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Analytics Dispatch 9/20/2021

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HOUSE ON SAND
Tilt and Tilted
Data is not the level ground that we act like it is. - benn.substack

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ML Fairness Mini-Bootcamp
Grab your spot in this 4-day bootcamp covering common sources of bias and frameworks for reasoning about fairness in applied machine learning settings. - Ayodele Odubela

KEEP IT HIGH-LEVEL
Why Data Scientists Shouldn’t Need to Know Kubernetes
Where does the “full-stack” data scientist expectation come from? And how might data scientists own the stack, with the help of a good infrastructure abstraction tool? - Chip Huyen

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Bad Labels
“The issue here isn’t just that we might have bad labels in our training set, the issue is that it appears in the validation set. If a machine learning model can become state of the art by squeezing another 0.5% out of a validation set one has to wonder. Are we really making a better model?” - Vincent D. Warmerdam

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Participatory Data Stewardship
This framework rejects practices of data collection, storage, sharing, and use in ways that are opaque or seek to manipulate people, in favor of practices that empower people to help inform, shape, and govern their own data. - Ada Lovelace Institute

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