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How Machine Learning Works for Social Good
  Originally published in KDnuggets, Nov 2020. This article...
Diversity and Collaborative Problem Solving to Address Wicked Data Ethics Problems
 The complexity of the ethical issues facing professionals who...
Climate Tech Needs Machine Learning, Says PAW Climate Conference Chair
  Straight from the horse’s mouth – the founding...
Predictive Policing: Six Ethical Predicaments
  Originally published in KDNuggets. This article is based...

Predictive Analytics

Want to Find a Misinformed Public? Facebook’s Already Done It

 Originally published in The Markup, April 23, 2020. While vowing to police COVID-19 misinformation on its platform, Facebook let advertisers target users interested in “pseudoscience.” Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote a post pledging to combat misinformation about COVID-19 circulating on Facebook. “We’ve taken down hundreds of thousands of pieces of misinformation related to

Specification Gaming: The Flip Side of AI Ingenuity

 Orginally published in Deep Mind, April 21, 2020. Specification gaming is a behaviour that satisfies the literal specification of an objective without achieving the intended outcome. We have all had experiences with specification gaming, even if not...

8 Things That Algorithms Can Do Better Than Humans

 We humans like to think that we are at the top of the evolutionary hierarchy. However, it is increasingly becoming clear that algorithms can execute some tasks better and more judiciously than humans can, or ever will...

Whole Foods is Reportedly Using a Heat Map to Track Stores at Risk of Unionization

 Originally published in The Verge, April 20, 2020 The heat map apparently uses more than two dozen different metrics to track which Whole Foods stores may unionize. The heat map focuses on monitoring three main areas: “external...

Industrial Asset Optimization: Connecting Machines Directly with Data Scientists

 For more from this author, attend his virtual presentation, Industrial Asset Optimization:  Machine-to-Cloud/Edge Analytics, at Predictive Analytics World for Industry 4.0, May 31-June 4, 2020.  For industrial firms to realize the benefits promised by embracing Industry 4.0,...

Data Science Strategies for Banks and Credit Unions During COVID-19 and Beyond

 For more information on this topic, attend the virtual conference, Predictive Analytics World for Industry 4.0, May 31-June 4, 2020.  So many things are changing rapidly as the world responds to the risk from coronavirus. We know...

4 Steps to Ensure Your AI/Machine Learning System Survives COVID-19

 Originally published in KDNuggets, April, 2020. Many AI models rely on historical data to make predictions on future behavior. So, what happens when consumer behavior across the planet makes a 180 degree flip? Companies are quickly seeing...

Looking At The Numbers in COVID-19

 Like many of you, my focus during this crisis has been less on analytics and more about family, friends, etc. which on a more positive note seems to gain greater emphasis as we reassess our priorities.  But...

Some Thoughts on Analytics in a Post COVID-19 Environment

 In these most difficult times, the use of analytics is certainly not top of mind for most organizations unless it is being used to combat the virus. The challenging scenarios of meeting payroll and having access to...

The New Business of AI (and How It’s Different From Traditional Software)

 Originally published in a16z.com February 16, 2020 At a technical level, artificial intelligence seems to be the future of software. AI is showing remarkable progress on a range of difficult computer science problems, and the job of...

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