#politics #technology

The Coming Ethics of the Internet of Things

During the 1930s, with the New Deal kicking off public infrastructure works throughout the United States, a larger-than-life figure rose to prominence in New York City. Robert Moses, an urban planner and Park Commissioner, was largely responsible for the rapid growth of New York City infrastructure in response to the rise of the automobile and the influx of government funding. Moses was responsible for hundreds of public works projects: the bridges of the boroughs of New York, the parkways of Long Island, and playgrounds throughout the city.1 ...

#data science #data engineering #machine learning

Data Versioning

Productionizing machine learning/AI/data science is a challenge. Not only are the outputs of machine-learning algorithms often compiled artifacts that need to be incorporated into existing production services, the languages and techniques used to develop these models are usually very different than those used in building the actual service. In this post, I want to explore how the degrees of freedom in versioning machine learning systems poses a unique challenge. I'll identify four key axes on which machine learning systems have a notion of version, along with some brief recommendations for how to simplify this a bit. ...