Data Analysis

Visualizing Sexism in Conan O'Brien's YouTube Video Titles Using Wordclouds

Late night television video clips dominate my consumption habits on youtube. While watching these hosts, I started to notice O'Brien's videos appearing in the recommended videos. At first, I dismissed them as normal considering I was watching a considerable amount of late night shows. However, I began to notice a difference in the way O'Brien (or most likely his team) titles the interview videos. When the guest is a man, the titles seem normal. It is usually something to do with a book they're releasing or a movie they're in. But when the host is a woman, the titles are noticeably more sexual and provocative.

Data Analysis

Story Discovery Using K-Means Clustering on News Articles

Now, perhaps more than ever, journalism has become instrumental in allowing us to understand current events. We rely on organizations to bring us the truth about the state of our country and world. However, with the rise of clickbait and fake news in this so-called 'post-truth' era, it's critical that our news diet is accurate and that we are not stuck in a content bubble, only consuming what the algorithms deem will generate the most revenue.

Computer Vision

Training YOLOv2 using Custom Images

Right now, YOLOv2 is the state-of-the-art object detection system. Trained on the VOC and COCO datasets, it processes images in real-time with high accuracy. If you've ever wanted to train YOLOv2 to detect custom objects, this tutorial will walk you through the process from installation to testing.