The speaker
Katya likes learning & teaching. Machine learning, teaching kids, teaching adults, personal learning. She is a developer by heart, currently involved with AI. She is a CTO and co-founder of Majio - a startup for automated job finding for job seekers. She loves statistics and wants to speak about it to anyone, interested or not.
The talk
Bullshit magic - misusing statistics
Statistics is a very powerful instrument. It is at the core of machine learning - a trending technique that produces impressive results. It can also be used to prove the correlation between the birth rate and the number of storks in a country. How can we misuse statistics to prove our point? How does machine learning 'learn' bullshit when we don't take into account how statistics works?