— In the News —
Every day we hear claims that AI is about to transform the economy, destroying jobs and creating monopolies. In this article, Juan Mateos-Garcia predicts that actually, “the future of AI in the economy will resemble the Internet more than Skynet.”
It won't be long before people will be able to take a picture of someone on the street and immediately get personal details like an address and phone number. Technically, this kind of application has been possible for awhile but laws and social norms are nowhere near ready for this.
— Tools and Techniques —
In a new series of notebooks, Allen Downey takes a computational approach to teach probability and Bayesian statistics. In this first part, he explores a famous example of the conjunction fallacy, Tversky and Kahneman's Linda the banker.
Every market has trade-offs. In this post, Erik Bernhardsson uses hiring as an example to show ways to consider trade-offs and turn a competitive market to your advantage. Great think-through.
s it possible to answer questions using data you can't see? In this lecture, Andrew Trask starts with practical motivations for a privacy preserving AI and then walks-through the strategies for accomplishing this today. This is a lecture-sized video but it's approachable and worthwhile. Open the top comment for a clickable outline.
spotifyr is an R wrapper for pulling information from Spotify’s Web API in bulk. This introduction shows how to use it to access things like artist discographies, audio features and popularity metrics. Check out the links at the end for some awesome things people have made with it.
If you flip n coins, what's the probability there are no streaks of k heads in a row? In his latest post, David Robinson uses simulation to show that it's more complicated than you might think.
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— Career —
In this Humans of Machine Learning interview, Emil Wallner shares his journey to being a self-taught machine learning researcher at Google. Includes specific learning paths and useful links along the way. This article also sparked a good discussion on Hacker News.