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Do you care if AI is correct? - DSBoost #19
Welcome to the 19th issue of DSBoost, the weekly newsletter where you can discover interesting people in the ML/AI world, get the main takeaways of a relevant podcast, and stay up to date with the latest news in the field!
💬 Interview of the week
This week we interviewed Jaydeep, who is a Software developer / Programmer / Software engineer. Enjoy:
What did you study/are you studying (if your background is different from DS, how did you end up in the field)?
I am an Electronics & Telecomm engineering graduate. I always had the knack of computers and programming so naturally went on to pursue software as a career
What are your favorite resource sites and books (ML/AI)?
Kaggle is great, so is YouTube.
What got you into your current role (portfolio, certification, etc.)?
Not a big believer in certifications since people do seem to use them to decorate their resume than learn.
What do you enjoy the most in your work?
The ability to solve engineering problems.
What tools do you use the most / favorite tools?
VsCode + Jupyter Notebook is great.
Do you use ChatGPT or other Al tools during your work? If so, how do they help you?
Not yet, I work at a bank and they are a strict no-no for now.
Do they change your approach to problems?
They are like smart assistant. I talk to them (not literally, althought that would be crazy to have) about ideas or ask niche questions which I would normally need 10-20 Google search results to find.
What is your favorite topic within the field?
The current LLM break through is great. Fascinating times ahead.
Which one of the recent AI/ML models will have the most significant impact on the industry in your opinion?
Waiting for a proper open source alternative to OpenAI
What are you currently learning or improving (topics you are interested in nowadays)?
I am a software developer by trade and newer to AI/ML in general. So working on proper upskilling in the area.
What is the biggest mistake you've made? (preferably DS related)
I didn't take up Python sooner, I had the opportunity as early as 2014 but stuck with Java
What is your most significant achievement? (preferably DS related)
I rose from a very humble background. At one point in time my family didn't even have enough to make ends meet. Now, thanks to tech we are so well off. It's changed life of me and my family. That I feel is my most significant achievement.
Can you share a fun fact about yourself?
I love hanging out with people, especially those who enjoy good beers :)
🎙️ Podcast of the week
Here is a great framework to use AI:
Do you care if AI is correct?
(Of course, it depends on the situation. Sometimes you must care, but sometimes it is not that strict)
If No: Go ahead and use it!
If Yes, then consider this follow-up question: Are you qualified to confirm the results?
If the answer is No, you should not use it (Note: Or at least be really careful and double check the output)
It is ok to use AI but balance it with human inputs. Generative AI can be a powerful tool to automate repetitive tasks and free up human resources for more valuable and engaging work.
Organizations should be open to adapting and improving their processes to accommodate AI technologies effectively. It is also important to explore use cases and drive innovation.
Your data should be like a product! - It requires continuous updates and improvements.
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🤖 What happened this week?
Apple has unveiled a new augmented reality (AR) headset called Apple Vision Pro. This device combines the real world with digital elements seamlessly. It resembles a pair of ski goggles and is controlled through eye movements, hand gestures, and voice commands. The headset has a separate battery pack and can switch between augmented reality and full virtual reality modes.