October 3, 2016

Classifier Probability Calibration

One of the desired features of a classifier is that it generates probabilities for us. So we know with what probability a sample belongs to class A or class B (in the case of a binary classification problem). However it has been shown that the probabilities that the classifiers produce are not always correct.

Being on the Right Path

Yesterday I was hiking along hte lines in the Ocean Beach in San Francisco. On my way back from the Legion of Honor back to the beach around the sunset time I saw an inter-continental ship sailing right towards the setting sun. In exact direct line. What a beautiful scenery. I thought this ship is on its way to salvation. Right towards the sun. Towards the light.