Apologies for the late issue. My travel for a talk got severely delayed. But no use in crying over some spilled lovely machine learning links!
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I was in Utrecht, Netherlands, this week to speak with the national weather service KNMI and present our work of operationalising machine learning solutions in weather forecasting at a symposium.
The talk went well, except I was losing my voice due to the dry, filtered air in the venue. But I got a lot of good questions and pleasant conversations resulting from it!
I haven’t given many talks this year, so it’s good to see that it’s still fun!
My noise-cancelling headphones informed me they were out of charge the second I stepped on the train back home. So, I was more than thankful for my power bank. Just a really useful emergency tool.
A few weeks back, I showed the beautiful A* visualisation a few weeks back.
I wasn’t the only one who would’ve loved an interactive App to try out A* in my own neighbourhoods.
Jan Pánek created this lovely app where you can create your own pathfinding experiments.
This one shows an exploration of my old stomping ground in Hamburg.
I lived across the big city lake from campus.
I always wondered if it was shorter to go above or below. Felt like the above was slightly optimal, and through my years of studying, I have tried many of the paths you can see in the animation below.
You can try it out here: honzaap.github.io/Pathfinding
Here’s the Github repo
Post them on Mastodon and Tag me. I’d love to see what you come up with. Then I can include them in the next issue!