Featured Blog Posts – September 2015 Archive (110)

Training Neural Networks: Q&A with Ian Goodfellow, Google

Neural networks require considerable time and computational firepower to train. Previously, researchers believed that neural networks were costly to train because gradient descent slows down near local minima or saddle points. At the RE.WORK Deep…


Added by Sophie Curtis on September 3, 2015 at 8:59am — No Comments

The Business Translator - The Missing Link to Make Data Science Projects Stick

Why aren’t models and insights generated by many Data Science projects an instant hit with companies looking for data driven growth? They miss the Business Translator, an important role that nobody is currently recruiting for. Read on to learn about my proposal on how to make Data Science projects stick at your company and build an enduring business…


Added by MARIUS MARCU on September 3, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Weekly Digest, September 7

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.


  • The time for superficial online marketing conferences is over - We go deep with DATA DRIVEN BUSINESS! Featuring…

Added by Vincent Granville on September 2, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why Big Data Isn't Necessarily Better Data


Added by William Vorhies on September 2, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

The Dark Side of Big Data

Ashley Madison, IRS, Target, Sony…What do they have in common? Here we only name a few but of the most tremendous crisis of data breach in recent years - yes, it is happening and it is happening everywhere. The cost of data breach comes to a new high at $154 per record of stolen or leaked data, adding up to millions of data for each incident, including the law suits,…


Added by Yuanjen Chen on September 1, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Bernoulli trials - binomial experiment's usage in Fraud Detection

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One of the best books that I started to read in recent times is "Numbers Rule your World" by Kaiser Fung. The book talks about the use of Statistical Methods used in daily life for decisions to be made that affect living & businesses. The book has numerous case studies where Statistics is…


Added by Vincent Granville on September 1, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Data visualization

Data visualization is what attracts at first sight is what properly should help affirm what text and numerical results say (Anscombe's quartet). It is important because otherwise it may bring confusion. 

For some time I was looking for information on the subject and I must say it is abundant. From a beautiful historical data …


Added by Genaro Rodriguez Hoyos on September 1, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How Clean Is Your Data?

Does your database contain dirty data? Now, before anyone starts to get flustered and thinks that we're referring to stuff like "Sleazy Internet Gals and Guys" (dot com!!), rest assured, that's not the case. For that matter, we're also not referring to data that takes bribes, been dragged through a septic tank, or is a nuclear bomb designed to spread the maximum amount of lethal radiation possible.

What we're actually talking about here is data that is out of date and flat-out wrong,…


Added by Stephen Jeske on September 1, 2015 at 5:13am — No Comments

Data analysis: Benefits and challenges for small and medium businesses

In this time and age of information overload it’s important for businesses to remain abreast of market dynamics, understand consumer behavior, and take decisions accordingly. More information is available about user behavior than ever before, and businesses haven’t had an equally great opportunity to take informed decisions based on hard-core data. This is why the enormous amount of data available makes data analysis an indispensable tool for growing businesses.

Gone are the days when…


Added by Kolabtree on September 1, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

Got a DMP coming in? Pick up your underwear

If you’re like me, and have succumbed to the unpardonably bourgeois luxury of hiring a cleaner, then you may also have found yourself running around your house before the cleaner comes, picking up stray items of laundry and…


Added by Ian Thomas on September 1, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

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