Lynx Roundup, May 9th 2020

Lynx Roundup, May 9th 2020

Teaching AI to plan using language in a new open-source strategy game! How algorithms punish the poor! Open-sourcing ReAgent!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte

Teaching AI to plan using language in a new open-source strategy game
Facebook AI has open sourced MiniRTSv2, a real-time strategy game designed to test and evaluate a range of AI techniques related to reinforcement...
Mathematics for AI: Linear Algebra and How to Understand It Better
It is not a secret anymore, Linear algebra is something AI experts can’t live without. You will never evolve from amateur to good specialist without mastering this field of applied mathematics. But…
Digital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poor
In an exclusive global series, the Guardian lays bare the tech revolution transforming the welfare system worldwide – while penalising the most vulnerable
Doing enterprise financial data visualization after data journalism
Most of my work experience has had something to do with charts. I spent a couple years as a data journalist at a business magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, illustrating stories in one way or another…
Open-sourcing ReAgent, a modular, end-to-end platform for building reasoning systems
Facebook AI is open-sourcing ReAgent, the most comprehensive and modular open source platform for creating AI-based reasoning systems, and the first to...
See the Mississippi River’s hidden history, uncovered by lasers
Using hyperprecise LiDAR data, a cartographer maps the river’s bends and channels over time with mesmerizing results.
Implementing a Network-based Model of Epilepsy with Numpy and Numba
Mathematically modeling how epilepsy acts on the brain is one of the major topics of research in neuroscience. Recently I came across this paper by Oscar Benjamin et al., which I thought that it would be cool to implement and experiment with. The idea behind the paper is simple enough. First, they f…

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.