Monthly Archives: December 2019

Phil 12.7.19

You can now have an AI DM. AI Dungeon 2. Here’s an article about it: You can do nearly anything you want in this incredible AI-powered game. It looks like a GPT-2 model trained with chooseyouradventure. Here’s the “how we did it”. Wow

The Toxins We Carry (Whitney Phillips)

  • My proposal is that we begin thinking ecologically, an approach I explore with Ryan Milner, a communication scholar, in our forthcoming book You Are Here: A Field Guide for Navigating Polluted Information. From an ecological perspective, Wardle’s term “information pollution” makes perfect sense. Building on Wardle’s definition, we use the inverted form “polluted information” to emphasize the state of being polluted and to underscore connections between online and offline toxicity. One of the most important of these connections is just how little motives matter to outcomes. Online and off, pollution still spreads, and still has consequences downstream, whether it’s introduced to the environment willfully, carelessly, or as the result of sincere efforts to help. The impact of industrial-scale polluters online—the bigots, abusers, and chaos agents, along with the social platforms that enable them—should not be minimized. But less obvious suspects can do just as much damage. The truth is one of them.
  • Taking an ecological approach to misinformation

Phil 12.5.19

ASRC GOES 7:00 – 4:30, 6:30 – 7:00

  • Write up something for Erik and John?
  • Send gdoc link to Bruce – done
  • apply for TF Dev invite – done
  • Schedule physical! – done
  • Dissertation – more Designing for populations
  • Evolver
    • Comment EvolutionaryOptimizer – almost done
    • Comment ModelWriter
    • Quickstart
    • User’s guide
    • Comment the excel utils?
  • Waikato meeting with Alex and Panos

Phil 12.4.19

7:00 – 8:00 ASRC GOES

  • Dissertation – back to designing for populations
  • Timesheet revisions
  • Applying for MS Project
  • Evolver – more documentation
  • GOES Meeting
    • Bought a copy of MS Project for $15
    • Send Erik a note about permission to charge for TF Dev Conf
    • Good chat with Bruce about many things, including CASSIE as a Cloud service
    • Re-send links to common satellite dictionary
    • Vadim got a pendulum working
  • Meeting with Roger
    • Got a tour of the new building
    • Lots of VR discussion
    • Some academic future options

Phil 12.3.19

7:00 – 4:00 ASRC GOES

  • Dissertation – reworked the last paragraph of the Reflection and reflex section
  • Evolver – more documentation
  • Send this out to the HCC mailing list: The introvert’s academic “alternative networking” guide
  • Arpita’s proposal defense
    • Stanford: Open information extraction (open IE) refers to the extraction of relation tuples, typically binary relations, from plain text, such as (Mark Zuckerberg; founded; Facebook). The central difference from other information extraction is that the schema for these relations does not need to be specified in advance; typically the relation name is just the text linking two arguments. For example, Barack Obama was born in Hawaii would create a triple (Barack Obama; was born in; Hawaii), corresponding to the open domain relation was-born-in(Barack-Obama, Hawaii).
    • Open Information Extraction 5
    • UKG Open Information Extraction
    • Supervised Ensemble of Open IE
    • Datasets
      • AW-OIE
      • AW-OIE-C
      • WEB
      • NYT
      • PENN
    • Why the choice of 100 dimensins for your symentic embedding? How does it compare to other dimensions?
    • Contextual embedding for NLP?
    • Input-Output Hidden Markov Model (version on GitHub)

Phil 12.2.19

December! Yikes!

7:00 – 8:00 ASRC GOES

  • Dissertation
    • Designing for populations
  • Evolver
    • Oh, boy – big IDE updates. Hoping nothing breaks
      • Had to connect back to python
      • TF still works!
    • Commenting and documenting
      • Finished ValueAxis.py
      • Starting TF2OptomizerBase.py
  • ML seminar (food fro La Madeleine!)
  • Meeting with Aaron M