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An ASCII taxi game is shown with a sleepy robot head in front of it.
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Creating an Othello Tutor: Step 3, Learning Reinforcement Learning

Hello, friends! Today we’re going to be learning about reinforcement learning. How meta! The ultimate goal of this endeavor is to create an artificial intelligence that is a strong Othello player, and can teach you how to become stronger yourself. I explained the rules of Othello, my motivation, and how to create a playable game…

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Updates return next week!

Hi friends! Thank you so much for your patience with me. Besides some health issues and personal issues cropping up, my life has gotten very hectic and this project had to take a back burner for a little while. I’m ready to get back into the swing of it, though! Aren’t you excited! Fun fact:…

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Brief Hiatus

My dearest readers, My apologies for not posting a real update in these last few weeks. I’ve had a whirlwind of personal issues cropping up, and my buffer has been totally depleted. I am so excited to share with you all the work I’ve done on reinforcement learning for Othello, but I need to take a…

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An ASCII Othello board is shown with a sleeping robot head in front of it.
A bare-bones Othello board. The rows are labeled top-to-bottom 1-8. The columns are labeled left-to-right A-H. The background is dark green. Each cell is represented by a small, unfilled circle except the four center squares. D4 and E5 are large unfilled circles, D5 and E4 are large filled circles.
A cookie jar with a happy panda. The panda is covered in crumbs. The jar is a light green color.
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Back to Bayes-ics: An introduction to Bayesian statistics

Several weeks ago I wrote a post on Bayesian statistics. I was very interested in the implementation of Bayesian statistics, especially for complex problems which are more easily solved with simulation rather than mathematical manipulation. I wrote the article with a specific audience in mind: namely those that knew the basics of Bayesian statistics, but…

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