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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...

Deep Learning

The Science Behind NFL Next Gen Stats’ New Passing Metric

 Originally published in Amazon Science, Aug 26, 2022.  Spliced binned-Pareto distributions are flexible enough to handle symmetric, asymmetric, and multimodal distributions, offering a more consistent metric. When football fans evaluate a player’s performance, they measure the player’s execution of specific plays against an innate sense of the player’s potential. Trying to encode such judgments into

Productizing Large Language Models

 Originally posted on Replit.com, Sept 21, 2022.  Large Language Models (LLMs) are known for their near-magical ability to learn from very few examples — as little as zero — to create language wonders. LLMs can chat, write...

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...

Testing Firefox More Efficiently With Machine Learning

 Originally published in Mozilla Hacks, July 9, 2022. A browser is an incredibly complex piece of software. With such enormous complexity, the only way to maintain a rapid pace of development is through an extensive CI system that can...

Introducing Natural Language Search for Podcast Episodes

How The New York Times Uses Machine Learning To Make Its Paywall Smarter

 Originally published in NYT Open, Aug 10, 2022.   The New York Times launched its paywall in March 2011, beginning its journey as a subscription-first news and lifestyle service. Since its inception, this “metered” access service has been...

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...

Video – Credit Models, Microfinance, and Improving the Lives of Families in the Developing World

 Event: Machine Learning Week 2021 Keynote: Credit Models, Microfinance, and Improving the Lives of Families in the Developing World Speaker:  Aric LaBarr, Associate Professor of Analytics, Institute for Advanced Analytics at NC State University Bio:  A Teaching Associate Professor in the Institute...

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