On September 14th, I gave a talk at the Online News Association conference. I learned a huge amount from the journalists present, but perhaps the keenest pain point I saw was the range of knowledge between some folks who were already developing their own machine learning models and those who were still trying to understand the basics of this new technology.
In the talk I tried to introduce ideas ranging from the importance of how to optimize recommendations engines, the sophistication of state-of-the-art natural language generation, and the emergence of deep fakes among other topics. I tried to remain balance between potential and threats. Enjoy the talk and feel free to post any comments. I apologize that the mic wasn’t feeding the video camera so the audio is poor.
The slides are here.
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