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Only humans, not computers, can learn or predict

Nature magazine announced in late January that a computer designed by Google’s DeepMind defeated a human master in the ancient Chinese board game, “Go.” This impressive achievement once again raised the expectations for a predicted future in which computers will have artificial intelligence, with …

Remembering Babe Ruth, Baseball's First Superstar

It's baseball season. Which means that it's time to look at a bunch of photos of the Yankee legend.<p>It's baseball season. Which means that it's time to flip through a bunch of photos of the Yankee legend.

Big Data

5 things to know about high performers - The Business Journals

Image provided by Getty Images (michaeljung)<p>In an article on Entrepreneur.com titled, “Getting More from Your Employees,” Ray Sullivan defines the …

Why Soft Skills Matter in Data Science

John W. Foreman<p>I’d like to offer up some thoughts about what it means to practice data science in the real world, because merely knowing the math …

Big Data

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …


Waiting stinks: How to redesign your product’s dead time

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Recently my family gathered in North Carolina to celebrate a milestone in my sister’s life, and we arrived 10 minutes early …

UX Design

Non-statistician analysts are the new norm

As data grows cheaper and more easily accessible, the people who analyze it aren’t always statisticians. They’re likely to not even have had any …