Four short links: 29 April 2016

AI Gym, Open Sourced Xamarin, History Mining, and Club Economics

  1. OpenAI GymA toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning algorithms. It supports teaching agents everything from walking to playing games like Pong or Go.
  2. Open Xamarin — the Xamarin tools are now all MIT-licensed, after the Microsoft acquisition. And show no signs of being abandoned.
  3. Text-Mining the History of MedicineIn this article, we present our efforts to overcome the various challenges faced in the semantic analysis of published historical medical text dating back to the mid 19th century.
  4. A Journal Is a Club (Cameron Neylon) — I’ve been frustrated for a long time with traditional economic analyses of scholarly publishing. They don’t seem to explain what actually happens, and fail to capture critical aspects of what is going on. The lens of club economics seems like it might help to capture more of the reality of what is going on.

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