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Climate Tech Needs Machine Learning, Says PAW Climate Conference Chair
  Straight from the horse’s mouth – the founding...
Predictive Policing: Six Ethical Predicaments
  Originally published in KDNuggets. This article is based...
Measuring Invisible Treatment Effects with Uplift Analysis
  Models make predictions by identifying consistent correlations in...
Machine Learning: Business Leaders Must Take an Enlightening Look Under Its Hood (New Training Program)
  In this article, I identify unmet learner needs...

Industry News

Want to Find a Misinformed Public? Facebook’s Already Done It

 Originally published in The Markup, April 23, 2020. While vowing to police COVID-19 misinformation on its platform, Facebook let advertisers target users interested in “pseudoscience.” Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote a post pledging to combat misinformation about COVID-19 circulating on Facebook. “We’ve taken down hundreds of thousands of pieces of misinformation related to

Specification Gaming: The Flip Side of AI Ingenuity

 Orginally published in Deep Mind, April 21, 2020. Specification gaming is a behaviour that satisfies the literal specification of an objective without achieving the intended outcome. We have all had experiences with specification gaming, even if not...

With Questionable Copyright Claim, Jay-Z Orders Deepfake Audio Parodies off YouTube.

 Originally published in Waxy, April 28, 2020 On Friday, I linked to several videos by Vocal Synthesis, a new YouTube channel dedicated to audio deepfakes — AI-generated speech that mimics human voices, synthesized from text by training...

Machine Learning Engineers Will Not Exist In 10 Years

 Originally published in Medium, April 28, 2020 The landscape is evolving quickly.  Machine Learning will transition to a commonplace part of every Software Engineer’s toolkit. In every field we get specialized roles in the early days, replaced...

Whole Foods is Reportedly Using a Heat Map to Track Stores at Risk of Unionization

 Originally published in The Verge, April 20, 2020 The heat map apparently uses more than two dozen different metrics to track which Whole Foods stores may unionize. The heat map focuses on monitoring three main areas: “external...

4 Steps to Ensure Your AI/Machine Learning System Survives COVID-19

 Originally published in KDNuggets, April, 2020. Many AI models rely on historical data to make predictions on future behavior. So, what happens when consumer behavior across the planet makes a 180 degree flip? Companies are quickly seeing...

AI is an Ideology, Not a Technology

 Originally published in Wired.com, March 15, 2020. At its core, “artificial intelligence” is a perilous belief that fails to recognize the agency of humans. A leading anxiety in both the technology and foreign policy worlds today is...

Exploring Gender Imbalance in AI: Numbers, Trends, and Discussions

 Originally pubished in Medium, March 13, 2020 March is Women’s History Month in the US, the UK and Australia, a time to honour women’s sometimes underrated contributions to society. According to the US National Women’s History Museum,...

With Launch of COVID-19 Data Hub, The White House Issues A ‘Call To Action’ For AI Researchers

 Originally published in TechCrunch, March 16, 2020 In a briefing on Monday, research leaders across tech, academia and the government joined the White House to announce an open data set full of scientific literature on the novel...

How AI Could Help Translate the Written Language of Ancient Civilizations

 Originally published in University of Chicago News, March 11, 2020 OI, Computer Science scholars collaborate on program to read cuneiform tablets. Twenty-five centuries ago, the “paperwork” of Persia’s Achaemenid Empire was recorded on clay tablets—tens of thousands...

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