### Description

In this humbling talk, I'll describe some mistakes I've made in working in statistics and machine learning. I'll describe my original intentions, symptoms, how I eventually discovered the mistake, and possibly even a solution. The topics include mistakes in A/B testing, Kaggle competitions, data collection, and other fields.

In this humbling talk, I'll describe some mistakes I've made in working in statistics and machine learning. I'll describe my original intentions, symptoms, how I eventually discovered the mistake, and possibly even a solution. The topics include mistakes in A/B testing, Kaggle competitions, data collection, and other fields. I'll also introduce some interesting statistical and machine learning counterexamples: examples where our original intuition fails, and solutions to these examples.

Slides available here: http://www.slideshare.net/PyData/mistakes-ive-made-cam-davidsonpilon