— Insight —
Given how fast AI has been progressing, how can we be sure that it will be a force for good?
Figuring out how to keep workers and students 6 feet apart is more complicated than you might think. Essentially, it's a sphere-packing problem, which mathematicians have been studying for centuries.
— Profiles —
Palantir is a secretive data company that sees itself as more of a defense contractor than a Silicon Valley unicorn. Here's an inside look at what it does and how an upcoming IPO could affect its opaque data practices.
— Tools and Techniques —
GPT-3 has been getting a lot of attention around the web lately and impressive examples abound. In this post, Max Woolf explores what all the fuss is about and it's one of the best high-level explainers so far.
This guide to advanced SQL will help you build more maintainable, readable and optimized data workflows.
Great article about prioritizing projects in a research department with 30+ data scientists and analysts. Given lots of options, how do you choose what to work on and what to skip?
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— Resources —
This new text provides a hands-on introduction to building and training neural networks with PyTorch. The print version will be available in August and, in the meantime, the download is available for free.
— Data Viz —
A tweet critique that started with two recent COVID-19 maps went viral recently and the discussion was awesome. It's had nearly 50K Likes, which is unheard of for Data Visualization Twitter. Here's what happened.