Data 4 Democracy project

Ben Ben Follow Mar 06, 2017 · 1 min read
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Hello internet fans! Just wanted to add a quick update that I’m working on an interesting project with the Data 4 Democracy folks. Check it out.

The purpose here is to build a predictive model for accidents in Boston as part of the Vision Zero campaign. This will involve road features, historical crash data and citizen comments. There’s a lot of interesting work that has been done in this area, and we’re hoping to draw on some of that to build our model.

My main involvement is data wrangling and building a benchmark model. The main event will be coming up later in the form of a hackathon. Everyone loves hackathons. Will keep my anxious public updated.

Written by Ben Follow
I am the type of person who appreciates the telling of a great story. As a data scientist, I am interested in using AI to understand, explore and communicate across borders and boundaries. My focus is on Natural Language Processing and the amazing ways it can help us understand each other and our world. The material on this blog is meant to share my experiences and understandings of complex technologies in a simple way, focused on application.