Lynx Roundup, February 13th 2020 A deep learning method for solving problems in statistical physics! PySpark and Big Data! Doing basic shit in Haskell! Matthew Alhonte 13 Feb 2020 Someone made a font out of gerrymandered congressional districtsCongressional 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…The WeekKathryn KrawczykWriting the manual on gig worker organizing Scientists develop a deep learning method to solve a fundamental problem in statistical physicsA 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…Phys.orgScience X staffFirst Steps With PySpark and Big Data Processing – Real PythonIn this tutorial for Python developers, you’ll take your first steps with Spark, PySpark, and Big Data processing concepts using intermediate Python concepts.Real PythonReal PythonThe brain inspires a new type of artificial intelligenceUsing 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…EurekAlert!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.VoxTimothy B. Lee Roundup Matthew Alhonte @MattAlhonte 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. Hackers and Slackers Newsletter Join the newsletter to receive the latest updates in your inbox. Your email address Subscribe Please check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription. Please enter a valid email address! An error occurred, please try again later.