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Analytics Dispatch 5/3/2021

The rise of HuggingFace

FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS
Run Your Data Team Like A Product Team
“When a data team emerges in a company as an afterthought, they often end up being built like service-based departments with a “submit a ticket with a question, get a very specific answer” mindset. Data folks who are bound to this model rarely spend time being proactive. Without intentional space, they are unlikely to be anything more than ticket closers.” - Locally Optimistic

SHARE YOUR NOTES
Paper Notes by Vitaly Kurin
Every weekday, this Oxford student reads a machine learning paper, takes notes, and shares them. And now you get to benefit from their studious habits. - Vitaly Kurin

DEV COMMUNITIES
The Rise of HuggingFace
There’s a lot machine learning startups can learn from HuggingFace about community building. - Breaking the Stagnation

DON’T CONFLATE
The Difference Between “Prevalence” and “Incidence” and Why We Care
You may have seen these terms in the news lately in relation to COVID-19. They’re important for helping you understand the impact of a disease on your community. - Data Literacy

NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US
Māori Are Trying to Save Their Language From Big Tech
With just its first 320 hours of Māori language data, Te Hiku, a small non-profit radio station in New Zealand, was able to build a speech-to-text engine with an initial word error rate of 14 percent. Developing language tools, themselves, is a way for Māori to decolonize the sound of their language. - Wired UK

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