Alan Turing was the first one to present the idea of simulating the machine thinking. Its been more than 60 years since the ground breaking paper of Alan Turing came out, The Imitation Game. The world has changed rapidly since then.
The machines of today have become so powerful. They can actually think, which endorses the idea of Alan Turing presented in 50s. However, the machine thinking may be different. Alan Turing argued, just because the thinking can be…Continue
(A Wake-Up Call to Data Geeks Who Doubt)
by Anne Russell
Anne is the Managing Partner and Founder of World Data Insights, a data consulting company helping customers transform data into information that matters. Anne has spent the last decade immersed in multiple aspects of…Continue
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Reference to Hadoop implies huge amount of data. The intend of the data is of course to derive insights that will help businesses stay competitive. "Scoring" the data is a common exercise in determining e.g. customer churn, fraud detection, risk mitigation, etc... It is one of the slowest analytics activities and especially when very large data set is involved. There are various fast scoring products in the market but they are very specialized and/or are provided by one vendor, usually…Continue
Imagine being inside a child’s brain as she takes her major life decisions. Imagine the feelings of joy, sadness, fear, disgust and anger jostling with each other as she goes through the one of the biggest changes in her life, leaving her home. Imagine taking the Train of Thought over the Imagination Island and creating long-term core memories that define her growing personality traits (I mean) islands.
Well, the imagination just came alive in Disney’s latest movie “Inside Out”. But…Continue
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I'm a visual kind of guy. You've probably read various descriptions of the steps involved in building a statistical model. Here is a graphical version which I like. Hope you will enjoy it too. Courtesy of my friends at www.aureusanalytics.com, a big data analytics platform and solution company for Banking and Insurance.…Continue
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Guest blog post by Kirk Borne.
Over the past 2 to 3 years, I have attended many Big Data and Data Science conferences (where I have given numerous talks, participated on many panels, and talked with countless data professionals). During this…
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Someone on twitter once remarked that law cannot be reduced to algorithm; he was commenting on my article “Alchemy and Algorithmic Lawyers”, he said that it was “impossible”. As a means of substantiating his claim he added that he had more than twenty years experience as a scientist and programmer. Personally I prefer to not make very grand, generalized claims of impossibility. Simply because impossibility is a fallacy that people create as an opium to…Continue
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Have you noticed how many people are suddenly calling themselves data scientists? Your neighbour, that gal you met at a cocktail party — even your accountant has had his business cards changed!
There are so many people out there that suddenly call themselves ‘data scientists’ because it is the latest fad. The…Continue
Last year, there was much made of an unconfirmed report that a developer at Google was making $3 million a year. It made many people speculate that the high demand for data scientists coupled with the low supply was creating a salary bubble.
IT World couldn’t…Continue
MIT Sloan Management Review has published a new case study under the general theme, "Becoming an Analytics-Driven Organization." This is the first in a series of five cases that will cover different industry sectors, to be published over the next 12 months.
American health care is undergoing a data-driven transformation — and Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based company that runs 22…Continue
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This post first appeared on the i Think blog.
What is the semantic layer you ask?
The semantic layer is the underpinning of modern business intelligence platforms. Vendors with robust semantic capabilities command more than 50% of a $14…Continue
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Over the past few weeks, we’ve had several conversations in our data lab regarding data engineering problems and day to day problems we face with unsupervised data scientists who find it difficult to deploy their code into production.
Fig. Dream team? Einstein, Fisher, Tufte and Jobs
The full version is always published Monday. Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The picture of the week is from the contribution marked with a +, where you will find the details.
This post was originally published by my partner, Aureus Analytics, a specialist in Insurance Analytics. It is a very interesting illustration of how one would choose a statistical model. I thought you may find it just as interesting and it may help those who are new to analytics. …Continue
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Many believe that Fantasy Sports Betting (FSB) is the next immensely popular online game, similar to the arrival of Poker a decade ago, and the incredible growth of the industry in the USA is the best proof of that.
Since betting on sporting events has been increasingly evident since the turn of the century and has become a global professional sports sector in itself, it makes sense to explore how it can merge together with FSB. Are they complementary products or is…Continue
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Originally posted in OCR. I've never heard about many of these programs (see top 10 below), and I have questions regarding the methodology used for rankings: