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Hacker, game developer, CG artist and machine learning entrepreneur


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answered Do dynamic typed languages deserve all the criticism?
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comment Is there an established software taxonomy that's based on the type of software?
It's my own list, based on many years of experience rather than any specific research :-) . These are the things I like to know when I'm getting my head around a new software product.
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comment Using machine learning to aim mirrors in a solar array?
@Philip - good point, agree you need a gradient to work with. But maybe you can do some kind of hack to create this, e.g. add some imperfections to part of the mirror that scatter enough light to create an appreciable gradient?
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comment Using machine learning to aim mirrors in a solar array?
@Gilbert - you need to use the information from previous measurements. Two measurements, for example, is enough to get a partial gradient estimate. Then you can start using methods such as gradient descent to find the optimum position. Much better than brute force, especially since the optimisation problem in this case is likely to be convex!