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Visualizing Vectors: Basics Every Data Scientist Should Know
This ODSC West 2018 talk “Visualizing Vectors: Basics Every Data Scientist Should Know,” presented by Jed Crosby, Head of Data Science at Clari, should be a required learning resource for all new data scientists. This is because every data scientist should have a firm grasp of the mathematics behind... Read more
Data Science Literacy and Open Source Education for the Enterprise
As a data scientist, one of your biggest struggles in your organization is probably communicating what you do (and what you can do) to the organization outside your data science team. If the departments around your data science team don’t understand how to frame the questions needed for the... Read more
Sequence Modelling with Deep Learning
This is a short preview post for my upcoming tutorial  “Sequence Modelling with Deep Learning” at ODSC London in November 2019. — Much of data is sequential — think speech, text, DNA, stock prices, financial transactions, and customer action histories. Our best-performing methods for modelling sequence data use deep neural networks,... Read more
Building a Natural Language Question & Answer Search Engine
Didn’t have time to read the book for the big quiz?  Why not build a system to answer the questions for you? Using the architecture pictured below we can build out a framework that can accept natural language questions as a query and answer the question using a corpus... Read more
Lots of Data, No Labels, Now What?
Editor’s Note: Interested in learning about the problem of: lots of data, no labels? See Paolo’s talk “Guiding AI to Generate the Labels we do not have with Active Learning” at ODSC West 2019. Let me tell you about a common stereotypical data story in many industries today, simplified... Read more
Why We Need Graph Analytics for Real-World Predictions
Editor’s Note: Learn more about graphs and graph analytics at the talk “Reveal Predictive Patterns with Neo4j Graph Algorithms” at ODSC West 2019 on Wednesday, October 30th. As data becomes increasingly interconnected and systems increasingly sophisticated, it’s essential to make use of the rich and evolving relationships within our... Read more
ODSC Europe 2019 Preview: Tutorial on Automated Machine Learning
This article is co-written by Joaquin Vanschoren and Pieter Gijsbers. Today’s society increasingly relies on machine learning models for complex tasks such as decision making and personalized medicine. Constructing a good machine learning model is complicated and time-intensive. Relevant data has to be collected and cleaned, features might need... Read more
Interpretable Knowledge Discovery Reinforced by Visual Methods
Editor’s Note: See Boris Kovalerchuk’s talk “Interpretable Knowledge Discovery Reinforced by Visual Methods” at ODSC West 2019. Visual reasoning and discovery have a long history. Chinese and Indians had visual proof of the Pythagorean Theorem in 600 B.C. before it was known to the Greeks. Scientists such as Bohr,... Read more
AI Gold Rush: How to Build a Better AI Startup
We’re in the midst of an AI “gold rush.” It’s not just people working directly with AI, but the entire ecosystem that’s changing. Even fields affected by AI are innovating within the infrastructure, causing new use cases and new ways of thinking about AI. It’s an exciting time to... Read more
How To Stay Busy While Looking for a Data Science Job
Just because you’re in-between jobs or looking for your first data science job doesn’t mean you get to sit around watching television and eating chips.  Okay, there’s a little of that, but keeping up to date with what’s happening in the data science world as you search for your... Read more