Missing Data in Supervised Machine Learning
Editor’s note: Andras is a speaker for ODSC West 2019! this October 29 to November 1! Be sure to check out his talk, “Missing data in supervised machine learning” there. Datasets are almost never complete and this can introduce various biases to your analysis. Due to these biases, your... Read more
Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2.0
Editor’s Note: See Jon’s talk “Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2.0” at ODSC West 2019.  This summer, I had a blast speaking at Immersive A.I.—the first annual Open Data Science Conference (ODSC) event in New York. The venue was flawless, the organizers were exceptionally well-prepared, and there was a remarkable... Read more
ODSC West 2019 Preview: Python for Data Acquisition
Editor’s Note: See Phil present his talk “Python for Data Acquisition”  at ODSC West 2019. What does it take, on the technical side, to get a project started? After you have an idea and find something you want to study or look into, you need to get some data.... Read more
Interpretability and the Rise of Shapley Values
Interpretability is a hot topic in data science this year.  Earlier this spring, I presented at ODSC East on the need for data scientists to use best practices like permutation-based importance, partial dependence, and explanations.  When I first put together this talk, a lot of it was fairly new... Read more
Community-Specific AI: Building Solutions for Any Audience
With half of the world population online, and spending over 5 hours a day there, online communities are flourishing. It is now easier than ever for niche communities to form: gamers can find other players and form teams, dating adults can find better matches, students of particular subjects can... Read more
Optuna: An Automatic Hyperparameter Optimization Framework
Note: Please go here to see a high-resolution version of the title image) Preferred Networks has released a beta version of an open-source, automatic hyperparameter optimization framework called Optuna. In this blog, we will introduce the motivation behind the development of Optuna as well as its features. [Related Article:... Read more
What Are a Few AI Research Labs on the West Coast?
Artificial Intelligence is still a nascent technology; much of the groundbreaking work moving the industry forward is done inside AI research labs. It’s often from those labs that open source projects are started.  Institutes like Open AI, NASA’s JPL, Google Deepmind, MIT CSAIL, BAIR, The Turing Institute, and Max... Read more
7 Reasons Your Data Science Resume is Suboptimal
The backgrounds of those seeking or continuing a career in data science are varied. The one constant: a solid data science resume that will help you secure your first or next career move. Use this checklist to ensure your resume isn’t holding you back from getting the job you... Read more
Smart Image Analysis for E-Commerce 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 e-commerce, the role of product images is critical in delivering satisfactory customer experience. Images help online shoppers gain confidence... 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 whether a given... Read more