"Is there something called traditional machine learning? If the answer is yes, then the title is meaningful. However if the answer is no, then it is meaningless.
Clustering is statistics.
Forecasting is statistics (prominent researchers here…"

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Sione Palu commented on Khosrow Hassibi's blog post Machine Learning vs. Traditional Statistics: Different philosophies, Different Approaches

"Is there something called traditional machine learning? If the answer is yes, then the title is meaningful. However if the answer is no, then it is meaningless.
Clustering is statistics.
Forecasting is statistics (prominent researchers here…"

Oct 31, 2016

Sione Palu commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Building an Algorithm to Break Strong Encryption

"This is the main domain of Quantum cryptography research:
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17736-code-breaking-quantum-algorithm-run-on-a-silicon-chip/
PS : Vincent, just a question. Why am I being moderated for all my posts at…"

Oct 19, 2016

Sione Palu commented on Jason Li's blog post Differences between Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

"Jason Li,
The research literature makes no differentiation between the two. Just look up some of the topics you've touched in your article, they're all over the place in machine learning journal, statistics, data-mining & what have…"

Oct 17, 2016

Sione Palu commented on Jason Li's blog post Differences between Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

"Don't try to re-define these. Data-mining and Predictive analytics are the same thing. Different word labelling but both doing the same task. Dont get bogged down in word semantics. It is similar to the argument between the difference between…"

Oct 13, 2016

Sione Palu commented on Emmanuelle Rieuf's blog post 50 years of Data Science

"David Donoho, Emmanuel Candès & Terence Tao first published a paper in more than a decade ago which inspired the branch of Signal Processing which is now called "Compressive Sensing"."

Oct 11, 2016

Sione Palu commented on Emmanuelle Rieuf's blog post Hiring data scientists and dropping the obsession with unicorns

"There are abundant of data scientists out there looking for opportunities. They are mathematicians, physicists, engineers (electrical & electronic engineers in particular), computational economists, and more."

Oct 9, 2016

Sione Palu commented on ajit jaokar's blog post The AI layer for the Enterprise and the role of IoT

"Quote : "algorithm which is learning on its own"
No, the algorithm doesn't learn on its own. There's a huge misunderstanding in machine-learning & data science community about learning. They equate the term learning as…"

Oct 3, 2016

Sione Palu commented on NYC Data Science Academy's blog post Airbnb in NYC - Spatial Analysis of Illegal Activity

"Typical interventionist attitude from law-makers who do nothing all day every day but to hinder the free markets & private businesses by stifling & making immoral laws in order to stop voluntary trades between consenting individuals."

Oct 2, 2016

Sione Palu commented on Emmanuelle Rieuf's blog post Beginner's guide to the history of data science

"Quote : "“Big data” and “data science” may be some of the bigger buzzwords this decade, but they aren’t necessarily new concepts."
She is absolutely correct.
Here is my own summary here of the historical…"

Sep 29, 2016

Sione Palu commented on Ayushi Mishra's blog post Big Data Overview

"Quote : "You must have heard of "Big Data""
I'm sure that every reader who comes here to read at Data Science Central have heard of "Big Data". I would be very surprised if any reader here had never heard of…"

Sep 22, 2016

Sione Palu commented on Vincent Granville's blog post 25 Predictions About The Future Of Big Data

"Quote " More than one human sensory input source (multiple screens, 3D, sound, etc.)"
Its already happening. This sub-field of machine learning falls under "Multi-view Learning", "Multi-source/Multi-task…"

Sep 15, 2016

Sione Palu commented on Roger Huang's blog post What I learned applying data science to data science salaries

"Quote : "Stay away from proprietary tools and go towards open-source"
WHY?
The user should use the tool that suits his/her analytical tasks at hand.
Matlab is my main tool which is commercial but the open source APIs &…"

Sep 13, 2016

Sione Palu commented on Emmanuelle Rieuf's blog post How to Start Learning Deep Learning

"In my opinion, deep-learning is just a tiny fraction of toolsets available that are available today for doing analytics. I just can't think of how I would use it apart from doing image classification since analytics is a huge area where certain…"

Sep 12, 2016

Sione Palu commented on RAJA VARMA PAMBA's blog post Can Data Science be the CURE of Mankind

"Science is and has always been the cure for man-kind and it is not data-science. Sure data-science helps, but knowledge is driven by science. Engineering is applied science."

Sep 9, 2016

Sione Palu commented on Bradford Tuckfield's blog post Progress in Economics

"Quote : "Probably the Einstein logic you use is not applicable for economics (whatever economics is, it is definitely not mathematics or a science like physics"
There is a field called Econo-Physics which is the application of Physics…"

Sep 3, 2016

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