ISSUE 435 · May 9, 2023
The amazing AI super tutor for students and teachers
In this TED Talk, Sal Khan introduces a new chatbot-based tutoring tool that enables personalized education. There's a lot of hype around chatbots these days but the use-cases demonstrated here look particularly promising.
It is starting to get strange.
In an altogether different use-case, Ethan Mollick shows how GPT, when integrated with the Code Interpreter plugin, is capable of independently looking at a dataset, figuring out what's interesting, developing an analytical strategy, cleaning data, testing its strategy, adjusting to errors, and offering advice based on its results. Whoa.
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Tutorials & Opinions
Mojo may be the biggest programming language advance in decades
Mojo is a new programming language that's based on Python, but is much faster and easier to deploy. It gives you Python's flexibility and ease of use, along with the speed of expertly-written C code. Mojo is being released by Modular — with Chris Lattner as the lead.
Generalized Linear Model (GLM) & Causal Inference
This multi-part tutorial explores causal inference techniques in data analysis and research design including topics such as baseline covariates, causal inference with different regression models, and distributional models. See the introduction for links to the full series.
Create a Website with Quarto
Quarto is a new open-source publishing system that lets you write dynamic content using Python, R, Julia, and Observable. You can also use Quarto to author plain-text markdown or Jupyter notebooks and publish in a variety of formats. This post is great step-by-step tutorial for using Quarto to build and maintain a personal website.
Google Advanced Data Analytics Certificate
The Google Advanced Data Analytics Professional Certificate is a 7-course series that focuses on building regression and machine learning models, applying statistical methods to investigate data, creating data visualizations, and communicating insights from data analysis to stakeholders. The course is run by Coursera and is free to get started.
Demand Forecasting for Executives and Professionals
This new book introduces forecasting to non-experts who need to be familiar with how forecasting works without being an expert in it. It covers a variety of forecasting models, quality measures, and practical ways to integrate forecasting into an organization. Free to read online.
A Cookbook of Self-Supervised Learning
Self-supervised learning has been called the dark matter of intelligence. Yet, much like cooking, training SSL methods is a delicate art with a high barrier to entry. This giant cookbook of SSL recipes is everything you ever wanted to know about Self-Supervised Learning.
Optical Illusions and Data Viz
What do optical illusions have to do with data visualization? Quite a lot!