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New on Win-Vector: A Simpler Explanation of Differential Privacy

I have a new article up on Win-Vector, discussing differential privacy and the new recent results on applying differential privacy to enable reuse of holdout data in machine learning. Differential privacy was originally developed to facilitate secure analysis over sensitive data, with mixed success. It’s back in the news again now, with exciting results from […]

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What is Verification by Multiplicity?

There’s been a buzz the last few days about the 715 new planets that NASA has verified, using data from the Kepler Space Telescope. This discovery doubles the number of known planets, and turned up four new planets that could possibly support life. Beyond the sheer joy of the discovery, one of the interesting aspects […]