Author: Saeed Amen

Machine learning for data cleaning

Every data scientist wants to do the fun stuff, ie. building models! You might be forecasting a variable. Perhaps you are classifying a variable into a specific group. Machine learning is usually part of this, whether it’s a simpler linear model or something more complicated that can take into non-linear relationships, whether that is a…

Machine learning in macro

There are buzzwords and there are buzzwords. The buzziest (if that indeed is a word) of buzzwords in technology is that of machine learning, whether it’s using machine learning to improve image recognition, natural language processing etc. Although, I’ve got to admit, there’s still a long way to go… I still repeatedly get advised to…

It’s all about the data

I used to be an avid Formula 1 fan. I do still watch occasionally, but admittedly not as much as usual. Ok, there’s only one driver in the car, so on a superficial level, it doesn’t appear to be a team sport. Each team has two drivers, and in many instances they will race each…

The 2022 Berkshire Hathaway Meeting

Walking around Omaha, there are reminders of the old West. In the Old Market district, the cobble stones remain, but the old style saloon bars are gone. In their place there are fancy restaurants and bars. There are sculptures of old Omaha, stagecoaches cast from bronze. The railroad is still there, but the original station…