Posts Tagged ‘ Models ’

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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My letter to the New York Times is published

November 6, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and author of Numbersense, reacts to the New York TImes Magazine article on Amy Cuddy and the power pose research program. He offers a guide to the controversy around the interpretation of data in social psychology experiments.

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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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A call for less automation, more transparency in digital advertising

August 8, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and founding director of Applied Analytics at Columbia, calls for reform in the digital advertising industry to address concerns about measurability and accountability

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If you are using Facebook Ads split testing (A/B testing), stop fooling yourself

July 26, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, and former director of Applied Analytics at Columbia University, explains why you can't run proper A/B tests on Facebook

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An email from LinkedIn

July 5, 2017
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An email from LinkedIn

Last week, I got served a dose of predictive analytics. I got an email solicitation from LinkedIn, presenting a list of jobs that they think I might be interested in. This email is algorithmically generated, and LinkedIn tells me that I received it because I clicked on a job posting for a senior data analyst position at Ogilvy & Mather, a top advertising agency based in Manhattan. Yes, I did…

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The get-rich-quick scheme of the English

March 31, 2017
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The get-rich-quick scheme of the English

The World Economic Forum published this chart: The "EF EPI Score" is a measure of English proficiency. So the evidence is clear as day: "Better English and Income Go Hand in Hand," as their headline blares. Last time I was in the New York subway, the panhandler spoke good English. What's a blogger to do? I pulled out the EPI scores from the EPI report, and downloaded the Gross National…

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