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December 2017 Blog Posts (78)

The Future is All about AI Devices That Can Actually Serve Us

The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) devices in augmenting humans and in achieving tasks that were previously considered unachievable is just amazing. With the world progressing towards an age of unlimited innovations and unhindered progress, we can expect that AI will have a…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on December 31, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Extreme Event Forecasting at Uber - with Recurrent Neural Networks

This article is by Nikolay Laptev, Slawek Smyl, and Santhosh Shanmugam.

At Uber, event forecasting enables us to future-proof our services based on anticipated user demand. The goal is to accurately predict where, when, and how many ride requests Uber will receive at any given time.

Extreme events—peak travel times such as holidays, concerts, inclement weather,…

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Added by Amelia Matteson on December 31, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, January 1

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.

Featured Resources and Technical Contributions

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 31, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Primer On Generative Adversarial Networks

Guest blog by Keshav Dhandhania and Arash Delijani.

In this article, I’ll talk about Generative Adversarial Networks, or GANs for short. GANs are one of the very few machine learning techniques which has given good performance for generative tasks, or more broadly unsupervised learning. In particular, they have given splendid performance for a variety of…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 31, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Infereferencing Algorithm

I once posted about making use of narrative objects.  In this blog, I will be discussing an algorithm that supports the creation of these objects.  I call it my “Infereferencing Algorithm”: this term is most easily pronounced with a slight pause between “infer” and “referencing.”  I consider this a useful and widely applicable algorithm although I don’t believe it operates well in a relational database environment.  Instead, I use “mass data files”:  these contain unstructured lumps of…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on December 31, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Is data science an academic discipline?

In the recent years academia has been making efforts to adjust to the growing demand for data science and data scientists. These include academic journals dedicated to data science and big data, as well as scientific meetings and conferences. But despite these signs of interest in data science, it is still difficult to consider data science as an academic discipline.

 

Many universities have recently started to offer academic degrees in data science, and data science programs…

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Added by Lior Shamir on December 30, 2017 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Introduction to Market Mix Modeling

Guest blog post by Jane Sandwood. Jane Sandwood is a professional freelance writer and editor with over 10 years’ experience. She decided to leave the corporate world and move into freelancing to take advantage of the flexibility and work-life balance it offers.

 According to data collected by Hubspot, nearly 25% of marketers don’t know whether their efforts…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 30, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

2018: The Year of the Self-Learning Data Organization

As 2017 ends, Ramon Chen, Chief Product Officer at Reltio, the creator of data-driven applications, has peered into his crystal ball to decipher what 2018 will bring in data management. Find his predictions below. 

2018 will be the year of AI and Machine Learning … again: There have been repeated predictions over the last couple of years touting a potential breakthrough in enterprise use of…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 30, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Selected Recent Articles from Top DSC Contributors - Part 1

This is a new series, featuring great content from our top contributors. Some of these articles are rather technical in nature, but many are business-oriented and written in simple English. The entire series consists of about 120 articles. We intend to publish a new set every two weeks or so. This is the first edition. To read more articles from a same author, read one of his/her articles and click on his/her profile picture to access the full list. Some of…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 28, 2017 at 11:11am — No Comments

Thursday News: Neural Nets, Python, Robots, BI, Regression, Stochastic Processes

Here is our new selection of featured articles and technical resources posted since Monday:

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 28, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

This Is Why I Speak Highly of Node.Js for Web Application Development

The world of IT calls for expert opinions, in-depth knowledge, modern tools and hands-on experience especially when it comes to build the next awesome websites, mobile apps as well as cloud solutions. Just like it is important to choose the right ingredient for making a flavorful dish; finding the right tool/framework/technology to create a website, the mobile app is of equal importance.…

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Added by Rakesh Patel on December 28, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

A Simple Introduction to Complex Stochastic Processes

Stochastic processes have many applications, including in finance and physics. It is an interesting model to represent many phenomena. Unfortunately the theory behind it is very difficult, making it accessible to a few 'elite' data scientists, and not popular in business contexts.

One of the most simple examples is a random walk, and indeed easy to understand with no mathematical background. However, time-continuous stochastic processes are always defined and studied using advanced…

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 27, 2017 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Top Data Science Resources on the Internet Right Now

I have been looking to create this list for a while now. There are many people on quora who ask me how I started in the data science field. And so I wanted to create this reference.

To be frank, when I first started learning it all looked very utopian and out of the world. The Andrew Ng course felt like black magic. And it still doesn't cease to amaze me. After all, we are predicting the future. Take the case of Nate Silver - What else can you call his success if not Black…

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Added by Rahul Agarwal on December 27, 2017 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

What's Hot In Business Intelligence These Days?

Today’s world is all about “Innovate or perish” and the same is applicable across industries, including IT sector. It is constantly changing everything we see and function through its innovations affecting almost every corner of our lifestyles. Rich or poor, technology plays a vital role in many aspects. Now whether you are a budding startup or a well-established enterprise, data is something that has been and will always be an invaluable aspect of all companies across the globe. Due to…

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Added by Nishtha Singh on December 27, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

How Digital is changing the workplace?

Remember the early 90s, when the mobile phones were not there. The only way to communicate to an out of office employee was landline phone or personal message via a colleague. Today there is no distinction between professional and personal lives as we are always…

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Added by Sandeep Raut on December 24, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

IOTA – The potential to drive Data Science for IoT

I have a close circle of clued-on/tech savvy friends whose views I take seriously. For the last few weeks, one of these friends has been sending me emails extolling the merits of something called IOTA – which calls itself as the next generation Blockchain.  At first,…

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Added by ajit jaokar on December 24, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Digest, December 25

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.

Featured Resources and Technical Contributions

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Added by Vincent Granville on December 24, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Character Analysis in Production and Sales

A fictitious retailer which I am calling Malwart sells automobiles and automotive parts.  On this blog I will be focused on the sale of a particular automobile model called the Blair - a sporty compact that can be ordered in custom colour schemes.  Because all sales must be done by clients that also have accounts,…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on December 24, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

PCA with Rubner-Tavan Networks

This article is written by Giuseppe Bonaccorso.

One of the most interesting effects of PCA (Principal Component Analysis) is to decorrelate the input covariance matrix C, by computing the eigenvectors and operating a base change using a matrix V:…

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Added by Amelia Matteson on December 23, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Microsoft CNTK Tutorial: Build a Neural Network with Python

This article was written by Andy at Adventures in Deep Learning.

Fully connected neural network example…

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Added by Amelia Matteson on December 23, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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