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Mastering Scala Machine Learning by Alex Kozlov

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Sequential trials and dealing with risk

What if my preferences for making an extra few dollars outweigh the risk of losing the same amount? I will stop on why one's preferences might be asymmetric in a little while in this section, and there is scientific evidence that this asymmetry is ingrained in our minds for evolutionary reasons, but you are right, I have to optimize the expected value of the asymmetric function of the parameterized utility now, as follows:

Sequential trials and dealing with risk

Why would an asymmetric function surface in the analysis? One example is repeated bets or re-investments, also known as the Kelly Criterion problem. Although originally, the Kelly Criterion ...

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