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The 7 best deep learning books you should be reading right now

In today’s post I’m going to share with you the 7 best deep learning books (in no particular order) I have come across and would personally recommend …

Machine Learning

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Self-help

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

Deep Reinforcement Learning Doesn't Work Yet

<i>This mostly cites papers from Berkeley, Google Brain, DeepMind, and OpenAI from the past few years, because that work is most visible to me. I’m</i> …

Why The Trump Presidency Is The Death Knell For Mass Marketing

When I started out in advertising, no one looked to political advertising as a hotbed of innovation. Political advertising was something like a backwater — a place for the rushed and inefficient implementation of tactics pioneered elsewhere.<p>Nobody would say that today. Thanks to all the money …

Political Advertising

Learning to analyze huge BigQuery datasets using Python on Kaggle

In this last few weeks I’ve learned how to analyze some of BigQuery’s cool public datasets using Python. If you’re not familiar, BigQuery makes it …

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, that's what more than two dozen high-achieving executives say. Here are the daily habits they …

Productivity

20 Habits That Will Help You Prepare for the Future

If you want the best -you have to invest in the best, and the investment must start today.<p>Here are 20 success habits that you can begin today so you …

What power does to your brain and your body

From the bully on the playground to the big-wig in the corner office, power dynamics are everywhere in our lives.<p>A flood of allegations that powerful men in media, politics, and tech have been abusing their positions of power and preying on those below them have surfaced in recent months. …

Roy Moore

Best Smart Home Products of 2017 Photos

With the trifecta of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the winter holidays around the corner, it is the perfect time to give back to the one place that has always taken care of you and your family. That's right, we're talking about your home. And what better way to turn the leaf to a new year than by …

Stanford researchers built a 'gaydar' for photos — and it reveals something disturbing about facial recognition technology

Psychologist Michal Kosinski and his colleague Yilun Wang at the Stanford Graduate School of Business caused a stir last month when they suggested that artificial intelligence could apply a sort of "gaydar" to profile photos on dating websites.<p>In a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Personality …

Artificial Intelligence

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …

The Brain

4 Embarrassingly Simple Reasons Why You're Wasting Data Analytics Dollars

In the media, you hear a lot of analytics success stories. In private, though, you may hear more analytics failure stories.<p>Nobody likes to advertise failure. Nobody wants to admit to wasting a lot of time and money and having nothing to show for it. But analytics failure is common.<p>It’s not that you …

Data Warehousing

A glossary of basic artificial intelligence terms and concepts

Naysayers will point out AI isn’t new; researchers were diving into the idea of autonomous computing back in the 1950s. Today’s developers aren’t so …

Rise of ‘dark traffic’ from popular social apps threatens Google’s web empire

Digital marketers are anxious to know more about the web than what Google Analytics is telling them.<p>Dark traffic – traffic from platforms such as …

Here’s the Big Mistake Most Attribution Companies Make When It Comes to Ad Fraud

As with all crimes, it is a truism that ad fraud will forever grow more sophisticated.<p>It’s also a truism that in order to keep up with any crime, you …

Bots

Facebook Growth, Amazon Spark, and LinkedIn Web Demographics

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social …

Social Media Marketing

Face it, AI is better at data-analysis than humans

It’s time we stopped pretending that we’re computers and let the machines do their jobs. Anodot, a real-time analytics company, is using advanced machine-learning algorithms to overcome the limitations that humans bring to data analysis.<p>AI can chew up all your data and spit out more answers than …

Deep Personalization: The Next Step In CRM Effectiveness

Companies are striving to personalize their marketing. Personalizing the content, the timing, the channels, the contacts, the journeys and so forth. …

The Five Most In-Demand Skills For Data Analysis Jobs

Data and statistics seem to be making their way onto every avenue in the workforce, and there are hundreds of programming languages, tools and methods for practicing the craft. But which skills are in highest demand in the job market?<p>Trilogy Education, a New York-based startup that partners with …

Big Data

Microsoft Professional Program Big Data track

Get Started with Big Data<p>Provided by Microsoft<p>Get started with the Microsoft Professional Program for Big Data by learning how the program works, and …

Become a Citizen Data Scientist With Einstein Data Discovery

If you love swag, Trailhead, and being really really smart, you’ll be super excited to hear about the launch of our new #citizendatascientist …

Data Science

How To Make Personas More Scientific

Personas are a staple of UX research.<p>Some 70% of practitioners report using them.<p>Persona creation is typically a qualitative process using a small …

UX Design

How Sexual Selection Drove The Emergence Of Homosexuality

It can be a sore point for evolutionary biologists who study sexual selection. In the popular coverage of evolution, mate choice too often gets overlooked, in the shadow of natural selection. Yale biologist Richard O. Prum’s new book responds to this imbalance.<p>Prum is William Robertson Coe …

Evolution

What Is Machine Learning - A Complete Beginner's Guide In 2017

Computers have helped us to calculate the vastness of space and the minute details of subatomic particles. When it comes to counting and calculating, or following logical yes/no algorithms – computers outperform humans thanks to the electrons moving through their circuitry at the speed of light. …

Machine Learning

The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development

The World Bank is pleased to release the 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals. With over 150 maps and data visualizations, the new publication …

World Economy

Choroplethr v3.6.0 is now on CRAN

(This article was first published on <b>R – AriLamstein.com</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Choroplethr version 3.6.0 is now on CRAN. This version …

Data Visualization