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How Machine Learning Works for Social Good
  Originally published in KDnuggets, Nov 2020. This article...
Diversity and Collaborative Problem Solving to Address Wicked Data Ethics Problems
 The complexity of the ethical issues facing professionals who...
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...

Industry News

The New Business of AI (and How It’s Different From Traditional Software)

 Originally published in a16z.com February 16, 2020 At a technical level, artificial intelligence seems to be the future of software. AI is showing remarkable progress on a range of difficult computer science problems, and the job of software developers – who now work with data as much as source code – is changing fundamentally in

Amazon’s A.I. Emotion-Recognition Software Confuses Expressions for Feelings

 Originally published in Medium OneZero, October 29, 2019 People’s faces say a lot less about their emotions than companies think. August, Amazon announced it had improved “accuracy for emotion detection” in its facial-recognition software. Not only could...

Remember FindFace? The Russian Facial Recognition Company Just Turned On A Massive, Multimillion-Dollar Moscow Surveillance System

  Originally published in Forbes.com, January 29, 2020 Built on several tens of thousands of cameras and what’s claimed to be one of the most advanced facial recognition systems on the planet, Moscow has been quietly switching...

An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus

 Originally published in Wired.com, January 25, 2020 The BlueDot algorithm scours news reports and airline ticketing data to predict the spread of diseases like those linked to the flu outbreak in China. On January 9, the World...

How Trip Inferences and Machine Learning Optimize Delivery Times on Uber Eats

 Originally published in Uber Engineering, June 15, 2018 In Uber’s ride-hailing business, a driver picks up a user from a curbside or other location, and then drops them off at their destination, completing a trip. Uber Eats,...

Open-Source Library Provides Explanation for Machine Learning Through Diverse Counterfactuals

 Originally published in Microsoft Research Blog, January 28, 2020 Consider a person who applies for a loan with a financial company, but their application is rejected by a machine learning algorithm used to determine who receives a...

Keeping Data Inclusivity Without Diluting your Results

 Originally published in WeAllCount.com, January 17, 2020 Let’s say you are surveying 100 people out of 10,000. You want to analyze the data from your sample of 100 to get answers about the likely behaviors and preferences...

Google Just Published 25 Million Free Datasets

 Originally published in Medium, January 23, 2020 Note: Google’s new dataset search tool was publicly released on January 23rd, 2020. Here’s what you need to know about the largest data repository in the world. Google recently released...

Lime Uses Sensor Data to Keep Scooters Off Sidewalks

 Originally published in VentureBeat, January 28, 2020 While the burgeoning urban micromobility movement offers many advantages over traditional transport, the unbridled proliferation of electric bikes and scooters also comes with major downsides — such as cluttered and...

In Coronavirus Response, AI is Becoming a Useful Tool in a Global Outbreak

 Originally published in StatNews, January 29, 2020 Artificial intelligence is not going to stop the new coronavirus or replace the role of expert epidemiologists. But for the first time in a global outbreak, it is becoming a...

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