Lynx Roundup, April 18th

Lynx Roundup, April 18th

Machine Learning’s Ability to Predict Chaos! Semantic Experiences with Talk to Books and Semantris! Multi-armed bandits for the Win!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte

These are a few of my faaaavorite things!

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos | Quanta Magazine
In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.
Titus, the Netflix container management platform, is now open source
by Amit Joshi, Andrew Leung, Corin Dwyer, Fabio Kung, Sargun Dhillon, Tomasz Bak, Andrew Spyker, Tim Bozarth Titus powers critical aspects of the Netflix business, from video streaming…
Introducing Semantic Experiences with Talk to Books and Semantris
Posted by Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering and Rachel Bernstein, Product Manager, Google Research Natural language understanding has e...
Cautiously optimistic! Lotsa stuff has promised to do this and not-quite-done-it, but hey, nothing happens until it does.
A Comparative Analysis of ChatBots APIs
Artificial Intelligence is on the rise! Not as a machine rebellion against human creators in the distant future, but as a growing modern trend of using machine-based predictions and decision-making…
Kinda kooky how mature this tech is getting.
Multi-armed bandits for the Win
We love A/B testing at Scribd. What follows is a specific example to give you an inside look at the process from idea to implementation for an algorithm test. We’ll cover how we optimized our home…

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.


Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking: Hofstadter, Douglas, Sander, Emmanuel: 9780465018475: Books
Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking [Hofstadter, Douglas, Sander, Emmanuel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking
Analogy-Making as Perception
Analogy-Making as Perception is based on the premise that analogy-making is fundamentally a high-level perceptual process in which the interaction of perception and concepts gives rise to “conceptual slippages” which allow analogies to be made. The psychologist William James observe…
A translation of Melanie Mitchell’s original Copycat project from Lisp to Python. - ajhager/copycat

(maybe I should do a longer post later on this topic?)


Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain 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.