Linear Digressions
Linear Digressions
Ben Jaffe and Katie Malone
Re - Release: How To Lose At Kaggle
17 minutes Posted Aug 12, 2018 at 7:31 pm.
Download MP3
Show notes
We've got a classic for you this week as we take a week off for the dog days of summer. See you again next week!
Competing in a machine learning competition on Kaggle is a kind of rite of passage for data scientists. Losing unexpectedly at the very end of the contest is also something that a lot of us have experienced. It's not just bad luck: a very specific combination of overfitting on popular competitions can take someone who is in the top few spots in the final days of a contest and bump them down hundreds of slots in the final tally.