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No gas rebates in sight as average prices in L.A. barrel toward $6 a gallon -- again

Los Angeles Times

Experts say a perfect storm of supply-and-demand issues are sending gas prices in Los Angeles soaring again, with the price-per-gallon increasing more than 14 cents in the last 16 days, according to the latest fuel prices tracked by AAA. L.A. fuel prices are again inching toward a $6-a-gallon record set in March. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the Los Angeles area is currently $5.91, with plenty of stations charging well over that. A year ago the price was $4.16. Overnight, the price jumped 2.2 cents, the highest level it has risen since February.


Artificial Intelligence for Trading Written by Shrim Garg

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Artificial Intelligence is an ever-growing profession and also one of the most impactful divisions as it works at the crossroads of machine learning, cognitive intelligence, mathematics, and last but not the least, statistics. So, the most fundamental question we need to ask ourselves is what exactly is algorithmic trading. Algorithmic trading generally uses a computer program that follows a series of predefined directions to make a deal. In theory, the trade generates profits at a rate and frequency that a manual trader cannot complement since the algorithm makes trades using functions from advanced mathematics and does that round the clock, something which manual trader cannot compete with. AI trading systems are now set to usher in the second wave of innovation, the most momentous in the history of finance.


Pay what you want for this stacked video game development bundle

Mashable

TL;DR: As of March 1, you can pay what you want for the Unity Game Development Bundle. Anyone who's even remotely into gaming knows that RDR2 is unrivaled graphics-wise, which begs an important question: How? Like many other leading gaming companies -- Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, to name a couple -- Rockstar has made its game engine a proprietary software. But that doesn't mean you have to dash your dreams of creating the next RDR2 just yet: There are plenty of game engines out there that are free for anyone to download and use. One of the most popular options is Unity, a versatile and powerful general-use game engine that's currently supported on 27 different platforms. Capable of creating both 3D and 2D designs, Unity is fantastic in that it's got options for developers of all skill levels.


JP Morgan doubles down on machine learning for FX algorithms - The TRADE

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JP Morgan is backing the use of machine learning for the future of foreign exchange algorithmic trading, after applying the technology to its FX algos earlier this year. The investment bank launched Deep Neural Network for Algo Execution (DNA) as a tool to bolster its FX algorithms in April, using machine learning to bundle its existing algos into a single execution strategy. "DNA is an optimisation feature that leverages simulated data from various types of market conditions to select the best order placement and execution style designed to minimise market impact," said Chi Nzelu, head of macro eCommerce at JP Morgan. "It then uses reinforcement learning – a subset of machine learning – to assess the performance of individual order placement choices." JP Morgan added that in recent years, algo trading strategies such as time-weighted average price (TWAP) and volume-weighted average price (VWAP) have multiplied, forcing clients to choose from a suite of algos with various execution methods.


Powering Your App With Machine Learning in 3 Steps [NOCODE]

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There are countless ways to add machine learning into your app development. As listed in the case study, machine learning can predict conversion KPIs, churn, in-app purchases, build personas, and prevent affiliate fraud. That's only the tip of the ML iceberg (I've been wanting to use that saying). This post will be building off that case study and show you where and how you can insert ML into your app growth. Besides branding, ideation is your the most creative step in developing your app.


Time series analysis! ARIMA or Prophet?

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Time Series is a class of data science problems where the primary values of interest are a series of data points measured over a period of time. This notebook aims to provide the basic building blocks of some of the more modern algorithms / techniques (and data!) for solving these types of problems. Is ARIMA the first thing you think of when you hear about time series? It might be time to explore other ventures and methodologies. There is a lot of new innovation and modern techniques being actively developed and some of them are outperforming the traditional ARIMA models.


Analysis and Machine Learning Modeling of New York City Airbnb Data

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Airbnb is an online-based marketing company that connects people looking for accommodation (Airbnb guests) to people looking to rent their properties (Airbnb hosts) on a short-term or long-term basis. The rentals properties includes apartments (dominant), homes, boats, and whole lot more. Since its inception in 2008, Airbnb has steadily risen in terms of revenue growth and its range of service provisions. As of 2019, there 150 million users of Airbnb services in 191 countries, making it a major disruptor of the traditional hospitality industry (this is akin to how Uber and other emerging transportation services have disrupted the traditional intra-city transportation services). Airbnb generates revenue by charging its guests and hosts fees for arranging stays: hosts are charged 3% of the value of the booking, while guests are charged 6%-12% per the nature of the booking.



You can Pay What You Want for the AI and Deep Learning Bundle

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Today's highlighted deal comes via our Online Courses section of the Neowin Deals store, where for only a limited time you can Pay What You Want for this AI and Deep Learning Bundle. With the Pay What You Want bundles, you can get something incredible for as little as you want to pay. And if you beat the average price, you'll receive the fully upgraded bundle! Beat the Leader's price and get entered into the epic giveaway, plus get featured on the leaderboard! Click to see the average price for this full AI and Deep Learning Bundle See other Pay What You Want deals This is a time-limited offer, ending soon.


Want to build a video game? Pick your own price to learn how

Mashable

Maybe you've already yeehaw-ed your way through 100% completion of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games' recent western masterpiece; maybe you've only seen the in-game screenshots that have been snuck onto r/EarthPorn. Either way, anyone who's even remotely into gaming knows that RDR2 is unrivaled graphics-wise, which begs an important question: HOW? Like many other leading gaming companies -- Electronic Arts and Ubisoft, to name a couple -- Rockstar has made its game engine a proprietary software. But that doesn't mean you have to dash your dreams of creating the next RDR2 just yet: There are plenty of game engines out there that are free for anyone to download and use. One of the most popular options is Unity, a versatile and powerful general-use game engine that's currently supported on 27 different platforms. Capable of creating both 3D and 2D designs, Unity is fantastic in that it's got options for developers of all skill levels.