Big-Data-Data-Science

Speak computer? These programming languages are in high demand

  « Software is eating the world, » venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you? There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent,…

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Data scientists compete to create cancer-detection algorithms

Data scientists are using machine learning to tackle lung cancer detection. Beginning in January, nearly 10,000 data scientists around the world competed in the Data Science Bowl to develop the most effective algorithm to help medical professionals detect lung cancer earlier and with better accuracy….

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Which deep learning network is best for you?

In “Big data – a road map for smarter data,” I describe a set of machine learning architectures that will provide advanced capabilities to include image, handwriting, video, and speech recognition, natural language processing and object recognition. There is no perfect deep learning network that…

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Maplight data analytics helps ‘follow the money’ in politics.

“Follow the money – and it’ll lead you to the truth”. That’s the advice given to reporters investigating the Watergate scandal in the movie All The President’s Men. The advice still applies, though it’s much harder to track money flow in politics today. How do you…

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Aggregating with Apache Spark

An aggregate in mathematics is defined as a « collective amount, sum, or mass arrived at by adding or putting together all components, elements, or parts of an assemblage or group without implying that the resulting total is whole. » While there are many uses for aggregation…

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The Best Sources to Study Machine Learning and AI: Quora Session Highlight

Ben Hamner, Kaggle co-founder and CTO, held a Quora Session last month answering questions on the future of Kaggle, machine learning and AI, and data science workflows. Here we highlight his advice for studying machine learning in eight steps. Now is better than ever before…

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The human side of the data revolution

For over a decade, data has been at or near the top of the enterprise agenda. A robust ecosystem has emerged around all aspects of data (collection, management, storage, exploitation and disposition). And yet in my discussions with Global 2000 executives, I find many are…

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Exploring the Structure of High-Dimensional Data with HyperTools

The datasets we encounter as scientists, analysts, and data nerds are increasingly complex. Much of machine learning is focused on extracting meaning from complex data. However, there is still a place for us lowly humans: the human visual system is phenomenal at detecting complex structure…

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Tableau moves to subscription pricing for its BI products

Tableau is making a big change in the way it sells its business intelligence products. The company announced Thursday that all of its software will be available as a subscription, rather than a single license plus a service fee. Businesses will need to pay $70…

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Welcome to a world of sensors

Increasingly, we live in a sensor-laden world. Almost every electronic device in our lives has some kind of sensor in it, possibly many. We don’t tend to think of sensors when looking at our phones, refrigerators, cars, airplanes and buildings, but believe me, they’re in…

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