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    Ray: A Distributed Computing Platform for Reinforcement Learning with Ion Stoica

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    The show you’re about to hear is part of a series of shows recorded in San Francisco at the Artificial Intelligence Conference. In this episode, I talk with Ion Stoica, professor of computer science & director of the RISE Lab at UC Berkeley. Ion joined us after he gave his talk “Building reinforcement learning applications with Ray.”

    We dive into Ray, a new distributed computing platform for RL, as well as RL generally, along with some of the other interesting projects RISE Lab is working on, like Clipper & Tegra. This was a pretty interesting talk. Enjoy!

    TWiML Online Meetup

    The details for the upcoming TWiML Online Meetup have been set!! On Oct 18 at 3pm PT, We will discuss the paper Visual Attribute Transfer through Deep Image Analogy, by Jing Liao and others from Microsoft Research. The discussion will be led by Duncan Stothers. (Thanks Duncan!) For anyone who’s has missed the last two meetups, or for those that haven’t yet joined the group, please visit twimlai.com/meetup. There you’ll find Video Recaps of the last 2 meetups, along with a link to the paper we’ll be reviewing next month. If you’d like to present your favorite paper, we’d love to have you do it. Just shoot us an email at team@twimlai.com to get the ball rolling.

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