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Interview with a Data Scientist: Erik Bernhardsson

I was featured in Peadar Coyle’s interview series interviewing various “data scientists” – which is kind of arguable since (a) all the other ppl in that series are much cooler than me (b) I’m not really a data scientist. Anyway, repostin...

Nearest neighbor methods and vector models – part 1

This is a blog post rewritten from a presentation at NYC Machine Learning last week. It covers a library called Annoy that I have built that helps you do (approximate) nearest neighbor queries in high dimensional spaces. I will be splitt...

Presentations about Spotify music recommendations

A couple of people in my old team have been around talking about how Spotify does music recommendations and put together some quite good presentations. First one is Neville Li’s presentation about Scala Data Pipelines @ Spotify: The se...

Antipodes

I was playing around with D3 last night and built a silly visualization of antipodes and how our intuitive understanding of the world sometimes doesn’t make sense. Check out the visualization at bl.ocks.org! Basically the idea is if you...

Software Engineers and Automation

Every once in a while when talking to smart people the topic of automation comes up. Technology has made lots of occupations redundant, so what’s next? Switchboard operator, a long time ago What about software engineers? Every year t...