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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...

Predictive Analytics

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

State of Data Science 2022

 Originally published in Anaconda. This year, we conducted our State of Data Science survey to gather demographic information about our community, ascertain how that community works, and collect insights into big questions and trends that are top...

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...

Reinforcement Learning for Budget Constrained Recommendations

 Originally published in Netflix TechBlog, Aug 15, 2022. Introduction This writeup is about using reinforcement learning to construct an optimal list of recommendations when the user has a finite time budget to make a decision from the...

Visualizing Decision Trees with Pybaobabdt

 Originally published in Towards Data Science, Dec 14, 2021. An open-source package for decision tree visualization and model interpretation.   Data visualization is the language of decision-making. Good charts effectively convey information. Great charts enable, inform, and...

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...

Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Recommendation System

 Originally published in Medium.com, July 27, 2022.  We’ve been long working on improving the user experience in UGC products with machine learning. Here are our ten key lessons of implementing recommendation systems in business to build a...

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