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How to Become a Data Scientist Without a Degree

This article will explore what it’s like to be a Data Scientist, the skillset required, and how to acquire these skills using mostly free or cheap …

Data Science

The Future is Boring: Why Service-Based Businesses Will Win in 2018

New year, new opportunities! As we look ahead to 2018, I asked Owen Gormley, our VP of Strategy & Business Operations, to weigh in on upcoming trends for home service industries, and customer service as a whole. Here are his big, hairy, audacious predictions for 2018.<p><b>The Future Looks Bright and</b> …

Y Combinator on 2017 trends and growing your startup after the seed stage

Twice a year, the <i>crème de la crème</i> of Silicon Valley flocks to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View to listen to 100 or so startups deliver carefully curated pitches at the widely popular Y Combinator (YC) Demo Days.<p>To select the batches, the accelerator program reviews countless …

Startups

What Research Tells Us About How Women Are Treated at Work

We publish a lot of articles based on new research (you may have noticed). This year, some of our most viewed and shared stories were based on studies about women — and, more specifically, stories looking at differences in how men and women are treated, and behave, at work. I’ve summarized six …

These 5 Surprising Rules Are the Key to a Successful Business Partnership

Have a business partner? These tips will improve your chance of success.<p>We've all been there. You have a great business idea and an awesome opportunity. You just need some help getting the venture off the ground.<p>You feel you can't go it alone. You believe that if someone is there by your side …

Meet the teens who make six figures mowing lawns

Colorado’s Green Worx Landscaping is run and staffed by high schoolers<p><i>High schoolers RJ Duarte and Owen Johnson run the Colorado company Green Worx</i> …

A perf cheat sheet

Right now I’m working on finishing up a zine about perf that I started back in May, and I’ve been struggling with how to explain all there is to say …

Top 100 Hadoop Interview Questions

Hadoop is an open source software framework for distributed storage and distributed processing of large data sets. Open source means it is freely …

List-Worthy

What does a data scientist do? 7 of these in-demand professionals offer their insights

Meet the data scientistsImage by ThinkstockThe data scientist role didn’t exist when many of us were in college. It's mashup of scientific and …

Big Data

Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov on what happens when machines 'reach the level that is impossible for humans to compete'

LISBON, Portugal — Garry Kasparov knew as early as 1997 — 20 years ago — that humans were doomed, he says. It was in May of that year, in New York, that he lost a six-game chess match to IBM's Deep Blue, the most powerful chess computer of its day.<p>Today, it seems obvious Kasparov should have lost. …

Artificial Intelligence

The Verge 2017 tech report card: Artificial intelligence and robotics

Artificial intelligence boomed this year like few other areas in tech, but despite the scientific breakthroughs, glut of funding, and new products rolling out to consumers, the field has problems that can’t be ignored. Some of these, like company-driven hype and sensationalist headlines, need …

How Artificial Intelligence will affect your life in 2018

Using varied datasets for predictions is currently the biggest focus of Artificial Intelligence globally. As machine learning improves, wrong …

Artificial Intelligence

Banks are looking to use artificial intelligence in almost every part of their business: Here's how it can boost profits

LONDON — Banks are getting excited about the potential of artificial intelligence in finance, with hopes that AI could both cut costs and boost revenues.<p>Artificial intelligence has advanced in recent years and financial services companies are now looking at its potential applications in both …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Surprising Reasons to Stop Using Excel for Data Reporting & Dashboards

Attention All Excel Spreadsheet Ninjas: You’re Doing It Wrong!There is a new and improved solution in town, and it’s making everyone’s life a whole …

Analytics

Designing for Blockchain

<i>What will the much-hyped technology mean for developers, creatives, and UX designers?</i><p>Blockchain has arrived — not just in the technological sense, …