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Github's Top Open Datasets For Machine Learning

When working with comprehensive datasets every data scientist seems to have their favorite go to. For free resources, Mansi Singhal CEO of qplum …

Machine Learning

Cheat sheet: How to become a data scientist

If you are interested in pursuing a career in data science, this primer is a good reference for information about salary, hottest job markets, …

Big Data

Meet the man behind the most important tool in data science

Wes McKinney hates the idea of researchers wasting their time. “Scientists unnecessarily dealing with the drudgery of simple data manipulation tasks makes me feel terrible,” he says.<p>Perhaps more than any other person, McKinney has helped fix that problem. McKinney is the developer of “Pandas”, one …

Data Science

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A …

A Wikipedia For Data Visualizations Is Here

The Data Viz Project has more than 150 types of visualizations.<p>You have one dataset, and countless ways to visualize it. Bar chart? Tree graph? The dreadful pie chart?<p>Now all your options are in one beautifully designed location: the Data Viz Project, which has more than 150 types of data …

Story behind this picture could change how you think

The picture was part of an experiment run by the director of analytics for the former president’s campaign. Dan Siroker wanted to test what would …

Barack Obama

Banks planning big data deals to target customers

The digital data being hoovered up by companies and governments from customers and constituents is set to become a major driver of productivity and …

Amazon Using AI, Big Data To Accelerate Profits

Amazon wants you to take wardrobe advice from a connected gadget.<p>It brought personal digital assistants into our kitchens with Echo, a connected speaker. Now it can see, so Amazon wants to come into our bedrooms to help us choose more flattering outfits.<p>The new Echo Look appliance features a …

Artificial Intelligence

Woolworths uses data to build Amazon-proof fence

Woolworths director of loyalty and customer data Ingrid Maes would not reveal how much the company had invested in its personalisation machine, but …

eCommerce

The actuary: a vital strategic asset in the digital economy - AFR - Brand Discover

This is content for <b>Actuaries Institute</b><p>It was a love of statistics that led Victor Bajanov to undertake a degree in actuarial studies. Thirteen years …

The real reason Coles and Woolworths want you to be 'loyal'

It is hard to imagine spending that much money with any other retailer or service provider and receiving this minuscule discount.<p>Meanwhile, as the …

Wi-Fi helps Mirvac to better understand customer behaviour

There was once a time when a shopping centre operator might have regarded is tenants as its primary customers. But as consumers have come to find new …

Accountants with Data Analytics Skills Are Difficult to Find

Finance leaders are dealing with a significant shortage of accounting and finance professionals who possess the technical and nontechnical skills …

How big data can keep the banks in check

Elliott was referring to customers who've uploaded their credit cards onto their iPhones using a system called Apple Pay, which turns a phone into a …

Are you in line for a pay rise?

ARE you in line for a pay rise in 2017? It pays big to be a specialist in certain fields, a new global salary survey reveals.

Salaries & Wages

Big Data and Analytics Use 'Transformative' for SEC, White Says | Corporate Counsel

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news …

Big Data

Artificial intelligence has learned how to pick out criminals by their faces

With the advent of photography, a tiny fraction of 19th-century scientists believed they could develop methods of accurately identifying criminals by their facial features. While their hypotheses were eventually discredited, new artificial intelligence technology suggests their claims might’ve been …

How big data analytics helped decode the Panama Papers

At 2.6TB, the Panama Papers is by far the biggist data leak to happen this decade and, it is claimed, the biggest cache of data ever handed over to …

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 …

Big data revolution comes at a huge cost

Some online lenders are offering cheaper loans through what is known as "risk-based pricing". But none of the big four banks is fully participating …

The give and take of public privacy in the big data era

Privacy means different things to different people. To a lot of public servants and academics, it’s become a barrier to a world of valuable insights …

Understanding the data - My experience in the Analytics Industry - Start-Up Hyderabad

According to Forbes, 84% enterprises believe that Analytics will change the competitive landscape of their industry. From Aviation to Oil and Gas and …

Travel Data Analytics | American Express Global Business Travel

By now, the Big Data revolution has left almost no industry untouched. The ability to access and draw insights from rich data sets has transformed …

Inside American Express' Big Data Journey

In 1979, the aging British-American stage actor John Houseman appeared in a legendary television ad for the investment firm E.F. Hutton. Gruffly summing up the firm’s investment approach, Houseman hisses: “They make money the old fashioned way… they <i>earn</i> it!” The same can be said when it comes to …

Big Data

Here's Why Cyber Security, Business Analytics Are A Must For MBAs, As Firms Crunch Big Data

Big data in global business has gone from a competitive edge to a necessity. Across every sector, analytics is re-engineering strategy.<p>The companies …

How AMEX is using data to build great mobile-led customer experiences

When it comes to creating great experiences for your customers, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, American Express’ director of digital …

Customer Experience