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A University Curriculum Supplement to Teach a Business Framework for ML Deployment
    In 2023, as a visiting analytics professor...
The AI Playbook: Providing Important Reminders to Data Professionals
 Originally published in DATAVERSITY. This article reviews the new...
Decode the Algorithm: Navigate the World of Machine Learning in Business with ‘The AI ​​Playbook’
  This article reviews the new book, The AI Playbook, by...
To Deploy Machine Learning, You Must Manage Operational Change—Here Is How UPS Got It Right
 Originally published in Harvard Data Science Review. For more...

Industry News

Productizing Large Language Models

 Originally posted on Replit.com, Sept 21, 2022.  Large Language Models (LLMs) are known for their near-magical ability to learn from very few examples — as little as zero — to create language wonders. LLMs can chat, write poetry, write code, and even do basic arithmetic. However, the same properties that make LLMs magical also make them

Reinforcement Learning for Budget Constrained Recommendations

 Originally published in Netflix TechBlog, Aug 15, 2022. Introduction This writeup is about using reinforcement learning to construct an optimal list of recommendations when the user has a finite time budget to make a decision from the...

AI And The Limits Of Language

 Originally published in Noema, Aug 23, 2022. When a Google engineer recently declared Google’s AI chatbot a person, pandemonium ensued. The chatbot, LaMDA, is a large language model (LLM) that is designed to predict the likely next...

Testing Firefox More Efficiently With Machine Learning

 Originally published in Mozilla Hacks, July 9, 2022. A browser is an incredibly complex piece of software. With such enormous complexity, the only way to maintain a rapid pace of development is through an extensive CI system that can...

Introducing Natural Language Search for Podcast Episodes

How The New York Times Uses Machine Learning To Make Its Paywall Smarter

 Originally published in NYT Open, Aug 10, 2022.   The New York Times launched its paywall in March 2011, beginning its journey as a subscription-first news and lifestyle service. Since its inception, this “metered” access service has been...

Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Recommendation System

 Originally published in Medium.com, July 27, 2022.  We’ve been long working on improving the user experience in UGC products with machine learning. Here are our ten key lessons of implementing recommendation systems in business to build a...

Supercharging A/B Testing at Uber

 Originally published in Uber Engineering, July 21, 2022. Introduction “Immensely laborious calculations on inferior data may increase the yield from 95 to 100 percent. A gain of 5 percent, of perhaps a small total. A competent overhauling...

Machine Learning for Snapchat Ad Ranking

 Originally published in Snapchat Engineering, July 11, 2022. Snapchat ad ranking aims to serve the right ad to the right user at the right time.  These are selected from millions of ads in our inventory at any...

Is Data Scientist Still the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century?

 Originally published in Harvard Business Review, July 15, 2022.  Ten years ago we published the article “Data Scientist: Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” Most casual readers probably remember only the “sexiest” modifier — a comment on their...

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