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Why “AI/ML” Will Land Me in Jail, and My Other Pet Peeves

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I joke quite a bit about how I am annoyed by a lot of things. I do have a lot of pet peeves, especially as I get older: Oxford commas, sweet tea that is...
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A Lazy Man’s Guide to Data Driven Investing

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Recently, I’ve read Dr Justin Chan’s piece on Data Driven Investing. I found it quite interesting and eye opening: A Big Data intelligence firm for businesses and investors, used satellite imagery of JCPenney parking lots during the quarter to confirm that...
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AI as A Catalyst for Data Governance

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“What is the fruit of these teachings? Only the most beautiful and proper harvest of the truly educated — tranquility, fearlessness, and freedom. We should not trust the masses who say only the free...
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Three Imperatives for Successfully “Outsourcing” Analytics

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I’ve been on the service provider side of analytics for my entire professional life. I’ve also been in leadership positions in which I’ve had to evaluate the pros and the cons of getting external...
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The Only AI Exhibition in Korea – AI Expo Korea 2021

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On March 24-26, 215 booths showcased the latest artificial intelligence technology at AI Expo Korea - Korea’s only artificial intelligence exhibition.  Organized by Korea Artificial Intelligence Association, Seoul Messe, and Artificial Intelligence Times, AI Expo...
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The Math Behind: Everything about Principle Component Analysis (PCA)

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PCA reduces the dimensionality of data points that are in many spaces. Some ready codes and libraries allow coders to create PCA easily, however, do you know what is PCA and how does it...
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Can Synthetic Data Solve Our Data Bias and Privacy Problems?

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Nicolai Baldin, founder and CEO of Synthesized.io, talks about the future of sharing data and the power of synthetic data. Synthetic data is a new solution for data sharing needs that’s secure and easier...
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First Rule of Data: Don’t Talk About Data

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Fight Club knew the rules. Shame data doesn’t.  The easy way out is to point the finger at something you don’t understand. Data is usually that fall guy. We are repeatedly told that ‘data is the...
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5 Powerful Ways to Increase Sales by Leveraging Data Effectively

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If you’re interested in increasing sales, utilizing the power of data could be the right move. Here are 5 ways to effectively leverage data for improving those sales.  With the advent of digitalization and technology,...
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CatalyzeX: A must-have browser extension for machine learning engineers and researchers

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A FREE browser extension that finds code implementations for ML/AI papers anywhere on the internet (Google, Arxiv, Twitter, Scholar, and other sites) Code is one of the fundamental building blocks in machine learning research. Engineers...
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Alpha Fold and GPT – How Radical Technology Disruptions Will Affect Our Future

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In 2019, I wrote about the top 10 people you need to follow if you care about AI.  Recently, two institutions mentioned in my previous article made promising breakthroughs that are worth looking into...
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Keeping mHealth Apps Secure: What Developers Can Do to Keep User Data Private in...

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Former hacker and cybersecurity expert Alissa Knight talks about her latest research on vulnerabilities in data privacy for the telemedicine and health app space. Telemedicine and mobile health space can take simple, basic steps...
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Why We Invested In FidoCure aka How Tech Can Help Save Dogs (And Eventually...

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In October FidoCure, also known as One Health Company, announced a $10M series A led by Polaris Ventures and we increased our position given our continued excitement. Tau Ventures, an AI-first seed fund in...
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Act Local

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How climate risk intelligence can enable sustainable action at the local level As discussed in our last post, climate risk intelligence is what makes, through data transformations, frontier climate science and the massive amounts of geospatial data,...
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How to Build a Twitter Scraping App with Python

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A simple Python app that can give you valuable insights into just about any topic you can think of With about 6,000 tweets being sent out per second and 500 million posted per day, the average person could not...
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It matters when it’s in your backyard

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Climate risk intelligence to inform location-specific physical risk now and in the future. For decades, scientists have warned about the increase of climate-related physical hazards. Since March 2020, when the World Health Organization Report declared...
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Is Our House On Fire?

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Exploring Future Scenarios with the Changing Climate The growing number of high-intensity acute physical hazards like wildfires and floods have been a source of increasing alarm and concern for public and commercial interests alike.  Right...
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Data Apocalypse Later

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“Experience as a whole is not something that anyone can be spared”. — Hans-Georg Gadamer Data Driven is a Car Crash? Thinking about -and operating in -an unknowable future is hard. But being data driven sure helps...
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Five Financial Applications Of Natural Language Processing

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The last five years have been revolutionary for the field of natural language processing. We went from glorified ctrl-f to a machine that can write programs for us based on natural language descriptions. While...
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A College Student Used A Language Generating AI Tool To Create A Viral Blog...

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What does GPT-3 mean for the future of writers? As writers, we like to tell ourselves that we’re in a profession that can’t be automated, not anytime soon anyway. But artificial intelligence and machine learning...