By Tyler Schnoebelen, June 21, 2016.
You can turn right on red in Iowa. Except not where I was last night, from Washington Street on to Linn, which I only realized as I read the “no right on red” sign mid-turn. You’re definitely not supposed to turn left on red, which is what I did a few blocks earlier going from Iowa St. to Clinton. I have no excuse except—I’m not kidding—my mind was preoccupied by thoughts about self-driving…Continue
Added by Leena Kamath on June 22, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
It probably comes as no surprise, but we talk to a lot of data scientists at CrowdFlower. We like learning the tools they use, the programs that make their lives easier, and how everything works together. Today, we'll really pleased to unveil the first of a three-part series about the data science ecosystem. Here it is in infographic form because, let's face it, everybody likes infographics: …Continue
Machine learning isn't a set-it-and-forget-it operation. Even with solid examples, ML algorithms can still fail and end up blocking important emails, filtering out useful content, and causing a variety of other problems.…Continue
Added by Renette Youssef on February 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Music fans with long memories probably recall the lamentable fiasco that was Woodstock 1999. In contrast to its '60s antecedent, Woodstock '99 was a cravenly commercial venture that replaced Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin with Kid Rock and Godsmack. Temperatures hovered in triple digits. Food and water were in short supply. Candles distributed for an anti-gun vigil were used to start plastic bottle bonfires. Limp Bizkit was prominently featured.
It was the worst of…Continue
Added by Justin Tenuto on January 14, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
When you want to see the face of biased reporting in online news, you may not have to go further than, the satirical news site, The Onion. Titles such as “Media Reports of Bear Attacks May Be Biased”, “Weather Channel Accused of Pro-Weather Bias”, and “Media Criticized for Hometown Sports Reporting” can make us laugh, but they can…Continue
When you use Twitter, how do you know when you are being presented with something credible instead of something totally bogus? The answer is, unless you spend a lot of time researching each tweet, you probably don’t. However, one thing is for certain, we rely on what we read on Twitter to be true.
Twitter is one of the fastest and most effective ways we disseminate news across our world. If this…Continue
Added by Renette Youssef on December 8, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments