New Social Gaming App Focused on Custom Challenges

 Zark announced the launch of their social gaming app on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.
Zark is a social gaming app that allows users to invite their friends to play private competitive challenge matches and tournaments. Users invite friends to play their favorite games by issuing custom challenges and win credits that can be redeemed for rewards.

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5 Dos and Don’ts When Making a SMART Goal [Examples]

When I was 14, my dream was to play college baseball. But I had one small problem: I only weighed 100 pounds. And even though I still had four years to bulk up and improve my skills, I knew I had a long way to go. Fortunately, my coach always knew how to give me opportunities to shoot for that kept my drive alive.
I think of SMART goals like my former baseball coach.

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Akazoo and Rakuten Viber Team Up to Inspire a Social Music Experience

Partnership Enables Over One Billion Rakuten Viber Users to Access, Share and Play Akazoo Music and Radio Streaming, Globally, Through Popular Messaging Platform 
Akazoo S.A., a leading global music streaming platform and technology company announced a global strategic partnership with Rakuten Viber, a global instant messaging, chat and voiceover IP platform.

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Using a Graph Database for Deep Learning Text Classification

Graphify is a Neo4j unmanaged extension that provides plug and play natural language text classification.Graphify gives you a mechanism to train natural language parsing models that extract features of a text using deep learning. When training a model to recognize the meaning of a text, you can send an article of text with a provided set of labels that describe the nature of the text.

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How to Leverage Model-Driven Architecture for Better Application?

Designing an application is not a child’s play in any sense and developing an enhanced user experience for the same is quite a task at hand. For this matter, there are numerous approaches adopted by developers and enterprises to design better application and its interface to transform the entire user experience.

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A Neural Network in 13 lines of Python (Part 2 – Gradient Descent)

Summary: I learn best with toy code that I can play with. This tutorial teaches gradient descent via a very simple toy example, a short python implementation.
Followup Post: I intend to write a followup post to this one adding popular features leveraged by state-of-the-art approaches (likely Dropout, DropConnect, and Momentum). I’ll tweet it out when it’s complete @iamtrask.

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Verifing Minecraft User Accounts | zacstewart.com

When I need to give my brain a rest, I like to play Minecraft on an interesting
server known as Civcraft. The unique thing about this server is that it is
an experiment in anarchy of sorts. There are no rules except not to exploit
software glitches that could give you an unfair advantage. Robbery, murder,
griefing and trolling of all sorts are completely legal within the rules of the
server.

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How to Code and Understand DeepMind’s Neural Stack Machine

Summary: I learn best with toy code that I can play with. This tutorial teaches DeepMind’s Neural Stack machine via a very simple toy example, a short python implementation. I will also explain my thought process along the way for reading and implementing research papers from scratch, which I hope you will find useful.

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How To Find Simple And Interesting Multi-Gigabytes Data Set

Many folks are very exited about big data. They like play, explore, work and study this frontier. Most likely these folks either work with or would like to play with large amount of data (hundreds of gigabytes or even terabytes). But here’s the thing, it’s not easy to find a multi-gigabytes dataset.

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Loading IP Test Data Into Postgres

Recently, I was trolling around the internet looking for some IP address data to play with.  Fortunately, I stumbled across MaxMind’s Geolite Database, which is available for free.    All I have to do is include this notice:This product includes GeoLite2 data created by MaxMind, available from http://www.maxmind.com.That’s easy enough.

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rlpyt: A Research Code Base for Deep Reinforcement Learning in PyTorch

Since the advent of deep reinforcement learning for game play in 2013, and
simulated robotic control shortly after, a multitude of new algorithms
have flourished. Most of these are model-free algorithms which can be
categorized into three families: deep Q-learning, policy gradients, and Q-value
policy gradients.

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Collaborating with Humans Requires Understanding Them

AI agents have learned to play Dota, StarCraft, and Go, by training to beat an
automated system that increases in difficulty as the agent gains skill at the
game: in vanilla self-play, the AI agent plays games against itself, while in
population-based training, each agent must play against a population of other
agents, and the entire population learns to play the game.

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