Lynx Roundup, December 17th 2020

Lynx Roundup, December 17th 2020

Parallel computing with Dask! Implementing Q-learning! Index, slice and reshape NumPy arrays for ML!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
A US government study confirms most face recognition systems are racist
Almost 200 face recognition algorithms—a majority in the industry—had worse performance on nonwhite faces, according to a landmark study. What they tested: The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) tested every algorithm on two of the most common tasks for face recognition. The fi…
A tactile guide to Python Collections Final
Python is a powerful programming language with a dynamic semantics, that is guided by 19 principles known as the “Zen of python”. The principles are listed below: “Beautiful is better than ugly…
A Data Scientist’s Intro to Parallel Computing With Dask
We discuss getting started with Dask to parallelize your python code. Our goal is to help data scientists and analysts parallelize their code with minimal changes and help foster the discussion about common workflow patterns within machine learning community.
Why AWS is selling a MIDI keyboard to teach machine learning – TechCrunch
Earlier this week, AWS launched DeepComposer, a set of web-based tools for learning about AI to make music and a $99 MIDI keyboard for inputting melodies. That launch created a fair bit of confusion, though, so we sat down with Mike Miller, the director of AWS’s AI Devices group, to talk about where…
Why Going from Implementing Q-learning to Deep Q-learning Can Be Difficult
For many people, myself included, Q-learning serves as an introduction to the world of reinforcement learning. It gets us neatly accustomed to the core ideas of states, actions and rewards in a way…
How to Index, Slice and Reshape NumPy Arrays for Machine Learning
Machine learning data is represented as arrays. In Python, data is almost universally represented as NumPy arrays. If you are new to Python, you may be confused by some of the pythonic ways of accessing data, such as negative indexing and array slicing. In this tutorial, you will discover how to man…
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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.