## AI in Society: 2. Algorithmic Fairness

Data is to machine learning as fuel is to cars. None of the AI superpowers can be gained without abundant data. But it is not only the quantity of the data t...

Data is to machine learning as fuel is to cars. None of the AI superpowers can be gained without abundant data. But it is not only the quantity of the data t...

As part of my machine learning internship at Wish, I’m tackling a common problem in recommender systems called the “cold start problem”. Cold start happens w...

Can we open the black-box of all the complicated models out there?

Introduction to AI in Society blog series. The impact of AI today is already enormous. But there still are many obstacles to overcome.

PCA is great because you can reduce a data matrix to a lower dimension without losing much. Although it is widely used, PCA doesn’t work well when there are ...

I wrote a blog about Robust PCA. As a prerequisite for the readers, I will explain what SVD and PCA are. As we shall see, PCA is essentially SVD, and learnin...

This post ties together EM (Expectation Maximization), GMM (Gaussian Mixture Models), K means and variational inference. If you have taken an introductory ma...

Multivariate normal (MVN) is used everywhere in machine learning, from simple regressions, linear discriminant analysis, Kalman filters to gaussian processes...

There is nothing in statistics that is as easy as regressions to use but as hard to make a correct interpretation. Especially in causal inference, even the c...

Science experiments, social experiments, thought experiments, … We use the word “experiment” somewhat often in real life. But have you ever wondered what exp...

If you’ve been working in the tech industry, or have thought about doing so, you’ve probably heard of AB testing. Some of you have even conducted one. The id...

Bell Curve = Great Intellectual Fraud? I recently read a New York Times best-seller titled “Black Swan” by Nicholas Taleb. The book discusses how hard it is ...

There are countless numbers of probability distributions. Some of them are so widely used and beautiful that they deserve a name. Surprisingly, all of those ...

We come across probability not just in statistics classrooms but also in real life. But, have you thought about what probability really means? I would like t...

I found an interesting blog post recently, titled: 20 Questions to Detect Fake Data Scientists. I could answer some of them, but not all. So I decided to ans...