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Using AI to Write Articles and Research Papers

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I am wondering if news outlets sometimes use bots to write articles. I've seen in the past articles that looked like they were written by a bot. The sentences didn't make much sense, and it almost…Continue

Will GDPR kill business in Ireland?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Theobald Jun 7. 2 Replies

Companies such as Facebook and Apple use Ireland as a tax shelter, with great benefits for them. As billion of dollars in lawsuits could result from GDPR, will Ireland still be able to attract big…Continue

Can AI Robots Beat Professional Stock Traders?

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I am not talking here about high frequency trading, which has been done by automated algorithms long ago, and that humans can not beat (if done well!) But more like, if you allow a robot or a human…Continue

Which Data Science Techniques Should I Introduce to my Team Members?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yann MAINVIS May 17. 1 Reply

This is an interesting question asked by a director managing a team of scientists, who wants to keep his team updated on data science techniques. Below is the email exchange in question:Hey Vincent.…Continue

 

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Data science pioneer, founder, author, CEO, investor, with broad spectrum of domain expertise, technical knowledge, and proven success in bringing measurable added value to companies ranging from startups to fortune 100, across multiple industries (finance, Internet, media, IT, security), domains (data science, operations research, machine learning, computer science, business intelligence, statistics, applied mathematics, growth hacking, IoT) and roles (data scientist, founder, CFO, CEO, HR, product development, marketing, media buyer, operations, management consulting).

Vincent developed and deployed new techniques such as hidden decision trees (for scoring and fraud detection), automated tagging, indexing and clustering of large document repositories, black-box, scalable, simple, noise-resistant regression known as the Jackknife Regression (fit for black-box, real-time or automated data processing), model-free confidence intervals, bucketisation, combinatorial feature selection algorithms, detecting causation not correlations, automated exploratory data analysis with data dictionaries, data videos as a visualization tool, automated data science, and generally speaking, the invention of a set of consistent robust statistical / machine learning techniques that can be understood, implemented, interpreted, leveraged and fine-tuned by the non-expert. Vincent also invented many synthetic metrics (for instance, predictive power and L1 goodness-of-fit) that work better than old-fashioned stats, especially on badly-behaved sparse big data. Some of these techniques have been implemented in a Map-Reduce Hadoop-like environment. Some are concerned with identifying true signal in an ocean of noisy data.

Vincent is a former post-doctorate of Cambridge University and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He was among the finalists at the Wharton School Business Plan Competition and at the Belgian Mathematical Olympiads. Vincent has published 40 papers in statistical journals (including Journal of Number Theory, IEEE Pattern analysis and Machine Intelligence, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B), a Wiley book on data science, and is an invited speaker at international conferences. He also holds a few patents on scoring technology, and raised $6 MM in VC funding for his first startup. Vincent also created the first IoT platform to automate growth and content generation for digital publishers, using a system of API's for machine-to-machine communications, involving Hootsuite, Twitter, and Google Analytics.

Vincent's profile is accessible here and includes top publications, presentations, and work experience with Visa, Microsoft, eBay, NBC, Wells Fargo, and other organisations.

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Data science pioneer, founder, author, CEO, investor, with broad spectrum of domain expertise, technical knowledge, and proven success in bringing measurable added value to companies ranging from startups to fortune 100, across multiple industries (finance, Internet, media, IT, security) and domains (data science, operations research, machine learning, computer science, business intelligence, statistics, applied mathematics, growth hacking, IoT).

Vincent developed and deployed new techniques such as hidden decision trees (for scoring and fraud detection), automated tagging, indexing and clustering of large document repositories, black-box, scalable, simple, noise-resistant regression known as the Jackknife Regression (fit for black-box, real-time or automated data processing), model-free confidence intervals, bucketisation, combinatorial feature selection algorithms, detecting causation not correlations, and generally speaking, the invention of a set of consistent robust statistical / machine learning techniques that can be understood, implemented, interpreted, leveraged and fine-tuned by the non-expert. Vincent also invented many synthetic metrics (for instance, predictive power and L1 goodness-of-fit) that work better than old-fashioned stats, especially on badly-behaved sparse big data. Some of these techniques have been implemented in a Map-Reduce Hadoop-like environment. Some are concerned with identifying true signal in an ocean of noisy data.

Vincent is a former post-doctorate of Cambridge University and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He was among the finalists at the Wharton School Business Plan Competition and at the Belgian Mathematical Olympiads. Vincent has published 40 papers in statistical journals and is an invited speaker at international conferences. Vincent also created the first IoT platform to automate growth and content generation for digital publishers, using a system of API's for machine-to-machine communications, involving Hootsuite, Twitter, and Google Analytics.

Vincent's profile is accessible at http://bit.ly/1jWEfMP and includes top publications, presentations, and work experience with Visa, Microsoft, eBay, NBC, Wells Fargo, and other organisations.

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Free Book: Applied Stochastic Processes

Full title: Applied Stochastic Processes, Chaos Modeling, and Probabilistic Properties of Numeration Systems. Published June 2, 2018. Author: Vincent Granville, PhD. (104 pages, 16 chapters.)This book is intended for professionals in data science, computer science, operations research, statistics, machine learning, big data, and mathematics. In 100 pages, it covers many new topics, offering a fresh perspective on the subject. It is accessible to practitioners with a two-year college-level…See More
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Using AI to Write Articles and Research Papers

I am wondering if news outlets sometimes use bots to write articles. I've seen in the past articles that looked like they were written by a bot. The sentences didn't make much sense, and it almost looked like gibberish. Are these bots still in use, or are they now doing a much better work, so that you can't discriminate between an article written by a bot, and one written by a human?…See More
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Weekly Digest, June 18

