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Why Datafication is Key for the Organisation of Tomorrow
Imagine, it is Friday afternoon, and after a long week at work, you and your colleagues decide to go to the bar to unwind and refresh with a nice cool glass of beer. You go to your favourite pub and upon reaching the bar order a few pints. However,... Read more
The New Life of the Travel Industry with Artificial Intelligence
The new online opportunities for travelers has a negative influence on touristic companies. A large number of their potential clients prefer to arrange their vacations on the internet instead of going to travel agencies. But there are a lot of ways new technologies, like AI, can actually help travel... Read more
RAPIDS cuGraph
The Data Scientist has a collection of techniques within their proverbial toolbox. Data engineering, statistical analysis, and machine learning are among the most commonly known. However, there are numerous cases where the focus of the analysis is on the relationship between data elements. In those cases, the data is... Read more
Crisis Intervention and Saving Lives with NLP & Predictive Analytics
Editor’s note: Tom is a speaker for ODSC East 2019 this April 30-May 3! Be sure to attend his talk, “Crisis Intervention and Saving Lives with Natural Language Processing & Predictive Analytics.” The field of predictive modeling is still young, but one of the most effective trailblazers is Crisis... Read more
Reading Tea Leaves: Principles of Predictive Analytics and the Path to Time-Series Predictions
Scott is presenting at ODSC East 2019 this May in Boston! Check out his workshop “Real-ish Time Predictive Analytics with Spark Structured Streaming.” With the advent of so many wonderful open-source tools and frameworks for machine learning & deep learning,  it can sometimes be difficult to understand just what... Read more
What are Recommender Systems and Why Should I Care?
Introduction to Recommender Systems Every time you want to acquire a new product or service from a physical store or business, you may go there and ask to speak to a salesperson. You will tell them what exactly it is you want from said product, such as a laptop... Read more
How Well Did Data Scientists Predict the 2018 World Cup? (Hint: Not Very)
This year’s World Cup in Russia was the most watched sporting event in history. GlobalWebIndex reports that up to 3.4 billion people – around half of the world’s population – watched some part of the tournament. As with past World Cups, a global prediction market emerged allowing spectators to... Read more
A Different Use of Time Series to Identify Seasonal Customers
I had previously written about creatively leveraging your data using segmentation to learn about a customer base.  The article is here.  In the article I mentioned utilizing any data that might be relevant.  Trying to identify customers with seasonal usage patterns was one of the variables that I mentioned that sounded interesting. ... Read more
Introduction to Machine Learning for Non-Developers
About Machine Learning We all know that machine learning is about handling data, but it also can be seen as: The art of finding order in data by browsing its inner information. Some background on predictive models There are several types of predictive models. These models usually have several... Read more
Graph Algorithms and Software Prefetching
A lot of data in the real world can be represented as graphs: you have nodes connected through edges. For example, you are a node in a graph where friendships are edges. I recently met with professor Semih Salihoglu, an expert in graph algorithms and databases. We discussed fun problem... Read more