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Explainable Machine Learning, Model Transparency, and the Right to Explanation
 Check out this topical video from Predictive Analytics World...
Guidebook to the Future of Data Science: How to Navigate the Increasingly Symbiotic Dynamic Between Executives and Universities
 Book Review of Closing the Analytics Talent Gap: An...
Guilty or Not Guilty: Weight of Evidence
 You have been invited to serve as a juror...
How Machine Learning Works for Social Good
  Originally published in KDnuggets, Nov 2020. This article...

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Explainable Machine Learning, Model Transparency, and the Right to Explanation

 Check out this topical video from Predictive Analytics World founder Eric Siegel: A computer can keep you in jail, or deny you a job, a loan, insurance coverage, or housing – and yet you cannot face your accuser. The predictive models generated by machine learning to drive these weighty decisions are generally kept locked up

An AI is Training Counselors to Deal with Teens in Crisis

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, Feb 26, 2021. Counselors volunteering at the Trevor Project need to be prepared for their first conversation with an LGBTQ teen who may be thinking about suicide. So first, they practice....

I Helped Build ByteDance’s Censorship Machine

 Originally published in Protocol, Feb 18, 2021. This is the story of Li An, a pseudonymous former employee at ByteDance, as told to Protocol’s Shen Lu. I wasn’t proud of it, and neither were my coworkers. But...

Institutionalizing Ethics in AI Through Broader Impact Requirements

 Originally published in Nature Machine Intelligence, Feb, 2021. Turning principles into practice is one of the most pressing challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) governance. In this Perspective, we reflect on a governance initiative by one of the...

Facebook Is Considering Facial Recognition For Its Upcoming Smart Glasses

 Originally published in BuzzFeed News, Feb 25, 2021. Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth told employees that the company is evaluating the legal and privacy issues around facial recognition for its upcoming wearable gadget. Facebook is discussing building...

Surge Pricing, Artificial Intelligence, and Responsibility

 On my first work trip to Jakarta 14 January 2016 for Grab, multiple terrorist bombs exploded a couple of miles from the GrabBike office where I had just arrived. People were fleeing cafes and restaurants around the attack site. My...

How Can We Fix the Data Science Talent Shortage?

 Originally published in Springboard Blog, Jan 22, 2021. Data science might just be the most buzzed-about job in tech right now, but its pop culture sheen conceals some of the harsh realities of being a fresh graduate in...

Gradient Descent Models Are Kernel Machines (Deep Learning)

 Originally published in infoproc.blogspot.com, Feb 7, 2021. This paper shows that models which result from gradient descent training (e.g., deep neural nets) can be expressed as a weighted sum of similarity functions (kernels) which measure the similarity...

Guidebook to the Future of Data Science: How to Navigate the Increasingly Symbiotic Dynamic Between Executives and Universities

 Book Review of Closing the Analytics Talent Gap: An Executive’s Guide to Working with Universitiesby Dr. Jennifer Priestley and Dr. Robert McGrath (CRC Press 2021, part of the Data Analytics Applications series, edited by Jay Liebowitz). We...

Worried About Your Firm’s AI Ethics? These Startups Are Here to Help.

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, Jan 15, 2021. A growing ecosystem of “responsible AI” ventures promise to help organizations monitor and fix their AI models. Rumman Chowdhury’s job used to involve a lot of translation. As...

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