The third day of SciPy 2020 was filled with interesting and foundational tutorial content regarding deep learning with a short primer to the PyTorch library and I found the time to watch some interesting SciPy talks from Enthoughts SciPy Youtube channel as well.
Missing data, especially missing data points in time series, are a pervasive issue for many applications relying on precise and complete data sets. For example in the financial sector, missing tick data can lead to deviating forecasts and thus to wrong decisions with high losses.
Scientists from Google AI have published exciting research regarding unsupervised skill discovery in deep reinforcement learning. Essentially it will be possible to utilize unsupervised learning methods to learn model dynamics and promising skills in an unsupervised, model-free reinforcement learning enviroment, subsequently enabling to use model-based planning methods in model-free reinforcement learning setups.
Many deep reinforcement learning methods have been established for the development of autonomous AI-agents. This talk introduces deep reinforcement learning as combination of deep learning and reinforcement learning and highlights a selection of noteworthy advancements since Mnih et al. introduced Deep Q-learning.
The following first article part is an attempt to categorize and structure current state of the art (SoA) clustering approaches, making use off of the work of Aljalbout et al. and Min et al. for my current research at TECO Institute from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology regarding missing data imputation in large stock quotation and trade data sets, where clustering would be an obvious first step for retrieving highly correlated quotations or trade movements.