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Combatting Fraud: AI and CB (Chatbots) to the Rescue

 Have you ever looked at your credit card statement, and wondered what a particular charge was all about? “Hey, I didn’t buy that?”, is a common reaction. Or, how about that text message alerting you to some suspicious behavior? Or worse, a communication from the IRS suggesting that it has identified questionable activity. Oh, yes,

Machine Learning’s Missing Link: Business Leadership

  Machine learning. Your team needs it, your boss demands it, and your career loves it. After all, LinkedIn places it as one of the top few “Skills Companies Need Most” and as the very top emerging...

Institutionalizing Ethics in AI Through Broader Impact Requirements

 Originally published in Nature Machine Intelligence, Feb, 2021. Turning principles into practice is one of the most pressing challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) governance. In this Perspective, we reflect on a governance initiative by one of the...

Surge Pricing, Artificial Intelligence, and Responsibility

 On my first work trip to Jakarta 14 January 2016 for Grab, multiple terrorist bombs exploded a couple of miles from the GrabBike office where I had just arrived. People were fleeing cafes and restaurants around the attack site. My...

How Can We Fix the Data Science Talent Shortage?

 Originally published in Springboard Blog, Jan 22, 2021. Data science might just be the most buzzed-about job in tech right now, but its pop culture sheen conceals some of the harsh realities of being a fresh graduate in...

Guidebook to the Future of Data Science: How to Navigate the Increasingly Symbiotic Dynamic Between Executives and Universities

 Book Review of Closing the Analytics Talent Gap: An Executive’s Guide to Working with Universitiesby Dr. Jennifer Priestley and Dr. Robert McGrath (CRC Press 2021, part of the Data Analytics Applications series, edited by Jay Liebowitz). We...

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...

Guilty or Not Guilty: Weight of Evidence

 You have been invited to serve as a juror in a criminal related case. After hearing testimony, the presiding judge offers a summary of the proceeding. “Evaluate the evidence,” he declares. Whether it was an eyewitness account,...

Machine Learning is Going Real-Time

 Originally published in Chip Huyen, Dec 27, 2020. After talking to machine learning and infrastructure engineers at major Internet companies across the US, Europe, and China, I noticed two groups of companies. One group has made significant...

Supporting Content Decision Makers With Machine Learning

 Originally published in The Netflix Tech Blog, Dec 10, 2020. Netflix is pioneering content creation at an unprecedented scale. Our catalog of thousands of films and series caters to 195M+ members in over 190 countries who span...

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