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A massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara

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I work for ThinkData Works and we have made a massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara. We are constantly updating and expanding the data available there. If you can make use of…Continue

Tags: repostiory, data, COVID-19

Will all that data in the hands of Google or Facebook lead to a good result or bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mab Alam May 28, 2018. 2 Replies

Two years ago Google X, the moonshot lab within Google prepared a speculative 9 minute video for in-house consumption called "The Selfish Ledger".  Recently the video was leaked and found its way…Continue

Tags: transperancy, privacy, the selfish ledger

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Is BERT Always the Better Cheaper Faster Answer in NLP? Apparently Not.

Summary: Since BERT NLP models were first introduced by Google in 2018 they have become the go-to choice.  New evidence however shows that LSTM models may widely outperform BERT meaning you may need to evaluate both approaches for your NLP project. Over the last year or two, if you needed to bring in an NLP project quickly and with SOTA (state of the art) performance,…See More
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Is BERT Always the Better Cheaper Faster Answer in NLP? Apparently Not.

Summary: Since BERT NLP models were first introduced by Google in 2018 they have become the go-to choice.  New evidence however shows that LSTM models may widely outperform BERT meaning you may need to evaluate both approaches for your NLP project. Over the last year or two, if you needed to bring in an NLP project quickly and with SOTA (state of the art) performance,…See More
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The Simple Easy Solution for Eliminating Bias from Models

Summary: This is a discussion of social injustice, real or perceived, promulgated or perpetuated by machine learning models.  We propose a simple solution based on wide spread misunderstanding of what ML models can do. This is a discussion of social injustice, real or perceived, promulgated or perpetuated by machine learning models.  Yes there are many different types of…See More
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The Simple Easy Solution for Eliminating Bias from Models

Summary: This is a discussion of social injustice, real or perceived, promulgated or perpetuated by machine learning models.  We propose a simple solution based on wide spread misunderstanding of what ML models can do. This is a discussion of social injustice, real or perceived, promulgated or perpetuated by machine learning models.  Yes there are many different types of…See More
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Data Science Opportunities in the Age of COVID

Summary:  The annual Burtch Works salary survey with data through April shows that opportunities and salaries are still excellent for both new and experienced data scientists.  They also offer some anecdotal observations about the impact of the first few months of COVID on our work and opportunities.  If you’re planning on becoming a data scientist, particularly if you’re…See More
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LEEP: Measuring Transferability of Learned Representations

Summary:  Transfer Learning (TL) may be the most important aid to adoption of deep learning in the last several years.  This new LEEP measure predicts the accuracy of the transfer and should make TL faster, cheaper, and better. What is the single most important innovation in deep learning in the last several years?  There might be several candidates.  You might argue for…See More
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LEEP: Measuring Transferability of Learned Representations

Summary:  Transfer Learning (TL) may be the most important aid to adoption of deep learning in the last several years.  This new LEEP measure predicts the accuracy of the transfer and should make TL faster, cheaper, and better. What is the single most important innovation in deep learning in the last several years?  There might be several candidates.  You might argue for…See More
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big data and predictive analytics
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Editorial Director for DataScienceCentral. President and Chief Data Scientist at Data-Magnum, providing predictive analytics and big data infrastructure projects as a service. Bill has been an active commercial predictive modeler since 2001.
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Is BERT Always the Better Cheaper Faster Answer in NLP? Apparently Not.

Posted on September 21, 2020 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

Summary: Since BERT NLP models were first introduced by Google in 2018 they have become the go-to choice.  New evidence however shows that LSTM models may widely outperform BERT meaning you may need to evaluate both approaches for your NLP project.

 

Over the last year or two, if you needed to bring in an NLP…

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The Simple Easy Solution for Eliminating Bias from Models

Posted on September 11, 2020 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

Summary: This is a discussion of social injustice, real or perceived, promulgated or perpetuated by machine learning models.  We propose a simple solution based on wide spread misunderstanding of what ML models can do.

 

This is a discussion of social injustice, real or perceived, promulgated or perpetuated by…

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Data Science Opportunities in the Age of COVID

Posted on September 1, 2020 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Summary:  The annual Burtch Works salary survey with data through April shows that opportunities and salaries are still excellent for both new and experienced data scientists.  They also offer some anecdotal observations about the impact of the first few months of COVID on our work and opportunities.

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LEEP: Measuring Transferability of Learned Representations

Posted on August 21, 2020 at 10:26am 0 Comments

Summary:  Transfer Learning (TL) may be the most important aid to adoption of deep learning in the last several years.  This new LEEP measure predicts the accuracy of the transfer and should make TL faster, cheaper, and better.

 

What is the single most important innovation in deep learning in the last several…

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At 9:08pm on July 27, 2015, Ziauddin Syed said…

Dear William,

Congratulation to you on your promotion to Editorial Director for the Data Science Central Network (DSC). 

Regards,

Zia

 
 
 

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