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Document worth reading: “Deep Reinforcement Learning”

We discuss deep reinforcement learning in an overview style. We draw a big picture, filled with details. We discuss six core elements, six important mechanisms, and twelve applications, focusing on…

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Parametric and Non Parametric Bootstrap, Traditional Parametric: Comparison in One Picture

This picture compares two different types of bootstrap (parametric and non-parametric) with their traditional counterpart. References Which Bootstrap When? Introduction to Empirical Processes and Semiparametric Inference Front Cover Michael R….

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Let’s get it right

Paper: AI Ethics for Systemic Issues: A Structural Approach The debate on AI ethics largely focuses on technical improvements and stronger regulation to prevent accidents or misuse of AI, with…

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Alternatives to the Gradient Descent Algorithm

Gradient Descent has a problem of getting stuck in Local Minima. The following alternatives are available. The following is a summary of answers suggested on CrossValided, originally posted here.  Source…

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✚ The Best Visualization Course I Ever Took; Membership Update with New Points of View (The Process #65)

This week I reminisce back to when I didn’t know anything about visualization, and all I wanted to do was solve analysis problems. Also, some fun updates on the way,…

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Why scientists need to be better at visualization

For Knowable Magazine, Betsy Mason looks at the state of (not so good) data visualization in science and offers some direction for how it can improve: [S]cience is littered with…

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“AI is a lie”

In this interview from O’Reilly Foo Camp 2019, Eric Jonas, assistant professor at the University of Chicago, pierces the hype around artificial intelligence. Highlights from the interview include: Jonas argues…

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Four short links: 14 November 2019

alt.interoperability.adversarial (EFF) — If adversarial interoperability still enjoyed its alt.-era legal respectability, then Facebook alternatives like Diaspora could use their users’ logins and passwords to fetch the Facebook messages the…

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Document worth reading: “A Gentle Introduction to Supervised Machine Learning”

This tutorial is based on the lecture notes for the courses ‘Machine Learning: Basic Principles’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence’, which I have taught during fall 2017 and spring 2018 at Aalto…

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Growing Your Visualization Toolset (and Mine), a FlowingData Membership Update

It’s time to kick the tires on some new tools. I’ve been running FlowingData Membership for almost eight years now, and one of the main benefits is that you get…