Computing Your Skill Mar 18, Summary: TrueSkill is used on Xbox Live to rank and match players and it serves as a great way to understand how statistical machine learning is actually applied today. Feel free to jump to sections that look interesting and ignore ones that seem boring. Introduction It seemed easy enough: I wanted to create a database to track the skill levels of my coworkers in chess and foosball. I was curious if an algorithm could do a better job at creating well-balanced matches.
The Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted on Wednesday to recommend approval of the treatment developed by the University of Pennsylvania and Novartis Corp. The one-time treatment would be for children and young adults with advanced leukemia. The therapy could be the first of a wave of treatments custom-made to target a patient's cancer. Called CAR-T, it involves removing immune cells from a patients' blood, reprogramming them to create an army of cells to recognize and destroy cancer and injecting them back into the patient. The FDA is not required to follow the panel's recommendation but often does. FDA panel to vote on revolutionary gene therapy for cancer "It's a pretty amazing new treatment," Dr.
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CNN — For such a small country -- it ranks th in the world for total area , right behind Iceland -- South Korea sure is in the news a lot. Occasionally that news is grim -- something to do with a troublesome cousin across the border. Sometimes it's pure mainstream pop -- a bunch of cute singers taking down Lady Gaga on the world stage. Sometimes it's just plain astonishing -- no one throws out the first pitch at a baseball game with as much panache as South Koreans.