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AI Success Depends On How You Choose This One Number
 Originally published in Forbes, March 25, 2024. To do...
Elon Musk Predicts Artificial General Intelligence In 2 Years. Here’s Why That’s Hype
 Originally published in Forbes, April 10, 2024 When OpenAI’s...
Survey: Machine Learning Projects Still Routinely Fail to Deploy
 Originally published in KDnuggets. Eric Siegel highlights the chronic...
Three Best Practices for Unilever’s Global Analytics Initiatives
    This article from Morgan Vawter, Global Vice...

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Microsoft Predicts Weather for Individual Farms

 Originally published in IEEE Spectrum, Oct 4, 2021. Imagine you’re a farmer in the northern United States. It’s early spring, and nighttime temperatures are just starting to rise above freezing. You need to fertilize your newly-planted crops, but you also know that at freezing temperatures, the fertilizer will kill your crops. The weather forecast out

Efficient and Targeted COVID-19 Border Testing Via Reinforcement Learning

 Originally published in Nature, Sept 22, 2021. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, countries relied on a variety of ad-hoc border control protocols to allow for non-essential travel while safeguarding public health: from quarantining all travellers to restricting entry...

Deep Learning’s Diminishing Returns

 Originally published in IEEE Spectrum, Sept 24, 2021. Deep Learning is now being used to translate between languages, predict how proteins fold, analyze medical scans, and play games as complex as Go, to name just a few applications of a technique...

There’s a Multibillion-Dollar Market for Your Phone’s Location Data

 Originally published in The Markup, Sept 30, 2021.  A huge but little-known industry has cropped up around monetizing people’s movements. Companies that you likely have never heard of are hawking access to the location history on your...

The Pandemic is Testing the Limits of Face Recognition

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, Sept 28, 2021. Government use of face ID systems exploded during the pandemic—but tying it to critical services has left some people locked out at the moment they needed help the...

How Machine Learning Gave Australia An Edge in the Tokyo Pool

 Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Aug 12, 2021. When Cate Campbell touched the wall ahead of American Abbey Weitzeil in the final leg of the women’s medley relay in Tokyo, it signified the end of...

Twitter AI Bias Contest Shows Beauty Filters Hoodwink the Algorithm

 Originally published in CNET.com, Aug 9, 2021. The service’s algorithm for cropping photos favors people with slimmer, younger faces and lighter skin. A researcher at Switzerland’s EPFL technical university won a $3,500 prize for determining that a...

100+ Open Audio and Video Datasets

 Originally posted to Twine.net, July 30, 2021. At Twine, we specialize in helping AI companies create high-quality custom audio and video AI datasets. During conversations with clients, we often get asked if there are any off-the-shelf audio and...

Training Self-Driving Cars for $1 An Hour

 Originally published in RestoftheWorld.org, Aug 3, 2021. To master the roads, autonomous vehicles need lots of data. Workers everywhere from Kenya to Venezuela are providing it. Every day for over four years, Ramses woke up in his...

Researchers: Instagram ‘Bullied’ Us Into Halting Algorithmic Research

 Originally published in Gizmodo, Aug 13, 2021. For the second week in a row, Facebook killed a project meant to shed light on its practices. A Berlin-based nonprofit studying the ways in which Instagram’s algorithm presents content...

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