Finding fake news
Before we dive in… On December 20th, 2016, the day the Electoral College made Trump’s presidency official, we sent an internal letter to the Mode team. Now, as his widely condemned campaign promises become policy, we’re compelled to share it publicly. Read the letter.
Fake News Challenge
This grassroots effort is inviting teams to harness AI technologies to help human fact checkers identify hoaxes and deliberate misinformation in news stories. The top three teams get a cash prize, so grab a couple of friends and check out the training dataset. - Fake News Challenge
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How Fitbit’s data science team scales machine learning
Workout regimens need to be tailored to each individual. Directional correctness isn’t enough. Fitbit’s head of data science shares how his team builds a model for every user to increase motivation and prevent injuries. - Mixpanel
Intro to Data Science for Academics
From Reed College to Revenue at Twitter, one data scientist shares his insights on how academics can be successful in industry—by finding ways to create value in every corner of the business. - Noah Pepper
People are talking about: immigration data
Some U.S. politicians are looking for ways to shield immigration data from the federal government. But erasing data is easier said than done.
- States Move to Protect Their Immigration Data from the Trump Administration (The Verge)
- What It Takes to Truly Delete Data (FiveThirtyEight)
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