According to a word cloud of my Facebook timeline, I use the word “zealand” a lot. Or at least often enough to make the cut. Also, according to a word cloud of my Facebook timeline, I do not use the word “new” very often at all. Which is weird, because I can’t think of a time I have ever written the word “zealand” when it wasn’t preceded by “new.”
Tonight I joined the first Southern California PyData meetup. It featured two speakers discussing how to better understand the predictions made by machine-learning models, and why it might be important to do so. I was impressed by the capabilities of the packages demonstrated and the likely importance of having such capabilities as we move forward with deep learning-based automation that could cause catastrophic results if it fails in unexpected ways.