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The meaning of Artificial Intelligence (A.I) changes depending on whom is speaking. Right now the most prominent instantiation of A.I is the chatbot. Technology’s biggest companies and plucky startups allocate resources to make chatbots more impressive, but they really haven’t broken into the mainstream yet. From the outside the... Read more
The Sentiment Behind The Declaration of Independence
The American political season often conjures numerous references to the country’s origins from either side of the aisle. What better way to join in than by looking at the country’s birth using Data Science, the field that will dictate much of its future. I’ll do this by leveraging a... Read more
Every week we bring you a selection of the best data science articles we find in Cyberspace. We start with high school students writings on AI, lessons learned by one of the leading Machine Learning expert, building bots without programming, an intro into probabilistic programming and take a look... Read more
Mark Higgins ODSC Boston 2015 – Crowd Sourced Data Science Competitions
Mark higginscrowd sourced_data_science_competitions from odsc Data science is increasingly relevant for a wide range of companies. Tools and infrastructure for data science are growing but are extremely fragmented. Hiring the right data scientists and creating an environment to host and analyze the data continue to be challenges. Several startups... Read more
ODSC Interview with Gael Varoquaux
Gaël Varoquaux is an INRIA faculty researcher working on data science for brain imaging in the Neurospin brain research institute (Paris, France). His research focuses on modeling and mining brain activity in relation to cognition. Years before the NSA, he was hoping to make bleeding-edge data processing available across... Read more
Mobile Technology Usage by Humanitarian Programs: A Metadata Analysis – Rashmi Dayalu ODSC Boston 2015
Mobile technology Usage by Humanitarian Programs: A Metadata Analysis from odsc CommCare, developed by Dimagi Inc., is an open-source mobile technology platform that supports hundreds of humanitarian frontline programs worldwide.The objective of this analysis is to demonstrate how CommCare metadata contains a wealth of information that can inform humanitarian... Read more
How I Fight Slavery – Eric Schles ODSC Boston 2015
http://bit.ly/EricSchlesODSCTalk In this talk I will be covering a set to techniques I’ve used to track and find instances of human trafficking on the internet. I’ll be going over web scraping, entity recognition, some techniques for text comparison, and data storage concerns. The tool that I will be explaining... Read more
Kaggle The Home of Data Science – Anthony Goldbloom ODSC Boston 2015
Kaggle The Home of Data Science from odsc Keynote Presenter Bio Anthony Goldbloom is the founder and CEO of Kaggle. In 2011 & 2012, Forbes Magazine named Anthony as one of the 30 under 30 in technology, in 2013 the MIT Tech Review named him one of top 35... Read more
Jumping to Conclusions – Richard Robehr Bijjani ODSC Boston 2015
Jumping to Conclusions from odsc Data Science is the study of the extraction of knowledge from data. What if we extract partial or inaccurate knowledge? This illusion of knowledge would lead us to make wrong decisions, with sometimes disastrous consequences such as in the case of medical diagnosis, security... Read more
Data Science 101 – Todd Cioffi ODSC Boston 2015
Data Science 101 from odsc Curious about Data Science? Self-taught on some aspects, but missing the big picture? Well, you’ve got to start somewhere and this session is the place to do it. This session will cover, at a layman’s level, some of the basic concepts of Data Science.... Read more