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Featured Blog Posts – April 2019 Archive (83)

What are the prerequisite skills required to become a data scientist in 2019?

According to the “Future of Jobs 2018” report, it is said that with advancement in machines and artificial intelligence it is likely that these technologies will replace 75 million jobs by 2020. Data scientist remains to be one of the trending careers, and those interested in pursuing data science as a career must first have the right skill set to land a job in this field.  

As more companies become data-driven, professionals skilled in data science…

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Added by Yoey Thamas on April 7, 2019 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

Can AI detect emotions better than humans?

 

Introduction

“The question  is not whether intelligent machines can have any emotions, but whether machines can be intelligent without any emotions”. 

Marvin Minsky

 

The ability of AI to recognise emotions is a fascinating subject and has wide-ranging applications across many fields of…

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Added by ajit jaokar on April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, April 8

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.  

Announcements…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 7, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Excel Cheat Sheet

This 12-page document lists hundreds of Excel functions and formulas, covering 

  • Lookup/Ref Functions
  • String/Text Functions
  • Date/Time Functions
  • Math/Trig Functions
  • Statistical Functions
  • Logical Functions
  • Information Functions
  • Financial Functions
  • Database Functions
  • Engineering Functions
  • File/Directory Functions
  • Data Type Conv. Functions
  • More Lookup…
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Added by Capri Granville on April 7, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

3 AI use cases in Agri Tech

Introduction

Agriculture is a major segment powering the Asian economy. A small transformation in agricultural outcomes can have a huge impact on 2 dimensions – economic and human. Keeping this in mind CANOPY ONE  brings to you our pick of the top 3 use cases which would have a massive impact. So here they come

1. Determining Optimal Fertilizer Mixes

One of the fertilizer manufacturer and leading producer and distributor of specialty…

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Added by Mahesh Kumar CV on April 6, 2019 at 10:30pm — No Comments

IMPACT - Part 3: Become a world-class communicator

This is part 3 of a 3 part series: “How to make your mark on the world as a talented, socially conscious data scientist.”

In the first post in this series, we explored the kinds of global, systemic…

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Added by Marshall Lincoln on April 4, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Data Science Central Thursday Digest, April 4

This is our selection of featured articles, resources, and forum questions posted since Monday.

Resources and Forum Questions

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 4, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

30 DeepTech News Briefs

This is the fourth article in a DeepTech Series by Margaretta Colangelo and Dmitry Kaminskiy. Dmitry Kaminskiy, General Partner at Deep Knowledge Ventures, is based in London. Dmitry is Managing Trustee…

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Added by Capri Granville on April 4, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Robust Regressions: Dealing with Outliers

This article was written by Michael Grogan.

It is often the case that a dataset contains significant outliers – or observations that are significantly out of range from the majority of other observations in our dataset. Let us see how we can use robust regressions to deal with this issue.

I described in…

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Added by Andrea Manero-Bastin on April 4, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Five Industries Where Blockchain Has Innovated Beyond Cryptocurrency

This article was written by Patricia Jones.

The advent of the digital age has led to several innovations which will play a huge role in the future of international society, and one of these blockchain technology. The…

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Added by Andrea Manero-Bastin on April 4, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Practice Data Storytelling with Your Own Instagram Data!

This month, Panoply is running an Instagram Data Challenge! The gist is, you can pull your own Instagram data into a Panoply database with a few clicks, make a visualization or tell a data story with the data about your own posts, and enter to win one of several $1000 awards.

To kick off the challenge, I did a bit of exploration…

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Added by Trevor Fox on April 4, 2019 at 7:16am — No Comments

Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Trends in 2019

Introduction

Artificial intelligence uses data science and algorithms to automate, optimize and find value hidden from the human eye. By one estimate, artificial intelligence will drive nearly $2 trillion worth of business value worldwide in 2019 alone. Hence, that’s an excellent incentive to grab a slice of the AI bounty. Also, fortune favors those who get an early start. Therefore, the laggards might not be so fortunate.…

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Added by Divya Singh on April 3, 2019 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Most Popular Content on DSC

We have been in existence for over 10 years now, with content in many different places, lists, categories, and databases. This is an attempt to put everything together in one place, and help our readers (re-)discover some great articles and resources that were lost on the Internet over the years, but still sit on our web servers. We are making them come back to life. We are in the process of organizing it in a way that is user-friendly.  Some of the resources below are very recent, and some…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 3, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

A/B testing in One Picture

A non-technical look at A/B testing, based on Dan Siroker & Pete Koomen's book, A / B Testing, The Most Powerful Way to Turn Clicks Into Customers. 

Perhaps the two most important points:

  1. Make sure you are testing a clear hypothesis. For example., "Will adding a photo to the landing page increase donations…
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Added by Stephanie Glen on April 3, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

[New book] Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data

Creating Info We Trust is a craft that puts the world into forms that are strong and true.  It begins with maps, diagrams, and charts — but must push further than dry defaults to be truly effective. How do we attract attention? How can we offer audiences valuable experiences worth their time? How can we help people access complexity?…

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Added by Capri Granville on April 3, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Azure Data Studio in One Picture

I was invited at the recent Microsoft’s Azure Data and AI Tech Immersion event (March 2019) and we played a bit with various tools, including Azure Data Studio and Azure Databricks. The picture below summarizes my understanding of this platform, based on my short experience with it. 

Azure Data…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 3, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Economic Value of Learning and Why Google Open Sourced TensorFlow

Blog key points:

  • Google open-sourced TensorFlow to gain tens of thousands of more users across hundreds (thousands) of new use cases to improve the predictive effectiveness of the platform that runs Google’s business.
  • In the digital economy, the economies of learning are more powerful than the economies of scale.
  • Organizations must avoid building orphaned analytics—one-off analytics developed to address a specific business need but are never “operationalized”…
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Added by Bill Schmarzo on April 2, 2019 at 6:15am — No Comments

Exposing Potential Fraud in Amazon Reviews

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Added by Benjamin Waxer on April 2, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments

What Are the Necessary Components of an Advanced Analytics Solution?

Business markets and competition are moving much more quickly these days and predicting, planning and forecasting is more important than ever. It is also important to ensure that every team member is a real asset to the organization and can contribute their knowledge and skill with full Insight into the effects and outcome of activities and processes and the ability to correct the course and make recommendations using clear, concise information. Advanced analytics is the…

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Added by Kartik Patel on April 2, 2019 at 1:52am — No Comments

Retailers: Better Market Basket Analysis Will Keep You Ahead Of Competition

“It’s much easier to double your business by doubling your conversion rate than by doubling your traffic.” —Jeff Eisenberg, CEO of BuyerLegends.com

It is but only now that medium and small retailers have started to realize why Amazon and other e-commerce companies…

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Added by Hemant Warudkar on April 1, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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