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Friday Nite Videos | January 11, 2019

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Stacey Abrams | How to Respond to Setbacks. Robert Reich: The Big Economic Switcheroo. Trump Will 'Definitely' Declare A National Emergency, 'Probably'. What Is Emergence? Surviving R. Kelly: Bonus

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What Is Emergence?

How do extraordinarily complex emergent phenomena — like ants assembling themselves into living bridges, or tiny water and air molecules forming into swirling hurricanes — spontaneously arise from systems of much simpler elements?

AlphaZero: Machine Learning From Scratch

AlphaZero taught itself from scratch chess, shogi and Go, beating a world-champion program in each case and discovering new and creative playing strategies that hint at the potential to tackle other complex problems.

Yes, There Is a War Between Science and Religion

Jerry Coyne The Conversation
In the end, it’s irrational to decide what’s true in your daily life using empirical evidence, but then rely on wishful-thinking and ancient superstitions to judge the “truths” undergirding your faith.
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