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Sequence Modeling with CTC

A visual guide to Connectionist Temporal Classification, an algorithm used to train deep neural networks in speech recognition, handwriting …

Machine Learning

Microsoft made speech recognition software that's as accurate as humans

Microsoft just made another big advancement in artificial intelligence.<p>Researchers at the company have created speech recognition software that is …

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Ensemble Learning in R

(This article was first published on <b>R Blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Previous research in data mining has devised numerous different …

The Quartz guide to bad data

<i>This guide was written to help Quartz staff identify problems with data they report on. After publishing it on GitHub, we heard from folks in many other industries who also found it helpful, so we’re republishing it here for the benefit of all Quartz readers. The most</i> <i>up-to-date version of this</i> …

Data Science

Starting with Canvas for a D3.js addict

In this blog I’d like to take you through my learnings from last week when I finally started with canvas. I hope that, after reading this blog, I …

Bayesian vs Frequentist A/B Testing – What’s the Difference?

There’s a philosophical statistics debate in the optimization in the world: Bayesian vs Frequentist.<p>This is not a new debate; Thomas Bayes wrote “An …

Data Science

11 things you should know as a Data Scientist

Background<p>During the meetups we conduct, we get a mix of audience. From complete starters in data science to experts in the field, every one attacks …

Third Pillar Of Mapping Data To Visualizations: Usage

This is only the beginning of the conversation. When it comes to data visualization, there are many areas that I haven’t covered yet (but hope to …

Data Visualization
JavaScript

Learn to Map Census Data in R

Today I am happy to announce a new free email course: <b>Mapping Census Data in R</b>. You can sign up here. The course is designed to provide similar …

Demographics
Football (U.S.)

4 tips for creating effective infographics

I came to my firm, Market Strategies, as a devout believer in data visualization guru Edward Tufte’s strict design principles. I shunned chartjunk …

How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis

Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a “war on pollution,” including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the …

Municipal Government

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the economy is arguably bigger than ever -- and certainly more hotly debated. Here are Salon's choices …

ELI 2014: Four Big Ideas For What's Next

This presentation will explore four emerging concepts that reimagine the dynamics of learning. Digital badges reinvent the idea of a grade and how they can capture learning in all of its forms. Mobile devices, especially tablets, provide a virtual "second screen" that is an interactive companion to …

One is an iPhone, one is a weapon: can you tell which?

Canadian police have confiscated two stun guns disguised to look like iPhones, and have brought charges against one woman for assault. Can you tell the potentially deadly device from a harmless handset?<p>Canadian police have seized two potentially lethal stun guns disguised as iPhones and warned that …

The Art Of The Effective Business Email

Distinguished tech experts have been predicting (or praying for) the death of email since the first person abused <i>reply all,</i> which was pretty much within the first minute of email’s existence.<p>Meanwhile, the rest of us have an average of 121 business-related emails to send and receive each day, and …

Arianna Huffington’s “Guide” to Happiness

Six steps to finding inner happiness and successfully marketing it.<p><b>1. LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF</b><p>Yes, it’s been a tough journey, with so much heartbreak along the way. But at last <b>I have learned to love myself.</b> My method is simple. Every morning, I look in the mirror.<p>And, looking back at me, it’s me that …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Genius

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

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