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Coursera’s “Machine Learning for Everyone” Fulfills Unmet Training Requirements
  My new course series on Coursera, Machine Learning...
Segmentation and RFM Analysis in the World of Wine and Spirits
 Segmentation is a hot word these days, and it...
How Machine Learning Works – in 20 Seconds
  This transcript comes from Coursera’s online course series,...
4 IoT Devices in Healthcare Making An Impact Now

Predictive Analytics

Multi-Armed Bandits and the Stitch Fix Experimentation Platform

 Multi-armed bandits have become a popular alternative to traditional A/B testing for online experimentation at Stitch Fix. We’ve recently decided to extend our experimentation platform to include multi-armed bandits as a first-class feature. This post gives an overview of our experimentation platform architecture, explains some of the theory behind multi-armed bandits, and finally shows how

How Not to Know Ourselves

 Originally published in Medium, July 29, 2020. Platform data do not provide a direct window into human behavior. Rather, they are direct records of how we behave under platforms’ influence. Surfing a wave of societal awe and...

Here’s Why Apple Believes It’s An AI Leader—And Why It Says Critics Have It All Wrong

 Originally published in Ars Technica, Aug 6, 2020. Apple AI chief and ex-Googler John Giannandrea dives into the details with Ars. Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) now permeate nearly every feature on the iPhone, but...

Taming the Tail: Adventures in Improving AI Economics

 Originally published in a16z.com, Aug 12, 2020. AI has enormous potential to disrupt markets that have traditionally been out of reach for software. These markets – which have relied on humans to navigate natural language, images, and...

Facebook Showed This Ad Almost Exclusively to Women. Is That A Problem?

 Originally published in Vox.com, July 31, 2020. How Facebook decides which ads to display on your News Feed. In 2019, Facebook settled a lawsuit with civil rights organizations following the revelation that advertisers could use the targeting...

Looking at Measurement and How We Evaluate the Impact of Reinforcement Learning Over Traditional Predictive Analytics

 Are we really at a new stage of so-called industrial development much like how the car replaced the horse and buggy as the main mode of consumer transportation? This would appear to be the case by some...

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Correspondence Analysis

 Of all the analytic tools that are available to the researcher, perhaps cross tabulations are the most common. A crosstab is nothing more than a table showing the relationship between two or more variables. Where the table only shows...

Why Machine Learning is Central to Reverse Supply Chain 2.0

  E-commerce growth and a worldwide pandemic have brought to light the inefficiencies in the modern supply chain, especially the return process. The current return process is costly, inefficient, and wasteful. The following article explores how enabling...

Watch 3 Videos from Coursera’s New “Machine Learning for Everyone”

  I’m pleased to announce that, after a successful run with a batch of beta test learners, Coursera has just launched my new three-course specialization, “Machine Learning for Everyone.” There is no cost to access this program...

97 Things About Ethics Everyone In Data Science Should Know

 Every now and then an opportunity comes along that you just can’t pass up. One such opportunity that fell into my lap was when O’Reilly media reached out to me to see if I was interested in...

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