix recommendation list, Alexa giving us the daily news, Gmail throwing spam emails in junk are all examples of AI integrated into your favorite apps seamlessly!
With the power of computers doubling every 18 months, there is no doubt that AI applications will touch every aspect of our lives within the next 20 years. In the near future, you’d be able to relax on your way home in your driverless car while an AI Chatbot is helping you choose the perfect birthday gift for your friend. 


Is it dangerous? What do we have to pay attention to?

Stephen Hawking, one of the brightest minds to ever cross earth once said that AI can be the best or the worst thing that has ever happened to humankind. As mentioned before, according to Moore’s law computer power is doubling every 18 months, so it will not be long before humans can create AI programs that can outsmart themselves (An AI giving birth to a smarter AI). In these cases (what scientists call a singularity), we better make sure that we have enough regulations and rules to protect us!
But before we talk about a SKYNET scenario (If you don’t know what it is, you should watch Terminator, it’s a great movie after all), developers need to keep an eye on a lot of short-term problems which might arise from implementing AI. Especially the problem of bias: If an AI model is trained on non-diversified data, it can create racial, gender or ideological biased decisions. Imagine an AI powered airport security system that flags people from a specific ethnicity as threats just because the training data used to build the model was biased/not inclusive!
I’d like to think of AI not as artificial intelligence but rather as augmented intelligence, giving humans the power to extend their intelligence and make faster and better decisions once implemented right.


A bit of philosophy and Physics:

Max Planck, Nobel Prize physicist, was convinced that the world is deterministic, that is if at any stage we know the state of all matter in our universe, we can predict its outcome/future. Of course, quantum physics saved our free will with a probabilistic model of the universe, at least on a quantum level.
I’d like to think that with the power of AI, we can now stress test Planck’s determinism and see how much we can reduce human behavior to a combination of patterns and pre-defined rules while leaving the rest to what philosophers call free will, physicists say quantum probability and we call AI error margin. 

~Rayan Najdi, COO
Geek Express Magazines
May 5, 2020
“I'm Not Interested in Science and Technology” is No Longer an Option!

There is no doubt that from one day to the other, the world is shifting and changing at a very fast pace.

Some state that human beings as conscious (not very intelligent) creatures were finally able to expedite the Darwinian’s biological evolution changing the world as we know it in a matter of years rather than decades or millenniums.

If we follow Moore’s law stating that computers’ speed and power will double every 18 months, we can scientifically prove that technical degrees (that take 4 years) are actually worthless from a technical perspective because by the time you are mid-way in your major, what you have learnt will be obsolete!

This all attests to the speed of the unstoppable technological advancement happening in the world.

On the other hand, humans face problems such as food and energy shortage, environment decay and pandemic spreads. We are racing into the destruction of our planet and contrary to parasites and computer viruses (which we have a lot in common with), we do not have another place to live in (Mars Rover, we’re counting on you!).

We live in a world that is technology driven and ever changing. The short-term future is paralleled with existential problems that threaten the life of everybody we know and care about. The question is: what role can we play in all of this?

We have 2 options: we either keep saying that we are not interested in Science and Technology and leave these subjects to the experts (whoever they might be) or we join the game and have an active role in saving the world.

I am not advocating for a world full of engineers and scientists; that would be awfully dull. But we, as a people, need to be informed enough to have a say in matters like DNA cloning, AI weaponry laws, colonizing space and alternative meat.

By being passive about Science and Technology, you are allowing a handful of people in the world to decide your future, the future of everyone you care about and life on earth in general!

I am writing this article while we have a pandemic turning our world upside down, a pandemic which numerous “scientists” warned us about, and existing AI solutions that would’ve been able to detect it. No it wasn’t a conspiracy, simply not enough people were interested in Science!

In the words of the amazing Bill Nye: “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in Science and Engineering for a better tomorrow, for all humankind”


~Rayan Najdi, COO



Geek Express Magazines
December 12, 2019
MAKERBOX by Geek Express
We’re going to get straight to the point here!
Geek Express is introducing a fun and innovative MAKERBOX! What is that you ask? It couldn’t have had a better name as it means a box that you make. 

The MAKERBOX is a DIY (do it yourself) kit, it is a personal creation using a box that contains tools and guidelines. It is a unique STEAM invention you could buy for your child in order to teach him/her science and technology. 

