Posts Tagged ‘ algorithms ’

2018 Outlook on Fake News

January 8, 2018
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2018 Outlook on Fake News

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and author of Numbers Rule Your World, discusses fake news, a hot topic in 2017, and offers his views on what might happen in 2018.

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Visible and invisible errors, and the nefarious power of suggestion

December 20, 2017
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Visible and invisible errors, and the nefarious power of suggestion

Kaiser Fung, founder of Applied Analytics at Columbia University and Principal Analytics Prep, the premier data analytics bootcamp from Harvard Business School Startup Studio, discusses how a software vendor uses the power of suggestion to seduce users into believing the accuracy of predictive analytics; and how such a tactic got exposed by the visibility of errors.

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Visible and invisible errors, and the nefarious power of suggestion

December 20, 2017
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Visible and invisible errors, and the nefarious power of suggestion

Kaiser Fung, founder of Applied Analytics at Columbia University and Principal Analytics Prep, the premier data analytics bootcamp from Harvard Business School Startup Studio, discusses how a software vendor uses the power of suggestion to seduce users into believing the accuracy of predictive analytics; and how such a tactic got exposed by the visibility of errors.

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Overselling predictive models (Hint: future performance matters)

December 18, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the rejection of a predictive model used to find vulnerable children at risk for child abuse in Chicago.

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Overselling predictive models (Hint: future performance matters)

December 18, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the rejection of a predictive model used to find vulnerable children at risk for child abuse in Chicago.

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Primer on the limitation of current AI

December 7, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Columbia's MS in Applied Analytics, discusses an article by Rodney Brooks (MIT) on the future of AI.

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A rare article about the AI revolution worth your time

December 5, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses an article in MIT's Technology Review about the AI deep learning revolution

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The data fix

November 20, 2017
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The data fix

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses a blog post about validating machine learning models.

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Analysts must reckon with the fake data menace

October 9, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, comments on the fake data and fraud problem in digital advertising, and calls on data scientists and analysts to rise up to the challenge.

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Q&A with NBA Hackathon winner

October 2, 2017
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Q&A with NBA Hackathon winner

After the NBA Hackathon (see report here), I caught up with the winning team in the business analytics competition, DataBucket, composed of Barbara Zhan and Harold Li. Junkcharts: Congratulations for winning the business analytics competition at the NBA Hackathon. As a judge, I was very impressed by how much work you were able to do in 24 hours. Did you sleep or did you work all the way through? DataBucket:…

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