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A brief history of Hadoop at Spotify

I was talking with some data engineers at Spotify and had a moment of nostalgia. 2008 I was writing my master’s thesis at Spotify and had to run a Hadoop job to extract some data from the logs. Every time I started running the job, I k...

Luigi talk tomorrow

At NYC Data Science meetup! Unfortunately the space is full but the talk will be livestreamed – check out the meetup web page for a link tomorrow.

Deep learning for… Go

This is the last post about deep learning for chess/go/whatever. But this really cool paper by Christopher Clark and Amos Storkey was forwarded to me by Michael Eickenberg. It’s about using convolutional neural networks to play Go. The a...

Deep learning for… chess (addendum)

My previous blog post about deep learning for chess blew up and made it to Hacker News and a couple of other places. One pretty amazing thing was that the Github repo got 150 stars overnight. There was also lots of comments on the Hacker...

Deep learning for… chess

I’ve been meaning to learn Theano for a while and I’ve also wanted to build a chess AI at some point. So why not combine the two? That’s what I thought, and I ended up spending way too much time on it. I actually built most of this back ...