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I haven't played Civ, and don't know anything about video game AI, but think you are vastly underestimating the size of the action-state space in general. The curse of dimensionality will kick in really fast. Also, remember you have a temporal dependency. The action you take in a one state affects the state space distribution and the value of actions in the subsequent states.
alpha zero did it with chess, the temporal dependency being future states after each move
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It must be post-fellow stress level and worklife balance, but #2-5 need PhD or MS at minimum so I guess it's somewhat fair
Yup, that's the issue. Lots of people get extremely stressed in college/grad school/exams to qualify for the career, and early years in job can be really stressful, too. That generally skinnies down who ends up in the group who gets surveyed about job satisfaction etc.
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I'd think being a pharmacist would be pretty stressful, you're essentially working in retail dealing with angry customers.
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I'd think being a pharmacist would be pretty stressful, you're essentially working in retail dealing with angry customers.
Lately Ive recognized that those 2-3 I talk to at CVS are parma technicians and only one person working in the back is pharmacists. Not sure about how other, especially small pharmacies are like, but it seemed like pharma tech seems to be facing the customer most of time. They ask do you have any questions to pharmacist today? But I never asked anything cuz doctor already told me everything I would need to know..
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That was a reinforcement learning approach though. Very different from supervised learning. Which was probably my point (was months ago)
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and if you screw up, people could die.
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