By 2035 AI could boost average profitability rates by 38 percent and lead to an economic increase of $14 Trillion.
The words Artificial Intelligence (AI), and algorithms are most often misused and misunderstood. There are often used…Continue
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In my last post, I have compared R to Julia, showing how Julia brings a refreshening programming mindset to the Data Science community. The main takeaway is that…Continue
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This blog post talks about the concepts of data structures and algorithms and introduces the why of integrating them. A few topics in data engineering will be scanned…Continue
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Here I want to present my new book on advanced algorithms for data-intensive applications named "Probabilistic Data Structures and Algorithms in Big Data Applications" (ISBN: 9783748190486). The detailed information about the book you can find at its webpage and below I give you some introduction to the topic this book is about.…Continue
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In the “Ecology of Metrics,” I wrote about “alignment” being a type of metric; alignment can measure the extent to which an organization’s supply or capacity is matched against the demands or needs of the market. For instance, in a call centre, it would be highly desirable to have agents available to respond to calls at “precisely” the same time that clients are making calls. If alignment is off even by only 15 to 30 seconds, impatient clients might hang up and never call again. Similarly…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on June 2, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments
Fish schools, bird flocks, and bee swarms. These combinations of real-time biological systems can blend knowledge, exploration, and exploitation to unify intelligence and solve problems more efficiently. There’s no centralized control. These simple agents interact locally, within their environment, and new behaviors emerge from the group as a whole. In the world of…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on December 31, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on November 11, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
When I was beginning my way in data science, I often faced the problem of choosing the most appropriate algorithm for my specific problem. If you’re like me, when you open some article about machine learning algorithms, you see dozens of detailed descriptions. The paradox is that they don’t ease the choice.
In this article, I will try to explain basic concepts and give some intuition of using different…Continue
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Random Forests algorithm has always fascinated me. I like how this algorithm can be easily explained to anyone without much hassle. One quick example, I use very frequently to explain the working of random forests is the way a company has multiple rounds of interview to hire a candidate. Let me elaborate.
Say, you appeared for the position of Statistical analyst at WalmartLabs. Now like most of the companies, you don't just have one round of interview. You…
I was wondering how to approach this blog when I decided to toast some raisin-bread for breakfast. Shortly after I started eating it, I began coughing. I have shared this “type” of story with a few people. I often continue eating something regardless of my exact circumstances - that is to say, oblivious to the consequences. As I ate more of the raisin-bread and my coughing worsened, I eventually reached for my inhaler. (I have been diagnosed with borderline asthma now by two doctors.) …Continue
When discussing the use of algorithms, the issue of durability or portability has to be considered. For example, a stock trading algorithm might be used in a missile guidance system. The algorithm would have to operate on an abstract kinetic level rather than for a specific application. I have written in the past about using the same algorithm to study stocks, earthquakes, hurricanes, electro-cardiograms, and attempts at evasion - using my mouse in a game environment. Wouldn't an abstraction…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on October 4, 2015 at 7:17am — No Comments
Last year, I wrote a blog on "mass data assignments." For readers that lack a prototype or application to handle data using mass data assignments, the topic probably seems a bit evasive. In this blog, I will be reinforcing and developing…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on August 29, 2015 at 5:46am — No Comments
I made a recent discovery that I would like to share with the community. In my previous blog, I introduced a special algorithmic shell that distributes stocks based on their price movements (along the x-axis) and volume movements (y-axis). Using this shell, it is possible to visualize the trading behaviours of dozens of stocks simultaneously. I noticed one day that the stocks seemed to be lining up in formation. I decided to test the accuracy of my visual interpretation. Below I present the…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on March 22, 2015 at 5:22am — No Comments
In my previous blog on the Hopscotch and Robots simulation environment, I discussed the use of structural data extracted from hypothetical and real-life organizational events. In the current blog, I will be briefly covering conceptual issues more focused on the nature of the structural data itself including its theoretical significance.
Structural data holds information about the relationship between events.…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on January 18, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments
When you use Twitter, how do you know when you are being presented with something credible instead of something totally bogus? The answer is, unless you spend a lot of time researching each tweet, you probably don’t. However, one thing is for certain, we rely on what we read on Twitter to be true.
Twitter is one of the fastest and most effective ways we disseminate news across our world. If this…Continue
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Thermometers and scales to measure weight appeared in retail outlets long ago. Blood pressure monitors perhaps came later. Pedometers and heart-rate monitors seem more recent - possibly closer to my time. I saw several devices while doing this blog intended to electronically record among other things hours of sleep; these are designed to be worn on the body all the time. A couple of weeks ago, I bought something to give the heart rate and blood oxygen saturation level. I consider it a real…Continue
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