Lynx Roundup, December 18th 2019

Lynx Roundup, December 18th 2019

PySpark and Big Data processing! Human brains inspire a new type of AI! Robots probably won't destroy humanity!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte

Someone made a font out of gerrymandered congressional districts
Congressional districts have a reputation for being downright ridiculous.North Carolina’s 12th district resembled a severely broken snake until it was revamped in 2017. Pretty much all of Maryland’s districts defy comparison to anything but abstract art. And then there are a few dozen districts tha…
Writing the manual on gig worker organizing
Scientists develop a deep learning method to solve a fundamental problem in statistical physics
A team of scientists at Freie Universität Berlin has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) method that provides a fundamentally new solution of the “sampling problem” in statistical physics. The sampling problem is that important properties of materials and molecules can practically not be compu…
First Steps With PySpark and Big Data Processing – Real Python
In this tutorial for Python developers, you’ll take your first steps with Spark, PySpark, and Big Data processing concepts using intermediate Python concepts.
The brain inspires a new type of artificial intelligence
Using advanced experiments on neuronal cultures and large scale simulations, scientists at Bar-Ilan University have demonstrated a new type of ultrafast artifical intelligence algorithms -- based on the very slow brain dynamics -- which outperform learning rates achieved to date by state-of-the-art…
Will artificial intelligence destroy humanity? Here are 5 reasons not to worry.
Some scholars think super-intelligent computers will eventually pose a threat to the human race. But there are good reasons to think that won’t happen.

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.