This is a great, accessible talk on machine learning, the five major learning paradigms, and efforts to combine them all into one Master Algorithm that uses the strengths of all five approaches to create the best, most flexible, and most effective learning machines.
The five approaches are:
- Identify and Fill Knowledge Gaps
- Neural Network Learning
- Evolutionary Learning
- Bayesian Learning
- Learning by Analogy
There are good examples of where each is used, what their strengths are, and discussion of how the core practitioners or tribes of each tend to think that their way is best. Thanks to whoever first shared this one here, I've had this in Watch Later for a while and can't remember who it was.
From that moment of combustion, it became clear that Mr. Trump’s views were matters of dangerous impulse and cynical pandering rather than thoughtful politics. Yet he has attracted throngs of Americans who ascribe higher purpose to him than he has demonstrated in a freewheeling campaign marked by bursts of false and outrageous allegations, personal insults, xenophobic nationalism, unapologetic sexism and positions that shift according to his audience and his whims.
Now here stands Mr. Trump, feisty from his runaway Republican primary victories and ready for the first presidential debate, scheduled for Monday night, with Hillary Clinton. It is time for others who are still undecided, and perhaps hoping for some dramatic change in our politics and governance, to take a hard look and see Mr. Trump for who he is. They have an obligation to scrutinize his supposed virtues as a refreshing counterpolitician. Otherwise, they could face the consequences of handing the White House to a man far more consumed with himself than with the nation’s well-being.
Here’s how Mr. Trump is selling himself and why he can’t be believed.
Well, all the rest in the series first. But yeah, read this.
One interesting exercise is actually take a look at the "issues" pages the Republican and Democrat candidates have up.
Take a look at each and let me know what you think. It is really quite funny.
Unsurprising, Trump basically has a series of short clips of him making bombastic Trumpian statements such as being "the best job-creating president god has ever created" There aren't very many details.
Meanwhile, Clinton has facts, figures, follow-up links, actual meaningful pieces on each issue. It's not just her shouting at a camera.
Does this matter to you at all when considering who to vote for? I think there is some merit to judging the candidate simply on their own personal merits. The classic idea of voting for the candidate you'd "want to have a beer with." Someone her is likable, trustworthy. Someone that you think has personal integrity.
Or do you care more about what they are actually proposing considering the matter at hand - you know, actually participating in the government and working towards specific policy proposals.
I mean, I guess for me it's easy on both counts. I think that Trump is not only an outrage against reasonable and civil behavior, but also doesn't have any clear policy proposals.
As an additional prompt for comments, which policies specifically matter to you? Are you a single issue voter?
CC: (it isn't October yet!)
In this he is right, the entire system is set up to only really support or acknowledge two choices. This is partly reinforced by the fact that nobody from a third or other party has ever BEEN elected President in this country.
So ask yourself. Do you want a blowhard who hasn't really provided a shred of evidence that he really takes the job seriously yet, though he seems to have figured out how to avoid all the normal traps that keep a third or fourth party candidate out of office? Because make no mistake, Trump IS basically a third party candidate who can put on a show that confuses the media and his "official" party and has thus sidestepped all the traps and pitfalls that would have destroyed anyone without his unique brand of showmanship.
Or do you want a criminally incompetent "public servant" who made millions while "serving the public" in office?
- Reality Zealot LabspresentUnweaving the rainbow.
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