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Web Scraping for Science and Policy

Back in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was in its earliest, scariest stages, researchers found that localized search trends could predict outbreaks more accurately and quickly than other measures. User-generated inputs on the internet provided access to useful and actionable insights. All of the predictions had been garnered from Google Trends and similar search-engine-based tools. However, there […]

Is Machine Learning a Good Fit for Your Product?

Click to learn more about author Juras Juršėnas. Not all machine learning applications have been met with resounding success. In fact, there’s a lot of disappointment involved. From overly ambitious projects to the expectation of ever being a finished product, machine learning is marred with false hope. I think Andrey Kurenkov has done a stellar […]

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