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How Biometric Authentication Works

Here is a guest post from Rowena Bonnette  on How Biometric Authentication works - 

Biometrics are the ultimate security protocol. Using security coding that is unique to each individual, you can be confident in the authenticator’s identity. We’ve seen biometric securities in science fiction movies, and we use fingerprint authentication daily on our smartphones. Now, let’s break down all of the different kinds of biometric authentication and discover how they work.…

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Added by Shay Pal on November 15, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

A framework for automated rating of online reviews against the underlying topics

Online reviews are valuable sources of relevant information that can support users in their decision making. An estimated 92% of online shoppers read online reviews, 88% trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations and they typically read more than 10 reviews to form an opinion. The objective

is to propose a framework aimed at improving user experience when faced with an…

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Added by AI on November 15, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing: Tutorials with Jupyter Notebooks

This article was written by Jon Krohn.

At untapt, all of our models involve Natural Language Processing (NLP) in one way or another. Our algorithms consider the natural, written language of our users’ work experience and, based on real-world decisions that hiring managers have made, we can assign a…

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Added by Amelia Matteson on November 15, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Using Data To Improve Performance in Nonprofits

Performance management can be viewed as a systematic process that enables organizations to improve the productivity of employees in a team framework. The approach is implemented by defining roles within specific competence parameters, laying out expectations and establishing realistic goals.…

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Added by Jay Taylor on November 14, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Under the Hood With Chatbots

Summary:  This is the second in our chatbot series.  Here we explore Natural Language Understanding (NLU), the front end of all chatbots.  We’ll discuss the programming necessary to build rules based chatbots and then look at the use of deep learning algorithms that are the basis for AI enabled chatbots.

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Added by William Vorhies on November 14, 2017 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

Data Driven Leader by Jenny Dearborn, CLO and SVP at SAP

Jenny Dearborn is the Chief Learning Officer and Senior Vice President at SAP. As global Chief Learning Officer for the 67,000 employees at SAP, Jenny leads an internationally-acclaimed and award-winning team recognized as the #1 performing corporate learning department in the world by eLearning Magazine.

Jenny is a recognized thought leader in human capital management and general business, and is a regular contributor to Forbes, Wall Street Journal, The…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 14, 2017 at 9:41am — No Comments

Best DSC Forum Questions - Part 3

This is a new series, featuring forum questions (new and old) that are still popular today. These questions were selected manually based on popularity, removing outdated material. The entire series consists of about 160 questions -- most with answers, sometimes several answers. We intend to publish a new set every two weeks or so. The previous edition was posted …

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 14, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Three Way Race to the Future of AI. Quantum vs. Neuromorphic vs. High Performance Computing

Summary:  There’s a three way technology race to bring faster, easier, cheaper, and smarter AI.  High Performance Computing is available today but so are new commercial versions of actual Quantum computers and Neuromorphic Spiking Neural Nets.  These two new entrants are going to revolutionize AI and deep learning starting now.

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Added by William Vorhies on November 14, 2017 at 8:07am — 4 Comments

Is Big Data Eliminating Gut Feel in Business?

Many of us trust our gut feeling implicitly.

 

We have all been there when something didn’t feel right but done it anyway. There was nothing obvious to suggest that it was a bad idea. Yet, when it turns out to be a disaster we wonder why we didn’t listen to that gentle little voice: “don’t do it.”

 

It seems that our gut feel is some magical force, but actually, it is an accumulation of thousands of tiny past moments, all informing our current situation. You could…

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Added by Matt Reaney on November 14, 2017 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

AI In Telecom: Intelligent Operations is the New Norm

The move towards an intelligent world is faster and more rapid than it ever was before. The increase in this transition has been propagated through the role of several high key stakeholders that have redefined the way we look at technology. One of the key players in this transition is Huawei. 

Huawei’s recent UBBF…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on November 14, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

The 3 Phases of Digital Transformation

The research firm Technology Business Research (TBR) recently came out with a report titled, “Winning The Business Of Digital Transformation Services Requires A Process-Led Approach” authored by Sebastian Lagana and Jennifer Hamel. The report is full of good nuggets, but I especially liked the way that they categorized the 3 phases of Digital Transformation:

  • Substitution represents basic IT modernization; such as leveraging new…
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Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 12, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Learning Binary Classification by Simulations

There are numerous aspects of data science that determine a project’s success; from posing the right questions through to identifying and preparing relevant data, applying suitable analytical techniques, and finally, validating the results. This article focuses on the importance of selecting the appropriate analytical technique by demonstrating how different binary classification algorithms can fail in detecting data patterns using freely…

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Added by Jacek Kowalski on November 12, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Weekly Digest, November 13

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 November 11, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Complex Network Analysis in Python

The Pragmatic Programmers just published my book Complex Network Analysis in Python. Recognize → Construct → Visualize → Analyze → Interpret

The book covers both elements of complex network analysis (CNA), including social network analysis, and the use of networkx for CNA. It covers not only social networks, but also product, semantic, event, interaction, and other types of networks. The book has five complete case studies based on real-world data…

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Added by Dmitry Zinoviev on November 11, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Social Metrics from Parallel Narrative Objects

At times it might be desirable to determine what storylines on a narrative database contain certain key elements.  In the example below, the object “Alien Allan” is used to compile a listing of titles on the database that are in thematic agreement.  But rather than simply provide the listing of titles, the algorithm tabulates the key elements contained in these titles.  Notice that the most important elements resulting from the search do not necessarily match the elements in the submitted…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on November 11, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

3 building blocks of Digital Transformation

Today almost every industry is experiencing significant digital disruption. Every business is eager to get on this bandwagon and strive to survive. CEOs are facing this biggest questions of how to transform the organization? Digital Transformation has come as big tsunami wave, either you can ride it like an expert surfer, or go under and get to the bottom. Companies start the process of transformation but more often fail to integrate across departments and take advantage…
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Added by Sandeep Raut on November 10, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

How will AI change the future of banking and financial services?

Artificial Intelligence on the Horizon

The Future of Banking

(First in a Series)…

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Added by Mahesh Varavooru on November 10, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Thursday News: New ML Competition, AI, Chatbots, Mathematical Chaos, P-Values

Here is our list of resources and articles featured since Monday:

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 9, 2017 at 9:47am — No Comments

On Building a “Fake News” Classification Model

This article is written by George McIntire.

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." -Winston Churchill

Since the 2016 presidential election, one topic dominating political discourse is the issue of “Fake News”. A number of political pundits claim…

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Added by Amelia Matteson on November 8, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

DSC Competition for Data Science and Quant Pros - $2,000 Award

Description of Contest

Data Science Central (DSC) is excited to announce our competition to solve a new, interesting problem in statistical science, pertaining to stochastic processes. DSC members are invited and encouraged, to submit a theoretical solution or an application to real life problems, including but not limited to fintech, operations research, statistical science, computer science, economics, engineering, social, actuarial, biological or physical…

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Added by Vincent Granville on November 8, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

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