Loading…
Attending this event?
View analytic
Thursday, November 15 • 11:40am - 12:20pm
Down the Wabbit Hole

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Vowpal Wabbit is a fast, out-of-core C++ implementation of sparse gradient descent. It is sponsored by Microsoft Research and is one of the few open-source libraries capable of solving contextual bandit problems at scale—unfortunately it is also a minefield to use properly. In this talk, we’ll explore how to use Haskell to guarantee safe and performant usage of an otherwise unsafe machine learning library. Along the way, we’ll learn about some of Haskell’s lower-level language features, including the foreign function interface, inline-c, quasi-quoting & anti-quoting, synchronous & asynchronous exceptions, the bracket pattern, and some simple type-level programming.

Speakers
avatar for Chris McKinlay

Chris McKinlay

Formation


Thursday November 15, 2018 11:40am - 12:20pm
data

Attendees (2)




Twitter Feed