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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 endless possibilities, as... 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
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 to bring increasing... Read more
Beyond the Black Box in Analytics and Cognitive
There is a growing crisis in the world of analytics and cognitive technologies, and as of yet there is no obvious solution. The crisis was created by a spate of good news in the field of cognitive technology algorithms: they’re working! Specifically, a relatively new and complex type of... Read more
Data Visualization – Part 2
A Quick Overview of the ggplot2 Package in R While it will be important to focus on theory, I want to explain the ggplot2 package because I will be using it throughout the rest of this series. Knowing how it works will keep the focus on the results rather... Read more
The retreat from religion is accelerating
This is an extended version of my article in the Scientific American blog. The data I used and all of my code are available in this Jupyter notebook. Secularization in the Unites States For more than a century religion in the the United States has defied gravity.  According to the Theory of... Read more
Word embeddings in 2017: Trends and future directions
Table of contents: Subword-level embeddings OOV handling Evaluation Multi-sense embeddings Beyond words as points Phrases and multi-word expressions Bias Temporal dimension Lack of theoretical understanding Task and domain-specific embeddings Embeddings for multiple languages Embeddings based on other contexts The word2vec method based on skip-gram with negative sampling (Mikolov et... 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
See first-hand how you can bring an NLP application to life. Last week I introduced No Jitter readers to Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Facebook’s free NLP service, wit.ai. I wrote about intents and entities, and how they work together to convert human language into actionable components. If you... 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