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Data Quality Case Studies: How We Saved Clients Real Money Thanks to Data Validation

Machine learning models grow more powerful every week, but the earliest models and the most recent state-of-the-art models share the exact same dependency: data quality. The maxim “garbage in – garbage out” coined decades ago, continues to apply today. Recent examples of data verification shortcomings abound, including JP Morgan/Chase’s 2013 fiasco and this lovely…

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Added by Michał Frącek on July 4, 2019 at 4:21am — No Comments

Recognizing Animals in Photos: Building an AI model for Object Recognition

Our model for recognizing specific animals in images is a neural network consisting of multiple layers, and the initial layers are already good at understanding the world in general. So instead of “re-inventing the wheel,” we only need to train the final layers.

I was excited to work on a recent project with one of our partners, Wild Detect, because it aligns with one of our goals at Appsilon — to use data science consulting to aid in the…

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Added by Michał Frącek on June 25, 2019 at 1:13am — No Comments

“Please, explain.” Interpretability of black-box machine learning models

In February 2019 Polish government added an amendment to a banking law that gives a customer a right to receive an explanation in case of a negative credit decision. It’s one of the direct consequences of implementing GDPR in EU. This means that a bank needs to be able to explain why the loan wasn’t granted if the decision process was automatic.

In October 2018 world headlines reported about …

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Added by Michał Frącek on April 17, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Summary from Gartner Data & Analytics Summit London 2019

Last week I attended a three-day Gartner Summit in London. For all those who didn’t manage a trip, I want to share with you the biggest insights I gathered from the conference and review those things that impressed me the most.

Business Vibe

Visualization and interaction go hand in hand in modern businesses. Regardless of industry, the vibe, energy, and atmosphere defines a brand. And at the Gartner Summit, that vibe was entertainment with a…

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Added by Michał Frącek on March 20, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Deep learning in satellite imagery

In this article, I hope to inspire you to start exploring satellite imagery datasets. Recently, this technology has gained huge momentum, and we are finding that new possibilities arise when we use satellite image analysis. Satellite data changes the game because it allows us to gather new information that is not readily available to businesses.

Why are satellite images a unique data source? What is currently available, and what properties do you have to take into account when…

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Added by Michał Frącek on December 6, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Are you buying an apartment? How to hack competition in the real estate market with data monitoring



In the last couple of years, real estate companies have shifted their focus to the digital world, and now almost all investments have an online system showing what apartments are available. This is very convenient for their potential clients, as they can easily become familiar with the apartments on offer. Things become interesting when all available data is monitored on a weekly basis, and sales progress is analysed.

Why is this so important? As sales…
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Added by Michał Frącek on October 11, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

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