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Cognitive Machine Learning (1): Learning to Explain
Above is an image of the Zaamenkomst panel: one of the best remaining exemplars of rock art from the San people of Southern Africa. As soon as you see it, you are inevitably herded, like the eland in the scene, through a series of thoughts. Does it have a meaning?  Why are the eland running? What... Read more
With the holidays long gone and likely everyone’s New Year’s resolutions along with it I figured I would spend some time working with data instead of working with gym weights.  Lacking any real inspiration, a friend pointed me to the University of California, Irvine’s Machine Learning data repository.  Specifically, he... Read more
Attention and Memory in Deep Learning and NLP
A recent trend in Deep Learning are Attention Mechanisms. In an interview, Ilya Sutskever, now the research director of OpenAI, mentioned that Attention Mechanisms are one of the most exciting advancements, and that they are here to stay. That sounds exciting. But what are Attention Mechanisms? Attention Mechanisms in Neural... Read more
Hackathon Results, Gates Foundation & ODSC
Health. It’s perhaps the thickest thread that runs throughout the human race. What more could we relate than the continuous, futile war against our mortality? In certain areas of the world this war is fought with the most advanced weapons known to man – the best medicines, the best doctors,... 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 subset... Read more
Amazon Machine Learning: Nice and Easy or Overly Simple?
Can the new Amazon Machine Learning help companies reap the benefits of predictive analytics? Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS) promises to put data science within the reach of companies. In that context, Amazon Machine Learning is a predictive analytics service with binary/multiclass classification and linear regression features. The service offers... Read more
Scikit-Learn for Easy Machine Learning: the Vision, the Tool, and the Project Scikit-learn for easy machine learning: the vision, the tool, and the project from Gael Varoquaux Scikit-learn is a popular machine learning tool. What can it do for you?Why you you want to use it? What can you do... Read more
Will Data Scientists Face Extinction – Alex Cosmas ODSC Boston 2015
http://bit.ly/AlexCosmasPresentation Presenter Bio Alex Cosmas is a Chief Scientist in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group, specializing in predictive analytics across the travel, hospitality and consumer sectors. He is a recognized expert in the use of probabilistic and causal models to perform both deductive and inductive reasoning from large datasets.... Read more

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