ISSUE 411 · November 1, 2022
Andrej Karpathy: Tesla AI, Optimus, Aliens, and AGI
Andrej Karpathy is a legendary AI researcher, engineer, and educator. He's the former director of AI at Tesla, a founding member of OpenAI, and an educator at Stanford. This is a fun and accessible interview about Tesla, arXiv, book recommendations, advice for beginners, IDE recommendations, and much more. Scroll down for timestamps.
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Tutorials, Projects & Opinions
Bayesian Structural Timeseries - Forecasting
Bayesian structural timeseries assumes that the past is a guide to the future. This tutorial shows how to fit and predict auto-regressive models in pymc and then how to adjust them to capture details of trend and seasonality for when they complicate the picture.
Using a data dictionary as a roadmap to quality data
A data dictionary is important documentation that's often used to help interpret data at the end of a project. But it can be even more useful if it's created before any data is actually collected. This post explores things to consider, how you should prepare, how to build a data dictionary, and how to use it. Includes examples and links to resources.
When should you upgrade to Python 3.11?
Python 3.11 is a major new release with lots to like. It's significally faster, has more useful error messages, has grouped exceptions, and there are improvements to the standard libraries. Time to upgrade? Maybe not. Here's what to watch out for in this new release.
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Code & Tools
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