Ever wonder if it's possible to train a model to discover whether your friends are assholes or not? Today Elle comes on the show to talk about her project building a classifier to predict the results from reddit's hottest advice community: Am I the Asshole or (AITA or short).
We talk about the best words that are a predictor for assholery, the nuances of building an effective NLP model off of reddit data, and the future possibility of what it means to apply data science to psychology and possibly self-awareness.
Elle is a data scientist at Iterative.ai making version control easier for data scientists.
- Check out Elle on Twitter
- Read some of the training set on r/aita
- Elle's original blog post on DVC
- Distribution of AITA votes
Note: I want to apologize in advance that the audio in this recording isn't great. We're working on improving our production efforts for the future!