Sr. Data Scientist Roundup: Effects of AI Bias, Impact Hypothesis, and Tips for Hiring Your Data Team
By Emily Wilson • March 26, 2019
When our Sr. Data Scientists aren't teaching the intensive, 12-week bootcamps orcorporate trainingcourses, they're working on a variety of other projects. This monthly blog series tracks and discusses some of their recent activities and accomplishments.
"We have a great opportunity to lay a better foundation for the future of AI if we encourage more women and people of diverse backgrounds to dive into data science and other AI fields," she writes. "And those of us already on the front lines should use this time to think about how we’ll fight against bias in our own domains. The AI revolution is set to change the world; let’s make sure it’s for the better."
Kerstin Frailey, Metis Sr. Data Science - Corporate Training
Too often we assume that good data science translates to effective data science, even though it's untrue, according to Metis Sr. Data Scientist Kerstin Frailey. In her latest blog post, she writes about The Impact Hypothesis, which she considers the "keystone to transformative data science." In essence, the hypothesis explains how to critically scope and communicate how a project will drive impact for your business, ensuring both good and effective data science occurs.
Brendan Herger, Metis Sr. Data Scientist - Corporate Training
As data continues to change the way companies do business, the task of attracting (and retaining) data science talent can be difficult. In his latest blog post, Metis Sr. Data Scientist Brendan Herger draws from years of experience to provide a playbook for how to effectively and efficiently hire data scientists and build out your team.
New blog alert! Metis Sr. Data Scientist Lara Kattan just launched a blog called Updating Priors: Teaching Statistics and Data Science, and her first post is an exciting kickoff and an indication of more good things to come. This time around, she covers "How to Overflow a Stack."
In a newly published article on Inside Big Data, Metis Executive Director of Data Science Roberto Reif writes about the long-lasting data scientist shortage in business and gives detailed steps for how to stop the problem in its tracks.
Throughout the year, we post blog content covering topics like job searching tips to alumni stories to lessons from our Sr. Data Scientists and more. These posts represent our top 10 most-read blogs of 2018. We hope you enjoy them again or for the first time – and hope you visit our blog again in the new year for more content!