~12 min read · Apr 21st · Machine learning is a powerful form of artificial intelligence that is affecting every industry. Here’s what you need to know about its potential and limitations and how it’s being used.
Machine learning is a subfield of artificial intelligence that gives computers the ability to learn without explicitly being programmed.
Supervised machine learning models are trained with labeled data sets, which allow the models to learn and grow more accurate over time.
~13 min read · May 27th · Highways radically reshaped cities, destroying dense downtown neighborhoods. Now, some cities are starting to take them down.
As midcentury highways reach the end of their life spans, cities across the country are having to choose whether to rebuild or reconsider them.
It’s no longer good enough for us to remove a highway and make a replacement road beautiful,” said Ms. Richards of the Congress for the New Urbanism. “We have to reconnect the neighborhoods and invest in the legacy residents.
7 min read · May 25th · The country’s official figures grossly understate the pandemic’s true effects. Our estimates, informed by more than a dozen experts’ research, range from very bad to catastrophic.
1 min read · Jun 8th · This is what a broken security model looks like.
Crucially, they build on each other: if your favorite password didn’t leak out in the Dropbox breach, hackers could have gotten it from LinkedIn, Yahoo, or hundreds of others. (This, as you probably know, is why you need a unique password for each service.)
with more than 500 separate breaches, there’s ample opportunity for human beings to double up on leaked accounts but the scale of compromised information is still staggering.
~13 min read · May 25th · In this series of blog posts, I provide step-by-step tutorials explaining how my visualizations have evolved from a typical basic ggplot. In the first episode, I transform a basic boxplot into a…