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10 Surprising Ways Machine Learning is Being Used Outside Tech – Part 2

As machine learning (ML) continues to take over the tech world, companies and researchers outside the tech bubble have started using ML in strange and surprising ways. We already covered a few unusual ML applications, from diagnosing psychopathy to getting an edge in the Tour de France. Here are five more unexpected ways machine learning […]

News Roundup 5/1: Getting dressed with machine learning, billion-dollar hacking, and Senate security flaws

Amazon’s Echo Look dresses you up with machine learning Unless your closet looks like Mark Zuckerberg’s, you’ve probably spent ten minutes in front of the mirror deciding whether you really want to wear those pants today. Amazon’s solution to your indecisiveness? The Echo Look. The Echo Look uses machine learning to help Alexa (Amazon’s Siri-like […]

Meet Kai: the Overseer of Operations

This post is part of a weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Kai Morrison, our Operations Manager, has been with Sift Science for almost three years. When he isn’t busy keeping our San Francisco headquarters going, you can find him either watching Star Trek: The Next Generation or playing games like Tales […]

Confessions of a Fraud Analyst

Being a fraud analyst certainly comes with its share of ups and downs. And stories. We asked some fraud analysts we know to share a funny, odd, or memorable things that happened in their day-to-day work. Got one to share? Send it our way! (We won’t use your name…)   “During manual review, we used to request that […]

News Roundup 4/24: Fake Facebook accounts, hotel data breaches, and fingerprint scanners

Facebook purges 30,000 fake accounts ahead of French election Wondering how many fake social media accounts you interacted with today? If you’re a Facebook user, that number is lower than it was yesterday. To prevent fake news from influencing the French presidential election, Facebook is cracking down on fake accounts across 14 countries. They’ve already […]

Meet Kaoru: the Stalwart of Software

This post is part of a weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Kaoru Kohashigawa is a Software Engineer who has been with Sift Science for a year. If he could go back in time, he would be a Hawaiian in 1776, when Captain Cook arrived and began the transition from the Hawaiian […]

10 Surprising Ways Machine Learning is Being Used Outside Tech – Part 1

Machine learning is taking the tech world by storm. 2016 began with an announcement that Google was open-sourcing Tensor Flow, their machine learning (ML) software, and Microsoft quickly followed suit. Baidu and Amazon unveiled their own deep learning platforms a few months later, while Facebook began supporting the development of two ML frameworks. But the […]

News Roundup 4/17: Healthcare data breaches, fake Google Maps listings, and tilting your phone

Healthcare data breaches on the rise Hackers aren’t just interested in financial information like credit card numbers or routing numbers anymore. They’re relying increasingly on other personal information – insurance information, social security numbers, and more – to carry out their dastardly deeds.  As such, healthcare service providers are often hit by phishing attacks and […]

Meet Laura: the Superhero of Support

This post is part of a weekly series in which we get to know Sifties. Laura Milanez is a Support Engineer who has been with Sift Science for almost a year. In her spare time you can find her watching Dawson’s Creek or eating hot pot at her favorite spot in San Francisco, Nabe. If […]