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May 2017 Blog Posts (88)

What is Data Science and why Data Science is in demand

"We have lots of data – now what?"

(How can we unlock real value from our data?)

We live in the age of the data “big bang”. Driven by the internet economy, mobile phone, cheaper hardware and the Internet of Things (IoT) we are all, largely unconsciously, touched by data every day: from searching on Google, to buying on Amazon, applying for financial products to accessing Government services, monitoring our health to…


Added by Zeeshan Alam on May 4, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

Human work starts where analytics stops

It has been a while since the hype, and now it’s time for some reality check.

Everyone has been riding on the data wave and analytics has been the biggest buzz word for almost a decade now.

Let us talk about the impact, success and ROI now.

  • How many companies do you think are really changing the way they have been , by adopting analytics?
  • How many businesses are data driven? In real sense?
  • How many enterprises are running at scale with big data…

Added by Gaurav Kumar on May 2, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Development of AI and its future state

Below is an extract from a 36-page report entitled "Technology and Innovation for the Future of Production: Accelerating Value Creation", available for free here, and produced by the World Economic Forum.

The extract below, about the future of AI, is figure 7 at page 13. This long report also discusses other interested topics and is peppered with many useful…


Added by L.V. on May 2, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What to look for when hiring an entry-level data scientist?

The question was posted on Quora as "What do you look for when hiring an entry-level data scientist? Would a master’s in Data Science or a bootcamp be beneficial?" The answer below is from Eduardo Arino de la Rubia, Chief Data Scientist at Domino Data Lab.

I think that realistically, either one of them is enough to get me…


Added by L.V. on May 2, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Little Proof of the Prime Number Theorem

This article has been updated, and now includes two new sections at the bottom (sections 4 and 5), featuring interesting results, more accurate approximations, and nice mathematical formulas involving prime numbers and the famous Euler constant. The last formula at the bottom of this article is remarkable.

The prime number theorem is a famous result in number theory, that characterizes the asymptotic distribution of prime numbers: For instance, the fact that the n-th…


Added by Vincent Granville on May 2, 2017 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

3 Post Election Lessons About Polling & Behavioral Data

The entire polling industry faced an existential crisis on the grim morning of November 9, 2016. The morning before, on Election Day, nearly every mainstream media outlet, from the  New…


Added by Lisa Froelings on May 2, 2017 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Can Design Thinking Unleash Organizational Innovation?

I am so blessed with smart friends, and I am fortunate to count John Morley among that group. John recently introduced me to Stanford’s Design School ( To say I was blown away would be an understatement. I was so jazzed by the one-hour tour that I have signed up for a 3-hour class (very expensive…costs like $12…my Starbucks coffee that will get me fired up for the class costs almost that much).

So what about design thinking got me so jazzed? Three…


Added by Bill Schmarzo on May 2, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Using Algorithms to Detect Fake News – The State of the Art

Summary:  Just how accurate are algorithms at spotting fake news and are we ready to turn them loose to suppress material they don’t find credible.  Here are some considerations and stories about some of the companies trying to build these fact-checkers.



Which of the following headlines is…


Added by William Vorhies on May 1, 2017 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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