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ETHICALLY UNSOUND
When Data Science Destabilizes Democracy and Facilitates Genocide
Last week’s Senate Intelligence hearing with Facebook, Twitter, and Google shined a bright light on the ethical responsibility of tech companies—and their data scientists. - fast.ai

TRICK OR TREAT
Need a ratings boost? Make a Halloween episode.
This analysis of over 24,000 episode ratings from 184 television shows proves that Halloween TV episodes aren’t just filler. - Kaylin Walker

SEEING ISN’T BELIEVING
The era of easily faked, AI-generated photos is quickly emerging
Nvidia’s researchers trained algorithms on 30,000 images of celebrities, and it’s nearly impossible to tell the generated images from the real ones. - Quartz

WELCOME TO THE CLUB
How do you convince other people to use R?
Tired of being the lone R user in your organization? Try out these arguments on your colleagues. - Simply Statistics

MINCING WORDS
Taking Word Clouds Apart: Alternative Designs for Word Clouds and Some Research-Based Guidelines
Whether you love word clouds or love to hate them, check out this study. Turns out some word cloud designs are better for certain tasks—like comparing values and identifying topics—than others. - Enrico Bertini


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