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Predicting Hospital Length of Stay using SQL Server R Services

Last week, my Microsoft colleagues Bharath Sankaranarayan and Carl Saroufim presented a live webinar showing how you can predict a patient's length …

SQL Servers

Detecting walking speed with wireless signals

We’ve long known that blood pressure, breathing, body temperature and pulse provide an important window into the complexities of human health. But a …

MIT

This Hacker Is My New Hero

The hacker’s name is Janit0r. You’ve probably never heard of him, but perhaps you’ve heard of his work. Janit0r is reportedly the one behind a …

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Global Association of Risk Professionals | The Only Globally Recognized Membership Association for Risk Managers | GARP

GLMs, CPUs, and GPUs: An introduction to machine learning through logistic regression, Python and OpenCL

Welcome! As a mentee in the ChiPy mentorship program I will be writing a few blog posts about my project — which was to learn how to implement a …

Suspended – Medium

'Wait, What?' (And Other Big Questions)

We talk to a college dean whose graduation speech on asking the right questions and living a full life has gone viral way beyond campus.

College & University

Statistical Significance Is Overrated

Just because something can be observed doesn't mean that it's important.<p>Ronald A. Fisher, one of the fathers of modern statistics, reportedly got on the nerves of many of his contemporaries. But if there’s a reason we should be annoyed with Fisher today, it’s for coining the misleading term …

Voting

ReinforcementLearning: A package for replicating human behavior in R

Usage<p>The following sections present the usage and main functionality of the ReinforcementLearning package.<p>Data format<p>The ReinforcementLearning …

Machine Learning

It’s not so hard to move away from hypothesis testing and toward a Bayesian approach of “embracing variation and accepting uncertainty.”

There’s been a lot of discussion, here and elsewhere, of the problems with null hypothesis significance testing, p-values, deterministic decisions, …

Data Science

Why Momentum Really Works

We often think of optimization with momentum as a ball rolling down a hill. This isn't wrong, but there is much more to the story.

Google says its custom machine learning chips are often 15-30x faster than GPUs and CPUs

It’s no secret that Google has developed its own custom chips to accelerate its machine learning algorithms. The company first revealed those chips, called Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), at its I/O developer conference back in May 2016, but it never went into all that many details about them, …

Machine Learning

Understanding the CANDECOMP/PARAFAC Tensor Decomposition, aka CP; with R code

(This article was first published on <b>Alexej's blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>A tensor is essentially a multi-dimensional array:<p>a tensor of …

Top Ten Algorithms

<b>"Great algorithms are the poetry of computation," says Francis Sullivan of the Institute for Defense Analyses' Center for Computing Sciences in</b> …

AI and deep learning can now help you be more popular on Twitter

Post Intelligence is a project by two ex-Google execs to help you know what and when to Tweet.<p>What is the point of Twitter? The 11-year-old microblogging platform is a social network, a broadcasting tool, a public relations platform, a joke incubator, and a news aggregator. It’s a daunting medium, …

Social Media

How Dollar Shave Club's Founder Built a $1 Billion Company That Changed the Industry

Michael Dubin is just getting started.<p>This story appears in the April 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20 contributors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders.</i><p>Michael Dubin occasionally …

New York Red Bulls

The Difference Between A Prediction And A Probability

Where is the S&P 500 going to end the year?<p>This is one of the most popular questions in financial media. Why? Because viewers are said to love …

So your company wants to do AI?

Machine Learning, and more so Deep Learning, is so popular now that it is being referred as AI itself. Gladly, your startup just got funded or your …

From Automation To Empathy, AI Dominated The SXSW Conversation

Beyond the political underpinning, the fake news agenda and the plethora of VR experiences, the one technology to really know about while at SXSW in Austin this year, was artificial intelligence (AI). That sentence has to be taken with a pinch of salt, because it’s almost impossible to think of AI …

Artificial Intelligence

CUBAN: The robots are coming

"We're about to go into a period with artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, those things where we literally are going to see a change in the nature of employment," Cuban said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper.<p>In that same interview, he criticized President Trump's …

Machine Learning

A pre-analysis plan is the only way to take your p-value at face-value

Andrew Gelman has a post from last week that discusses the value of preregistration of studies as being akin to the value of random sampling and RCTs …

Data Science

Deep Learning Project Workflow

This document attempts to summarize Andrew Ng's recommended machine learning workflow from his "Nuts and Bolts of Applying Deep Learning" talk at …

Machine Learning

The MIT Probabilistic Computing Project

9.S915: Introduction to Probabilistic Programming<p>Introduces probabilistic programming, a computational formulation of probability theory. Covers how …

You Physics Teachers Really Ought to Teach Numerical Calculations

I love including numerical calculations in my introductory and advanced physics courses. I find that including coding in the introductory physics …

Introduction to TensorFX

TensorFX is an end to end application framework to simplifies machine learning with TensorFlow - both training models and using them for prediction. …

Richard Feynman Explains The Scientific Method

This is an enjoyable vintage video of famed physicist Richard Feynman explaining the scientific method in a simple, easy-to-understand way that, if I …

Richard Feynman

Facebook's AI search lets you find images by content

The problem with searching for images you or your friends have posted on Facebook is that it is kind of hard to find them unless they are properly tagged or you know when they were taken. Facebook is trying to solve this problem with the recently announced AI image search system that is capable of …

Image Search

Facebook isn’t developing a general AI, but wrote a paper about how it would if it were, which it’s not

For many working in artificial intelligence, the ultimate goal is a general AI: software that could reason its way through any problem, like a human but on a superhuman scale. Humans are only now realizing how to make an AI proficient at simple tasks, like identifying objects in photos, which means …

Artificial Intelligence

Here are Facebook's marketing tips for exploiting lonely people

Facebook has some advice for brands on how to get their marketing messages to resonate with newly single people.<p>In a blog post today, the company expounded on ways in which single people act in the wild and on the internet, as well as ways to capitalize on their sad, sad lives:<p>It’s okay if you …

Marketing