Indeed, deliberate practice can help you master new skills. Deliberate practice involves a series of techniques designed to learn efficiently and purposefully. This involves goal setting, breaking down
The unfortunate truth is, big data has a lot of enemies — and the largest group of opponents might just be those of us who have simply been force fed too much media spin on the subject in the first place.
It's a scenario all too common in Silicon Valley: A startup gets a big exit, then people who were involved in the early days pop up to demand what they believe is their fair share. Startup Cruise made
Google’s been working on making its search results better for you since day one, mainly by making sure Web pages are tagged with the most relevant keywords and that the most trusted pages head straight
I’ve been working on and around ‘data’ for a large part of my career, and consider myself fortunate for it – the topic of data is never boring, is very impactful, and even philosophical. Beyond the obvious
When the departure of just one resident sends your state’s legislative budget office into a panic – it might be time to take a closer look at your tax policies. Such is the current predicament in New where
A ban on state-funded academics using their work to question government policy is to begin on 1 May. It’s either a cock-up or a conspiracy Unless government officials make a major U-turn in the next few
Directive aims to strengthen intelligence sharing following recent terrorist attacks, but critics say it goes too far The European Parliament yesterday passed an initiative that will enable EU intelligence
In five years time, digital personal assistants will even more important than your smartphone, says University of Washington computer scientist Pedro Domingos, author of "The Master Algorithm: How the
How to explain the trainwreck that is the last three years of the federal government? The debacle poses a challenge that will dog journalists, policy wonks and historians for decades to come. The explanations
Running your startup was fine when it was just you, your co-founder, and your jane-of-all-trades hire. But now that you’ve raised investment (woohoo!), you want to focus on strategy and expand your team.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's credibility on law and order was damaged this weekend by the prison escape of the nation's most famous drug trafficker. Now he's about to be tested on his pledge
A Russian photography student has carried out an experiment to show how easy it is to identify complete strangers. Twenty-one-year-old Egor Tsvetkov took photos of people in public places and then tracked
Today, humans cram more data into our brains in a single day than our ancestors did during an entire lifetime. On average, in one day, we view Google 7.2 billion times, send 247 billion emails, and upload
I have had the pleasure to speak to Mike Olson, one of the co-founders of Cloudera, to explore the future of big data. Cloudera was established in 2008, when few had heard of the term “Big Data”, and gone