What is Society’s Backend?

Simply put, Society’s Backend is a community to help anyone understand machine learning and the impact it has on them. Machine learning will undoubtedly impact everyone’s life as it becomes the default way society uses technology to solve complex problems. Yet, there are many misconceptions about machine learning and a severe lack of explaining the whys related to it. I explain the whys of machine learning plainly using science—no clickbait and no fearmongering.

I draw upon my experience as a machine learning engineer at Google to clarify machine learning for you through two articles each week:

  1. A topical article to help you understand an important machine learning concept. These fill in the details on why machine learning is important to you and will help you understanding, use, and build with ML.

  2. A summary of the top 10 most important ML updates and resources of the past week. These keep you informed and help you understand why advancements are important.

Join Society's Backend

You can also support Society’s Backend for just $1/mo for the first year (or a one-time payment to get access for life!) and get some extras:

  • A comprehensive list of all machine learning updates each week. This takes the number of updates from 10 to anywhere between 25 and 50.

  • Less-frequent, paid-only articles.

  • Influence on the subjects of topical articles.

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Understand the engineering behind the AI you use every day. Written by a machine learning engineer at Google.


Machine learning engineer at Google, father of 5, and serial optimizer. I build large-scale, effective machine learning systems and write about them to help others understand them.