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Often ML code is written in Jupyter notebooks with the main purpose of experimentation instead of scalability, which may come with undesired side-effects and may have deterimental impacts on the stability and robustness of the model beyond it's deployment. This article has put toghether a great overview of some of the motivations as well as best practices around coding habits for data science.
O'Reilly has put together and compiled the results of a survey they carried out which provides insights on AI Adoption in the Enterprise in 2020. In this article they dive into how the efforts are maturing from prototype to production on AI, and how companies are able to fill the skills gap across a broad range of industries.
A fantastic tutorial that goes into the depths of Natural Language Processing. This article dives into the foundational terms and concepts in NLP, how to use the SpaCy framework for NLP, building end to end pipelines and diving into more advanced NLP concepts.
The data exchange podcast goes into conversation with Wes McKinney, Director of Ursa Labs and Apache Arrow PMC member. Wes is the creator of Pandas, and author of the best selling book "Python for Data Analysis". In this post they cover these open source projects, they dive into the need for shared infrastructure for data science, and some of the critical work at Ursa Labs.
MLOps is defined as the operational complexities involved in operating production machine learning at scale. This article from microsoft provides deeper thoughts on the concept of MLOps and argues that a broader approach is required to tackle the challenge at scale - namely the Data Science Lifecycle process.
[Updated List 17/05/2020] Due to the current global situation, a large number of conferences have had to face hard choices, several which decided going fully virtual. This hard choice has now open the doors to people from around the world to gain access to the great online content generated by expert speakers and contributors. We wanted to highlight some of these key conferences so they are not missed - these include:
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The topic for this week's featured production machine learning libraries is Data Visualisation. We are currently looking for more libraries to add - if you know of any that are not listed, please let us know or feel free to add a PR. The four featured libraries this week are:
  • XAI - eXplainableAI - An eXplainability toolbox for machine learning.
  • Microsoft InterpretML - InterpretML is an open-source package for training interpretable models and explaining blackbox systems.
  • SHAP - SHapley Additive exPlanations is a unified approach to explain the output of any machine learning model.
  • ELI5 - "Explain Like I'm 5" is a Python package which helps to debug machine learning classifiers and explain their predictions.
If you know of any libraries that are not in the "Awesome MLOps" list, please do give us a heads up or feel free to add a pull request
As AI systems become more prevalent in society, we face bigger and tougher societal challenges. We have seen a large number of resources that aim to takle thiese challenges in the form of AI Guidelines, Principles, Ethics Frameworks, etc, however there are so many resources it is hard to navigate. Because of this we started an Open Source initiative that aims to map the ecosystem to make it simpler to navigate. We will be showcasingitg three resources from our list so we can check them out every week. This week's resources are:
  • ACM's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct - This is the code of ethics that has been put together in 1992 by the Association for Computer Machinery and updated in 2018
  • From What to How - An initial review of publicly available AI Ethics Tools, Methods and Research to translate principles into practices
If you know of any guidelines that are not in the "Awesome AI Guidelines" list, please do give us a heads up or feel free to add a pull request
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