#Social Networks #Twitter #Politics

Twitter y Política: Información, Opinión y ¿Predicción?

Authors: M. Luz Congosto, Montse Fernández y Esteban Moro Journal: Cuadernos de Comunicación Evoca 4 (2011). LINK Abstract: Estamos a las puertas de una nueva manera de medir la opinión política: mediante la conversación en Red, que permite no sólo conocer el feedback de los ciudadanos a la política, sino también la imagen de los políticos que se refleja en la Red, la dinámica de opinión en comunidades o grupos y el efecto de los diferentes medios de comunicación en dicha conversación. ...

#Deep Learning #Networks

How to Organize your Deep Reinforcement Learning Agents: The Importance of Communication Topology

Authors: Dhaval Adjodah, Dan Calacci, Abhimanyu Dubey, Peter Krafft, Esteban Moro, Alex `Sandy’ Pentland Journal: Preprint (2018). arXiv Abstract: In this empirical paper, we investigate how learning agents can be arranged in more efficient communication topologies for improved learning. This is an important problem because a common technique to improve speed and robustness of learning in deep reinforcement learning and many other machine learning algorithms is to run multiple learning agents in parallel. ...

#news #quotes #Science

Science is the only news

Science is the only news. When you scan through a newspaper or magazine, all the human interest stuff is the same old he-said-she-said, the politics and economics the same sorry cyclic dramas, the fashions a pathetic illusion of newness, and even the technology is predictable if you know the science. Human nature doesn’t change much; science does, and the change accrues, altering the world irreversibly.  A famous quote by Stewart Brand, that appear in John Brockman’s essay (and book) The Third Culture