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Visualizing Decision Trees with Pybaobabdt
 Originally published in Towards Data Science, Dec 14, 2021....
Correspondence Analysis: From Raw Data to Visualizing Relationships
 Isn’t it satisfying to find a tool that makes...
Podcast: Four Things the Machine Learning Industry Must Learn from Self-Driving Cars
    Welcome to the next episode of The Machine...
A Refresher on Continuous Versus Discrete Input Variables
 How many times have I heard that the most...

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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 list of recommendations. Working within the time budget introduces an extra resource constraint for the recommender system. It

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...

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...

Could Machine Learning Fuel a Reproducibility Crisis in Science?

 Originally published in Nature, July 26, 2022.   ‘Data leakage’ threatens the reliability of machine-learning use across disciplines, researchers warn. From biomedicine to political sciences, researchers increasingly use machine learning as a tool to make predictions on the...

Podcast: Four Things the Machine Learning Industry Must Learn from Self-Driving Cars

    Welcome to the next episode of The Machine Learning Times Executive Editor Eric Siegel’s podcast, The Doctor Data Show. Click here for all episodes and links to listen on your preferred platform. Four Things the Machine Learning Industry...

Artificial General Intelligence Is Not as Imminent as You Might Think

 Originally published in Scientific American, June 6, 2022.   A close look reveals that the newest systems, including DeepMind’s much-hyped Gato, are still stymied by the same old problems.   To the average person, it must seem as if...

A Refresher on Continuous Versus Discrete Input Variables

 How many times have I heard that the most critical element in predictive analytics is the data? Don’t misunderstand what I am saying. Method counts as well. But if there is a choice between better data or...

Podcast: Why Deep Learning Could Expedite the Next AI Winter

  Welcome to the next episode of The Machine Learning Times Executive Editor Eric Siegel’s podcast, The Doctor Data Show. Click here for all episodes and links to listen on your preferred platform. Why Deep Learning Could Expedite the Next...

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