How Data Scientists Can Enable Small Businesses to Utilize Their Data
There were 6 million businesses in the United States in 2016. Industry giants like Walmart and Amazon have hundreds of thousands or millions of employees on their own. Still, only 0.3 percent of U.S. companies have more than 500 employees. The vast majority — 79 percent — have fewer... Read more
Three Challenges for Open Data Science
There are three types of lies: lies, damned lies, and ‘big data.’ That’s the message Amazon machine learning director Neil Lawrence began his ODSC Europe 2016 lecture with before laying out the three largest challenges for open data science and our data-centered society. As Lawrence sees it, those challenges... Read more
ODSC Europe 2018 – Open Source Data Science Project Award Winner: PyMC3
Thanks to the efforts of academia, AI labs, and others, significant progress continues to be made in deep learning, machine learning, and data science in general. However, it’s thanks to the open source projects that many of these advances are quickly accessible to data scientist and developers. As such, we... Read more
Four Eras of Analytics and Data Science
Professor Thomas Davenport of Babson College, Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management delivered his keynote address on the history of data analytics at Open Data Science Conference East 2017 in Boston, titled Four Eras of Analytics and Data Science. Prof. Davenport’s speech covered the span of... Read more
9 Reasons Why You Should Go To a Career Fair
Tech companies have been known to ask… interesting…questions during interviews, such as the famous “How many golf balls can you fit in a school bus?” (It’s 660,000, apparently.) Whether it’s at Google, Facebook, Apple, or another company hiring for a data science position, you can bet that the interview(s) will be... Read more
Can You Make Your System Smarter Than a 4th Grader? Using AI to Answer Questions
You may be smarter than a fifth grader, but the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is training its machines to be smarter than a fourth grader in science in the Aristo Project, an artificial intelligence-based question answering system. In his lecture at ODSC East 2017, Joel Grus, a research... Read more
Machine Learning Approaches to Mobile Sensing Data to Make Self-Driving Cars Safer
Key Takeaways: Mobile sensing data from IoT devices have created opportunities for data scientists to better understand how we drive. Accelerometry and GPS data, for example, can be used to determine vehicular heading, acceleration, speed, climb, and other aspects of its motion. Machine learning and other data science techniques... Read more
No Need for Deciphering – Learn How to Make Your Own Dataset Instead
Key Takeaways: By creating, capturing, and curating data, one can practice “data creationism” and be creative with data to make your own dataset. While Iris and Titanic are well-known datasets available to experiment with machine learning and data science, challenge yourself to create your own dataset. Anything can be... Read more
Isaac Reyes on the Key Principles of Data Storytelling at ODSC East 2018
Where Cole in The Sixth Sense sees dead people, Isaac Reyes sees bad charts. In his role as founder and data scientist at DataSeer Inc., Reyes helps individuals and businesses better understand and convey the messages hidden in data. And in his keynote at ODSC East 2018, Reyes shared... Read more
ODSC is coming to India!
After 5 years and over 16 major conferences in places like Tokyo, Boston, New York, London, and San Francisco, ODSC is proud to bring the world’s leading data science conference to India. Between August 30 and September 2, over 60 data science thought leaders from 9 countries will gather... Read more
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