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Open Source is one of the engines of the world’s economy and culture. Its next iteration will be bigger.
Once upon a time, the very concept of Open Source was absurd, and only its proponents ever thought it could be other than marginal. Important software could only be built and supported by sophisticated businesses, an expensive industrial component whose blueprints — the source code — was extremely valuable. But Open... Read more
Blockchain Technology is Hot Right Now, But Tread Carefully.
In 1968, Dr. Spencer Silver, a chemist at 3M Company, was tasked with creating a super-strong adhesive. Despite his efforts, his chemical compound which only achieved moderate stickiness could not find a problem for his solution. That was until his colleague, Art Fry, noticed he could use the glue... Read more
9 Bizarre and Surprising Insights from Data Science
Data is the world’s most potent, flourishing unnatural resource. Accumulated in large part as the byproduct of routine tasks, it is the unsalted, flavorless residue deposited en masse as organizations churn away. Surprise! This heap of refuse is inherently predictive. Thus begins a gold rush to dig up insightful gems. Does... Read more
Data Science Shop Talk with Alex Castrounis
Bio: Alex founded InnoArchiTech, a company focused on technical education, speaking, and writing. At his day job, Alex is the vice president of product and advanced analytics at Rocket Wagon, an enterprise IoT and digital services company.  Alex is focused on leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science to... Read more
Business Analytics: Requirements for Data Transformation
There is a major change happening in the IT industry — the use of big data and analytics to guide how businesses are run. Many companies are embracing analytics as part of their core strategies. Unfortunately, some of those companies think that they can just purchase an analytics solution,... Read more
Chatbots in Banking
The Co-arthers of this post are Yue Cathy Chang an SVDS alumi, and Cindi Thompson,Principal Data Scientist at Silicon Valley Data Science. There article was originally posted on the Silicon Valley Data Science blog. From asking Amazon Alexa for traffic conditions, to receiving helpful tips from Slackbot, to using WeChat to... Read more
The Power of Data Network Effects
In the furiously competitive world of tech startups, where good entrepreneurs tend to think of comparable ideas around the same time and “hot spaces” get crowded quickly with well-funded hopefuls, competitive moats matter more than ever.  Ideally, as your startup scales, you want to not only be able to... Read more
Accuracy of Deep Learning… using ultra–wide-field fundus ophthalmoscopy for detecting rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
Editor’s note:  Additional authors and contributors of this research in the acknowledgements. Abstract Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) is a serious condition that can lead to blindness; however, it is highly treatable with timely and appropriate treatment. Thus, early diagnosis and treatment of RRD is crucial. In this study, we... Read more
Catching up with Ryan Compton, Head of Applied Machine Learning at Clarifai
Okay. So, give us a little preview of the talk and the sort of the topics you’re hitting. Basically what it is, is over the course of the past twenty or thirty years, we’ve been having these problems where you have a computer, it’s connected to a network, suddenly... Read more
Five Best Practices in Healthcare Propensity Modeling
Editors note: This is the first post in a two-part series that discusses healthcare predictive and propensity modeling and selecting the optimal analytics partner to support your growth and engagement efforts. The second post in this series will share five critical predictive modeling questions to ask a prospective HCRM vendor. When... Read more