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When you use data to study people, ask "who gains power with this info?" If it's not the people whose data you are using, there's a problem.
It's painful to see people throw around "artificial intelligence" as if it is magic that will fix problems they themselves don't understand.
When a company raises big $ claiming a machine learning edge and then you get a note from a recruiter trying to hire someone to build it.
Everyone does realize that it's not about teaching people to CODE as much as it is about teaching people to THINK ... right?
You do not want to be an edge case in this future we are building.
OH: "Code for ease of understanding, because someday the loser who is going to have to work on your code will be you."
So many "AI" products are just humans behind the scenes + dramatic tech marketing. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-18/the-humans-hiding-behind-the-chatbots …
If you've ever wondered why all digital cameras have a directory called 'DCIM' on their file system, this is why: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_rule_for_Camera_File_system …
If you design and create a product or a business, you *are* responsible for the impact it has on other humans and the world.
Ever used evite? Here's the data they are selling about you: http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/assets/cloud-data-directory/index.html#/page/59 … (via @mshron)
When a new startup announces an implausible "AI", always look at their jobs page to see how many low wage "trainers" they are hiring.
Accidentally added a typo to the Mac dictionary, had to edit a hidden config file to remove it. How do non-tech people even use computers?
Stay tuned for my upcoming publication: Postgres for Dicks. https://twitter.com/KieranSnyder/status/709586440217354240 …
For academics considering a data science role, a really nice writeup of a year as a data scientist by @drob: http://varianceexplained.org/r/year_data_scientist/ …
The complaint is that Runkeeper collects location data in the background and sells it. Just deleted the app. https://twitter.com/gutelius/status/731546652851343361 …
Founder at @FastForwardLabs. Data Scientist in Residence at @accel. I ♥ data and cheeseburgers.
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