BlueDot in Wired!

Wired just wrote an article on the work I helped with when I was a data scientist at BlueDot. We built a system that ingests news articles from around the world and uses the information to create a database of global infectious disease outbreaks. The product identified the recent coronavirus outbreak a week before the CDC and 10 days before the World Health Organization.

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Principled Artificial Intelligence

I was only tangentially related to this project doing some NLP work that didn’t really go anywhere, but I think it’s very cool, so I wanted to post about it. There has been a recent trend for organizations, both private and public, to post “AI Principles”. These documents are intended to guide the development of AI, but they also could just be ethics-washing.

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