Day: March 21, 2020

AI

Simon Sinek on Leadership, Hard Work, Optimism and the Infinite Game

Lex Fridman interviews Simon Sinek in the latest episode of his podcast. Simon Sinek is an author of several books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and his latest The Infinite Game. He is one of the best communicators of what it takes to be a good leader, to inspire, and to build businesses […]

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Science

Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell explores what actually happens when it infects a human and what should we all do. In December 2019 the Chinese authorities notified the world that a virus was spreading through their communities. In the following months it spread to other countries, with cases doubling within days. This virus is the […]

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How our cellphone location data can save us from a COVID-19 recession
Ethics Privacy Security

Can Our Cellphone Location Data Save Us from a COVID-19 Recession

By now, it’s clear that COVID-19 has become a significant threat to public health globally, prompting many governments to undertake draconian measures to contain or curtail the epidemic. Most governments are relying on travel restrictions, isolation, and social distancing as the preeminent methods of stopping the spread of the virus. What if we were to […]

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AI Data Driven Data Science

Talking Data Science with Kim Schmidt

Yesterday, I had the chance to chat with Kim Schmidt about Data, Covid, and how to make the best of a bad situation.

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FYI: You can trick image-recog AI into, say, mixing up cats and dogs – by abusing scaling code to poison training data
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Tricking Image Recognition AI by Poisoning Training Data

If you’ve ever attended one of my neural network talks, you know that I point out that what neural networks learn is not what you think they actually learn. As we come to rely on AI to make increasingly more important decisions, we may want to pause and realize that our training data could be […]

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