Lynx Roundup, January 7th 2021

Lynx Roundup, January 7th 2021

Choosing a feature selection method for ML! Run RAPIDS experiments at scale using Amazon SageMaker! Quantify generalization in reinforcement learning!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
How to Choose a Feature Selection Method For Machine Learning
Feature selection is the process of reducing the number of input variables when developing a predictive model. It is desirable to reduce the number of input variables to both reduce the computational cost of modeling and, in some cases, to improve the performance of the model. Statistical-based feat…
US suicide rate rises 40% over 17 years, with blue-collar workers at highest risk, CDC finds
The suicide rate has surged 40% in the U.S. over less than two decades, with blue-collar workers at a significantly higher risk.
Amazonians United Wins PTO for all Amazon Workers
Amazonians United warehouse worker groups in Sacramento and Chicago organize and win PTO for all Part-Time Amazon Logistics Workers in the US.
Algebraic Data Types: Things I wish someone had explained about functional programming
Algebraic data types and algebraic data structures sound similar. It’s like they ought to be the same thing. But they’re not. They both have ‘algebraic’ in the name, so it’s confusing. I got them mixed up at times. Others have too. But, they’re different concepts. Understanding the difference will h…
Run RAPIDS experiments at scale using Amazon SageMaker
If you worked with machine learning in the 2000s, chances are that your tools, frameworks and go-to algorithms looked very different than what it does today. Deep neural networks now, have become…
Arbitration Storm at DoorDash
Company to workers: You can’t sue us; go to arbitration. Workers to company: Okay, here are thousands of cases.


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.