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Indian engineers need to stop being so afraid of the term “artificial intelligence”

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being counted (pdf) among the hottest startup sectors in India this year, but the highly specialised space is struggling to grow due to the lack of a primary input: engineers.<p>“Forget getting people of our choice, we don’t even get applications when we advertise for …

Artificial Intelligence

Computer Science courses with video lectures

Please Note: UC Berkeley course videos to be taken offline on 15th March 2017. As per website, Beginning March 15, 2017, iTunesU Course Capture …

Set up your new Apple Watch to max out your fitness gains

If you’ve just bought a shiny new Apple Watch Series 2, hoping it will help you get in shape, then here’s some advice: Invest a little time setting it up so your wearable is tailored to your personal fitness level and goals.<p>These quick and easy setup tips will help you get the most out of your …

Apple Watch

Introduction to Machine Learning

<b>Machine Learning, Part I: Supervised and Unsupervised Learning</b> <br>(Up to General AI)<p>Machine Learning, Part II: Supervised and Unsupervised Learning<p>Last …

Machine Learning

Actionable Insights: The Missing Link Between Data And Business Value

If you’ve read the marketing collateral from any analytics or business intelligence vendor, you’ve no doubt come across the phrase “actionable insights.” Every analytics or business intelligence solution promises to unlock a tidal wave of them for your business—maybe even in “real-time” if you’re …

Why fitness apps use calories to help you lose weight

Most fitness apps seem obsessed with calories. Go for a run, and your Apple Watch tells you how many calories you burned. Scan a barcode and MyFitnessPal tells you how many calories are in the food you are about to eat.<p>So what exactly are calories, and does counting them really help you achieve …

Why machine learning is the new BI

Business intelligence has gone from static reports that tell you what happened, to interactive dashboards where you can drill into information to try …

Semi-supervised, unsupervised, and adaptive algorithms for large-scale time series

In this episode of the O’Reilly Data Show, I spoke with Ira Cohen, co-founder and chief data scientist at Anodot (full disclosure: I’m an advisor to …

Has the opportunity for Indian startups been terribly wrongly estimated?

I was at a conference the other day, speaking on a panel with VCs and angels, when we were asked a question: <b>With the softening of valuations and the</b> …

Machine Learning as a Service: How Data Science Is Hitting the Masses

Machine learning is an enigma to most. For decades it's a been a field dominated by scientists and the few organizations with enough computing power to run complex algorithms against huge datasets. But now the world of machine learning and predictive analytics is opening up to developers and …

Follow These Simple Rules to Start a Business Intelligence & Analytic Based Startup

Follow These Simple Rules to Start a Business Intelligence & Analytic Based Startup<p>Are you one of those entrepreneurs who are thinking to start a new …

11 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.

A Short History Of Deep Learning -- Everyone Should Read

Deep learning is a topic that is making big waves at the moment. It is basically a branch of machine learning (another hot topic) that uses algorithms to e.g. recognize objects and understand human speech. Scientists have used deep learning algorithms with multiple processing layers (hence “deep”) …

Machine Learning

Email marketing: Increase open rates by 500%

Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat<p>Reportedly, 44% of Americans would rather scrub a toilet than call customer support. And heeding that …

Top 10 Hot Big Data Technologies

As the big data analytics market rapidly expands to include mainstream customers, which technologies are most in demand and promise the most growth potential? The answers can be found in <i>TechRadar: Big Data, Q1 2016</i>, a new Forrester Research report evaluating the maturity and trajectory of 22 …

9 Hot Big Data And Analytics Startups To Watch

Hadoop recently celebrated its 10th birthday, advanced analytics have become even more sophisticated, and a plethora of startups have arisen to help …

Zoomdata Adds Amazon Data Sources to Its Menu

Zoomdata, which presents messy data from Hadoop and other sources in a more understandable graphical way, now supports various Amazon Web Services …

Sentiment Analysis: The Next Big Thing in Business

How many emails stream into your business every day? How many times do the telephones ring? What about the daily inflow of live chat pop ups, social …

How To Avoid Data Analytics Failure

Analytics programs often flop. And many analytics success stories hide a dirty secret – they’ve been exaggerated, claiming credit for just about anything that went right, whether or not it was really the result of a disciplined data-driven decision process.<p>Why so many failures? Is analytics a …

The 18 Best Analytics Tools Every Business Manager Should Know

The goal of any business analytic tool is to analyze data and extract actionable and commercially relevant information that you can use to increase results or performance. But with so many tools available it can be difficult to know what to use and when.<p>I thought it might be useful to look at some …

Analytics

How Twitter could be 10X bigger, 100X more profitable, and 1000X more awesome

I’ve spent many years studying, writing about, building, and funding companies (such as Bottlenose, Klout, and The Daily Dot) in Twitter’s ecosystem.<p>Despite the media chatter, I am still bullish on Twitter – as should be any investor who understands the social network’s fundamentals and true …

How Startups Are Solving A Decades-Old Problem In Education

In 1984, educational psychologist Benjamin Bloom published research on a new method of teaching, commonly called Bloom’s 2 Sigma Problem. Wikipedia summarizes it: “The average student tutored one-to-one using mastery learning techniques performed two standard deviations better than students who …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

INDIA 100 - Top startups with gravity-defying momentum in 2015

When YourStory started chronicling the startup ecosystem in 2008, few companies, including the ones in our INDIA 100 2015 list, were known beyond …

How to get rich in tech, guaranteed.

Today’s NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that, might also like Hunter’s article from last week on …

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam

It began with a test-fixing scandal so massive that it led to 2,000 arrests, including top politicians, academics and doctors. Then suspects started turning up dead. What is the truth behind the Vyapam scam that has gripped India?<p>On the night of 7 January 2012, a stationmaster at a provincial …

Food for your health.

Gifting is without a doubt a craftsmanship and it is very imperative to include some innovativeness with a sprinkle of adoration in the way you …

How To Succeed With Advanced Analytics

While most enterprises already have business intelligence practices in place, those that employ advanced analytics are still in the minority. A …