The Interplay of Experimentation and ML to Aid in Repayment of Micro-Loans in Sub-Saharan Africa
Editor’s Note: Brianna is speaking at ODSC West 2019 and ODSC Europe 2019, see her talk “The Interplay of Experimentation and ML to Aid in Repayment of Micro-Loans in Sub-Saharan Africa” there Imagine through a twist of fate that rather than living the life that brought you... Read more
Smart Image Analysis for Omnichannel Retail Applications
Editor’s note: Abon is a speaker for ODSC West this Fall! Consider attending his talk, “Computer Vision for E-Commerce: Intelligent Analysis and Selection of Product Images at Scale” then. In retail, the role of product images is critical in delivering satisfactory customer experience. Images help online... Read more
Model Interpretation: What and How?
Editor’s note: Brian is a speaker for ODSC West in California this November! Be sure to check out his talk, “Advanced Methods for Explaining XGBoost Models” there! As modern machine learning methods become more ubiquitous, increasing attention is being paid to understanding how these models work —... Read more
4 Examples of Businesses Solving Problems with AI
In her talk at ODSC West 2018, “Reality Check: How Businesses are using Human in the Loop Processes to Drive Real Value,” Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, the VP of Product at Figure Eight, explains how companies can begin solving creating value and solving problems with AI. [Related... Read more
Recognize Class Imbalance with Baselines and Better Metrics
Editor’s Note: Samuel is speaking at ODSC West 2019, see his talk “Help! My Classes are Imbalanced” there. In my first machine learning course as an undergrad, I built a recommender system. Using a dataset from a social music website, I created a model to predict... Read more
Not Always a Black Box: Machine Learning Approaches For Model Explainability
Editor’s Note: Violeta is speaking at ODSC Europe 2019, see her talk “Not Always a Black Box: Explainability Applications for a Real Estate Problem“ What is model explainability? Imagine that you have built a very precise machine learning model by using clever tricks and non-standard features.... Read more
Causal Inference: An Indispensable Set of Techniques for Your Data Science Toolkit
Editor’s Note: Want to learn more about key causal inference techniques, including those at the intersection of machine learning and causal inference? Attend ODSC West 2019 and join Vinod’s talk, “An Introduction to Causal Inference in Data Science.” Data scientists often get asked questions of the... Read more
Bears Need to Learn as well – Practical Reinforcement Learning with TensorFlow 2.0 & TF-Agents
Editor’s Note: Oliver is speaking at ODSC West 2019, see his talk “Reinforcement Learning with TF Agents & TensorFlow 2.0: Hands On” there. Have a look at our friend Orso the bear.  Orso lives in his cave and knows his area and where he can typically... Read more
Automating Data Wrangling – The Next Machine Learning Frontier
Editor’s note: Be sure to check out Alex’s talk at ODSC West 2019 this November, “The Last Frontier of Machine Learning – Data Wrangling.” Up to 95% of a data scientist’s time is spent data wrangling. Conversely, about 99% of data-scientists hate data wrangling. That’s problematic.... Read more
Ben Vigoda on the New Era of NLP
Many apps and programs claim to be able to understand you and are at least capable of engaging in superficial interactions. Spend long enough talking to one of these programs, however, and you’ll no doubt see the hallmarks of imperfectly reproduced natural language. That technology has... Read more