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TRADR SIKS summerschool 2017

A few weeks ago I gave an introductory course to reinforcement learning with the OpenAI Gym environment. As content, I used the writeups I already put on my site several weeks ago. I asked Jasper van der Waa (TNO), who co-organized it, to write a short summary of the summer school. For some years now it is quite clear that…

Getting started with OpenAI gym

The OpenAI gym environment is one of the most fun ways to learn more about machine learning. Especially reinforcement learning and neural networks can be applied perfectly to the benchmark and Atari games collection that is included. Every environment has multiple featured solutions, and often you can find a writeup on how to achieve the same score. By looking at…

The Zalando python client

The Zalando python client Shopping is probably in the top-5 of things I hate. Walking from store to store, having to wade through endless clothes you are NOT interested in – it’s a really inefficient experience. Luckily I found Zalando a few years ago: you order your clothes online with free shipping and free returns. The only thing that could…

Laser engraving a wine box

This weekend my dad turns 63. This year I created a very personal gift for him: a laser engraved wine box. Recently my local library opened a fab lab (fabrication laboratory). For only a few euros you are allowed to use the machines they have. With three 3D printers, a laser cutter, and a dye-sublimation printer, children can learn a lot…

What I learned developing the Neural Voting Advice Application

Two weeks ago I put the neural voting advice application online (http://www.pinchofintelligence.com/neural-voting-advice-application/). In this post, I look back at two aspects: the end-user aspect and the technical aspect. The first one will be interesting for people working with neural networks. The technical aspect might be useful for somebody else interested in deploying their Tensorflow or Keras application. Introduction For years…