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Taming the Epic To-Do List

The to-do list can be an indispensable tool when used to mindfully manage your time. But used indiscriminately, you become its servant. The first step in making your list work for you is to be clear on what job you’re “hiring” it to do. Most of us fail to do this, and so our lists are crammed with …

Time Management

I paid off $107,000 in student loans with a simple spreadsheet anyone can use

I began using spreadsheets when running my first company. I was 15 years old, landscaping and mowing lawns.<p>Like any business owner, I had revenues, expenses, and taxes. I used a simple spreadsheet that showed me whether my little business was profitable or not.<p>More than a decade later, buried in …

Install

<b>SHAP (SHapley Additive exPlanations)</b> is a unified approach to explain the output of any machine learning model. SHAP connects game theory with local …

How Docker Can Help You Become A More Effective Data Scientist

For the past 5 years, I have heard lots of buzz about docker containers. It seemed like all my software engineering friends are using them for …

DevOps

China Challenges Nvidia's Hold on Artificial Intelligence Chips

In July, China’s government issued a sweeping new strategy with a striking aim: draw level with the US in artificial intelligence technology within …

Artificial Intelligence

Stanford trained AI to diagnose pneumonia better than a radiologist in just two months

There’s a clear trend that having more data makes it easier to train artificial intelligence. Bigger datasets, like ImageNet, originally showed that AI could be useful for tasks like image recognition, leading to a race among everyone from large technology companies to academics to compile new …

Artificial Intelligence

Alibaba’s AI Fashion Consultant Helps Achieve Record-Setting Sales - MIT Technology Review

On the third floor of a shopping mall in the heart of Shanghai last week, Xiaolan He, a woman in her 50s, took an olive-green down jacket to a …

eCommerce

You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How.

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn’t building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer …

How to Use Restful Web APIs in Python

This tutorial will introduce you to web APIs and teach you how to use the requests Python library to fetch and update information in web APIs. You …

America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning

By Matt TownsendMatt Townsend, Jenny SuraneJenny Surane, Emma OrrEmma Orr and Christopher CannonChristopher Cannon<p>The so-called retail apocalypse has …

The biggest roadblock to AI adoption is a lack of skilled workers

While there is nearly universal agreement that artificial intelligence offers the promise of revolutionary benefits, recent survey findings from Gartner reveal almost 60 percent of organizations surveyed have yet to take advantage of the benefits of AI. Perhaps even more surprisingly, only a little …

'We can't compete': why universities are losing their best AI scientists

It was the case of the missing PhD student.<p>As another academic year got under way at Imperial College London, a senior professor was bemused at the absence of one of her students. He had worked in her lab for three years and had one more left to complete his studies. But he had stopped coming …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks

If you want to blame someone for the hoopla around artificial intelligence, 69-year-old Google researcher Geoff Hinton is a good candidate.<p>The droll …

Practical Machine Learning with R and Python – Part 4

(This article was first published on <b>R – Giga thoughts …</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>This is the 4th installment of my ‘Practical Machine …

Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data

It’s hard to measure water from a fire hose while it’s hitting you in the face. In a sense, that’s the challenge of analyzing streaming data, which …

Mathematics

Solve These Tough Data Problems and Watch Job Offers Roll In

Late in 2015, Gilberto Titericz, an electrical engineer at Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras, told his boss he planned to resign, after seven …

a step-by-step tutorial

As Power BI grows, we want to empower our users to focus their time and energy on gaining insights and acting on them in a timely manner. To that …

Elon Musk Masterfully Predicts the Future in His Latest PR Stunt | Inc.com

Inventor and Renaissance man Elon Musk has been compared to such historic figures as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Benjamin Franklin. While these geniuses toiled in semi-obscurity, Musk came up in the information age. What's more, he is arguably the greatest scientific showman of our …

Elon Musk

China’s AI Awakening中国 人工智能 的崛起 - MIT Technology Review

On a tropical island that marks the southern tip of China, a computer program called Lengpudashi is playing one-on-one poker against a dozen people …

Artificial Intelligence

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

Deep Learning

Top 5: Cleaning messy datasets, kid-friendly Linux distros, TensorFlow projects, and more

In this week's top 5, we take a look at the Pandas Python data analysis library, the current state of kid-focused Linux distributions, and more. <br>read …

Microsoft Vs. Google: Who's Got the Smartest Cloud? | Investopedia

With Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOG) Google chipping away at Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) dominance in the cloud computing market, the …

A Radical New Theory Could Change the Way We Build A.I.

One A.I. scientist wants to ditch the metaphor of the brain and think smaller and more basic.<p>From early on, we’re taught that intelligence is …

Artificial Intelligence

Great Digital Companies Build Great Recommendation Engines

Perhaps the single most important algorithmic distinction between “born digital” enterprises and legacy companies is not their people, data sets, or computational resources, but a clear real-time commitment to delivering accurate, actionable customer recommendations. Recommendation engines (or</i> …

Baidu’s former chief scientist says companies need an AI strategy now

Five years from now, company leaders will be looking back and wishing they developed an artificial intelligence strategy sooner, according to one of the veterans of the field.<p>Andrew Ng, the cofounder of Coursera and the former machine learning chief at Chinese tech powerhouse Baidu, said that he …

The emergence of a new IT species: The IT/OT hybrid professional

A key tenet of Darwin’s theory of evolution is the idea of <i>adaptation</i>, in which a species changes over time to better adapt to its environment. Based on discussions with industrial organizations getting involved in the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), I believe we’re witnessing a similar …

How to create reports with R Markdown in RStudio

(This article was first published on <b>R-exercises</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p><b>Introduction</b><p>R Markdown is one of the most popular data science …

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

How AI Fits into Your Data Science Team

In their HBR Big Idea feature, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee argue that AI and machine learning will soon become “general-purpose technologies,” as significant as electricity or the internal combustion engine. They represent a landmark change in our technical capabilities and will power the …

What’s Driving the Machine Learning Explosion?

Machine learning systems have been around since the 1950s, so why are we suddenly seeing breakthroughs in so many diverse areas? Three factors are at play: enormously increased data, significantly improved algorithms, and substantially more-powerful computer hardware. Over the past two decades …