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Visualizing Decision Trees with Pybaobabdt
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Correspondence Analysis: From Raw Data to Visualizing Relationships
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Podcast: Four Things the Machine Learning Industry Must Learn from Self-Driving Cars
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A Refresher on Continuous Versus Discrete Input Variables
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Industry News

Heinz Taps State-of-the-Art AI to Design Its Next Ad Campaign

 Originally published in AdWeek, Aug 1, 2022. The brand is one of the first to rely on OpenAI’s Dall-E 2 art generator. Heinz tapped an artificial intelligence-powered art generator to create a clever demonstration of the ubiquity of its brand in the condiment aisle. The company’s marketing team fed a series of generic ketchup-related prompts

Yann LeCun has a Bold New Vision For The Future of AI

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, June 24, 2022.  One of the godfathers of deep learning pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI, but raises as many questions as he answers. Around...

How Microsoft and Google Use AI Red Teams to “Stress Test” Their Systems

 Originally published in Emerging Tech Brew, June 14, 2022.  Since 2019, some Big Tech firms have implemented AI red teams to reveal shortcomings, biases, and security flaws. It was a snowy day in February, and Amanda Minnich...

Open-Source Language AI Challenges Big Tech’s Models

 Originally published in Nature.com, June 22, 2022.  An international team of around 1,000 largely academic volunteers has tried to break big tech’s stranglehold on natural-language processing and reduce its harms. Trained with US$7-million-worth of publicly funded computing...

DALL·E 2, Explained: The Promise and Limitations of a Revolutionary AI

 Originally published in Towards Data Science, June 16, 2022. DALL·E 2 is the newest AI model by OpenAI. If you’ve seen some of its creations and think they’re amazing, keep reading to understand why you’re totally right...

Artificial General Intelligence Is Not as Imminent as You Might Think

 Originally published in Scientific American, June 6, 2022.   A close look reveals that the newest systems, including DeepMind’s much-hyped Gato, are still stymied by the same old problems.   To the average person, it must seem as if...

How Wayfair and Spotify Use Machine Learning to Engage Customers

 Originally published in MIT Management, May 26, 2022. Armed with scores of data, Spotify and Wayfair use machine learning algorithms to make customers happy. Here’s how. Whether you’re combing the online aisles at Wayfair to find a...

DALL-E 2 Creates Incredible Images—and Biased Ones You Don’t See

 Originally published in Wired.com, May 5, 2022. OpenAI’s new system is adept at turning text into images. But researchers say it also reinforces stereotypes against women and people of color. MARCELO RINESI REMEMBERS what it was like to watch Jurassic...

The Hype Around DeepMind’s New AI Model Misses What’s Actually Cool About It

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, May 23, 2022. Some worry that the chatter about these tools is doing the whole field a disservice. Earlier this month, DeepMind presented a new “generalist” AI model called Gato. The model...

Artificial Intelligence Is Breaking Patent Law

 Originally published in Nature, May 24, 2022. The patent system assumes that inventors are human. Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and an international treaty. In 2020, a machine-learning algorithm helped researchers to...

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