Jacob Arruda

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Become a Deep Learning Coder From Scratch in Under a Year

Machine learning (aka A.I.) seems bizarre and complicated. It’s the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds …

Machine Learning

A Portfolio Strategy For 5 Major Currency ETFs

With the frequent successes of backtests when discounting sentiment of the CurrencyShares Euro Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:FXE), this article succeeds this …

Most Industries Are Nowhere Close to Realizing the Potential of Analytics

Back in 2011, the McKinsey Global Institute published a report on the transformational potential of big data—and it would take a supercomputer to process all of the articles that have appeared since then urging companies to get on board before some digital disruptor renders them obsolete. And yet …

What Is The Difference Between Deep Learning, Machine Learning and AI?

Over the past few years, the term “deep learning” has firmly worked its way into business language when the conversation is about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and analytics. And with good reason – it is an approach to AI which is showing great promise when it comes to developing the …

Machine Learning

9 Things That Are Holding You Back From Success

Success isn't what we have; it's what we are.<p>We all know success takes hard work and perseverance. But there's another factor that's often overlooked: mental and emotional strength. Like most positive traits, it comes more easily to some than to others, but anyone can work to develop it.<p>To develop …

What is deep learning, and why should you care about it?

Deep learning is just another term for neural networks. Learn more in this interview with the authors of the recently released O'Reilly book "Deep …

Machine Learning

Leadership vs. Management

School leadership positions require a lot of energy. In a way, people in school leadership positions are expected to operate a lot like a battery, to …

Leadership

The main factors that affect the price of a home

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Median home sale prices have risen on a year-over-year basis for 52 consecutive months. In …

7 Invaluable Leadership Tips That Boost Accountability in the Workplace

If you want to improve your employees' performance, consider these wise tips.<p>Accountability is one of those buzzwords that was quickly recognized in management and leadership circles as an important concept. The unfortunate outcome of a buzzword is it minimizes the importance of the buzz-worthy …

UBS is launching its own 'robo-advisor' to bring wealth management down market

UBS getting into the "robo-advice" market, launching an online wealth manager.<p>UBS SmartWealth will provide real-time financial advice, telling people where to put their money based on goals, means, and attitude to risk.<p>Clients can open an account entirely online, with no need for paperwork, and are …

Robo-advisors

How teachers can help students excel at math: top tips from the man behind PISA

<b>Want to keep up with the latest education news and opinion? Follow TES USA on Twitter and like TES USA on Facebook.</b><p>What can we learn from the …

Mathematics

Academic Success Factors: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking > Building Skills for Critical Thinking > Solving Unstructured Problems<p>Solving Unstructured Problems<p>Unstructured or “open-ended” …

Critical Thinking

12 Business Metrics That Every Company Should Know

<b>HOW DO YOU</b> measure your company’s performance?<p>The way <i>not</i> to do it is by following your gut feeling. Running a successful business requires a thorough …

Small Business

Productivity fails: The time-wasters that cost an organization

Productivity counts more than ever in today’s “do more with less” environment. But millions of dollars lurk undetected in wasted spending that never shows up in financial reports.<p>Untold amounts of money, time, and effort are wasted in myriad ways: ineffective leadership, unresolved conflict, …

Every Data Science Interview Boiled Down To Five Basic Questions

Data science interviews are notoriously complex, but most of what they throw at you will fall into one of these categories.<p>Data science interviews are daunting, complicated gauntlets for many. But despite the ways they’re evolving, the technical portion of the typical data science interview tends …

10 Proven Ways To Help Stop Negative Thinking

“I’m not going to get it right;” “everything always goes wrong” “I always have such bad luck…” Happiness can be elusive with this kind of negative …

Happiness

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that’s far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Cognitive Dissonance And The Bull Market

<i>Source: Premedhq.com</i><p>One of the real hazards to clients' financial well-being is the career risk that they impose on their advisors. Clients, because …

10 Ways to Use Charts to Tell Better Stories

When you think of storytelling, a chart probably isn’t the first tool that comes to mind. But how do you present data in a clear and interesting way? …

19 Incredibly Useful Websites You Wish You Knew Earlier

We tend to think of learning a new skill or “going back to school” as something you’d do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your …

Learning

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

I don't understand Big Data, and chances are, neither do you

When many people think of the term “Big Data,” they think of companies collecting and using information in ways they weren’t doing before. In …

Three Things Great Data Storytellers Do Differently (Blog)

By Jake PorwayThe true power of data comes from conveying the “so what” behind the numbers, inspiring people to probe new questions, and using it for …

Data Visualization

IT Is Not Analytics. Here’s Why.

A CEO that I worked for once gave me the following feedback when I proudly sent him an Excel file containing the data that he had asked me for less …

Big Data

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

The best quotes to help you find business success

Big Data and Analytics for Dummies

A: Knock Knock<p>B: Who’s there?<p>A: Dummy<p>B: Dummy who?<p>A: Dummy you without a big data and analytics project (jk).<p>But you are in luck, I happen to have the book for you – Big Data and Analytics for Dummies. If you are so hung up on the words, “for dummies,” here is the rationale why we decided to use …

Omnity Makes Sense Of The World's Messy Documents

Scanning for commonalities<p>Omnity, launching today, is a search tool for knowledge. If Facebook wants to connect the world, and Google wants to make the world's data accessible, then Omnity lies somewhere in the middle. Instead of searching the internet at large, it skims a vast library of documents …