Brandon Rohrer   @_brohrer_

Turning data into answers and actions. he/him. Currently at iRobot, formerly of Facebook, Microsoft, DuPont Pioneer, Sandia Natl Labs, MIT.



















 

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Brandon Rohrer    @_brohrer_    11/30/2021      

The gap between the promising theory and the janky practice is wiiiiide.
  
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Brandon Rohrer    @_brohrer_    11/30/2021      

My hope is that the next time you read an article about the latest natural language processing conquest, you'll be able to nod contentedly, having pretty darn good mental model of what's going on under the hood. https://t.co/QO6n3FsUVG
  
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Brandon Rohrer    @_brohrer_    11/27/2021      

Timeline cleanser. The abstraction for reinforcement learning is beautiful to me. from mind import Mind from world import World mind = Mind() world = World() actions = zeros(n_actions) while True: sensors, reward = world.step(actions) actions = mind.step(sensors, reward)
  
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Brandon Rohrer    @_brohrer_    11/24/2021      

Now with a table of contents. (Thanks for the suggestion @sri_ramanathan!) https://t.co/VaFt8md9hJ
  
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Brandon Rohrer    @_brohrer_    11/23/2021      

Not pictured here is the four weeks I spent reading the original paper and a handful of exceptional blog posts and trying to get all the pieces to fit together in my head.
  
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Brandon Rohrer    @_brohrer_    11/23/2021      

Thanks to all of you who followed along during the birthing process. https://t.co/K3r2ssNR2K
  
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Brandon Rohrer    @_brohrer_    11/23/2021      

If you've always wondered how Transformers work but know nothing about machine learning, I wrote this peek behind the curtain for you. (Actually I wrote it for me, but you might find it useful.) Here's the beta release. https://t.co/VaFt8md9hJ
  
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Brandon Rohrer    @_brohrer_    8/8/2021      

An approachable guide to building ML models for research. Covers the five stages of of the machine learning process which, I was surprised to discover, are not denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. https://t.co/XImgM90f5Z h/t @hardmaru, @vboykis
  
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