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Predictive Analytics

Switchback Tests and Randomized Experimentation Under Network Effects at DoorDash

 Originally published in DoorDash Engineering Feb 13, 2018. To A/B or not to A/B, that is the question Overview On the Dispatch team at DoorDash, we use simulation, empirical observation, and experimentation to make progress towards our goals; however, given the systemic nature of many of our products, simple A/B tests are often ineffective due

What Twitter Learned From The Recsys 2020 Challenge

 Originally published in Towards Data Science on Oct 26, 2020. This year, Twitter sponsored the RecSys 2020 Challenge, providing a large dataset of user engagements. In this post, we describe the challenge and the insights we had...

Six Ways Machine Learning Threatens Social Justice

 Originally published in Big Think When you harness the power and potential of machine learning, there are also some drastic downsides that you’ve got to manage. Deploying machine learning, you face the risk that it be discriminatory,...

Transitions: Predicting The Next Event

 Models predicting the potential spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have become a fixture of American life. Many of these models use typical demographic data, coupled with underlying medical conditions, infection rates, etc. Indeed, the spread of this...

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...

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...

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