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Predicting the outcome of the 2016/17 Premier League season

<b>Latest predictions: position probabilities</b><p><b>Latest predictions: points probabilities</b><p><b>Latest predictions: underlying team ratings</b><p>The figures in the …

Discover Feature Engineering, How to Engineer Features and How to Get Good at It

By onSeptember 26, 2014 in Machine Learning Process<p>Feature engineering is an informal topic, but one that is absolutely known and agreed to be key to …

Sentiment Analysis of The Lord Of The Rings with tidytext

(This article was first published on <b> Jakub Glinka's Blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)You got me thinking about Watson and its unprecedented …

Experimenting With Sankey Diagrams in R and Python

(This article was first published on <b>Rstats – OUseful.Info, the blog…</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>A couple of days ago, I spotted a post by …

H&R Block Gets IBM's Watson for Your Taxes (HRB, IBM) | Investopedia

Can IBM’s Watson help with your taxes? Each year professional preparers face an enormous task: understanding how the nuances of a labyrinthine U.S. …

Text mining and word cloud fundamentals in R : 5 simple steps you should know

(This article was first published on <b> Easy Guides</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<b>Text mining</b> methods allow us to highlight the most frequently …

IoT And Big Data At Caterpillar: How Predictive Maintenance Saves Millions Of Dollars

When it comes to big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives most companies are still in the design or early adoption phases which make it hard to get a solid return on investment (ROI) figures. So it’s refreshing to share a story of an organization delivering real-world ROI for their …

Data Warehousing

Personal data fuels smart city programs

Many citizens will be sharing information about themselves with municipal governments -- in exchange for enhanced services<p>If you live in a big city, …

Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang’s Top Six Leadership Tips

The head of the billion-dollar company says meetings aren’t for sharing information–they’re for finding weak spots.<p>As you might imagine, leading one of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies comes with its challenges. Since becoming Alibaba’s CEO in May 2015, I’ve had to adopt a handful of …

How Credit-Card Data Might Be Distorting Retail Stocks

Big investors are relying on credit-card data to give them an edge, and that could be affecting trading in retailers<p>Credit-card data sold to investors is making shares of retailers behave strangely, especially when the data gets things wrong.<p>Investors in retail stocks used to count cars in parking …

Investing

Foodies Are Dangerous for Restaurants, Says Dining-Data King

A graduate of La Salle University and Harvard Business School, Damian Mogavero started analyzing restaurant data in his studio apartment in 1999, …

How Big Data Analytics is improving innovation, and productivity in the USA.

The volume of data in the world has been increasing, and analysing large data sets is becoming a key basis of competition, innovation, and …

The Problem with Rewarding Individual Performers

In 1968, The Ohio State Buckeyes football team started one of the most cherished traditions in American sports. According to team legend, a member of the coaching staff proposed an idea to motivate the players. After each game, the coaches would reward the best players with small stickers …

Crime Prediction software joins Dubai Police Force

<i>Minority Report</i> is often a go-to sci-fi comparison for new technology, but retina scanners and motion controls are just side dishes to the film's …

Machine Learning

An Exit Interview With U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow. Researchers estimate that there are about four zetabytes of data in the world. How much is a …

Telefónica Gains Real-Time Advantage With Big Data Analytics

The largest telecommunications company in Spain can now make split-second recommendations to television viewers and can create audience segments for new campaigns in real time—a task that previously took 20 days.<p>New technologies that enable Telefónica Spain to analyze its audience preferences and …

Research Notebook: Acquiring NCAA Baseball Stats with R

It’s true, you too can pull college stats into R! (via Minda Haas Kuhlmann)In the latest release of my baseballr package I’ve included a function …

The Promise and Challenge of Big Data for Pharma

The emergence of big data, as well as advancements in data science approaches and technology, is providing pharmaceutical companies with an opportunity to gain novel insights that can enhance and accelerate drug development. It will increasingly help government health agencies, payers, and …

Now the Internet of Things goes Lego, with C++, JavaScript, Python coding

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled SBricks Plus building blocks from Hungarian startup Vengit open up Lego to a far wider range of apps, coded in much more …

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

McKinsey & Company recently published How Big Data Can Improve Manufacturing which provides insightful analysis of how big data and advanced …

FairwayIQ uses connected devices and data analytics to help golf courses be more efficient

As a veteran entrepreneur and angel investor, David Vanslette saw how new technology like location data and predictive analytics was changing the way …

Russian Startup Sells Moneyball System to New York Islanders

A Russian startup selling an analytics platform for ice hockey has signed teams from the National Hockey League and Sweden’s top division, in a sign …

Big Data

Google Maps now tells consumers how busy stores are in real time

Google Maps now boasts the ability to show users the lines and wait times in and outside of restaurants and stores in real time, reports ZDNet.<p>The new technology, which was rolled out just in time for Black Friday, points to Google's ability to take advantage of the multiple usages of smartphones …

How to Write Email with Military Precision

In the military, a poorly formatted email may be the difference between mission accomplished and mission failure. During my active duty service, I learned how to structure emails to maximize a mission’s chances for success. Since returning from duty, I have applied these lessons to emails that I …

Military

Big Data Is a Big Mess for Hedge Funds Hunting Signals

It was big data’s big moment.<p>The most unfathomable U.S. presidential race in memory gave Predata, a startup firm backed by hedge fund manager Kyle …

Hedge Funds

Digitization In Supply Chain: Five Key Trends

SCM World has just closed its annual Future of Supply Chain survey comprising opinions of 1,415 practitioners around the world. Again this year, digitization is dominating the discussion with big jumps in importance for a series of disruptive technologies, some of which were considered largely …

The tech that will feed the world

Twenty years from now, the most important tool for putting food on your table won’t be a harvester, combine or a plow. It will be a piece of software.<p>Agriculture is in the process of transitioning into a fully high-tech enterprise. This is a long-overdue revolution in the way things have been done …

13 Forecasts on Artificial Intelligence

<b>By Francesco Corea, Decision Scientist and Data Strategist.</b><p>I. Overview<p>We have discussed some AI topics in the previous posts, and it should seem now …

Investigating the algorithms that govern our lives

<b>On March 15,</b> Instagram posted a note on its blog that sent the internet into a frenzy: “To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to …