Monday newsletter published by Data Science Central. Previous editions can be found here. The contribution flagged with a + is our selection for the picture of the week.AnnouncementsIn a live webinar on June 21 at 2PM CT, watch Anaconda Data Scientist Tom Augspurger demonstrate how dask enables analysis of large datasets in parallel, using all the cores of your laptop or all the machines in…See More
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Vincent Granville commented on Emmanuelle Rieuf's blog post 14 things that are harder to get into than Stanford
"I am wondering what the acceptance rate is for start-up entrepreneurs seeking VC funding. Also rather than attending a top school in US, an alternative is to gain your college education abroad, in a country where college tuition is free for…"
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"Hi Hendra, the link has been fixed."
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Lydia Collett replied to Vincent Granville's discussion What tools can make data scientists more productive?
"Collaboration is something often overlooked here. Working in tools that encourage collaboration actively between a team (such as Dataiku's enterprise solution), or those that have active online communities naturally lend themselves to…"
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"Another interesting fact: if base b is an even integer, n > 3, and x = Pi/4, then we have    "
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At 6:24am on October 01, 2017, Nitesh Choudhary gave Vincent Granville a gift
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Your posts are very informative and I have learned a lot from them. Thanks for sharing!
At 1:37pm on June 23, 2016, Bill Bahl said…

Dr. Granville,

I enjoyed your white paper on Building Dashboards that Flow and could not agree more with minimalism. One thing that seems to be missing from the dashboard packages I've seen is control charts.  At least for the process owner, my personal opinion is a control chart should be the first chart.  If the process is not stable and predicable, statistical analysis seems futile.  Before I retired (two months ago) we started including these in the process owners' LEAN PIT boards.  We generated them in Minitab.  It only takes a few clicks once the data is paste into Minitab.  Bill Bahl

At 12:05pm on February 11, 2016, Dean Pangelinan said…

Dr. Granville,

Regarding the passerelle options for the Data Science certification program, does the notation of "IEEE Computer Science Society - Member" refer to Associate Membership in the IEEE Computer Society, or to full IEEE Membership with additional membership in the IEEE Computer Science Society?

Please advise, at your earliest convenience.

--  Dean Pangelinan

At 5:05pm on June 21, 2015, Sankara Kumaravel gave Vincent Granville a gift
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Dear Dr.Vincent, Thanks for preserving such a nice professional web page for Data Analytics, this is really help for the novice like me.
At 5:28am on June 15, 2015, Lissy Able said…

Hi Vincent,

Can you suggest some points or links about serious data quality issue with the information pulled.

Thanks

Lissy

At 3:38pm on March 11, 2015, Donald Tynes said…

Vincent,

I recently was hired as a data scientist. As a new hire, leading the department of Business Intelligence, I am faced with self-posed questions such as, "What do I need to accomplish in the first 5 days?" And, "What should I accomplish in the first month?" And, of course, "How do I develop a long-term plan for transforming the business into a data-driven organization?" To make the problem of determining how I should focus my attention even more complicated, I have a single employee whom I want to groom to understand the algorithms that I am implementing. Also, I have a CEO who only agreed to hire for this position because the CIO, CFO, and COO encouraged him to do so, but he is highly skeptical of what data science can do for the organization; this complicates matters too because it puts on me a pressure to be dazzling right out-of-the-box. 

I have given these questions considerable thought. I am on day 3 of my new job. I have decided to orient myself on the business' data, query tools, and self-service tools, such as QlikView. I have so many ideas, I have difficulty in choosing a single direction in which I should run. I must note that I want to be significantly impactful while minimizing disruptions in the business' daily functions. To that end, I keep thinking, "run a clustering analysis! Discover the patterns and trends in the company's data to begin the model-building process."

What advice would you give a young data scientist on his 4th day on the job (as it is for me, tomorrow)? 

At 5:22am on December 3, 2014, Harvey Summers said…

I thought you might like this site: http://rpsychologist.com/d3/CI/ 

Interpreting Confidence Intervals

an interactive visualization

At 11:29pm on October 31, 2014, Philippe Van Impe said…

Being from Belgium, you are welcome to join our meetup group about data sciences http://www.meetup.com/Brussels-Data-Science-Community-Meetup/

At 12:21pm on September 25, 2014, Christian Block said…

Hello Vincent, 

I just found DataScienceCentral and wanted to say thank you for putting it together! I'm looking forward to reading through more of the content and checking out your book (which I have ordered).  

Best Regards,

Christian Block

At 6:19am on August 5, 2014, Nasir M. Uddin, Ph.D. said…

Hi Vincent:

This is a great platform to be informed with any latest updates in the field of data science - thank you so much for such a platform.

Regards, Nasir 

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Bill Vorhies Retrospective: Part 4

Posted on June 19, 2018 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Bill is the Editorial Director for Data Science Central, and President and Chief Data Scientist at Data-Magnum, providing predictive analytics and big data infrastructure projects as a service. Bill has been an active commercial predictive modeler since 2001.…

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Weekly Digest, June 18

Posted on June 16, 2018 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Monday newsletter published by Data Science Central. Previous editions can be found here. The contribution flagged with a + is our selection for the picture of the week.

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  • In a live webinar on June 21 at 2PM CT, watch Anaconda Data Scientist Tom Augspurger demonstrate how dask enables analysis of large datasets in parallel, using all the cores…
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Scale-Invariant Clustering and Regression

Posted on June 9, 2018 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

The impact of a change of scale, for instance using years instead of days as the unit of measurement for one variable in a clustering problem, can be dramatic. It can result in a totally different cluster structure. Frequently, this is not a desirable property, yet it is rarely mentioned in textbooks. I think all clustering software should state in their user guide, that the algorithm is sensitive to scale.

We illustrate the problem here, and propose a scale-invariant methodology for…

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