Link Roundup, April 19th

Data science with Snkia

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

Useful little rundown!

https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2018/04/fundamentals-deep-learning-regularization-techniques

I really, really like the idea of eventually doing data stuff in Clojure. Python's got some fundamental issues with scalability, and R's not really better in that regard. Clojure's a joy to code in, and the fact that it targets the JVM means that a good set of bindings to Spark (+ friends) would probably be able to keep pace better than the Python bindings (which are excellent, but I've come across times where I'd have to drop into Scala, which I don't know and seems more intimidating than a friendly Lisp).

https://github.com/hswick/jutsu.ai

https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-many-genes-do-cells-need-maybe-almost-all-of-them-20180419/

Technology's cool

https://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/profiles/why-your-gps-receiver-isnt-bigger-than-a-breadbox

Friendly breakdown of how we got here!

https://www.kdnuggets.com/2018/04/derivation-convolutional-neural-network-fully-connected-step-by-step.html

http://wesmckinney.com/blog/announcing-ursalabs/

Sounds exciting! Especially if it turns into a better model for Open Source to sustain itself.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-brain-maps-with-unmatched-detail-may-change-neuroscience-20180404/

Meanwhile, in Scotland...

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/19/very-angry-badger-causes-part-of-scottish-castle-to-be-closed-to-public

https://www.quantamagazine.org/ultra-accurate-clocks-lead-search-for-new-laws-of-physics-20180416/

https://medium.com/applied-data-science/how-to-build-your-own-world-model-using-python-and-keras-64fb388ba459

An AI got trained to turn a script into a cartoon. This, when combined with that DeepFake thing Jordan Peale used to make that fake Obama PSA, is definitely going to cause the end of the world. Exciting!

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.03608.pdf

I'm into anything that can be summarized as "Do X, except in one function call".

https://medium.com/@keeper6928/mltest-automatically-test-neural-network-models-in-one-function-call-eb6f1fa5019d

https://hackernoon.com/ethereum-smart-contracts-in-python-a-comprehensive-ish-guide-771b03990988

Hashtag Goals:

https://medium.com/@samsniderheld/how-i-taught-a-machine-to-take-my-job-2dd1adb4df18

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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.