Phil 10.29.20

Are we really at ‘Zeta’? We run out of Greek leters at omega… Hurricane Zeta batters a storm-weary Gulf Coast

It occurs to me that there could be a new military AI ethics paper about ML and hierarchical/dominance bias


  • Adjust the TopController so that the reference angle changes ramp up and down
  • Look at adjusting the contributions? Maybe square? Add a method for experimentation

GPT-2 Agents

  • Start the Chinese database using the csv file
  • Boy did I struggle with storing Chinese in a MySQL table. With the Arabic version, I had to change everything to UTF8, which turns out in MySQL and MariaDB, to not quite be UTF-8. For Chinese, you have to use utf8mb4,as described it this awesome post: How to support full Unicode in MySQL databases
  • The short answer is to first, set the DB to the appropriate character set:
alter database <your database here> default character set utf8mb4 collate utf8mb4_general_ci;
  • Then make sure that the table is correct. IntelliJ defaults to the latin charset, so I had to do this manually by creating the table in Intellij, dumping it, and editing as follows:
CREATE TABLE table_posts (
   rowid int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
   id varchar(16) DEFAULT NULL,
   user_id varchar(32) DEFAULT NULL,
   created_at datetime DEFAULT NULL,
   crawl_time datetime DEFAULT NULL,
   like_num int(11) DEFAULT NULL,
   repost_num int(11) DEFAULT NULL,
   comment_num int(11) DEFAULT NULL,
   content text,
   translation text,
   origin_weibo varchar(16) DEFAULT NULL,
   geo_info text,
   PRIMARY KEY (rowid)
  • Then I sourced the file back intpo the db, so this worked:
Insert into table_posts (`id`, user_id, created_at, crawl_time, like_num, repost_num, comment_num, content, origin_weibo, geo_info) values("IiF4ShXQZ", "d058566643d6657e", "2019-12-01 00:00:17", "2020-04-22 21:21:30", 1, 0, 0, "《药品管理法》《疫苗管理法》👏👏", NULL, NULL);
  • When selected:
1,IiF4ShXQZ,d058566643d6657e,2019-12-01 00:00:17,2020-04-22 21:21:30,1,0,0,《药品管理法》《疫苗管理法》👏👏,,,
  • Emojis and everything!

ML Group – Just statuses

JuryRoom – Alex and Tamahau are getting ready to submit their thesis’ so mostly helping with that.