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  • DeepMind's AlphaZero and The Real World
    Using DeepMind's AlphaZero AI to solve real problems will require a change in the way computers represent and think about the world. In this post, we discuss how abstract models of the world can be used for better AI decision making and discuss recent work of ours that proposes such a model for the task of navigation.
  • On Blaming Cosmic Rays
    In my last lab, cosmic radiation was one of the many inescapable factors that limited how precisely we could measure the output of our laser; only by understanding what limits performance can one hope to have a reasonable estimate of what is possible.
  • Practical Guidelines for Getting Started with Machine Learning
    The potential advantages of AI are many, and using machine learning to accelerate your business may outweigh potential pitfalls. If you are looking to use machine learning tools, here are a few guidelines you should keep in mind.
  • Bias in AI Happens When We Optimize the Wrong Thing
    Bias is a pervasive problem in AI. Only by discouraging machine learning systems from exploiting a certain bias can we expect such a system to avoid doing so.
  • Motivated People Don't Need a Job Title
    Having too many specific tasks is limiting and can stymie the creative impulses that give rise to fantastic employees.
  • Y.A.U.S (Yet Another Uber Scandal)
    The tech culture is broken, and Uber is just the tip of an iceberg.
  • Be Caring & Reach Out
    This time of year can be tough, so reach out to a friend to check in.
  • Have You Tried Using a 'Nearest Neighbor Search'?
    More complicated ≠ better. In many circumstances, using the most sophisticated approaches to Machine Learning (like deep learning) may not be worthwhile.
  • How We Teach Programming, and Where We're Going Wrong
    Programming matters. As more of the country recognizes the importance of the skill, an increasing number of methods for teaching programming concepts have popped up. However, the emphasis should lean towards how to apply programming across disciplines.