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How dockless bikes are failing and succeeding in 6 U.S. cities

From New York City to San Diego and many cities in between, the dockless bike (and scooter) revolution has been one of the major stories of 2018 in …

Cool tennis-tracking app - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Swupnil Sahai writes that he’s developed Swing, “the best app for tracking all of your tennis stats, and maybe we’ll expand to other sports in the …

Statistical Modeling

Saint Louis University will put 2,300 Echo Dots in student residences

If you're attending Saint Louis University this semester, you'll find more in your dorm room than the usual tiny furnishings. The school has unveiled plans to provide all 2,300 student residences on campus (both dorms and apartments) with Echo Dots by the time classes begin in late August. To no …

College & University

How Existing BI And Data Discovery Tools Are Supercharged By Data-as-a-Service

As BI and data science technology becomes more mature, each layer of the stack will become more powerful and layers will start to work together in ways that provide incredible leverage. This sort of progress is predicted by Ray Kurzweil’s theory of how technology exponentially increases in power. …

Big Data

A Universal Company Scorecard Is On The Horizon In The Age of AI

Students applying to college have GPAs and SATs; golfers in weekend tournaments and semi-pro matches use handicaps; consumers have credit scores that banks use to dispense loans and offer credit cards. Despite the complex nature of human beings, we seem to be quite good at whittling ourselves down …

Machine Learning

An intro to topic models for text analysis

If you’ve ever had to analyze a set of documents — such as social media posts, open-ended survey responses, focus group transcripts, software logs, …

Everyone Says Their Marketing is “Data Driven”

I used to like the term “data-driven marketing.” I really did. But I kept running into people telling me that they were doing data-driven marketing …

Marketing

How higher-education institutions can transform themselves using advanced analytics

Many college and university leaders remain unsure of how to incorporate analytics into their operations. What really works?<p><b>Leaders in most</b> …

Higher Education

Unmasking A.I.'s Bias Problem

<b>WHEN TAY MADE HER DEBUT</b> in March 2016, Microsoft had high hopes for the artificial intelligence–powered “social chatbot.” Like the automated, …

Artificial Intelligence

Rentlogic lands millions to grade NYC real estate for renters and landlords

A company called Rentlogic has raised $2.4 million to take the guesswork out of determining whether that cheap, beautiful New York apartment is actually a deathtrap wrapped in a brownstone’s clothing.<p>Renting in New York is murder already, but using Rentlogic, apartment hunters can figure out if …

Real Estate

Why AI Will Shift Decision-Making From the C-Suite to the Frontline

Hardly a day goes by without the announcement of an incredible new frontier in Artificial Intelligence (AI). From fintech to edtech, what was once fantastically improbable is now a commercial reality. There is no question that big data and AI will bring about important advances in the realm of …

Artificial Intelligence

How Machine Learning Will Transform The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

<b>Published Date:</b> 2018-08-03 16:09:05 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Health Care, Machine Learning, Supply …

Machine Learning

Deep reinforcement learning for de novo drug design

• Y. Gil,<br>• M. Greaves,<br>• J. Hendler,<br>• H. Hirsh<p>, Amplify scientific discovery with artificial intelligence.Science 346, 171–172 (2014).<p>C. Krittanawong,<br>• H. …

Machine Learning

Figure Eight partners with Google to give AutoML developers better training data

Figure Eight, a platform that helps developers train, test and fine-tune their machine learning models, today announced a major new collaboration with Google that essentially turns Figure Eight into the de facto standard for creating and annotating machine learning data for Google Cloud’s AutoML …

Machine Learning

Embrace the uncertainty of AI | Organization

July 23, 2018 – <i>by Sam Bourton, Chris Wigley and Simon Williams</i><p>Leaders must accept that uncertainty will surface on the path toward understanding and …

Artificial Intelligence

Qlik Acquires Podium Data

Qlik®, a leader in data analytics, today announced the acquisition of Podium Data, an enterprise-grade data management company whose solution …

Big Data

Google CEO confirms Target as big cloud customer, continuing retail moves toward AWS competitors

Target is one of Google Cloud’s newest big customers, furthering a trend of major retailers opting to join up with Amazon Web Services’ cloud rivals …

Google Cloud Platform

Introducing the First Natural Language to SQL API

Talk to your data!<p>What if, instead of running complex SQL scripts, you could simply ask your database a question? What were my sales yesterday? What …

Databases

Machine Learning for Retail Price Recommendation with Python

It is obvious that the average price is higher when buyer pays shipping.<p>Category Names<p><b>There are 1265 unique values in category name column</b><p>Top 10 most …

Machine Learning

Tableau Making Gains On ‘Measurement Mania’

<b>Tableau Software</b> (DATA), with revenue of $232 million last year, is on track to approach $1 billion in license revenue in the business intelligence …

Tableau Software

Why your machine-learning team needs better feature-engineering skills

The skill of feature engineering — crafting data features optimized for machine learning — is as old as data science itself. But it’s a skill I’ve noticed is becoming more and more neglected. The high demand for machine learning has produced a large pool of data scientists who have developed …

Machine Learning

How To Remotely Send R and Python Execution to SQL Server from Jupyter Notebooks

Introduction<p>Did you know that you can execute R and Python code remotely in SQL Server from Jupyter Notebooks or any IDE? Machine Learning Services …

Data mining reveals fundamental pattern of human thinking - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1935, the American linguist George Zipf made a remarkable discovery. Zipf was curious about the relationship between common words and less …

The Future Of The Shopping Mall Is Not About Shopping

When Cirque du Soleil announced plans this week for a “family entertainment” concept inside a Toronto mall, it said a lot about the future of shopping centers. The 24,000 sq.ft. space, called “Creactive”, will be a circus-inspired playground with a range of activities from juggling to high-wire – …

Amazon starts shipping its $249 DeepLens AI camera for developers

Back at its re:Invent conference in November, AWS announced its $249 DeepLens, a camera that’s specifically geared toward developers who want to build and prototype vision-centric machine learning models. The company started taking pre-orders for DeepLens a few months ago, but now the camera is …

Bulk Loading Shapefiles Into Postgres/Postgis

Recently I’ve been doing a fair bit of work with geospatial data, mostly on the data preparation side. While there are common data formats, I have …

Why Marketing Analytics Hasn’t Lived Up to Its Promise

We see a paradox in two important analytics trends. The most recent results from The CMO Survey conducted by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and sponsored by Deloitte LLP and the American Marketing Association reports that the percentage of marketing budgets companies plan to allocate to …

AWS’s Neptune graph database is now generally available

AWS today announced that its Neptune graph database, which made its debut during the platform’s annual re:Invent conference last November, is now generally available. The launch of Neptune was one of the dozens of announcements the company made during its annual developer event, so you can be …

An Overview of Recommendation Systems

The proliferation of e-commerce websites such as Amazon and content-based subscription services like Netflix and Spotify has made it essential that …

The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …