Discovering Dark Knowledge in the Social Web

Keith Casey (21.Apr.2017 at 13:00, 50 min)
Talk at Lone Star PHP 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

It used to be that crawling social media required some creative coding, a deep understanding of links and relationships, and a finely tuned BS detector. With machine learning becoming common place, it turns out you only need the first two.

Considering information in isolation never gives us a complete picture. As we supplement what we know with what we discover with what inferences and patterns our models can detect, what we know and what we KNOW becomes starkly different.

In this session, we'll dive into a multi-year project that has used social media and other public data sources to uncover hiring patterns, stealth startups, and even pending legal action.

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Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2017 at 14:43 by Josh Butts (51 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Classic Keith Casey.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2017 at 14:57 by Nalin Singapuri (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really cool talk. Had me at the two pages of legal disclaimers.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2017 at 15:17 by Michelangelo van Dam (304 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Keith has an exceptional skill to scare audiences in a friendly, smiling way. Superb talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Apr.2017 at 14:31 by Joe Ferguson (110 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk that covers complex topics that were explained very well.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Apr.2017 at 15:26 by Huy Nguyen (1 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I always knew the Internet was evil and only gave the illusion of privacy, but Keith makes our (ethical/legal) invasion of privacy look like fun now. (Love them disclaimers) It's a good thing he is on our side, I think. I now feel empowered to aggregate big data myself and (ethically/legally) crush my enemies and hear the lament on their social media.

Rating: 4 of 5

25.Apr.2017 at 14:24 by Bob Phillips (33 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I cried.

Rating: 5 of 5

30.Apr.2017 at 15:30 by Steve Grunwell (70 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I'm really upset this was the first time I heard Keith talk. Seriously, he's fantastic, and this talk will make you want to both start analyzing social media patterns and drop off the grid.

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