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William Vorhies's Blog – December 2016 Archive (4)

Advanced AI Takes Over the K-12 Classroom for STEM Instruction

Summary:  A great story about an AI-powered massive on-line open learning platform focused on STEM education.  The platform and its content is to be available across many languages to serve students anywhere in preparing for a better life in STEM careers. 

 

If you’re from the US you’re probably feeling some angst as our K-12 students seem…

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Added by William Vorhies on December 27, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

What are the Big Guys Using?

Summary:  The largest companies utilizing the most data science resources are moving rapidly toward more integrated advanced analytic platforms.  The features they are demanding are evolving to promote speed, simplicity, quality, and manageability.  This has some interesting implications for open source R and Python widely taught in schools but significantly less necessary with these more sophisticated platforms.

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Added by William Vorhies on December 20, 2016 at 8:38am — 6 Comments

Has Deep Learning Made Traditional Machine Learning Irrelevant?

Summary:  The data science press is so dominated by articles on AI and Deep Learning that it has led some folks to wonder whether Deep Learning has made traditional machine learning irrelevant.  Here we explore both sides of that argument.

 

On Quora the other day I saw a question from an aspiring data scientist that asked – since all the…

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Added by William Vorhies on December 13, 2016 at 9:24am — 4 Comments

Warning! Get Ready for Regulations that Restrict Your Analytics

Summary:  AI and predictive analytics are now so prevalent in our day-to-day lives that it has raised the attention of the government, particularly about how certain groups might be adversely impacted.  As data scientists we naturally want to have free reign to let the data speak as best it can, but as this report from the White House shows, we need to be prepared for some push back.

 

The last 10 years have been glorious days for data science and…

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Added by William Vorhies on December 5, 2016 at 4:08pm — 8 Comments

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