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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

Predicting the President: Two Ways Election Forecasts Are Misunderstood

  Originally published by Big Think When it’s a presidential election year, speculation is in the cards. It’s the national pastime. Everyone wants to predict who’ll win. But, man, did people mismanage their own expectations leading up to the 2016 presidential election, when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. There seemed to be more surprise than

Is Machine Learning Always The Right Choice?

 Since this article will probably come out during Income tax season, let me start with the following example: Suppose we would like to build a program that calculates income tax for people. According to US federal income...

Remember FindFace? The Russian Facial Recognition Company Just Turned On A Massive, Multimillion-Dollar Moscow Surveillance System

  Originally published in Forbes.com, January 29, 2020 Built on several tens of thousands of cameras and what’s claimed to be one of the most advanced facial recognition systems on the planet, Moscow has been quietly switching...

An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus

 Originally published in Wired.com, January 25, 2020 The BlueDot algorithm scours news reports and airline ticketing data to predict the spread of diseases like those linked to the flu outbreak in China. On January 9, the World...

Can Big Data Lie: A Statistical Paradox

 While I have spent most of my career exploring and leveraging data science, and its associated rigorous analytics, only in the past decade or so have so many managers accepted the obvious- that data driven decision making...

How Trip Inferences and Machine Learning Optimize Delivery Times on Uber Eats

 Originally published in Uber Engineering, June 15, 2018 In Uber’s ride-hailing business, a driver picks up a user from a curbside or other location, and then drops them off at their destination, completing a trip. Uber Eats,...

The Three Reasons Companies Seek University Partnerships

 In addition to this article, Dr. Priestley will also present on this topic at Predictive Analytics World for Business in Las Vegas, May 31-June 4, 2020. For details about her session, “How Leading Enterprises Leverage Universities to...

Open-Source Library Provides Explanation for Machine Learning Through Diverse Counterfactuals

 Originally published in Microsoft Research Blog, January 28, 2020 Consider a person who applies for a loan with a financial company, but their application is rejected by a machine learning algorithm used to determine who receives a...

Keeping Data Inclusivity Without Diluting your Results

 Originally published in WeAllCount.com, January 17, 2020 Let’s say you are surveying 100 people out of 10,000. You want to analyze the data from your sample of 100 to get answers about the likely behaviors and preferences...

Google Just Published 25 Million Free Datasets

 Originally published in Medium, January 23, 2020 Note: Google’s new dataset search tool was publicly released on January 23rd, 2020. Here’s what you need to know about the largest data repository in the world. Google recently released...

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