So let us think about it that way, the Geek Express team combined innovation, critical thinking, and STEAM characteristics in the MAKERBOX with a purpose of inspiring children to become active creators instead of passive consumers. How? Each time you build a MAKERBOX  you will enjoy lessons about circuitry, hydraulics, forces, optical illusion, and much more. Then, after each box built, you will receive a certificate of completion. Once all 6 kits are built, then our fellow Geeks, you will complete the Machine Design course with a certificate added to your Digital Portfolio.
                        
Did the MAKERBOX peak your attention enough?

Wait, there's more! The MAKERBOX is a proud Lebanese product idealised, designed, and created by engineers at Geek Express. And we cannot wait for you to get inspired and share the same DIY enthusiasm we enjoy.

How to get the MAKERBOX?

What if we told you that it only takes one subscription for us to ring your doorbell every month and provide you with a new fun and challenging engineering product!  What if we also told you, you can hop by all JouéClub branches and find the MAKERBOX there! 

So, are you ready to move away from the theoretical and get more technical, to open your children's eyes to the world's rapid technological development and for the future of education? 

Get the MAKERBOX and join the Maker Movement!

Our blog

Geek Express Magazines
June 4, 2020
Why You Should Care about Artificial Intelligence
Despite the term Artificial Intelligence being present back in 1940’s, Artificial Intelligence has gained substantial popularity in the past 5 years to the point where you cannot have a business meeting, attend a technology seminar or discuss future opportunities without hearing the term AI. Experts from health, education, engineering and marketing are all advocating that AI will disrupt their industries in a matter of years! But what is AI? Why is it so popular now? Can machines really think? And if they do, what does it mean in our daily lives?


Definition and Example: 

Let’s start by defining AI. Artificial Intelligence is a field combining computer science, and mathematics giving the ability for a machine/program to detect patterns, learn from them and make decisions without being explicitly told (or coded) to do so. 
For a simpler analogy, consider this: Suppose you want to create a program that predicts the weather for the upcoming days based on previous weather conditions. In normal programming, a programmer must link (code) each previous weather condition to a certain forecast, for example:
If yesterday the sky was clear & no windè next day will be clear
You can tell from above why such a forecast has a huge margin of error: The variables and combination of patterns are infinite; no human can actually code all conditions and link them to a specific forecast (no wonder you still can’t trust your local weather guy).
Enters Artificial Intelligence. With AI, a programmer can, through large amounts of data and fancy linear algebra, train a program to detect a combination of weather conditions and draw results from them. This way, our beloved weather guy can input any weather condition into our AI program which will detect the relevant pattern and give us the forecast up to 90% accuracy!
So when you hear the word AI, do not think about the Terminator telling us to get down, simply think of cool linear algebra mixed with advanced computer science enabling a program to detect patterns from large amounts of data, learn and draw results from them! Sounds simple enough, right?


If it’s that simple why is everyone talking about it? Why is it so important?

Well because this simple analogy (Ability for a machine to detect patterns and rules, learn from them and draw results) offers us infinite possibilities. You just have to look out there and see how many decisions humans make simply from previously learnt patterns and set rules:
• A doctor reads a CT scan and makes his early diagnosis based on set rules and the experience he acquired throughout the years 
• A driver reacts to a certain road condition based on set rules and the experience he acquired throughout the years 
• A banker assesses a loan risk margin based on set rules and the experience he acquired throughout the years
Imagine now a program that can take the experience of not one doctor/driver/banker but thousands of them, abide by set rules and draw results in a matter of seconds with a very high accuracy rate!! Well, that’s the power of AI.
With self-driving cars, AI powered scans and AI powered security systems, we are now able to eliminate fatal human errors across many industries simply because we needed a different kind of intelligence to handle these tasks for us; hint: an artificial one!


Does it already exist? If so, what’s next? 

You can definitely see AI all around us. Your Netflix recommendation list, Alexa giving us the daily news, Gmail throwing spam emails in junk are all examples of AI integrated into your favorite apps seamlessly!
With the power of computers doubling every 18 months, there is no doubt that AI applications will touch every aspect of our lives within the next 20 years. In the near future, you’d be able to relax on your way home in your driverless car while an AI Chatbot is helping you choose the perfect birthday gift for your friend. 


Is it dangerous? What do we have to pay attention to?

