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Learning the Language of Viral Evolution and Escape

 Originally published in AAAS, Jan 15, 2021. Natural language predicts viral escape Viral mutations that evade neutralizing antibodies, an occurrence known as viral escape, can occur and may impede the development of vaccines. To predict which mutations may lead to viral escape, Hie et al. used a machine learning technique for natural language processing with two components:

Switchback Tests and Randomized Experimentation Under Network Effects at DoorDash

 Originally published in DoorDash Engineering Feb 13, 2018. To A/B or not to A/B, that is the question Overview On the Dispatch team at DoorDash, we use simulation, empirical observation, and experimentation to make progress towards our...

Inside TikTok’s Killer Algorithm

 TikTok Wednesday revealed some of the elusive workings of the prized algorithm that keeps hundreds of millions of users worldwide hooked on the viral video app. Why it matters: The code TikTok uses to pick your next...

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Classified Flying Object

 How Computer Vision Is Used To Classify Objects. Featuring in-depth explanations and interviews with AiBUY and Pensa Systems about their computer vision classification applications in retail and eCommerce. The Task Image classification is one of the fundamental...

Amazon Touts AI for Social Distancing Amid Worker Complaints

 Originally published in Wired.com, June 18, 2020 Facing criticism over workplace safety, the company is using cameras, sensors, and augmented reality to warn employees when they’re too close to one another. Covid-19 sent Amazon scrambling to adapt...

8 Things That Algorithms Can Do Better Than Humans

 We humans like to think that we are at the top of the evolutionary hierarchy. However, it is increasingly becoming clear that algorithms can execute some tasks better and more judiciously than humans can, or ever will...