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Retirement: Bulls Or Bears - No Worries With This 5% Income Strategy

The stock market has rebounded nicely from the recent 10% correction.<p>However, the risks remain elevated due to stretched valuations, inflationary …

Investing

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

Tensor Methods in Machine Learning

Rong Ge • Dec 17, 2015 • 19 minute read<p><i>Tensors</i> are high dimensional generalizations of matrices. In recent years <i>tensor decompositions</i> were used to …

9 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 <i>pages a day.</i><p>Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day …

A History of Philosophy in 81 Video Lectures: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times

Above, you can watch 81 video lectures tracing the history of philosophy, moving from Ancient Greece to modern times. Arthur Holmes presented this …

Ancient Greece

Deep Learning the Stock Market

<i>Update 25.1.17 — Took me a while but</i> <i>here is an ipython notebook</i> <i>with a rough implementation</i><p>In the past few months I’ve been fascinated with “Deep …

Deep Learning

The San Francisco and East Bay Matcha Map

Matcha, or powdered green tea, is a favorite among tea (and health) enthusiasts and boasts higher caffeine and antioxidants than tea, but without the jittery jolt of coffee.<p>It grows high on the green tea fields covering the hills above Kyoto, Japan, where bright green gyokuro tea shoots are …

Casino mogul Wynn readies lavish new Macau resort

MACAU (AP) — From a pair of giant golden dragons encircling a vast man-made lagoon to phoenix and cloud motifs inside, Steve Wynn's Macau resort brims with auspicious Chinese symbolism.<p>The U.S. casino mogul will need luck on his side as launches his $4.2 billion Wynn Palace project in the gambling …

China

Was Someone Tipped Off To The LinkedIn Sale?

When LinkedIn (lnkd) announced this morning that it would be acquired for $26.2 billion by Microsoft (msft), the entire tech and business press …

Google to Developers: Here’s How to Stop Making Dumb Chatbots - MIT Technology Review

Generally, computers are useless at holding a conversation. They just take things a bit too literally. But Google is teaching computers how to make …

IDG Contributor Network: Big data and machine learning – is the glass half empty?

Artificial intelligence is currently making a resurgence since the 1990s. Today, the focus is on machine learning and statistical algorithms. This …

Machine Learning

Thirteen Companies That Use Deep Learning To Produce Actionable Results

Our means for gathering data have largely outstripped our tools for analyzing that data. The result is a mountain of unstructured and largely inaccessible information gathered from social media, app permissions, website cookies and hardware and software service agreements. There’s gold in that …

Machine Learning

Jeff Dean on Large-Scale Deep Learning at Google

<i>If you can’t understand what’s in information then it’s going to be very difficult to organize it.</i> This quote is from Jeff Dean, currently a Wizard, …

Machine Learning

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources For 2016

Data is ubiquitous — but sometimes it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, as it were. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true.<p>There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free data sets …

Big Data

North Korea warns of war over South's propaganda broadcasts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea warned of war as South Korea on Saturday continued blasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda across the rivals' tense border in retaliation for the North's purported fourth nuclear test.<p>North Korean propaganda is filled with threats of violence, but the country is …

North Korea

We Need To Accelerate Innovation. Here's How

Look at any marvel of our technological age, whether it be an iPhone, a self driving car or a miracle cure and you’ll find three things: An academic theory, a government program and an entrepreneurial instinct. When the system works, it is a wonder to behold, not only creating prosperity, but …

Innovation

Top 20 Data Science Skills

Data science is a mashup of skills ranging from computer science and statistics, to machine learning and strong communication. Which subskills exist …

24 Uses of Statistical Modeling (Part I)

Here we discuss general applications of statistical models, whether they arise from data science, operations research, engineering, machine learning …

Data Science

Researchers Have Found A New Way To Get Machines To Learn Faster

An international team of data scientists is proud to announce the very latest in machine learning: they’ve built a program that learns… programs.<p>That …

Simple end-to-end TensorFlow examples

I’ve been reading papers about deep learning for several years now, but until recently hadn’t dug in and implemented any models using deep learning …

Deep Learning

New general-purpose optimization algorithm promises order-of-magnitude speedups on some problems

Optimization problems are everywhere in engineering: Balancing design tradeoffs is an optimization problem, as are scheduling and logistical …

Machine Learning

Russia transfers Ukraine war doctrine to Syria

If its role in fomenting conflict in eastern Ukraine is a guide, Russia has some new tricks in store for Syrian rebels and their allies.<p>Russia's recent involvement in Syria's civil war is similar in some ways to its intervention in eastern Ukraine, where it exploited ethnic conflict, provided …

War

Easy Chinese recipes to cook at home

Try Andrew Wong’s Sichuanese aubergines, five-spiced Dover sole and char siu pork<p>Crispy aromatic duck<p>You may be surprised to learn that the roots of this dish are not to be found in the Forbidden City in Beijing, but in the kitchens of 1960s north London. A former chef from the Chinese embassy, who …

September Swoon For ETFs Could Continue In The Week Ahead

U.S. stocks ended last week in miserable fashion as all three major U.S. indexes slumped more than 1 percent on Friday. For the week, the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite each lost at least 2.6 percent.<p>With those dismal numbers in mind, perhaps it is a good thing that …

Stock Markets

23 Free Data Science Books

Ex-Googlers Raise $6M For Connectifier, An AI Approach To Recruitment Search

Sites like LinkedIn and Monster.com have become online mainstays both for people looking for jobs and also companies looking to find the right people to fill a role. Now a new startup hopes to turn the recruitment process on its head through artificial intelligence and powerful search software that …

A comparison of open source tools for sentiment analysis

<i>Note: The code can be found on github.</i><p>Goal<p>The objective of this project is to apply various NLP sentiment analysis techniques on reviews of the Yelp …

Data Science

Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

When Jonathan Goldman arrived for work in June 2006 at LinkedIn, the business networking site, the place still felt like a start-up. The company had just under 8 million accounts, and the number was growing quickly as existing members invited their friends and colleagues to join. But users weren’t …