Lynx Roundup, December 16th 2020

Lynx Roundup, December 16th 2020

Transformers Jupyter notebooks! Opportunities for adaptive management in sustaining the commons! Real-world robotic reinforcement learning!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte

Is rationality overrated?
Behavioral economists emphasize rational decision-making. But sometimes, it’s better to be reasonable, a new psychology study suggests.
🤗Transformers: State-of-the-art Natural Language Processing for Pytorch and TensorFlow 2.0. - huggingface/transformers
I’m all about ML, but let’s talk about OR | Ethan Rosenthal
You’ve studied machine learning, you’re a dataframe master for massaging data, and you can easily pipe that data through a bunch of machine learning libraries.You go for a job interview at a SAAS company, you’re given some raw data and labels and asked to predict churn, and come on - are these guys…
The app that broke the Iowa Caucuses was sent out through beta testing platforms
A mobile app created by for-profit firm Shadow Inc. has taken center stage in an ongoing controversy over the technical failure of yesterday’s Iowa Democratic caucus. Now, thanks to Motherboard, we know what the app looks like, and the error screens that specific precinct leaders encountered as the…
Sixteen years of social and ecological dynamics reveal challenges and opportunities for adaptive management in sustaining the commons
Coral reefs provide ecosystem goods and services for millions of people, but reef health is declining worldwide and current approaches have failed to prevent losses. Adaptive approaches that reflect local social, economic, and cultural conditions are required. We conducted social and ecological rese…

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.