Let's talk about randomness! Although randomness is pervasive throughout the natural world, it's surprisingly difficult to generate random numbers. And even if your numbers look random (but actually aren't), it can have interesting consequences on the security of systems, and the accuracy of models and research.
In this episode, Katie and Ben talk about randomness, its place in machine learning and computation in general, along with some random digressions of their own.
Links: Mersenne Twister