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AI Success Depends On How You Choose This One Number
 Originally published in Forbes, March 25, 2024. To do...
Elon Musk Predicts Artificial General Intelligence In 2 Years. Here’s Why That’s Hype
 Originally published in Forbes, April 10, 2024 When OpenAI’s...
Survey: Machine Learning Projects Still Routinely Fail to Deploy
 Originally published in KDnuggets. Eric Siegel highlights the chronic...
Three Best Practices for Unilever’s Global Analytics Initiatives
    This article from Morgan Vawter, Global Vice...

Deep Learning

Blueprints for Recommender System Architectures: 10th Anniversary Edition

 Originally published in Amatriain, Jan 29, 2023. Ten years ago, we published a post in the Netflix tech blog explaining our three-tier architectural approach to building recommender systems (see below). A lot has happened in the last 10 years in the recommender systems space for sure. That’s why, when a few months back I designed a Recsys course

Unleashing ML Innovation at Spotify with Ray

 Originally published in Spotify R&D Engineering, Feb 1, 2023. Introduction As the field of machine learning (ML) continues to evolve and its impact on society and various aspects of our lives grows, it is becoming increasingly important...

Three Ethical Issues Related to Credit Scores

 A reasonable credit score and its accompanying benefits provide an avenue for success today, far more than it has in the past.  Of course, looking for a home, or a new car, or that premium credit card,...

CNET Found Errors in More Than Half Of Its AI-Written Stories

 Originally published in The Verge, Jan 25, 2023.  The tech news site came under scrutiny this month after it was reported the outlet was using AI to write articles. Last week, executives said the use of the...

Musk Oversaw Video That Exaggerated Tesla’s Self-Driving Capabilities

 Originally published in Bloomberg.com, Jan 19, 2023. Emails shed new light on CEO’s involvement in 2016 demo.  Carmaker faces probes, claims on how it’s marketed its tech. Elon Musk oversaw the creation of a 2016 video that exaggerated the...

OpenAI’s Attempts to Watermark AI Text Hit Limits

 Originally published in TechCrunch, Dec 22, 2022. It’s proving tough to rein in systems like ChatGPT. Did a human write that, or ChatGPT? It can be hard to tell — perhaps too hard, its creator OpenAI thinks, which is...

As NYC Public Schools Block ChatGPT, OpenAI Says It’s Working on ‘Mitigations’ to Help Spot ChatGPT-Generated Text

 Originally published in TechCrunch, Jan 5, 2023. New York City public schools have restricted access to ChatGPT, the AI system that can generate text on a range of subjects and in various styles, on school networks and devices....

Why eBay’s AI Chief is Setting Guardrails For Use of Low-Code AI

 Originally published in Protocol, Jan 13, 2022. Companies shouldn’t treat AI tools like regular software, according to eBay’s chief AI officer, Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov. They require special monitoring and permissions. Ebay’s Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov has big plans for helping...

The Viral AI avatar App Lensa Undressed Me—Without My Consent

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, Dec 12, 2022.   My avatars were cartoonishly pornified, while my male colleagues got to be astronauts, explorers, and inventors. When I tried the new viral AI avatar app Lensa, I was...

How Pinterest Leverages Realtime User Actions in Recommendation to Boost Homefeed Engagement Volume

 Originally published in Pinterest Engineering Blog, Nov 4, 2022.  In this blog post, we will demonstrate how we improved Pinterest Homefeed engagement volume from a machine learning model design perspective — by leveraging realtime user action features...

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