Scott Edwards

1,106 Flips | 17 Magazines | 276 Likes | 46 Following | 208 Followers | @scottedwards | Keep up with Scott Edwards on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Scott Edwards”

The surprisingly partisan history of Memorial Day

This week marks the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day, but even those who stopped to remember the fallen may be surprised by the fascinating history …

Memorial Day

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Leadership

Evolutionary algorithms are the living, breathing AI of the future

AI is no longer some abstract dream for the future. It is here, now and bringing change across industries. According to the Forrester AI Readiness Study, 40 percent of the 717 businesses surveyed said they were planning to use intelligent recommendation solutions and 43 percent were planning to use …

The cult of Mary Beard

How a late-blossoming classics don became Britain’s most beloved intellectual. By Charlotte Higgins<p>The first time I saw Mary Beard, I was 17. It was 1989, and she was speaking at a joint open day for the Oxford and Cambridge classics faculties. She was utterly unlike the other speakers, who, as I …

University of London

1204: The Sack of Constantinople

In 1204 CE the unthinkable happened and Constantinople, after nine centuries of withstanding all comers, was brutally sacked. Even more startling was …

World History

Understanding Learning Rates and How It Improves Performance in Deep Learning

Furthermore, the learning rate affects how quickly our model can converge to a local minima (aka arrive at the best accuracy). Thus getting it right …

2017's Deep Learning Papers on Investing

<i>Click here to share this article on LinkedIn »</i><p>I am fascinated by technology and its application to data analysis in finance, especially investing. …

What is deep reinforcement learning: The next step in AI and deep learning

Reinforcement learning has traditionally occupied a niche status in the world of artificial intelligence. But reinforcement learning has started to …

KDnuggets™ News 18:n04, Jan 24: TensorFlow vs XGBoost; Machine Learning Pipelines in Python; Semi-Supervised Machine Learning

Gradient Boosting in TensorFlow vs XGBoost; Managing Machine Learning Workflows with Scikit-learn Pipelines Part 2; Using Genetic Algorithm for …

Amazon Just Banned 1 Popular Question in All Job Interviews

Hiring managers love it. Job candidates hate it.<p>It's the question you hope your interviewer never asks. If they do, you need to be ready with a tactful dodge. Because how you answer could drastically hurt your chances of getting the salary you deserve.<p>"What's your salary at your current job?" Oof. …

Employment

The 4 Cs of successful analytics

<i>Choosing a modern data analytics platform can be a challenge. By looking out for these four key capabilities, you can narrow down your shortlist, and</i> …

A simple but ruthless exercise reveals who your star employees are — and who should be fired

Being a manager requires practicality bordering on ruthlessness — at least according to Patty McCord.<p>McCord was the chief talent officer at Netflix, from 1998 to 2012. She and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings created the company's culture deck, which has been viewed millions of times. Now she runs her own …

An Intuitive Introduction to Generative Adversarial Networks

<i>This article was jointly written by Keshav Dhandhania and Arash Delijani, bios below.</i>In this article, I’ll talk about <b>Generative Adversarial Networks</b>, …

Play Zork, Learn OAuth

In the early '80s, some of the best “video” games were text-based adventures. These games would print out descriptive text of your surroundings and …

Does the Mind Exist?

Does the mind exist if you can’t measure it? What is consciousness? Why are we here? These questions make for good goop water cooler talk (see our …

Consciousness

Strategist Who Correctly Called Bitcoin Surge Recommends Three More Coins

By<p>Jan. 18, 2018 9:33 a.m. ET<p><b>Thomas J. Lee</b>, head of research at <b>Fundstrat Global Advisors</b>, was one of the first strategists from the traditional …

5 Jobs at Apple, Google and Amazon You Can Do at Home

Fire up the home office and get to work.<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.<p>Are you in the market for a new gig and have designs on setting up shop in a home office? As we get ever more connected, a wide variety of companies have made flexible work …

Project Management

6 cringeworthy management mistakes that are killing your employees’ motivation

According to behavioral economist Dan Ariely, there’s a reason some people work harder than others. It’s not because they <i>have</i> to. It’s because they <i>want</i> to.<p>As simple as that sounds, creating a workplace where people <i>want</i> to put in the extra mile, as many business owners will tell you, is rather …

3 awesome features coming to Firefox that you can get right now

When Firefox 59 is released in March, it will add controls for setting permissions for how the browser accesses your location along with your computer's camera and microphone. It will also include a global setting for blocking sites from asking to be allowed to send you notifications.<p>These settings …

Firefox

Dan Senor on Trump immigration comments, Romney's "highly likely" Senate run - CBS News

Dan Senor on Trump immigration comments, Romn...

Advanced Machine Learning

COURSE 1<p>Introduction to Deep Learning<p>Upcoming session: Jul 16<p>Commitment6 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week<p>SubtitlesEnglish<p>About the Course<p>The goal of …

DeepSchool.io: Deep Learning Learning

What I truly envision for deep school is that this will build a whole lot of Meetup nodes across the world where people will learn, mentor and …

Introduction to Spark SQL

<b>Meaning of Spark SQL:</b><p>Spark SQL is programming module for working with structured data using data frame and data set abstractions. Spark SQL is the …

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

Data is an abstraction, and it's impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize …

Google's new text-to-speech system sounds convincingly human

Get ready for the little person living inside your phone and speaker to sound a lot more life-like. Google believes it has reached a new milestone in …

MIT's automated machine learning works 100x faster than human data scientists

Auto Tune Models (ATM) is an automated system that beats human-designed machine learning solutions for 30% of datasets tested.<p>Building a slide deck, …

Machine Learning

Bayes Theorem Definition and Examples

How to Use Bayes' Theorem to Find Conditional Probability<p>Bayes' theorem is a mathematical equation used in probability and statistics to calculate …

How to Make a Great First Impression: 9 Powerful Tips

Authentic, genuine... and easy for anyone to do. Even introverts like me.<p>Want to make the people you meet instantly feel more comfortable? Want to make the people you meet instantly feel immediately valued and respected? In short, want to make a great first impression?<p>The key, according to Amy …

Self-improvement

I Can't Stop Drinking Coffee Out of This Temperature-Regulating Mug

My daily coffee routine goes something like this: I arrive at the office, drop my bag next to my desk, grab my mug, and head to the kitchen. I fill …