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A massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara

Started Mar 24 0 Replies

I work for ThinkData Works and we have made a massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara. We are constantly updating and expanding the data available there. If you can make use of…Continue

Tags: repostiory, data, COVID-19

Will all that data in the hands of Google or Facebook lead to a good result or bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mab Alam May 28, 2018. 2 Replies

Two years ago Google X, the moonshot lab within Google prepared a speculative 9 minute video for in-house consumption called "The Selfish Ledger".  Recently the video was leaked and found its way…Continue

Tags: transperancy, privacy, the selfish ledger

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Racial Bias in Modeling – Not as Simple as You Might Think

Summary:  Bias in modeling has long been a public concern that is now amplified and focused on the disparate treatment models may cause for African Americans.  Defining and correcting the bias presents difficult issues for data scientists that need to be carefully thought through before reaching conclusions. The hue and cry over potential bias in modeling is not new…See More
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Racial Bias in Modeling – Not as Simple as You Might Think

Summary:  Bias in modeling has long been a public concern that is now amplified and focused on the disparate treatment models may cause for African Americans.  Defining and correcting the bias presents difficult issues for data scientists that need to be carefully thought through before reaching conclusions. The hue and cry over potential bias in modeling is not new…See More
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Targeting Hate Speech

Summary:  Objectively identifying hateful or abusive speech on social media platforms would allow those platforms to better control it.  However to be objective and without bias that identification would have to be independent of the author especially where elected officials are involved. What could be more timely than discussions around what represents 1st Amendment free…See More
Jun 11
Robert R. Tucci commented on William Vorhies's blog post Machine Learning – Can We Please Just Agree What This Means
"Very nice diagram but the Big Cahuna, Causal AI, left out!https://qbnets.wordpress.com/causality-bayesian-networks/"
Jun 11
Robert R. Tucci commented on William Vorhies's blog post Why R is Bad for You
"Thanks for sharing your experience with us. It was very enlightening. However, I think Python is quite simple. Any Data Scientist that can't learn it in a day or two is not worth his $150K/yr salary. The beauty of Python is not only its…"
Jun 8
William Vorhies posted a blog post

Targeting Hate Speech

Summary:  Objectively identifying hateful or abusive speech on social media platforms would allow those platforms to better control it.  However to be objective and without bias that identification would have to be independent of the author especially where elected officials are involved. What could be more timely than discussions around what represents 1st Amendment free…See More
Jun 8
Anthony Fiedler liked William Vorhies's blog post Explaining Data Science to a Non-Data Scientist
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Pepi Petrova commented on William Vorhies's blog post How to Raise a (Data) Scientist in the Xbox Age
"I cannot say I am a data scientist, but working with data is always like a magic. When we talk about prediction and when we present data visually. Thank you for the article. Now I think how to inspire my students to work with data, but we have to…"
Jun 6
Héctor Droguett commented on William Vorhies's blog post Explaining Data Science to a Non-Data Scientist
"I liked you article very much. It's very precise. Would it be possible for you to give examples of algorithms used to answer each type of question on part 2?Thank you."
Jun 5
Som Shahapurkar commented on William Vorhies's blog post Explaining Data Science to a Non-Data Scientist
"Great writeup. I like Part 2: "There are really only five types of questions that all data scientists deal with." I have seen many data scientists not realizing or even objecting to this view. I do have some input on Part 1 though:…"
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Patrick K Stroh commented on William Vorhies's blog post Explaining Data Science to a Non-Data Scientist
"6. Humans stink at it. (slow, error prone, biased)"
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Data-Magnum, LLC
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President & Chief Data Scientist
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C-Level
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big data and predictive analytics
Short Bio:
Editorial Director for DataScienceCentral. President and Chief Data Scientist at Data-Magnum, providing predictive analytics and big data infrastructure projects as a service. Bill has been an active commercial predictive modeler since 2001.
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William Vorhies's Blog

Racial Bias in Modeling – Not as Simple as You Might Think

Posted on June 29, 2020 at 11:31am 0 Comments

Summary:  Bias in modeling has long been a public concern that is now amplified and focused on the disparate treatment models may cause for African Americans.  Defining and correcting the bias presents difficult issues for data scientists that need to be carefully thought through before reaching conclusions.

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Targeting Hate Speech

Posted on June 8, 2020 at 2:25pm 0 Comments

Summary:  Objectively identifying hateful or abusive speech on social media platforms would allow those platforms to better control it.  However to be objective and without bias that identification would have to be independent of the author especially where elected officials are involved.

 

What could be more…

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Explaining Data Science to a Non-Data Scientist

Posted on June 2, 2020 at 9:40am 3 Comments

Summary:  Explaining data science to a non-data scientist isn’t as easy as it sounds.  You may know a lot about math, tools, techniques, data, and computer architecture but the question is how do you explain this briefly without getting buried in the detail.  You might try this approach.

 

We’ve all been…

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Do You Need an AI Product Manager

Posted on May 25, 2020 at 10:23am 2 Comments

Summary:  What is an AI Product Manager and how do you know when you need one.

 

The role of Product Manager (PM) can mean many things dependent on the specifics of the company, its markets, its channels, and the variety of its products.  It’s almost impossible to put a single label on the responsibilities of a…

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At 9:08pm on July 27, 2015, Ziauddin Syed said…

Dear William,

Congratulation to you on your promotion to Editorial Director for the Data Science Central Network (DSC). 

Regards,

Zia

 
 
 

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