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Getting Started in Deep Learning

Getting Started in Deep Learning

It’s been a lovely Christmas day. More social than any that I can remember, for a very long time. (Wonderful morning visit with my next-door neighbor. Great mid-day party. A sweet restorative nap afterwards.) And now, the thoughts that have been buzzing through and around my head for the past 48 hours — how to get started with deep learning. Of course there are all sorts of entry points. Historical, functional, mathematical… But what came to me, over these past…

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Equilibrium and Utility: Two Different Realms

Equilibrium and Utility: Two Different Realms

Continuing with Beinhocker’s Origin of Wealth, it is important to distinguish carefully between some of the ideas that Beinhocker is expounding. While overall, he is doing a good job of bringing in many related thoughts and ideas, there is a slight tendency towards “mushing.” In that note, I’d like to suggest that we discern carefully between ideas involving utility (Origins, hardcover; pp. 34 & 37), and equilibrium. On pg. 34, Beinhocker begins a discussion of how utility is an underlying…

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