When it comes to emerging technology, most consumers are often quite fearful of this kind of change. Many are concerned that automation will eliminate thousands of jobs in the near future. Others fear that their private data can be bought and sold, putting them in danger or removing any sense of privacy from the internet.Read Full Story
It’s hard to believe we’re living in the year 2020.
And while it may not quite be the space age that many predicted decades ago, it’s pretty cool nonetheless. We have cars that can park themselves, powerful computers that are as small as wristwatches, and robots that can do our business bidding for us.
We’re talking about chatbots, of course.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of wrapping up a blog post.Read Full Story
AI marketing trends are expected to make quite an impact on how agencies do business in 2020. Here are some insights into the role of artificial intelligence in marketing this upcoming year.Read Full Story
Fraud has been an ongoing problem for quite some time now. Our technology may have become more sophisticated but so are criminals. It feels more secure now that we have several modes of verification but it’s still unsettling to see news of big companies like Facebook or Yahoo getting their data compromised.
Fraud is not a small problem. The global cost of it is $4.2 trillion.
There’s nothing quite as euphoric as launching a new piece of content. You’ve put in days, weeks, or even months’ worth of work into it, and nothing can express your excitement to get in front of the eyes of your customers, leads, and website visitors.Read Full Story
Here’s a problem, quite possibly caused by the vendor responsible for email marketing at Final Draft … maybe not, but quite possibly yes.I once had a boss who told me that I was free to pick and choose vendors and when my vendor messed up badly I’d lose my job as a consequence. Is that a fun work environment? Nah. Is that the way the world works? Oftentimes yes.Read Full Story
In years past, it was quite the cumbersome task to put together corporate conferences for the dissemination of important information and trends among industry stakeholders. It was only within the last few years that advancements in technology have provided efficient ways to bring large groups of stakeholders together for them to share information.Read Full Story
It’s quite overwhelming how many chatbot platforms there are. How
should I know which one to choose? I created
ChatbotTech to solve this problem. It’s a
site that reviews and rates all* the chatbot platforms so you don’t
*some. In fact it’s quite hard to know which ones to review, there are
Web Analytics and Digital Analytics are quite often used interchangeably. I have been asked, by my students and some clients, about the difference in these two, so I decided to write this short post to clarify the terms.Read Full Story
How awesome is open source software?Read Full Story
As many of you know, I was kept quite busy on the faculty job market this past spring, when I spent three months traveling almost non-stop. My time as a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University was a very stimulating and productive one, but it is now coming to a close. Many thanks to my supervisors, Carlos and Krishnan, as well as all my other colleagues and collaborators.Read Full Story
Around our office, there are a lot of haters of the Gutenberg editor. However, I’ve found quite a few new features that are hard not to like. Here are just a few of them.
The cover block type
Say you’d like to have a background image for your text, like the one below. Just use the COVER block.
It has been quite awhile since I have posted, largely because soon after I started my job at Square I had a child! I hope to have some newer blog post soon. But along those lines I want to share a blog post I did with a coworker (Juan Hernandez) for Square that gives a taste of some of the cool data science work we have been up to.Read Full Story
Today, we had the first event of the Estonian Machine Learning Meetup series. I was quite baffled by the pretty massive turnout, with more than a hundred people attending, indicating that such an event series is long overdue. So props to Andre Karpištšenko for organizing.Read Full Story
Scanning all new published packages on PyPI I know that the quality is often quite bad. I try to filter out the worst ones and list here the ones which might be worth a look, being followed or inspire you in some way.Read Full Story
The first is Sunday afternon during the Industry Expo day. This one is meant to be quite practical, starting with an overview of Contextual Bandits and leading into how to apply the new Personalizer service, the first service in the world functionally supporting general contextual bandit learning.
The second is Friday morning. This one is more academic with many topics.
Podcasting has gotten quite a bit easier over the past 10 years, due in part to improvements to hardware and software. I wrote about both how I edit and record both of my podcasts about 2 years ago and, while not much has changed since then, I thought it might be helpful if I organized the information in a better way for people just starting out with a new podcast.Read Full Story
Even though it has an ornate name, the underlying concept is actually quite simple and intuitive. The concept of Empirical Risk Minimization becomes relevant in the world of supervised learning. The actual goal of supervised learning is to find a model that solves a problem as opposed to finding a model that best fits the given dataset.Read Full Story