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Algorithms for decision making: excellent free download book from MIT -


MIT press provides another excellent book in creative commons. I plan to buy it and I recommend you do. This book provides a broad introduction to algorithms for decision making under uncertainty. An agent is an entity that acts based on observations of its environment. The interaction between the agent and the environment follows an observe-act cycle or loop.

Measuring dependence in the Wasserstein distance for Bayesian nonparametric models


Bayesian nonparametric (BNP) models are a prominent tool for performing flexible inference with a natural quantification of uncertainty. Notable examples for \(T\) include normalization for random probabilities (Regazzini et al., 2003), kernel mixtures for densities (Lo, 1984) and for hazards (Dykstra and Laud, 1981; James, 2005), exponential transformations for survival functions (Doksum, 1974) and cumulative transformations for cumulative hazards (Hjort, 1990). Very often, though, the data presents some structural heterogeneity one should carefully take into account, especially when analyzing data from different sources that are related in some way. For instance this happens in the study of clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine in different countries or when understanding the effects of a certain policy adopted by multiple regions. In these cases, besides modeling heterogeneity, one further aims at introducing some probabilistic mechanism that allows for borrowing information across different studies.

When to use Bayesian


Bayesian statistics is all about belief. We have some prior belief about the true model, and we combine that with the likelihood of our data to get our posterior belief about the true model. In some cases, we have knowledge about our domain before we see any of the data. Bayesian inference provides a straightforward way to encode that belief into a prior probability distribution. For example, say I am an economist predicting the effects of interest rates on tech stock price changes.

Deep Belief Network


What the heck is it? In Quantum state the parameters like Entropy and temperature impact are observed. Strange thing: It is a model but no output nodes. If you known about ml, simply we have a output and based upon the different learning rule such as gradient descend we learn the values for parameters for weight, and other parameters.(calling it as a learning model) The hidden nodes learn or map the things from given input represented by v in above image. It falls under unsupervised learning as you know it.

Speech Recognition Transformation


Voice technology has reached maturity. The quality of speech recognition surpassed 95 percent accuracy in 2020. That is the same quality as normal communication between human beings. And the influence is now being felt. The modern Microsoft Windows update vigorously pushes its voice feature -- a mechanism that allows the user to dictate messages at the speed of normal speech, which is four times faster than typing. There are more than 2,600 voice apps (called "skills") available for download on Apple & Google app stores.

Implementing Naive Bayes From Scratch


As stated in the general overview, we need to calculate the summary statistics for each class (and feature) as well as the prior. First of all, we need to gather some basic information about the dataset and create three zero-matrices to store the mean, the variance, and the prior for each class. Next, we iterate over all the classes, compute the statistics and update our zero-matrices accordingly. For example, assume we have two unique classes (0,1) and two features in our dataset. The matrix storing the mean values, therefore will have a two rows and two columns (2x2). The prior is just a single vector (1x2), containing the ratio of a single classes' samples divided by the total sample size.

Bayesian Inference in Python


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3 Main Approaches to Machine Learning Models - KDnuggets


In September 2018, I published a blog about my forthcoming book on The Mathematical Foundations of Data Science. The central question we address is: How can we bridge the gap between mathematics needed for Artificial Intelligence (Deep Learning and Machine learning) with that taught in high schools (up to ages 17/18)? In this post, we present a chapter from this book called "A Taxonomy of Machine Learning Models." The book is now available for an early bird discount released as chapters. If you are interested in getting early discounted copies, please contact ajit.jaokar at

10 Best Statistics Courses on Coursera


This specialization program is especially dedicated to statistics. In this program, you will learn basic and intermediate concepts of statistical analysis using the Python programming language. In this program, you will learn the following topics- where data come from, what types of data can be collected, study data design, data management, and how to effectively carry out data exploration and visualization. Along with that, you will work on a variety of assignments that will help you to check your knowledge and ability. This specialization program is a 3-course series. Let's see the details of the courses-