Stephen Hawking, one of the brightest minds to ever cross earth once said that AI can be the best or the worst thing that has ever happened to humankind. As mentioned before, according to Moore’s law computer power is doubling every 18 months, so it will not be long before humans can create AI programs that can outsmart themselves (An AI giving birth to a smarter AI). In these cases (what scientists call a singularity), we better make sure that we have enough regulations and rules to protect us!
But before we talk about a SKYNET scenario (If you don’t know what it is, you should watch Terminator, it’s a great movie after all), developers need to keep an eye on a lot of short-term problems which might arise from implementing AI. Especially the problem of bias: If an AI model is trained on non-diversified data, it can create racial, gender or ideological biased decisions. Imagine an AI powered airport security system that flags people from a specific ethnicity as threats just because the training data used to build the model was biased/not inclusive!
I’d like to think of AI not as artificial intelligence but rather as augmented intelligence, giving humans the power to extend their intelligence and make faster and better decisions once implemented right.


A bit of philosophy and Physics:

Max Planck, Nobel Prize physicist, was convinced that the world is deterministic, that is if at any stage we know the state of all matter in our universe, we can predict its outcome/future. Of course, quantum physics saved our free will with a probabilistic model of the universe, at least on a quantum level.
I’d like to think that with the power of AI, we can now stress test Planck’s determinism and see how much we can reduce human behavior to a combination of patterns and pre-defined rules while leaving the rest to what philosophers call free will, physicists say quantum probability and we call AI error margin. 

~Rayan Najdi, COO
Geek Express Magazines
May 5, 2020
“I'm Not Interested in Science and Technology” is No Longer an Option!

There is no doubt that from one day to the other, the world is shifting and changing at a very fast pace.

Some state that human beings as conscious (not very intelligent) creatures were finally able to expedite the Darwinian’s biological evolution changing the world as we know it in a matter of years rather than decades or millenniums.

If we follow Moore’s law stating that computers’ speed and power will double every 18 months, we can scientifically prove that technical degrees (that take 4 years) are actually worthless from a technical perspective because by the time you are mid-way in your major, what you have learnt will be obsolete!

This all attests to the speed of the unstoppable technological advancement happening in the world.

On the other hand, humans face problems such as food and energy shortage, environment decay and pandemic spreads. We are racing into the destruction of our planet and contrary to parasites and computer viruses (which we have a lot in common with), we do not have another place to live in (Mars Rover, we’re counting on you!).

We live in a world that is technology driven and ever changing. The short-term future is paralleled with existential problems that threaten the life of everybody we know and care about. The question is: what role can we play in all of this?

We have 2 options: we either keep saying that we are not interested in Science and Technology and leave these subjects to the experts (whoever they might be) or we join the game and have an active role in saving the world.

I am not advocating for a world full of engineers and scientists; that would be awfully dull. But we, as a people, need to be informed enough to have a say in matters like DNA cloning, AI weaponry laws, colonizing space and alternative meat.

By being passive about Science and Technology, you are allowing a handful of people in the world to decide your future, the future of everyone you care about and life on earth in general!

I am writing this article while we have a pandemic turning our world upside down, a pandemic which numerous “scientists” warned us about, and existing AI solutions that would’ve been able to detect it. No it wasn’t a conspiracy, simply not enough people were interested in Science!

In the words of the amazing Bill Nye: “There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in Science and Engineering for a better tomorrow, for all humankind”


~Rayan Najdi, COO



Geek Express Magazines
December 12, 2019
MAKERBOX by Geek Express
We’re going to get straight to the point here!
Geek Express is introducing a fun and innovative MAKERBOX! What is that you ask? It couldn’t have had a better name as it means a box that you make. 

The MAKERBOX is a DIY (do it yourself) kit, it is a personal creation using a box that contains tools and guidelines. It is a unique STEAM invention you could buy for your child in order to teach him/her science and technology. 

So let us think about it that way, the Geek Express team combined innovation, critical thinking, and STEAM characteristics in the MAKERBOX with a purpose of inspiring children to become active creators instead of passive consumers. How? Each time you build a MAKERBOX  you will enjoy lessons about circuitry, hydraulics, forces, optical illusion, and much more. Then, after each box built, you will receive a certificate of completion. Once all 6 kits are built, then our fellow Geeks, you will complete the Machine Design course with a certificate added to your Digital Portfolio.
                        
Did the MAKERBOX peak your attention enough?

Wait, there's more! The MAKERBOX is a proud Lebanese product idealised, designed, and created by engineers at Geek Express. And we cannot wait for you to get inspired and share the same DIY enthusiasm we enjoy.

How to get the MAKERBOX?

What if we told you that it only takes one subscription for us to ring your doorbell every month and provide you with a new fun and challenging engineering product!  What if we also told you, you can hop by all JouéClub branches and find the MAKERBOX there! 

So, are you ready to move away from the theoretical and get more technical, to open your children's eyes to the world's rapid technological development and for the future of education? 

Get the MAKERBOX and join the Maker Movement!
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