- Goodhart’s Law for Data Science and what happens when a measure becomes a target? - Oct 14, 2020.
When developing analytics and algorithms to better understand a business target, unintended biases can sneak in that ensure desired outcomes are obtained. Guiding your work with multiple metrics in mind can help avoid such consequences of Goodhart's Law.
Advice, Chris Wiggins, Data Science, Ethics, Goodhart’s Law, Metrics, Social Good
- Exclusive: Interview with Chris Wiggins, NYTimes Chief Data Scientist - Jan 13, 2015.
New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins on the transformation of digital journalism, key Data Science skills, favorite tools, why better wrong than nice, and how Thomas Jefferson is very relevant today.
API, Chris Wiggins, Data journalism, Data Scientist, NYTimes, Privacy
- Top KDnuggets tweets, Nov 19-20: 20 Insane Things That Correlate with Each Other - Nov 21, 2014.
Spurious #Correlations - 20 Insane Things That Correlate W/ Each Other; 10 Most Profitable Industries According to #BigData; MIT researchers show 5 clusters are enough for collab filtering; Every publisher now a start-up, says NYT Top Data Scientist.
Chris Wiggins, Correlation, Overfitting