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A List Of Top Data Mining Algorithms

Data mining is known as an interdisciplinary subfield of computer science and basically is a computing process of discovering patterns in large data …

Por que mulheres bem-sucedidas fazem bullying com outras mulheres na firma?

O comportamento de algumas mulheres pode ser atribuído ao efeito ovelha negra, em que as pessoas são mais duras com membros do próprio grupo<p>As vacas, …

NVIDIA proves the cloud can replace a high-end gaming rig

A year ago, NVIDIA's GeForce Now game-streaming service let me play <i>The Witcher 3</i>, a notoriously demanding PC-only title, on a MacBook Air. This year, NVIDIA finally unveiled the Windows version of the service, and it was even more impressive. I was able to play <i>Rainbow Six: Siege</i> and <i>PlayerUnknown's</i> …

Ethics for powerful algorithms (1 of 4)

COMPAS has been in the news a lot lately. It’s a proprietary algorithm widely used by judges and parole officers to set bail, adjust sentences, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Machines Taught by Photos Learn a Sexist View of Women

Last fall, University of Virginia computer science professor Vicente Ordóñez noticed a pattern in some of the guesses made by image-recognition …

Connecting R to MySQL/MariaDB

Overview<p>Relational databases, such as MySQL, organize data into tables consisting of rows and columns similarly to an R data.frame. While many …

Databases

Watch presentations from R/Finance 2017

It was another great year for the R/Finance conference, held earlier this month in Chicago. This is normally a fairly private affair: with attendance …

Automated Machine Learning — A Paradigm Shift That Accelerates Data Scientist Productivity @ Airbnb

By Hamel Husain & Nick Handel<p>At Airbnb, we are always searching for ways to improve our data science workflow. A fair amount of our data science …

Machine Learning

HBO’s Silicon Valley takes a direct shot at the tech industry’s obsession with AI

<i>Silicon Valley is Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s biting comedy about the American tech industry, now in its fourth season. Every week, we’ll be taking one idea, scene, or joke and explain how it ties to the real Silicon Valley and speaks to an issue at the heart of the industry and its ever-lasting</i> …

Prepare for the Digital Health Revolution

The business of medicine is inefficient, expensive, and ripe for disruption. Here are 21 companies that are using technology to reinvent it—and to …

AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals

Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists say<p>An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM’s cloud adds support for Nvidia’s fastest GPUs yet

IBM today announced that users on its Bluemix cloud will soon be able to add two Nvidia Tesla P100 accelerator cards to their bare metal servers. The company says this feature will launch later this month and, when it’s live, IBM will likely be the first major cloud provider to offer support for …

gpus

Two New Utilities to Boost Your Data Science Productivity

<i>This post is authored by Xibin Gao, Data Scientist, Debraj GuhaThakurta, Senior Data Scientist, Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager, and Hang</i> …

Top 19 geovisualization tools, APIs and libraries that will let you create beautiful web maps

Creating a good web map is not an easy task but over the years we’ve seen plenty of amazing geovisualization examples. Almost all of them have been …

5 open source dashboard tools for visualizing data

Trying to communicate lots of complex data points quickly? Use one of these open source dashboard tools.

Maps are great - German Gas Prices illustrated

One of the most appealing data visualisation charts are maps. I love maps as they combine an incredible information density with intuitive …

Putting data on maps using R: easier than ever

(This article was first published on <b> R – What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)New Zealand earthquake density …

Analyzing emotions in video with R

In the run-up to the election last year, Ben Heubl from The Economist used the Emotion API to chart the emotions portrayed by the candidates during …

Discrimination by algorithm: scientists devise test to detect AI bias

Researchers devise test to determine whether machine learning algorithms are introducing gender or racial biases into decision-making<p>There was the voice recognition software that struggled to understand women, the crime prediction algorithm that targeted black neighbourhoods and the online ad …

Machine Learning

Facebook’s advice to students interested in artificial intelligence

Math. Math. Oh and perhaps some more math.<p>That’s the gist of the advice to students interested in AI from Facebook’s Yann LeCun and Joaquin Quiñonero Candela

 who run the company’s Artificial Intelligence Lab and Applied Machine Learning group respectively.<p>Tech companies often advocate STEM …

Artificial Intelligence

Six Data Science Lessons from the Epic Polling Failure

Big data analytics suffered a huge setback on Tuesday when nearly every political poll failed to predict the outcome of the presidential election. …

Artificial Intelligence Set To Take Over The World

Image via Shutterstock<p>The first web search engines were stupid. For those old enough to remember, Yahoo was a great directory, listing a few thousand …

Artificial Intelligence

After off-mark polls, some question value of 'big data'

For an American public that relies on data for everything from where to find the best taco to the likely victor in a baseball game, Election Day …

How did the election forecasts get it so wrong?

The Upshot, FiveThirtyEight, Predictwise, etc: their predictions for President varied over the campaign as you'd expect as new data came in, but …

Building Scalable Data Pipelines with Microsoft R Server and Azure Data Factory

by Udayan Kumar, Data Scientist at MicrosoftBeginning in 2016, Microsoft rolled out a preview of Microsoft R Server (MRS) for Azure HDInsight …

Because it's Friday: Pianograms

Here's an interesting way of looking at music: the Pianogram, by Joey Cloud. The white and black keys are extended by their frequency in the music …

Pianograms

The Pianogram<p>The visual below shows how often each key gets pressed <i>relative</i> to the rest for a given piano piece. It is a piano-looking histogram, so …

SQL Server 2016 launch showcases R

Microsoft officially launched SQL Server 2016 at the Data Driven event in New York City last week, and R featured prominently.One of the highlights …