— In the News —
Fascinating look at the "paradox of unanimity." When the evidence seems too good to be true, it just might be.
Bayes’s theorem, touted as a powerful method for generating knowledge, can also be used to promote superstition and pseudoscience
OpenAI has lofty goals and a billion dollars in initial funding. In this interview, Andrej Karpathy discusses the origins of the project and what its nascent team really hopes to do.
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— Tools and Techniques —
Guesstimate is a spreadsheet that works for uncertain values. For any cell you can enter confidence intervals that can represent full probability distributions. 5000 Monte Carlo simulations are performed to find the output interval for each equation, all in the browser.
Machine Learning is Fun!
This two-part tutorial is for anyone who is curious about machine learning but has no idea where to start. The goal is be accessible to anyone, which means that there are a lot of generalizations but this is a worthwhile introduction. The newly released Part 2 uses neural nets to create Super Mario Maker levels. Fun read!
This tutorial will help you make any plot using ggplot2.
— Projects —
Immersive Analytics is an open community that aims to design and build data worlds. Check out this post about using scikit-learn with the Unity 3D game engine and then head over to the home page for more info about the overall vision. There are some interesting opportunities here.