Link Roundup, April 18th

Data science with Snkia.

Resident Scientist Snkia works tirelessly towards robot utopia. These are his findings. These are a few of my faaaavorite things Cautiously optimistic! Lotsa stuff has promised to do this and not-quite-done-it, but hey, nothing happens until it does. Kinda kooky how mature this tech is getting Ah, multi-armed bandits. The old "explore vs exploit" tradeoff. Or as I like to call it, "I wish I spent more time reading through that Distributed Systems book instead of browsing Reddit, but then again I found that book on Reddit to begin with." Awesome stuff! Making any progress whatsoever in the quest to get ML algos to be able to generalize from experience to new contexts is awesome. Relevant:
(maybe I should do a longer post later on this topic?)

Matthew Alhonte's' avatar
Center of the Universe Website
Super villain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age, which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.