Decision Making and Diversity
Introduction It should be remembered that just as the Declaration of Independence promises the pursuit of happiness rather than happiness itself, so the iterative scientific model building process offers only the pursuit of the perfect model. For even when we feel we have carried the model building process... 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... Read more
Word2Vec – the world of word vectors
Have you ever wondered how a chatbot can learn about the meaning of words in a text? Does this sound interesting? Well, in this blog we will describe a very powerful method, Word2Vec, that maps words to numbers (vectors) in order to easily capture and distinguish their meaning. We will briefly describe how Word2Vec... Read more
UX and Machine Learning
Do you remember those old cartoons where a mad scientist creates a weapon that can make anything gigantic? They would shoot an innocent and cute rabbit and turn it into a huge and cruel beast the size of Godzilla. I always wondered why an innocent and... Read more
Time Series Analysis with Generalized Additive Models
Whenever you spot a trend plotted against time, you would be looking at a time series. The de facto choice for studying financial market performance and weather forecasts, time series are one of the most pervasive analysis techniques because of its inextricable relation to time—we are always... Read more
After a spike in interest in library’s initial release, we can see it’s popularity demonstrated continuous growth, nearly doubling its search interest score in 2017 alone. Compared to deep learning libraries, TensorFlow is a class above the rest. 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... Read more
Debunking the “No Human”​ Myth in AI
What goes up must go down, and the hype around AI will inevitably deflate sooner or later. One unfortunate consequence of the hype is that it created the widely-shared perception that AI reached seemingly overnight a stage where it can be fully automated, leading both to... 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... Read more
The Barbell Effect of Machine Learning
If there is one technology that promises to change the world more than any other over the next several decades, it is arguably machine learning. By enabling computers to learn certain things more efficiently than humans and discover certain things that humans cannot, machine learning promises... Read more