Day: January 30, 2020

Developer Python

Why would a Python Programmer Learn Rust?

Owen Synge explains why Python developers should learn Rust, even if the job market isn’t quite there yet. This talk may inspire me to pick up a little Rust.

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An algorithm that learns through rewards may show how our brain does too
Reinforcement Learning Research

Algorithm that Learns via Rewards May Reveal How Our Brains Learn

I always knew that reinforcement learning would teach us more about ourselves than any other kind of AI approach. This feeling was backed up in a paper published recently in Nature. DeepMind, Alphabet’s AI subsidiary, has once again used lessons from reinforcement learning to propose a new theory about the reward mechanisms within our brains. The hypothesis, […]

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Accessing NYC Open Data with Python + the Socrata Open Data API
CivicTech Python

Accessing NYC Open Data with Python + the Socrata Open Data API

Here’s a great post about the potential of governments opening up their data sets for the community to explore. Not only that, but you get a step by step tutorial on how to do it on your own in Python. This story can be found on NYC Open Data where you can find datasets for […]

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Python Tutorial on Recursion, the Fibonacci Sequence and Memoization

Socratica explores recursion by writing a function to generate the terms of the Fibonacci sequence. We will use a technique called “memoization” to make the function fast. We’ll first implement our own caching, but then we will use Python’s builtin memoization tool: the lru_cache decorator.

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Big Data Databricks

Exploring the Databricks CLI

Jon Wood shows us how to use the Databricks CLI to interact with libraries on your clusters. Libraries CLI Docs:

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The skills of tomorrow need to be taught today. Are you ready?
AI Economics of AI

Are you ready for AI?

Over the next decade, data analytics and AI will augment workers’ efficiency, as companies rely on leading tech to beat out competitors, according to Gartner’s Hype Cycle 2019. There’s a huge gap, however, in the skills needed to survive and thrive in an AI powered workplace and economy. Are you ready? Is your company ready? […]

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