Open dataset of the day – Oregon’s list of pesticides prohibited from use on cannabis plants.
Cannabis Pesticide Guide List Metadata Last Updated: April 12, 2018 The intent of the list is to assist growers in distinguishing those pesticide products whose labels do not legally prohibit use on cannabis from those that clearly do not allow use. The list is not an endorsement or recommendation... Read more
McKinsey says, “69% of use cases could improve performance using deep learning”
McKinsey has released a new discussion paper called, “Notes from the AI frontier: Applications and value of deep learning” by Michael Chui, James Manyika, Mehdi Miremadi, Nicolaus Henke, Rita Chung, Pieter Nel, and Sankalp Malhotra. McKinsey collated and analyzed more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine... Read more
Google Analytics is Now Halfway GDPR Compliant!
Google has rolled out some major product updates to ensure GDPR compliance. The most important takeaways are that Google has introduced new granular data retention controls, updated their legal language to be compliant, and has not released a user deletion tool. Open Data Science considers this an important GDPR... Read more
Data Science News from Cyberspace
How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Digital Humans Hollywood’s New Stars Artificial intelligence is coming to Hollywood and is on the verge revolutionizing the industry. Imagine a machine learning a character’s lines, creating and playing digital CGI characters, or generating scripts. This Hollywood Reporter article gives an example of using... Read more
Prophet is Data Science not Statistics, and there is a Difference
Facebook’s prophet forecasting tool illustrates the distinction between a traditional statistical approach compared to the newer machine learning/data science paradigm. This distinction is cultural: it seems that the motivation behind prophet was to quickly make accurate forecasts (predictions), instead of getting bogged down in building models satisfying certain theoretical properties, which may or... Read more