Don't be a weka

Posted by Patrick Lam on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Kapiti Island is a nature reserve from which the New Zealand Department of Conservation has removed non-native predators (possums, rats, etc.)

Weka is not just a machine learning toolkit, but also a vulnerable flightless New Zealand bird. The bird will steal your lunch that is right in front of you on the table and run away with it if you don’t chase after it.

Life tip: Don’t be a weka. Cooperate generously with people. Good collaborations go two ways: make sure that both parties get something out of the collaboration.

photo credit Patrick Lam, edited by Marie-Pascale Desjardins