Four short links: 12 November 2019
Evil Tech, Deep Tech, Visualization, and Machine Language Rules
- Uyghur Detecting “Smart” Camera — this should start hard conversations in your workplace about what you build. (via BoingBoing)
- Deep Tech Trends 2019 — a lot of companies doing a lot of things. So many utility Daleks that will…clean your floors, clean your toilet, run your landfill, hold your drill…
- SandDance — By using easy-to-understand views, SandDance helps you find insights about your data, which in turn help you tell stories supported by data, build cases based on evidence, test hypotheses, dig deeper into surface explanations, support decisions for purchases, or relate data into a wider, real-world context. SandDance uses unit visualizations, which apply a one-to-one mapping between rows in your database and marks on the screen. Smooth animated transitions between views help you to maintain context as you interact with your data.
- Rules of Machine Learning (Google) — A simple heuristic can get your product out the door. A complex heuristic is unmaintainable. Once you have data and a basic idea of what you are trying to accomplish, move on to machine learning. As in most software engineering tasks, you will want to be constantly updating your approach, whether it is a heuristic or a machine-learned model, and you will find that the machine-learned model is easier to update and maintain.