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How machine learning could be the key to an autonomous future

One of the latest trends in the world of commercial vehicle design and engineering is ‘machine learning’, a term that’s used across the wider …

20 Weird & Wonderful Datasets for Machine Learning

Findings from my hunt for amazing datasets<p><b>They say great data is 95% of the problem in machine learning.</b> We saw first hand at Udacity that this is …

Big data shows people's collective behavior follows strong periodic patterns

New research has revealed that by using big data to analyse massive data sets of modern and historical news, social media and Wikipedia page views, …

Mr Trump comes to Washington: Triumphant tour for the victor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump took a triumphant tour of the nation's capital Thursday, holding a cordial White House meeting with …

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Solving Business Problems with Data Science

<i>Data science is fast becoming a critical skill for developers and managers across industries, and it looks like a lot of fun as well. But it’s pretty</i> …

AI Trumps polling as Donald takes the presidency

On the morning of Halloween, CNBC.com reported that an artificial intelligence system was predicting a Trump victory in the presidential election.<p>The …

About 180% More People Are Searching 'Pray for Trump' Than 'Pray for Hillary'

How about "pray for the entire sad, sad world"?<p>It's no secret that Trump has more support from religious groups than Hillary Clinton; after all, religion and conservatism, on a very general basis, tend to go hand-in-hand. However, on Election Day, it seems as though Trump supporters have been …

Inside Donald Trump’s Data Analytics Team on Election Night

Upset win was a coup for a tiny data firm that helped the campaign target ads based on a psychological approach<p>At a little past 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the head of a little-known data analytics team working for Donald Trump in San Antonio sent a flurry of messages to the campaign’s New York war room: …

Donald Trump

Big data is eating the world – But it’s not eating the data scientist

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously remarked that ‘software is eating the world.’ Today the same can be said about big data. Without tapping …

Big Data

Extinction risk from climate change

Author(s):Thomas, C.D. | Cameron, A. | Green, R.E. | Bakkenes, M. | Beaumont, L.J. | Collingham, Y.C. | Erasmus, B.F.N. | Ferreira De Siqueira, M. | …

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You May Not Need Big Data After All

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 2, 2009, digital<p>Companies are investing like crazy in data scientists, data warehouses, and data analytics software. But many of them don’t have much to show for their efforts. It’s possible they never will.<p>What’s the problem? To begin with, big data has …

A Better Way to Tackle All That Data

The single biggest challenge any organization faces in a world awash in data is the time it takes to make a decision. We can amass all of the data in the world, but if it doesn’t help to save a life, allocate resources better, fund the organization, or avoid a crisis, what good is it? Hampered by a …

Data Scientists Don’t Scale

Big data is about to get a big reality check. Our ongoing obsession with data and analytics technology, and our reverence for the rare data scientist who reigns supreme over this world, has disillusioned many of us. Executives are taking a hard look at their depleted budgets — drained by a mess of …

What Every Manager Should Know About Machine Learning

Perhaps you heard recently about a new algorithm that can drive a car? Or invent a recipe? Or scan a picture and find your face in a crowd? It seems as though every week companies are finding new uses for algorithms that adapt as they encounter new data. Last year Wired quoted an ex-Google employee …

Machine Learning