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Cognitive Machine Learning (2): Uncertain Thoughts
She pined in thought,  And with a green and yellow melancholy She sat like Patience on a monument,  Smiling at grief. Was not this love indeed? In King Lear, Shakespeare stirs a sense of self-consciousness by invoking Patience, sitting up high; isolated in her thoughts;... Read more
To solve machine learning problems, there is a wide range of different techniques and methods required, some suited better than others. As a data scientist it can be difficult to encapsulate all of them, and choose which work best for specific scenarios. If one is starting out in this... Read more
You might remember that ODSC is participating in Kaggle’s March Madness this year, so we thought we’d give you an update. Here’s Open Data Science’s March Madness bracket breakdown. After 48 games and millions of busted brackets, the 2018 NCAA Men’s Tourney has been whittled down to the Sweet... Read more
How the Twitter Timeline Works (and 6 Simple Tactics to Increase Your Reach)
Understanding the social media algorithms is important to social media marketers, especially since it can heavily impact a brand’s reach on social media. We’ve talked about the Facebook News Feed algorithm and the Instagram Feed algorithm. This time, we would love to dive into the Twitter timeline algorithm. Up until 2015, the Twitter timeline... Read more
It’s that time of year, the snow has melted, flowers are starting to blossom, and the country is consumed by the fever of March Madness. Today, March 15th, marks the true kick-off of the 63-match tournament, famous for its thrilling competitive play and heart-stopping upsets. The tourney has a... Read more
Prediction in the public sector: Why the government needs predictive analytics
Data can appear lifeless and dull on the surface – especially government data – but the thought of it should actually get you excited. Data is a very interesting and powerful thing. First off, data is exactly the stuff we bother to write down – and for good reason.... Read more
What’s the healthiest city in the US? (and what does that even mean?)
(Spoiler alert: it’s not Detroit, and it’d be a relatively simple question if it weren’t for cancer.) The human body has multiple ways of not working well; at its broadest, the CDC’s 500 Cities project data set lists fourteen different health outcomes, from arthritis, to stroke, to the wonderfully... Read more
The endlessly fun NBA All-Star Weekend just wrapped up, culminating in a 148-145 triumph for Team Lebron over Team Steph. But now that the fun is over, it’s time to turn our attention to more a serious matter this NBA season, and that is the MVP race. With the... Read more
Jack Kwok is a Software Engineer with 15 years of professional experience. At Insight, he built a Deep Learning solution to automatically detect flooded roads during natural disasters. He is now a Software Engineer at Lyft working with Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Want to learn applied Artificial Intelligence... Read more
Machine Learning vs. Statistics
This was originally posted on the Silicon Valley Data Science blog was co-written by Drew Hardin   The Texas Death Match of Data Science. Throughout its history, Machine Learning (ML) has coexisted with Statistics uneasily, like an ex-boyfriend accidentally seated with the groom’s family at a wedding reception: both uncertain where to lead... Read more