S2E14: The Model is Racist

Every now and again we get to do some of our research, and this week Jonathon explains some of the theory behind his recent look into the alt-right: a sprawling coalition of reactionary conservatives who have lobbied to make the...

Instagram’s Blind Spot

Chicago as a case study in the limitations of social media datasets Image Source From oracles and prophecies, to fortune-tellers and magic 8 balls, it’s been a part of human nature to want to believe that if we ask the...

S2E13: Granger Than Fiction

There’s a new Harry Potter book? Are you Sirius? I would’ve Neville thought this was possible! Turns out it was written by a neural network, so JK Rowling probably isn’t out of a job. Plus Chris explains how high school...

Data Science Dictionary: P-Values

Data Science Dictionary: P-Values If you have ever taken any statistics or science classes, you’ve probably heard the term “p-value”. Technically the p means probability: a p-value is the probability of something happening, but I want to tell you that...

London Meetup!

Hello London! Jonathon is visiting your fine city and would love to meet some Partially Derivative listeners while he’s here. Come say hi! We’re meeting on Monday, July 11 at the Strongroom Pub at 120-124 Curtain Road in Shoreditch. Feel...

London Meetup Announcement!

Hey everyone! This is for everyone who subscribes to the podcast but not the blog. It’s all the details about our totally awesome upcoming meetup in London on July 11. Come say hi if you’re in London! Download Episode

Interview: Randy Olson, machine learning expert

Randy Olson is a leader in the data science community focused on data visualization and machine learning. He’s the moderator of the incredibly popular Data is Beautiful sub Reddit and the author of popular libraries for data science automation like...

S2E12: Descartes Before the Horse

This week’s episode was produced by Alex Bouthillier at Apollo Media Elon Musk says our reality is an elaborate video game from the future. Are you real? Are you really reading this? Does this podcast actually exist? We discuss. Also...