Sriram Sridharan

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12 Patterns of Platform Design to kickstart Innovation Strategies

DIY Pattern Cards that can help you frame the Platform Design opportunity available in your context<p>As the loyal readers know, we recently introduced …

The Importance of Graph Visualization Tools: Exploring the Paradise Papers

Data is quickly becoming known as the new oil. Its value is rapidly increasing, but similar to oil, data only has value if you can access it and know …

Sankey Particles Visualization

I really like the Particle visualization of Sankey diagram <br>https://bl.ocks.org/micahstubbs/6a366e759f029599678e293521d7e26c<p>However, i cant replicate …

Particles

Space can change your DNA, we just learned

Astronaut Scott Kelly found that while 93 percent of his DNA returned to normal after coming home, 7 percent didn’t<p><i>Update: “It wasn’t so much changes in the DNA, it was changes in gene expressions so the actual proteins that get expressed from those changes. There’s always a lot of variation in</i> …

"Construction Marvel" Pedestrian Bridge Kills People 5 Days After Going Up

It was intended to be the first of its kind.<p>A pedestrian bridge connecting the campus at Florida International University (FIU) and the neighboring …

Engineering

Map of the dark web

The so-called dark web is now so big that mapping efforts are afoot. It feels a bit like the web in the 1990s! The creators explain:<p>The Dark Web Map …

Dark Web

Textbook on number theory acclaimed for its novel approach

It's not often that a mathematics textbook is described as "gorgeous" or "a work of practical art." But <i>An Illustrated Theory of Numbers</i> by Martin …

Largest prime number discovered – with more than 23m digits

At more than 23m digits long, the number is something of a beast. But for mathematicians, the latest discovery from a global gang of enthusiasts is a thing of beauty: the largest prime number ever found.<p>Known simply as M77232917, the figure is arrived at by calculating two to the power of …

Mathematics

Visualize your budget flows with a Sankey diagram

There’s a new fad in the financial independence subreddit, one that might be fun for Get Rich Slowly readers to play around with. People have …

Who actually owns your personal data? Certainly not you

Big businesses own us. Many of us feel like Facebook and Google have us pinned. They know everything about us, they can use our data however they …

Personal Data

Did you know that mathematics is dripping with ‘whiteness’? One math professor sure thinks so.

Don’t look now, but mathematics is awash in “whiteness.”<p>So declared Rochelle Gutierrez, a mathematics education professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who contributed a chapter to a new book in which she wrote that “on many levels, mathematics itself operates as …

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …

Artificial Intelligence

If AI has the power to transform all industries, why hasn’t it?

There is a ton of noise about AI today. A quick search on Google for “Artificial Intelligence” returned 82M results and almost 4M news stories. …

Is your greatest asset people, or data?

Most of us spend our entire careers working for organisations where the prevailing attitude is that “people are our greatest asset”.<p>In the service …

How Big Data And Artificial Intelligence are Changing Online Lending

As digital lending continues to grow in size, companies are looking for ways to make their services more efficient and profitable to both lenders and …

KDnuggets™ News 17:n38, Oct 4: What Blockchains Mean to Big Data; Keras Deep Learning Cheat Sheet; Machine Learning in Finance

Also: XGBoost, a Top Machine Learning Method on Kaggle, Explained; How to win Kaggle competition based on NLP task, if you are not an NLP expert; …

Want to Be More Like Amazon? Start By Making Your Startup More Data-Driven.

Most companies understand the importance of customer data, but lack the analysis expertise to match their ecommerce competitors' level.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon has cultivated a well-deserved reputation for owning the online shopping market; but …

eCommerce

Machine Learning Explained

If you’ve ever received a customized offer while web surfing, or had a credit card unexpectedly declined because you were traveling, you may have been on the receiving end of machine learning. Today, machine learning is already used in a wide range of applications—customer segmentation and fraud …

The Chemistry Of Data-First Applications

At last year’s O’Reilly AI conference, I attended a session where one of the speakers said something I had a hard time understanding at the time. He talked about how if you use data in a large machine learning project, the data is playing a different role than it did in previous generations of …

You'll never be Bill Nye, but you can be a data scientist

If Bill Nye reinvented his show for the modern era, he'd probably be the <i>Data</i> Science Guy. Skilled analytics professionals are in high demand across …

Calculus in 20 Minutes

If you went to engineering school, you probably remember going to a lot of calculus classes. You may or may not remember a lot of calculus. If you …

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony? - MIT Technology Review

I’m standing in what is soon to be the center of the world, or is perhaps just a very large room on the seventh floor of a gleaming tower in downtown …

Deep Learning

Why AI and machine learning researchers are beginning to embrace PyTorch

<i>The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Soumith Chintala on building a worthy successor to Torch and on deep learning within Facebook.</i>In this episode of the …

Digital Transformation - Part II: Collective Intelligence Is the Game Changer

<i>by Rod Collins, Innovation Sherpa at</i> Salt Flats<p>The science fiction writer William Gibson once astutely observed, “The future has already arrived; it’s just not evenly distributed.” As described in last month’s blog, our future is a digitally transformed world that will usher in an entirely new …

A visual overview of Apple’s essential design principles

Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines have been the core of the company’s design philosophy ever since the Macintosh in 1978. Apple design evangelist Mike Stern gave an overview of the ever-evolving guidelines during a Wednesday session at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>The session, …

Apple

Microsoft Introducing Fluent Design System

Microsoft has been introducing a newly ecosystem that is bold, scalable and universal. They called it: Fluent Design System, with the rise of our …

Universal Design

Non-transitive Dice

Here are three dice that are used to play a game for two players:<p>The red die has the numbers {1, 1, 6, 6, 8, 8} <br>The green die has the numbers {2, 2, …

The Beauty of Simplified Navigation

Interactive. Consistent. Minimal. Those are all words commonly heard when talking about website navigation. But there is another word that should be …

113 enterprise AI companies you should know

Enterprise companies comprise a $3.4 trillion market worldwide of which an increasingly larger share is being allocated to artificial intelligence technologies.<p>By our definition, “enterprise” technology companies create tools for workplace roles and functions that a large number of businesses use. …