Data Skeptic

Zack Labe, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Colorado State University, joins us today to discuss his work “Detecting Climate Signals using Explainable AI with Single Forcing Large Ensembles.”
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“Detecting Climate Signals using Explainable AI with Single Forcing Large Ensembles”
by Zachary M. Labe, Elizabeth A. Barnes

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Direct download: explainable-climate-science.mp3
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Erin Boyle, the Head of Data Science at Myst AI, joins us today to talk about her work with Myst AI, a time series forecasting platform and service with the objective for positively impacting sustainability. Visit Weights and Biases at Find Better Data Faster with Nomad Data. Visit

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Sean Law, Principle Data Scientist, R&D at a Fortune 500 Company, comes on to talk about his creation of the STUMPY Python Library.

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Data scientists and psychics have at least one major thing in common. Both professions attempt to predict the future. In the case of a data scientist, this is done using algorithms, data, and often comes with some measure of quality such as a confidence interval or estimated accuracy. In contrast, psychics rely on their intuition or an appeal to the supernatural as the source for their predictions. Still, in the interest of empirical evidence, the quality of predictions made by psychics can be put to the test.

The Great Australian Psychic Prediction Project seeks to do exactly that. It's the longest known project tracking annual predictions made by psychics, and the accuracy of those predictions in hindsight. Richard Saunders, host of The Skeptic Zone Podcast, joins us to share the results of this decadal study.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Georgia Papacharalampous, Researcher at the National Technical University of Athens, joins us today to talk about her work “Probabilistic water demand forecasting using quantile regression algorithms.”

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:30am PDT

John Watson, Principal Software Engineer at Splunk, joins us today to talk about Splunk and OpenTelemetry.


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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT