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Show Notes

Frank and Andy talk with Kira Wetzel about girls+data, running, Harry Potter, and the stream of consciousness.

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Notable Quotes

  • Frank’s home improvement (2:15)
  • Kira’s LinkedIn profile (4:00)
  • Girls and Data (4:30)
  • Data Point: Girls and Data at SQL Saturday Charlotte (5:12)
  • Tableau (6:00)
  • SAP = “Say a Prayer” (9:30)
  • Tourist-y stuff (12:00)
  • “Quaint” (13:00)
  • “Data found me.” (13:30)
  • TI-99, Q*bert, and BurgerTime (16:40)
  • Girls and Data (18:45)
  • “Try your vegetables” (22:00)
  • Andy is right here… (22:15)
  • Shoutout to SQL Cruise (Now Tech Outbound)! (26:15)
  • Richmond SQL Saturday is 24 Mar 2018 (29:00)
  • Running, sleeping, and eating (30:30)
  • Girls on the Run (31:20)
  • Technology is literally changing the world everywhere you look. (32:05)
  • VR Vacations (33:55)
  • A stealthy Microsoft Store visit… (35:45)
  • Running calms the mind. (38:15)
  • @girlsanddata (39:00)
  • Stream of Consciousness and the Harry Potter question, again (41:00)
  • Kira listens to Data Driven (42:45)
  • Is “novitiate” the name of a young wizard? (44:00)

For the next 10 weeks Siraj Raval  is going to go from the basics to the state of the art of reinforcement learning (RL), a popular subfield of machine learning using video game environments as our testbed.

RL is a huge reason DeepMind and OpenAI have been so successful thus far in creating world changing AI bots.