Lynx Roundup, December 30th, 2019

Lynx Roundup, December 30th, 2019

Automation via reinforcement learning! Python code linters! Game theory innovations influencing reinforcement learning!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte

The (un-)expected link between the human and the artificial mind
Automation via Reinforcement Learning
The dream of reinforcement learning is that it can one day be used to derive automated solutions to real-world tasks, with little-to-no human effort1. Unfortunately, in its current state, RL fails to deliver. There have been basically no real-world problems solved by DRL; even on toy problems, the s…
We’re Starting to Harness the Microbiome to Treat Disease
But strong regulation is a must to protect patient safety
YouTube is experimenting with ways to make its algorithm even more addictive
Publicly, the platform says it’s trying to do what it can to minimize the amplification of extreme content. But it’s still looking for ways to keep users on the site.
New Game Theory Innovations that are Influencing Reinforcement Learning
Game theory plays a fundamental factor in modern artificial intelligence(AI) solutions. Specifically, deep reinforcement learning(DRL) is an area of AI that embraced game theory as a first-class…
Rising Seas Are Going to Drown Way More Cities Than We’d Thought: Study
In a low-warming scenario, we expected rising tides to cover areas currently occupied by 37 million people. The real number is closer to 150 million.

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.