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Tech Tuesdays: The Controversy of Black Boxes

A "black-box system” refers to a predictive model that produces an output with no way for the operator or end-user to understand what was done “inside” the box. Black-box (or unexplainable) models are more and more commonly used these days,…
November 17, 2020
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Mentorship is not Optional

by: Zank, CEO of Bennett Data Science Mentorship is probably the single most important source of outside help I’ve ever received. I spent 10 years at a big consulting company and I worked for a wonderful man, Duane. He was…
November 5, 2019

How Popularity can Kill Personalization

Popularity has become its own justification. - Jonathan Franzen by: Zank, CEO of Bennett Data Science We all know that popular items sell well, because, well, they’re popular! But there’s a downside to recommending most-popular products or content to your users…
March 6, 2019

The Most Ridiculous Question I’ve Ever Heard

by: Zank, CEO of Bennett Data Science I’m such an optimist that that title is a bit abrupt for me. But it’s true, I get asked a very similar, quite ridiculous question all the time. And the ridiculousness has absolutely…
February 4, 2019