Big-Data

Four reasons to question the hype around blockchain

Blockchain. Never have so many people sought so much from a technology understood by so few. There is nothing particularly novel about a divergence between the depth of knowledge enjoyed by computer scientists on the one hand and wider society on the other. But the…

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Here’s why robots could be the future of finance

The year is 2030. You’re in a business school lecture hall, where just a handful of students are attending a finance class. The dismal turnout has nothing to with professorial style, school ranking or subject matter. Students simply aren’t enrolled, because there are no jobs…

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The Data Science Puzzle, Explained

There is no dearth of articles around the web comparing and contrasting data science terminology. There are all sorts of articles written by all types of people relaying their opinions to anyone who will listen. It’s almost overwhelming. So let me set the record straight,…

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Machine Learning Key Terms Explained

There are many posts on KDnuggets covering the explanation of key terms and concepts in the areas of Data Science, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data, etc. (see here, here, and here). In fact, it’s one of the tasks that KDnuggets takes quite seriously: introducing…

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How to make Fully Homomorphic Encryption ‘practical and usable’

Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) for years has been a promising approach to protecting data while it’s being computed on, but making it fast enough and easy enough to use has been a challenge. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, which has been leading the Department…

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How an AI caddie could improve your golf game

Stamford, Conn.-based Arccos Golf Wednesday launched a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence (AI) caddie for golf, saying the platform will help golfers of all skill levels achieve lower scores with the power of data-driven decisions. Dubbed Arccos Caddie, the platform is powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud…

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Microsoft’s big data solves golf’s mysteries in the Arccos Caddie app

If the Arccos Caddie app can solve the mystery of the golf swing with big data, perhaps big data can solve other world problems, too. That’s why Microsoft featured this app at Build 2017, to show off the data-crunching powers of its Azure cloud service….

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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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