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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

The Death of the Stars: A Brief Primer on Online User Ratings

 Originally published by Xavier Amatrian, May 29, 2022. A few weeks back, Netflix announced that they were adding a two thumbs up option to give feedback on their content. At the same time I was being asked on Twitter why we had given up on 5 star ratings at Netflix back in the day. Given that I

Best Practices for Deploying Language Models

 Originally published in cohere.com, June 2, 2022.  Cohere, OpenAI, and AI21 Labs have developed a preliminary set of best practices applicable to any organization developing or deploying large language models. Computers that can read and write are...

Magic Numbers

 Originally published in Real Life Mag, May 12, 2022. Treating “the algorithm” as a kind of divine power misunderstands where algorithmic power comes from. When TikTok first began to amass media attention, a narrative about its “eerily...

Baidu and Pony.ai Become First Robotaxi Services to Operate without Safety Drivers in Beijing

 Originally published in The Verge, April 30, 2022. Baidu and Pony.ai have been given permission to operate their autonomous vehicles without safety drivers in Beijing, a first for robotaxi services in China (via CNBC). Although both companies now no longer need...

Microsoft Deploys and Tests AI Models in Space Aboard the ISS

 Originally published in SiliconANGLE, April 4, 2022. Microsoft Corp. today revealed how it has been working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop and test artificial intelligence models in orbit...

Deepfake Democracy: South Korean Candidate Goes Virtual for Votes

 Originally published in France 24, Feb 14, 2022.  In a crowded campaign office in Seoul, young, trendy staffers are using deepfake technology to try to achieve the near-impossible: make a middle-aged, establishment South Korean presidential candidate cool....

Deep Learning on Electronic Medical Records is Doomed to Fail

 Originally published in Moderndescartes.com, March 22, 2022. A few years ago, I worked on a project to investigate the potential of machine learning to transform healthcare through modeling electronic medical records. I walked away deeply disillusioned with...

Pathways Language Model (PaLM): Scaling to 540 Billion Parameters for Breakthrough Performance

 Originally published in Google AI Blog, April 4, 2022. In recent years, large neural networks trained for language understanding and generation have achieved impressive results across a wide range of tasks. GPT-3 first showed that large language models (LLMs)...

House-Flipping Algorithms Are Coming To Your Neighborhood

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, April 13, 2022. For years, Michael Maxson spent more nights in hotels than his own bed, working on speaker systems for the titans of heavy rock on global tours. When Maxson...

Auto-Generated Summaries in Google Docs

 Originally published in Google AI Blog, March 23, 2022. For many of us, it can be challenging to keep up with the volume of documents that arrive in our inboxes every day: reports, reviews, briefs, policies and...

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