Link Roundup, April 18th

Data science with Snkia

Resident Scientist Snkia works tirelessly towards robot utopia. These are his findings.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/machine-learnings-amazing-ability-to-predict-chaos-20180418/ These are a few of my faaaavorite things

https://medium.com/@NetflixTechBlog/titus-the-netflix-container-management-platform-is-now-open-source-f868c9fb5436

https://research.googleblog.com/2018/04/introducing-semantic-experiences-with.html Cautiously optimistic! Lotsa stuff has promised to do this and not-quite-done-it, but hey, nothing happens until it does.

https://medium.com/activewizards-machine-learning-company/a-comparative-analysis-of-chatbots-apis-f9d240263e1d Kinda kooky how mature this tech is getting

https://medium.com/scribd-data-science-engineering/multi-armed-bandits-for-the-win-240b71bc3464 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."

https://blog.openai.com/evolved-policy-gradients/ 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:
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3ac7/27bf460241cf41a879412d51fa517908cb26.pdf
https://www.amazon.com/Surfaces-Essences-Analogy-Fuel-Thinking/dp/0465018475
https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/analogy-making-perception
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vORB92BU7zk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1ay-iwk2sI
https://github.com/ajhager/copycat
(maybe I should do a longer post later on this topic?)

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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.
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Center of the Universe

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.