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Predictability of Life Outcomes - Guess We Can’t Predict Everything

Summary: Whether trying to predict the life outcomes of disadvantaged kids or to model where ventilators will be most needed, a little humility is in order.  As this study shows, the best data and the broadest teams failed at critical predictions.  Getting the model wrong, or more importantly using it in the wrong way can hurt all of us.

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Added by William Vorhies on April 6, 2020 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Steps of Hypothesis Testing in One Picture

Hypothesis testing can be an overwhelming topic to grasp if you're new to the subject. As well as dealing with all of the different terminology, you have to perform several steps to run a test. Even if you use software, you have decisions to make at each step, such as what you're testing in the first place and what kind of wiggle room for error you're…

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Added by Stephanie Glen on April 6, 2020 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, April 6

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. To subscribe, follow this link.  

Featured Resources and Technical…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 5, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Artificial Intelligence strategy for SMEs: A pragmatic approach

Background

Is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy feasible for SMEs? (Small to Medium Enterprises)?

In this post, we present a pragmatic approach for SMEs to consider AI (at low cost)

To provide some context - What is AI? - We use the following definitions

Machine Learning means…

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Added by ajit jaokar on April 5, 2020 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Thursday News, April 2

This is our selection of featured articles and technical contributions posted since Monday:

Technical Resources

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 2, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Earth Observation Market to Grow with Popularity of Cosmological and Meteorological Research

The global earth observation market is expected to grow at a sturdy pace in the times to follow. Advancements in meteorology have been at the helm of market growth and maturity. The study of the planetary motion of the earth around other planets holds immense interest for several organizations. Moreover, the study of the earth’s rotation and revolution is the basis of various inferences made by meteorologists. In this scenario, it is safe to expect that the global earth observation market is…

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Added by Jinny James on April 1, 2020 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Predicting Smart Meters’ Next Non-Communicative Day

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Added by Ramesh on April 1, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Rigett's New Quantum Optimized Compiler

Check out the following paper unveiled last night in ArXiv:

An Open-Source, Industrial-Strength Optimizing Compiler for Quantum Programs, by Robert S. Smith, Eric C. Peterson, Mark G. Skilbeck, Erik J. Davis.

This is an exciting development for me since I have been a proponent and practitioner of the art of quantum compilers for a long time.

The new "optimized quantum compiler" by Rigetti is a computer program that tackles the problem of…

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Added by Robert R. Tucci on April 1, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Little Blue Pearl





Little Blue Pearl - named after our planet - has kept me occupied for several days during my 14-day Coronavirus isolation. It is fully functional although I suppose it needs a makeover in terms of its appearance. Like a child after summer break, this is going to be my show-and-tell. LBP is designed to…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on April 1, 2020 at 11:46am — No Comments

Using Data To Combat COVID-19

#FlattenTheCurve. #StayHome. #QuarantineLife. They’ve all been trending, and it seems like everybody knows that it’s time to stay at home, indoors, and as far apart (physically) as possible. We’re in the midst of a global pandemic, the worst we’ve seen in a century, yet we still see people out and about, on the streets, congregating in large groups, against the unambiguous advice of experts and health professionals.…

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Added by Cheryl To on April 1, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Internet of Things: Learn to Know How It Benefits Your Business

Every nascent industry needs to consider modern technology for leveraging competitive advantages in today's business world. They can leverage the power of the latest technology like blockchain, internet of things (IoT), augmented reality, or any other to be the frontrunner in the businesses. 

The business entrepreneurs have to make sure that they learn how this modern technology can benefit their business in the…

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Added by Manoj Rupareliya on March 31, 2020 at 2:30am — No Comments

Binge Watching “The History of Artificial Intelligence”

Summary:  An interesting documentary about the earliest days of AI/ML and my alternate take on how we should really be describing the development of our profession to the newly initiated.

 

What could be more natural in these days of the Corona Virus than binge watching great videos.  I was intrigued by a…

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Added by William Vorhies on March 30, 2020 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

COVID-19 and the Importance of “Obsolete” Data

When the coronavirus broke out in the Wuhan province of China in December 2019, Taiwan was immediately in harm’s way.  Taiwan is less than 100 miles from the China mainland, and as recently as January there were a dozen roundtrip flights between Wuhan and Taipei every week. Yet as of March 19, Taiwan has only 108 cases of the coronavirus and one death.  Why?

Taiwan used the data from 2003 SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic that infected over…

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Added by Bill Schmarzo on March 30, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Five Core Virtues For Data Science And Artificial Intelligence

Virtues should be digitized. As we speed toward reliance on machines to process more and more information and provide cognitive support for all types of decision-making, we must consider ways to imbue automated processes, data machinations and recommender systems with a sense of some of the finest human virtues.

We are at the crossroads of a moral…

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Added by Aaron Burciaga on March 30, 2020 at 7:10am — No Comments

Choosing the Correct Statistical Test

In a previous blog post, I created a flow chart showing how to choose a statistical test from a dozen different tests. While researching the article, I came across a short and sweet version which only includes four of the more basic tests:…

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Added by Stephanie Glen on March 30, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

Why and How Deep Learning is Changing Your Daily Lives

Deep Learning is a major branch of Machine Learning we have heard so much about.With or without our knowledge, deep learning is strategically influencing our day-to-day decisions.





The past few years have witnessed a…

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Added by Albert Smith on March 29, 2020 at 9:11pm — No Comments

AI and Data Science Adoption Survey

Experts agree, the global AI, data science and big data markets are poised for significant growth over the next 5 year period. On behalf of Data Science Central and TechTarget, we invite you to share your thoughts on the current state of AI and data science adoption at your organization. Your feedback is very important to us and will help us further enhance the type of high-quality content experience you’ve come to expect from datasciencecentral.com.

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 29, 2020 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, March 30

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. To subscribe, follow this link.  …

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Added by Vincent Granville on March 29, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Understanding How SQL is Used in Data Science

In the blog about Is SQL Needed to be a Data Scientist?, we have discussed the importance of SQL and basics of how knowledge of SQL helps with a successful data science career. In this blog, let us take that forward and discuss the same in more detail.

if you have some basic knowledge of SQL and are…

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Added by Vijay Singh on March 29, 2020 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Lognormal, Weibull, and Gamma distribution in One Picture

At first glance, the Lognormal, Weibull, and Gamma distributions distributions look quite similar to each other. Selecting between the three models is "quite difficult" (Siswadi & Quesenberry) and the problem of testing which distribution is the best fit for data has been studied by a multitude of researchers.

If all the models fit the data fairly…

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Added by Stephanie Glen on March 27, 2020 at 7:41am — No Comments

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