Daniel Kessler

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Can Big Data Help Head Off Police Misconduct?

Big Data has been considered an essential tool for tech companies and political campaigns. Now, someone who has handled data analytics at the highest levels in both of those worlds sees promise for it in policing, education and city services.<p>For example, data can show that a police officer who has …

Is Being A Data Scientist Really The Best Job In America?

It’s official – data scientist is the best job in America, according to users of online employment analysts Glassdoor.<p>Glassdoor’s service allows employees to anonymously rate their jobs and their employers, awarding scores for how well they are paid, treated, and helped to advance in their …

The Mind’s Biology

Published on February 19, 2016<p>She relaxed in the recliner, her eyes closed, her hands resting lightly in her lap. The psychiatrist’s assistant made small talk while pushing the woman’s hair this way and that, dabbing her head with spots of paste before attaching the 19 electrodes to her scalp.<p>As …

Data scientists mostly just do arithmetic and that’s a good thing

Hi, I’m Noah. I work at Basecamp. Sometimes I’m called a “data scientist.” Mostly, I just do arithmetic, and I’m ok with that.Continue reading on …

Data Sharing And Replication In The Sciences

Perhaps one of the most fascinating, yet underreported stories about data and the sciences thus far in 2016 was an editorial published last month in the highly prestigious New England Journal of Medicine criticizing the growing trend towards data sharing in the sciences. Its publication was …

Machine Learning: An In-Depth Guide — Data Selection, Preparation, and Modeling

Articles in This Series<p>Overview, goals, learning types, and algorithms<br>• Data selection, preparation, and modeling<br>• Model evaluation, validation, …

Machine Learning

This Font Was Designed Exclusively for Coding

Any web developer can tell you that the language of computers is very different from what we use in everyday life. For instance, while you may be …

Maybe - See What A Program Does Before Deciding Whether You Really Want It To Happen

rm -rf pic*<br>Are you sure? Are you <i>one hundred percent</i> sure?<p>... allows you to run a command and see what it does to your files <i>without actually doing it!</i> …

Command-line

A Machine Learning Company Needs Humans

I’ve invested in a couple of machine learning companies and yesterday I invited some of them and some brilliant AI/NLP/ML people to Malmö to share …

Machine Learning

Messed up your code? Now you can just blame someone else!

A cheeky coder on GitHub has built the tool that could bring genuine havoc to the programming world: git-blame-someone-else.<p>The hack lets you not only change the person who authored the bad code in question, but also the listed committer on GitHub too.<p>The creator Jay Phelps says he wrote it as a …

Face it: There's no money in open source

Former MongoDB CEO Max Schireson wants to point you to “the money in open source software.” The problem, however, is that there isn’t money in open …

Home automation using Python, Flask and Celery

Things used in this project<p>Hardware components<p>Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+<p>RPi 1 and 2 both work.<p>×<p>1<p>Buy from ModMyPi<br>• Buy from SparkFun<br>• Buy from CPC<br>• Buy from …

Women considered better coders – but only if they hide their gender

Researchers find software repository GitHub approved code written by women at a higher rate than code written by men, but only if the gender was not disclosed<p>When a group of computer science students decided to study the way that gender bias plays out in software development communities, they …

Computer Science

Madeleine Albright Makes Pitch to Younger Women for Clinton

The first female Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, made an emphatic pitch Saturday to young women to support one of her successors, Hillary …

Feminism

What Kind of Data Scientist Do You Need?

If you’re looking to hire a data scientist to join your company, you’re not alone. At The Data Incubator, we work with hundreds of companies that are looking to find data scientists from our Fellowship Program. In our experience, candidates usually come from one of two disciplines: computations or …

Data Science

Microsoft open sources its deep learning toolkit

In order to speed up their AI and speech recognition projects, researchers at Microsoft have developed a toolkit that uses deep neural networks and multiple graphics processing chips for quicker results.<p>The company has now open sourced the Computational Networks Toolkit (CNTK) and made it available …

Machine Learning

Self-driving cars will come to car sharing before showrooms, GM says

DETROIT — Turns out, the first self-driving car you will ride in won't be one you own; it'll be one you order up on your smartphone from Lyft.<p>"The …

Carsharing

Ohio State is still the most valuable program in college football

According to the Wall Street Journal's valuations, Ohio State is the most valuable college football program in the country.<p>Ohio State wasn't selected …

The Real Winners And Losers Of College Football’s Postseason

Just follow the (student) money.<p>Bowl season in college football culminates Monday night with the University of Alabama, Head Coach (and possible Sith Lord) Nick Saban's awe-inspiring football machine, playing Clemson University, another southern school with a larder full of future NFL players. It …

Like many women between the ages of three and two hundred, my hobbies include breathing, using magnifying mirrors to gain a more intimate perspective on my pores, and falling in desperate, horny love with people who do not want me. I do the latter with particular zeal. Really “appreciate my personality” but “just want to ...

Like many women between the ages of three and two hundred, my hobbies include breathing, using magnifying mirrors to gain a more intimate perspective …

Relationships

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …