How will the GDPR impact machine learning?

Answers to the three most commonly asked questions about maintaining GDPR-compliant machine learning programs.Much has been made about the potential impact of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on data science programs. But there’s perhaps no more important—or uncertain—question than how the regulation will impact machine learning (ML), in particular.

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What do I work on ?

So, what do you work on? As questions go, this is one of the most rudimentary. It’s the conference equivalent of “Nice weather we’re having”, or “How about them Broncos!”. It’s a throat-clearer, designed to start a conversation in an easy non-controversial way. And yet I’m always having to calculate and calibrate my answers.

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Twitter Changes the Social Data Ecosystem

Today’s announcement that Twitter is buying Gnip raises big questions about the market for social media data. While it’s too early to know how things will fall out, the deal changes the shape of the playing field for everyone involved—publishers, data resellers, software developers, and corporate customers.

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Zine revenue for 2019

I occasionally get questions like “Can you share what you’ve learned about
running a business?” The most surprising thing I’ve learned is that it’s
possible to make money by teaching people computer things on the internet, so I
want to make that a little more concrete by sharing the revenue from the zine
business so far in 2019.

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The Research Process

To answer interesting questions, you need data.You begin with an observation that you want to understand including anecdotal observations.  For example, a certain website layout attracts more visitors to our web page than a different website layout.  From your observations, you generate explanations or theories of those observations, from which you can make predictions or hypothesis.

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