Mirko Krivanek's Blog – October 2014 Archive (3)

50 Face Recognition APIs

Interesting listing published on Mashape. Only the top 12 are listed below. It would be nice to have a separate blog for voice recognition APIs. I've been thinking at using voice rather than passport or driving license, as a more secure ID. The voice has a texture unique to each individual.…


Added by Mirko Krivanek on October 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is data science bad at detecting bogus Amazon or Yelp reviews?

There are lies, damn lies, and Amazon reviews. Why are so many Amazon or Yelp reviews bogus? Do they have bad data scientists who can't detect fraudulent reviews? No, they have unethical CEOs ready to do anything to make money short-term. And complaining about being unable to find real data scientists to solve their problems. This is a challenge for ethical data scientists who want to create value, but get punished by top management for not condoning their misdeeds.…


Added by Mirko Krivanek on October 2, 2014 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

The end of the Data Scientist Bubble

This was the subject of a provocative article posted on Oracle's blog, two days ago. It certainly shows how far from the reality some big companies are. They confuse people who call themselves data scientists (or get assigned that job title), with those who are true data scientists, and might use a different job title. Many times, the issue is internal politics that create the…


Added by Mirko Krivanek on October 1, 2014 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

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