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Patterns in toast: How algorithms make machine learning work

The human mind constantly seeks patterns in the raw data which comes in from the senses. Most of the times, those patterns add up to useful …

No pie charts, please: this startup brings graph-based customer analytics to Asia

The APAC team at Big Data for Humans (left to right): Peter Ellen, Sheila Power, Helena Wasserman, Steven Rose. Photo credit: Big Data for Humans.If …

Big Data

AI’s dueling definitions

Let me start with a secret: I feel self-conscious when I use the terms “AI” and “artificial intelligence.” Sometimes, I’m downright embarrassed by …

Don’t bother making beats, Google’s ‘Infinite Drum Machine’ has got you covered [Video]

The beautiful thing about artificial intelligence is that due to its relatively back-end nature its applications seem to be virtually endless.<p>Today is music’s lucky day, as sound is the latest area which has undergone Google‘s AI surgery in its recent wave of “experiments”…<p>With a little help from …

Machine Learning

Why Health Care May Finally Be Ready for Big Data

There has been a lot of buzz about “big data” over the last few years. This is hardly surprising, given the sheer scale of the data sets that are being produced daily. A total of 2.5 quintillion terabytes of data were generated every day in 2012 alone, and it is estimated that as much data is now …

Analytics 3.0

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Nonsensical Infographic No. 5, 2009, digital<p>Those of us who have spent years studying “data smart” companies believe we’ve already lived through two eras in the use of analytics. We might call them BBD and ABD—before big data and after big data. Or, to use a naming convention …

Telegram names first winners of its ‘fast and useful’ bot competition

Messaging app Telegram has named the first wave of bots to win prizes via a $1 million BotPrize competition it announced back in April.<p>The idea was to incentivize developers to build fast and useful bots — aka automated accounts — and thereby help it build out the bot platform it debuted back in …

Government Is “More Data-Driven Than Most Companies,” Says America’s First Chief Data Scientist

LinkedIn’s former chief data scientist DJ Patil aims to wrangle the government’s data in the service of “precision medicine.”<p>Python and R wonks take note: The United States now has a chief data scientist. DJ Patil was recruited by President Obama personally and just appointed to the newly created …

Big Data

How to bring better ethics to data science.

In the waning months of the Bloomberg administration, I worked for a time in a New York City Hall data group within the Health and Human Services …

The Secret of Airbnb’s Pricing Algorithm

<b>How much should you charge someone</b> to live in your house? Or how much would you pay to live in someone else’s house? Would you pay more or less for a …

Uber: The Big Data Company

As I write this column, I am at my office on Main Street in San Francisco. When I’m done here, I’ll head back to my house in the Richmond District to pick up some luggage as I head to SFO. Then I’m off to JFK, my hotel in Midtown, 10 meetings across Manhattan before I stop at FAO Swartz to pick up …

Customers

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Artificial Intelligence

Bain, BCG, And 7 Other Consulting Firms Desperate For MBAs Who Understand Big Data

Big data is rapidly reshaping business — the $41 billion-by-2018 market is spurred by the surge of large data sets, of analytical tools, and of …

Facebook's 'Deep Learning' Guru Reveals the Future of AI

New York University professor Yann LeCun has spent the last 30 years exploring artificial intelligence, designing "deep learning" computing systems …

This Chemist A.I. Will Invent New Drugs With Deep Learning

A new artificial intelligence aims to create new drugs by learning what molecules already work and what may fit with existing patterns. The success …

Facebook's AI director talks smarter News Feeds and talent wars with Google

Professor Yann LeCun is a force to be reckoned with in the world of artificial intelligence.<p>With approximately 20 years in the field, the director of Facebook's AI lab has authored over 180 academic papers.<p>One of his most notable pieces of work came in 1988, when he helped to develop a piece of AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Welcome to yet another IoT platform

You’re probably thinking “Really?!? Don’t we already have enough?” And you’d be right. The last count I heard was there are over 125 IoT platforms in the industry. Doesn’t IoT have enough problems reaching maturity without more platforms muddying the waters?<p>That’s not the worst of it, though. If …

5 Big Data And Analytics Learning Resources That Most People Miss (But Shouldn't)

It’s 2016, and pretty much everybody who’s interested in analytics (or politics or sports) has read a bit of FiveThirtyEight. Nate Silver and other bloggers write compelling posts that explain the thinking behind the predictions, so that’s a good educational resource for budding data analysts. …

Big Data

Predictive analytics: What businesses need to know

In an era when data is seen as an increasingly valuable commodity, the tools and techniques used to analyse that data gain extra …

4 Tech Stocks That Are Killing It in Cloud Computing

The cloud-computing space is one that investors should be watching closely. Over the last decade, the shift from physical data centers to keeping …

Latest Strategy Analytics data shows Chinese Android manufacturers eating at Apple’s marketshare

Apple just reported its latest earnings yesterday evening, and now Strategy Analytics is out with its latest report concerning the smartphone industry. The latest data shows the entire smartphone industry saw shipments rise 6 percent year over year to hit 375 million worldwide during Q3 …

Markets

24 Ultimate Data Science Projects To Boost Your Knowledge and Skills (& can be accessed freely)

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Data Science

Microsoft Azure’s new data-analysis service embraces competing databases and visualization tools

Microsoft is set to expand its Azure public cloud by launching Analysis Services as a technical preview today. The new offering runs a range of …

Why We Must Rethink Self-Service BI, Analytics And Reporting

Everything’s better when you can do it yourself, right?<p>That seems to be the way many software companies and startups think about the new economy. Why use a taxi service when you can just catch a ride with someone (Uber)? Why stay at a hotel when you can just crash in someone’s extra room …

Big Data

How an Analytics Mindset Changes Marketing Culture

The most significant culture shift today for marketing teams is adopting an analytical marketing approach. Change has been forced on us, due to the steady creation of new digital channels that have affected customer expectations. The problem is that while marketers are <i>thinking</i> differently about …

7 Statistics About Social Media Customer Service All SaaS Startups Must Know

Social media may be the most valuable customer support channel at your disposal<p>Social media has greatly enhanced how we communicate with one another, discover new interests and hobbies, find work or business opportunities, and engage with customers who find us through a variety of channels.<p>Social …

15 Data Scientist Jobs That Pay $100K Or More

• The average base salary for Data Scientists is $117K per year, ranging from $89.2K to $242K.<br>• Based on recent job postings for Data Scientists, 65% need to know Python, 53% need to have R programming skills, 50% need to know SQL and have machine learning development skills.<br>• Lyft and WalMart are …

Data Science

Big Data: Will We Soon No Longer Need Data Scientists?

The job of data scientist — the quintessential big data job, and the job that was just voted the best job in America for 2016 — is at risk.<p>Data scientists have been called “unicorns” because finding the right person with the right set of skills — including coding, statistics, machine learning, …

Big Data

Two New Utilities to Boost Your Data Science Productivity

<i>This post is authored by Xibin Gao, Data Scientist, Debraj GuhaThakurta, Senior Data Scientist, Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager, and Hang</i> …

IBM Watson Will Run On IBM and IBM Alone

You’ve got to give UBS analyst Steven Milunovich major props. During IBM’s earnings call on Monday, he asked whether IBM Watson, the company’s golden …