ClinicalBert
argues that clinical text is different from regular text. Has clinical-related fine-tuning as well.
BERT  healthcare 
yesterday
[1908.03971] TAPER: Time-Aware Patient EHR Representation
Uses transformers on the tokens, and combines with other signals
BERT  healthcare 
yesterday
Should pip install edward>=2.0.0 just use github.com/google/edward2? · Issue #937 · blei-lab/edward
But edward isn’t maintained (it’s broken at latest TF, and certainly not TF 2.0 compatible).

RIP
edward  PPL 
2 days ago
The State of Machine Learning Frameworks in 2019
Thorough and straightforward. Pytorch and tensorflow are the only ones left and they are converging.
tensorflow  pytorch 
2 days ago
leah blogs: Ken Thompson's Unix password
Chess moves as passwords. These people were certainly smart.
programming 
2 days ago
Nature Now - YouTube
Greta herself giving a positive approach
climate-change 
2 days ago
Attention Is All You Need - YouTube
Yannic's explanation.

The basic thing is the transformer.
transformer  attention 
2 days ago
DirtyData project – Statistical learning on non-curated data
See last slide of presentation for some interesting references.

"A preprocessing scheme for high-cardinality categorical attributes in classification and predictions problems" --- D. Micci-barreca.

P Cerda et al. Similarity encoding for learning with dirty categorical variables.
cat2vec  heterodata 
18 days ago
Ryan Tibs, "Convex Optimization"
Lectures, notes, and slides. Seems good.
25 days ago
14-newton.pdf
Including an explanation of Newton Method which requires also backtracking line search.
optimization  frank-wolfe 
26 days ago
The Banjo Project
Interviews with some people. John Cohen and Pete Seeger among them.
banjo 
28 days ago
Reasoning about Shapes and Probability Distributions - Eric J. Ma's Personal Site
Very clear. I wonder how the actual researchers in PPL think about this.
PPL 
5 weeks ago
[1906.05433] Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning
A number of high profile people on the bill. Essentially a few comprehensive chapters that cover topics from agriculture to nuclear power.
climate-change 
5 weeks ago
Building interactive SSH applications | Drew DeVault’s Blog
Cool stuff --- short how to guide --- the title says it all.
ssh  shell 
5 weeks ago
Privacy Fundamentalism – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Tech person thinks about web monitoring users technology.
privacy  web 
5 weeks ago
Walt Koken plays Cripple Creek, slowly - YouTube
the master himself play the standard. got a few bits from hobart didn't ya?!
banjo  walt-koken 
5 weeks ago
Legendre transformation - Wikipedia
This is probably a good way to think about fenchel duality.
optimization 
5 weeks ago
How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon — ProPublica
Seemingly normal every day corruption morphing into bad stuff. Very long and in depth article.
military  Google  Amazon  corruption  jedi 
6 weeks ago
Scalable Gaussian Processes
Zhen Wen Dai
Scalable GPs
GP Summer School
GP  sparse-GP 
6 weeks ago
[1701.02764] Column subset selection is NP-complete
Is this for real?

If so, then the argument is: well if you can't find the right subset, just use all of the columns.
heterodata 
7 weeks ago
mudcat.org lyrics: BO LAMKIN
it's even got a little midi player with a melody
frank-profitt  ballad 
7 weeks ago
Here’s how to cultivate a work environment that produces great ideas
Nice high level view of AI in healthcare. Conclusion: there's a lot of stuff to work on.
healthcare 
8 weeks ago
Sara Nelson and Resolutions & Debate 2: DSA 2019 National Convention - YouTube
Very moving speech. Very true speech. Very irritating that nuance is hard. Tyranny of the majority is also tyranny and a union can be a tyrant. Why can't political speeches, or at least some, or at least sometimes, be a bit more boring? Why can't we show slides sometimes? I have become academic.
union  DSA 
10 weeks ago
Music as a Language: Victor Wooten at TEDxGabriolaIsland - YouTube
Treat people the way you treat babies --- without judgement, with patience, and with open arms to play the game, whether that game is speaking or playing music or whatever.
music  self-improvement  victor-wooten  ted-talk 
11 weeks ago
6个月内学会任何一种外语(前部分)Learn Any Language in 6 Months (Chinese, Part 1) - YouTube
Impressive. He actually does speak Chinese. Though I would not say native level...you can tell.
chinese  language-learning 
11 weeks ago
An Introduction to Deep Learning for Tabular Data · fast.ai
categorical and continuous but what about ordinal, etc?
heterodata 
12 weeks ago
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