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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 more than 6,000 people and have raised more than $6b of venture funding. To stay data driven through

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...

Climate Tech Needs Machine Learning, Says PAW Climate Conference Chair

  Straight from the horse’s mouth – the founding chair of the all-new Predictive Analytics World for Climate, Eugene Kirpichov, along with his colleague, Cassandra Xia – read this article for the central role machine learning has...

Predictive Policing: Six Ethical Predicaments

  Originally published in KDNuggets. This article is based on a transcript from Eric Siegel’s Machine Learning for Everyone. View the video version of this specific article Nowhere could the application of machine learning prove more important...

Measuring Invisible Treatment Effects with Uplift Analysis

  Models make predictions by identifying consistent correlations in what has been observed, but we usually require more than predictions to know what action we should take. For example, knowing that older people are more likely to...

How to Make Artificial Intelligence Less Biased

 Originally published in The Wall Street Journal, Nov 3, 2020. AI systems can unfairly penalize certain segments of the population—especially women and minorities. Researchers and tech companies are figuring out how to address that. As artificial intelligence...

Train Your Team to Avoid This ML Management Pitfall and Unite the Business and Tech Sides

  It’s the age of machine learning. Companies are seizing upon the power of this technology to combat risk, boost sales, cut costs, block fraud, streamline manufacturing, conquer spam, toughen crime fighting, and win elections. But while...

AI Recognizes COVID-19 in the Sound of a Cough

 Originally published in IEEE Spectrum, Nov 4, 2020. Based on a cellphone-recorded cough, machine learning models accurately detect coronavirus even in people with no symptoms. Again and again, experts have pleaded that we need more and faster...

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