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Reinforcement Learning from scratch

Deep RL is a field that has seen vast amounts of research interest, including learning to play Atari games, beating pro players at Dota 2, and defeating Go champions.

Object Detection with Deep Learning on Aerial Imagery

Imagine you’re in a landlocked country, and an infection has spread. The gouvernement has fallen, and rebels are roaming the country. If you’re the armed forces in this scenario, how do you make decisions in this environment? How can you fully understand the situation at hand?

Berkeley Deep Drive dataset released

Explore 100,000 HD video sequences of over 1,100-hour driving experience across many different times in the day, weather conditions, and driving scenarios. Our video sequences also include GPS locations, IMU data, and timestamps.

A Beginner’s Guide to Data Engineering — The Series Finale

From Part I of this series, we learned that a robust data foundation is an important prerequisite for pursuing analytics, be it business intelligence, experimentation, or machine learning. From Part II, we delved deeply into the specifics of Airflow and discussed techniques such as data modeling, star schema, and normalization. Furthermore, we walked through examples of data pipelines and covered ETL best practices. These are all important skills to learn to become an effective data scientist.

MIT scientists discover fundamental rule of brain plasticity

Study reveals how, when a synapse strengthens, its neighbors weaken.