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September 2017 Blog Posts (83)

Weekly Digest, October 2

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.

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 30, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

27 Great Articles About Machine Learning Algorithms

This resource is part of a series on specific topics related to data science: regression, clustering, neural networks, deep learning, Hadoop, decision trees, ensembles, correlation, outliers, regression, Python, R, Tensorflow, SVM, data reduction, feature selection, experimental design, time series, cross-validation, model fitting, dataviz, AI and…

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 28, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Deep Learning Cheat Sheet for Beginners

This article was written by  Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, and Aaron Courville. It consists of summaries, dozens of formulas, and numerous small sections that will help the beginner quickly grasp the essential of deep learning. The presentation style is very similar to a cheat sheet…

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Added by Amelia Matteson on September 28, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Introduction to ggplot2 — the grammar

There are several thousands of languages in the world and they all have in common that they are defined and explained by some set of rules. This set of rules is so called grammar and with its help individual and separate words (like nouns and verbs) are combined into the right and meaningful sentences. The similar methodology can be applied on creating graphics. If we imagine that each graph is made up from its basic parts — components, we can…

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Added by Marija Zoldin on September 28, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Role of AI in Assisting Customer Experience

From being the plots of sci-fi thrillers to being seen as threats by the working populace, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has during the last few years jumped into the headlines as it has become a part of reality.

People are confused - AI is either considered to be a giant leap towards modernization…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 27, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Big Data for FinTech & InsureTech

Abstract – Last Sunday I was at big retail store in Harare and it was a very busy day due to the fact it was month end and people got paid. Grocery shopping was in full swing, I also bought some groceries for my self. When I was in the queue for…

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Added by Vinod Sharma on September 26, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

22 Great Articles About Statistics - For Data Scientists

This resource is part of a series on specific topics related to data science: regression, clustering, neural networks, deep learning, Hadoop, decision trees, ensembles, correlation, outliers, regression, Python, R, Tensorflow, SVM, data reduction, feature selection, experimental design, time series, cross-validation, model fitting, dataviz, AI and…

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 26, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Poker and AI: The Rise of Machines Against Humans (Infographics)

Here is another guest blog by Josh Wardini. He is the Community Manager at  Webmastersjury

Poker and AI infographic

Added by Shay Pal on September 26, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Success Story of The Biggest Online Payment System -PayPal

Here is a guest blog from Raj Vardhman. 

Raj  is an ardent supporter of responsible gambling and good casino practices, which is why he likes PayPal particularly much, as the e-wallet collaborates only with the most reliable casinos.In his free time Raj enjoys rock climbing and quality lager…

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Added by Shay Pal on September 26, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Best practices of orchestrating Python and R code in ML projects

Today, data scientists are generally divided among two languages — some prefer R, some prefer Python. I will not try to explain in this article which one is…

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Added by Marija Zoldin on September 26, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Deep Diving the Data Lake – Automatically Determining What’s In There

Summary:  As your data lake grows larger and your user group more diverse you will need these tools that automatically catalog data and control access to your information.  They are a huge benefit and only enhance the spirit of free exploration of data for new value.

 

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Added by William Vorhies on September 26, 2017 at 9:32am — No Comments

17 Great Blogs Posted in the last 12 Months

This is part of a new series of articles: once or twice a month, we post previous articles that were very popular when first published. These articles are at least 6 month old but no more than 12 month old. The previous digest in this series was posted here a while back. 

18 Great Blogs Posted in the last 12…

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 26, 2017 at 9:19am — No Comments

5 Steps to Building a Big Data Business Strategy

“The problem is that, in many cases, big data is not used well. Companies are better at collecting data – about their customers, about their products, about competitors – than analyzing that data and designing strategy around it.”  

How can this still be the case? I mean after 5+ years of experience with Big Data, have we not learned a darn thing? We get the following observation from no less than the Harvard Business School:

The new…

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Added by Bill Schmarzo on September 26, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

For AI to Change Business, It Needs to Be Fueled with Quality Data

There’s no doubt that AI has usurped big data as the enterprise technology industry’s favorite new buzzword. After all, it’s on Gartner’s 2017 Hype Cycle for emerging technologies, for a reason.

While progress was slow during the first few decades, AI advancement has rapidly…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 25, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Deep Learning versus Machine Learning in One Picture

I don't know who produced this image, but I've found it posted on the Deep Learning group on Facebook. Here we go:

For more articles on deep learning,…

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Added by Vincent Granville on September 25, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Qualities of a Well-Built ETL Tool

Here is a guest blog by Hayden Beck -

Hayden has written content for some of the biggest logos in the Silicon Slopes (Utah) and works exclusively as a freelance writer . A graduate of the University of Utah, Hayden spends his free time enjoying every winter sport the Rocky Mountains have to offer! …

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Added by Shay Pal on September 25, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Is Data the New Oil?

Here is a guest blog by Kevin Gray .

Kevin has been a marketing scientist for more than 25 years and my background covers dozens of product and service categories and over 50 countries. In addition to Advanced Analytics and R&D, his responsibilities have encompassed business development, questionnaire…

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Added by Shay Pal on September 25, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Edge Analytics - What, Why, When, Who, Where, How

As I have written extensively before, the primary purpose of any data you collect or manage is to derive actionable insights from that data using various types of data analytics. A casual browsing on data analytics will tell you that there are 4 types of data analytics and they are:…

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Added by Ramesh Dontha on September 24, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Create Twitter WordCloud with just 40 lines of RCode

Guess whose twitter handle gives this word cloud? Enough hints present in there. You are right, that is Andrew Ng tweeting about his new Deep Learning course on Coursera! It’s always fun to see data in action; isn’t it? Let’s try and create a similar wordcloud for three world leaders, viz. American President Donald Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.…

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Added by Kritika Jalan on September 23, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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