Abkhazia declared independence from Georgia in the 1990s, but few countries have recognised this Soviet time warp on the shores of the Black Sea
Slides on my introductory talk on immediate-reward RL. Covers the basics, ML reductions & evaluation.
In November of 2018 Aquatica Submarines shipped a three person submarine, Stingray 500, across frosty North America on the back of a truck then over the rolling winter seas of the Gulf of Mexico to Belize aboard the R/V Brooks McCall. Our destination was a site located 7 miles into Lighthouse Reef – a perfect sinkhole in the ocean known as the Great Blue Hole. We traveled to this UNESCO World Heritage site to explore and document a geologic phenomenon in support of conservation science and to conduct outreach.
The Order of Malta, founded as the Knights Hospitaller around 1099 in Jerusalem, is a Roman Catholic chivalric society that received the Maltese Islands in a perpetual lease in 1530 from Charles I of Spain in exchange for the promise of one Maltese falcon a year. Grand Master Jean de la Valette, along with his knights, began created the country’s new capital, which would later be described by former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli as “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen”. Today, Fra Critien is the only remaining knight on the archipelago who has taken the Order’s full vows, making him the last true Knight of Malta on Malta.
A followup piece to my intro to ML reductions. Covers one-against-all, weighted one-against-all, the Costing algorithm, and the one classifier trick.
Part I in a series on reducing complex machine learning problems to simpler sub-problems.
Disclaimer: I wrote this piece.