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Hateful Memes Challenge Winners

 Originally published in Facebook AI, Dec 11, 2020. AI has made progress in detecting hate speech, but important and difficult technical challenges remain. Back in May 2020, Facebook AI partnered with Getty Images and DrivenData to launch the Hateful Memes Challenge, a first-of-its-kind $100K competition and data set to accelerate research on the problem of

How Machine Learning Works for Social Good

  Originally published in KDnuggets, Nov 2020. This article is based on a transcript from Eric Siegel’s Machine Learning for Everyone (on Coursera). View the video version of this specific article Just as businesses tap the value...

How to Build and Maintain High Quality Data Without Raising Billions

 Originally published in Anomalo, Dec 2, 2020. Airbnb has always been a data driven company. Back in 2015, they were laying the foundation to ensure that data science was democratized at Airbnb. Meanwhile, they have grown to...

Climate Tech Needs Machine Learning, Says PAW Climate Conference Chair

  Straight from the horse’s mouth – the founding chair of the all-new Predictive Analytics World for Climate, Eugene Kirpichov, along with his colleague, Cassandra Xia – read this article for the central role machine learning has...

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...

What Twitter Learned From The Recsys 2020 Challenge

 Originally published in Towards Data Science on Oct 26, 2020. This year, Twitter sponsored the RecSys 2020 Challenge, providing a large dataset of user engagements. In this post, we describe the challenge and the insights we had...

Split-Second ‘Phantom’ Images Can Fool Tesla’s Autopilot

 Originally posted to Wired.com, Oct 11, 2020. Researchers found they could stop a Tesla by flashing a few frames of a stop sign for less than half a second on an internet-connected billboard. Safety concerns over automated...

Ethical Machine Learning as a Wicked Problem

 In the 1950 and 1960s, social and behavioral sciences were at the cutting edge of innovation. Scientific techniques and quantitative analyses were being applied to some of the most pressing social problems. The thinking was “If NASA...

Artificial Intelligence Model Detects Asymptomatic Covid-19 Infections Through Cellphone-Recorded Coughs

 Originally published in MIT News, Oct 29, 2020. Results might provide a convenient screening tool for people who may not suspect they are infected. Asymptomatic people who are infected with Covid-19 exhibit, by definition, no discernible physical...

The Computational Limits of Deep Learning Are Closer Than You Think

 Originally posted to DiscoverMagazine, July 24, 2020. Deep learning eats so much power that even small advances will be unfeasible give the massive environmental damage they will wreak, say computer scientists. Deep in the bowels of the...

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