Lynx Roundup, February 22nd 2020

Lynx Roundup, February 22nd 2020

How Ma Bell shelved the future! The normalization spectrum! Multi-agent systems and swarms!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
How Ma Bell Shelved The Future For 60 Years
What would the world be like if fibre optic and mobile phones had been available in the 1930s? Would the decade be known as the start of the Information Revolution rather than the Great Depression?...
The Normalization Spectrum - DZone Database
This article takes a look at the data normalization spectrum, a normalized data model, a denormalized data model, and more.
Things I wish someone had explained about functional programming
It’s hard learning functional programming on your own. But it ought not to be. You don’t need a PhD to understand functional programming. The concepts are abstract, yes. But that doesn’t make them incomprehensible. It shouldn’t be this difficult. This is the first in a four-part series on things I w…
Improving long-form question answering by compressing search results
Facebook AI has developed a new method that improves the performance of long-form question answering models by compressing the text that’s used to train...
Toward Computational Motivation for Multi-Agent Systems and Swarms
Motivation is a crucial part of animal and human mental development, fostering competence, autonomy, and open-ended development. Motivational constructs have proved to be an integral part of explaining human and animal behavior. Computer scientists have proposed various computational models of motiv…


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.