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Added by Vincent Granville on April 29, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments

Book: Java Deep Learning Essentials

Book Description

AI and Deep Learning are transforming the way we understand software, making computers more intelligent than we could even imagine just a decade ago. Deep Learning algorithms are being used across a broad range of industries – as the…


Added by Emmanuelle Rieuf on April 2, 2017 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Introduction to Anomaly Detection

In this article, Data Scientist Pramit Choudhary provides an introduction to both statistical and machine learning-based approaches to anomaly detection in Python. Introduction: Anomaly Detection 

This overview is intended for beginners in the fields of data science and machine learning.…


Added by Emmanuelle Rieuf on April 6, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Understanding the limits of deep learning

This article was written by Mariya Yao. Mariya is the Head of Design and Engagement at, a media and marketing firm specializing in chatbots and conversational agents.

Artificial intelligence has reached peak hype. News outlets report that companies have replaced workers with IBM Watson and that algorithms are beating doctors at diagnoses. New AI startups pop up everyday, claiming to solve all your…


Added by Emmanuelle Rieuf on April 8, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ranking All 50 States by Average Credit Score of its Citizens

This article was contributed by Statistical Future.

Whether you want it to or not, credit and its availability plays a major role in everyone’s life, whether or not you directly experience it. For the average person, credit scores are mainly going to be used for three things: buying a house, buying a car, and using credit cards.

In the world of business, things get exponentially more complicated and it also ended up leading to a horrible housing crash and recession…


Added by Emmanuelle Rieuf on April 15, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Global Cyber Security Market Worth Over $150 Billion by 2021

Global Cyber Security Market – Overview

Cyber Security market is expected to grow with the CAGR of ~8% - 11% during 2016 to 2021, owed to which it is predictable to cross USD $150 billion by 2021, assures the Market Research Future in one of its recently published study report - “Global Cyber Security Market Research Report Forecast 2017- 2021”

With growing industries and preference for centralization amongst the organizations; the computer based systems have become an…


Added by Sagar kadam on April 27, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Deep Learning Cheat Sheet (using Python Libraries)

This cheat sheet was produced by DataCamp, and it is based on the Keras library..Keras is an easy-to-use and powerful library for Theano and TensorFlow that provides a high-level neural networks API to develop and evaluate deep learning models. Originally posted here in PDF format. Click on the image below to zoom in. …


Added by Data Geek on April 27, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

18 Great Blogs Posted in the last 12 Months

This is part of a new series of articles: once or twice a month, we post previous articles that were very popular when first published. These articles are at least 6 month old but no more than 12 month old. The previous digest in this series was posted here a while back. 

18 Great Blogs Posted in the last 12 Months…


Added by Vincent Granville on April 27, 2017 at 8:07am — No Comments

Re-thinking Enterprise business processes using Augmented Intelligence

In the 1990s, there was a popular book called Re-engineering the Corporation. Looking back now, Re-engineering certainly has had a mixed success – but it did have an impact over the last two…


Added by ajit jaokar on April 26, 2017 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Which machine learning algorithm should I use?

By Hui Li, Principal Staff Scientist, Data Science, at SAS.

A typical question asked by a beginner, when facing a wide variety of machine learning algorithms, is “which algorithm should I use?” The answer to the question varies depending on many factors, including:

  • The size, quality, and nature of data.
  • The available computational time.
  • The urgency of the task.
  • What you want to do with the data.

Even an experienced data…


Added by Vincent Granville on April 26, 2017 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

The [Marketing Data Scientist’s] Search for a Home: Part I

A thought provoking series that gives my account of becoming a marketing data scientist hybrid during one of the most chaotic times in the marketing industry, the Big Data boom. In the series, I discuss my enlightenment, highlight challenges to the modern marketer and those who have developed several skills classically associated with Data Scientists; conclude with recommendations for my peers and the marketing industry. The overlap of responsibilities and required skills among Data Analyst,…


Added by Allyn Fowler on April 26, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Book: Data Science for the Layman: No Math Added

Want to get started on data science? Our promise: no math added.

This book has been written in layman’s terms as a gentle introduction to data science and its algorithms. Each algorithm has its own dedicated chapter that explains how it works, and shows an example of a real-world application. To help you grasp key concepts, we stick to intuitive explanations and visuals.…


Added by Vincent Granville on April 26, 2017 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Key Machine Learning PreReq: Viewing Linear Algebra through the right lenses

Guest blog by Ashwin Rao. Ashwin is Vice President, Data Science & Optimization at Target.

The tech industry has gone berserk - everyone wants to develop “skills in Machine Learning and AI” but few are willing to put in…


Added by Vincent Granville on April 26, 2017 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Enterprise AI Landscape - Infographic

Added by Tim Matteson on April 26, 2017 at 1:04pm — 2 Comments

Keeping Your Job in the Age of Automation

Summary:  What are the real threats of job loss from real and AI enhanced virtual robots?  How do we position ourselves and our children to succeed in this new environment?



Added by William Vorhies on April 25, 2017 at 8:09am — No Comments

18 Data Science Certificates Rated

This infographic was produced by Springboard, and it lists a few short online, inexpensive courses along with some university programs, leading to a certificate. The infographics provides some highlights for each program, for comparison purposes. For more data science programs and certificates, click here or…


Added by Data Geek on April 26, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Introduction to Principal Component Analysis

This formula-free summary provides a short overview about how PCA (principal component analysis) works for dimension reduction, that is, to select k features (also called variables) among a larger set of n features, with k much smaller than n. This smaller set of k features built with PCA is the best subset of k features, in the sense that it minimizes the variance of the residual noise when fitting data to a…


Added by Vincent Granville on April 26, 2017 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Handling imbalanced dataset in supervised learning using family of SMOTE algorithm.

Consider a problem where you are working on a machine learning classification problem. You get an accuracy of 98% and you are very happy. But that happiness doesn’t last long when you look at the confusion matrix and realize that majority class is 98% of the total data and all examples are classified as majority class. Welcome to the real world of imbalanced data sets!!…


Added by Rohit Walimbe on April 24, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Mapping NYC Common Core Scores

Contributed by David Letzler. 

Introduction: A Brief History and Description of the Common Core

In 2009 the National Governors’ Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers resolved to develop a set of national education standards known as the Common Core. These were intended to unify what had been to that point a set of highly localized state education standards.  The hope of the Common Core was that a…


Added by NYC Data Science Academy on April 21, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Deep Learning Meets Recommendation Systems

Contributed by Wann-Jiun Ma.  


Almost everyone loves to spend their leisure time to watch movies with their family and friends. We all have the same experience when we sit on our couch to choose a movie that we are going to watch and spend the next two hours but can't even find one after 20 minutes. It is so disappointing. We definitely need a computer agent to provide movie recommendation to us when we need to…


Added by NYC Data Science Academy on April 21, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

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