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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

Sharing Learnings From the First Algorithmic Bias Bounty Challenge

 Originally posted on Twitter Engineering, Sept 21, 2021. In October 2020, people on Twitter raised concerns that the saliency model we used to crop images didn’t serve all people equitably. Shortly thereafter, we published our algorithmic bias assessment which confirmed the model was not treating all people fairly. We committed to decrease our reliance on ML-based image cropping since

Amazon Reimagines In-Store Shopping with Amazon Style

 Originally published in Amazon News/Retail, Jan 20, 2022. Our first-ever physical apparel store offers a personalized, convenient shopping experience where Amazon’s technology and operations make it easy for customers to find styles they love at great prices....

IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes Online

 Originally published in GIZMODO, Jan 19, 2022. Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify that you can still file and pay taxes without logging into an IRS account or providing biometric data. This contradicts information...

The Movement to Hold AI Accountable Gains More Steam

 Originally published in Wired, Dec 2, 2021. A New York City law requires algorithms used in hiring to be “audited” for bias. It’s the first in the US—and part of a larger push toward regulation. Algorithms play...

The Witcher 3 Mod Elicits Concern from Voice Actors

 Originally published in GameRant, June 27, 2021. Video game voice actors express concern about technological advances that may see the use of AI-generated voices in games, as in a Witcher 3 mod. Voice acting for video games...

The Shift to Generalized AI to Better Identify Violating Content

 Originally published in Meta AI, Nov 9, 2021. Addressing content that violates our Community Standards and Guidelines is one of the top priorities at Meta AI. Over the past five years, AI has become one of the...

Facebook Says Its New AI Can Identify More Problems Faster

 Originally published in Wired, Dec 8, 2021. The “Few-Shot Learner” system doesn’t need to see as many examples to identify troublesome posts, and it works in more than 100 languages. A recent trove of documents leaked from Facebook demonstrated how...

US-China Tech War: Beijing-Funded AI Researchers Surpass Google and OpenAI with New Language Processing Model

 Originally published in South China Morning Post, June 2, 2021. The WuDao 2.0 natural language processing model had 1.75 trillion parameters, topping the 1.6 trillion that Google unveiled in a similar model in January. China has been...

What’s In Store for the Future of the Modern Data Stack?

 Originally published in Monte Carlo Data, Dec 16, 2021. Bob Muglia, former CEO of Snowflake, discusses what’s next for the tooling and technologies powering data analytics and engineering. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to...

AI Could Spot Wildfires Faster Than Humans

 Originally published in Scientific American, June 17, 2021. A prediction system undergoes testing as the U.S. West braces for another potentially devastating wildfire season. During his eight years as community alert and warning manager in Sonoma County,...

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