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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, an affidavit, an image, or a recording, “it is your responsibility” to assess what was heard. Although “I

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...

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...

6 Ways AI Can Help Save The Planet

 Originally published in Raconteur, Dec 10, 2020. From facial recognition technology that monitors brown bear populations, to intelligent robots sorting recycling, these initiatives are having a positive impact on the environment. 1. Conserving species The Living Planet...

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...

The Way We Train AI is Fundamentally Flawed

 Originally published in MIT Technology Review, Nov 18, 2020. The process used to build most of the machine-learning models we use today can’t tell if they will work in the real world or not—and that’s a problem....

A Company Called Pactum Shows The Power Of Artificial Intelligence’s Impact On Walmart And All Retail

 Originally published in Forbes, Nov 23, 2020. The most obvious way that artificial intelligence (AI) can impact retailers is to help consumers choose the right products when they shop. But there’s another less apparent way that AI...

Diversity and Collaborative Problem Solving to Address Wicked Data Ethics Problems

 The complexity of the ethical issues facing professionals who work in machine learning, data science, analytics, and related professions have all the hallmarks of a “wicked problem”.  Rittel and Weber, the researchers responsible for coining the term...

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