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AlphaGo [100 to] zero

While in Warwick last week, I read a few times through Nature article on AlphaGo Zero, the new DeepMind program that learned to play Go by itself, through self-learning, within a few clock days, and achieved massive superiority (100 to 0) over the… 260 more words

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amber warning

Just saw this severe Met warning of snow over Warwickshire and neighbouring counties… The campus is indeed covered with snow, but not that heavily. Yet. 111 more words

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foundations of probability

Following my reading of a note by Gunnar Taraldsen and co-authors on improper priors, I checked the 1970 book of Rényi from the Library at Warwick. 287 more words

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Two Chairs - A Creative Writing Competition

If you’re itching to give your creative writing skills a go, look no further – we’ve got a competition for you! Organised by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick, entries to the competition can be submitted in English or German. 474 more words

importance demarginalising

A question on X validated gave me minor thought fodder for my crisp pre-dawn run in Warwick the other week: if one wants to use importance sampling for a variable Y that has no closed form density, but can be expressed as the transform (marginal) of a vector of variables with closed form densities, then, for Monte Carlo approximations, the problem can be reformulated as the computation of an integral of a transform of the vector itself and the importance ratio is given by the ratio of the true density of the vector over the density of the simulated vector. No Jacobian involved.

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Ellie King: A blueprint for a Conservative youth movement — Conservative Home

Ellie King is a masters student at the University of Warwick, and a former Deputy Chairman of University of Warwick Conservatives. This is not another article explaining why we need a youth movement.

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four positions at Warwick Statistics, apply!

Enthusiastic and excellent academics are sought to be part of our Department of Statistics at Warwick, one of the world’s most prominent and most research active departments of Statistics. 282 more words

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