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AI x Retail: The Ten Best Examples of Sites and Stores Using AI
So much of what AI is capable of transforming happens behind the scenes. The complete opposite of that is retail’s wholehearted adoption of AI to increase the bottom line, keep customers happy in a sea of eCommerce sites, and reduce inefficiencies. Without further ado, here are... Read more
AI in Healthcare: Use Cases for 2020
AI is high on the hype cycle, not always delivering exactly what’s promised and sending businesses scrambling. Many AI use cases aren’t artificial intelligence at all, but instead, fancy processing used to handle big data. One area where AI is transforming human lives the way hype... Read more
Novelty in Machine Learning: “What Gets Me Excited Every Day About Data Science”
This blog discusses novelty in machine learning. I have always appreciated the unusual, unexpected, and surprising things in science and in data. As famous science author Arthur C. Clarke once said, “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is... Read more
Variational Auto-Encoders for Customer Insight
Neural networks are sometimes perceived as super complicated. They’re not. The most attractive application, in my opinion, of neural networks for small and medium-sized businesses, is in customer segmentation, and in my upcoming workshop at ODSC East 2020, “Variational Auto-Encoders for Customer Insight,” I will show... Read more
Tutorial: Accelerate and Productionize ML Model Inferencing Using Open-Source Tools
You’ve finally got that perfect trained model for your data set. Now what? To run and deploy it to production, there’s a host of issues that lie ahead. Performance latency, environments, framework compatibility, security, deployment targets…there are lots to consider! This tutorial will show you how... Read more
Causal Analysis Provides a Toolbelt, Not a Silver Bullet
Erich is a speaker for ODSC East 2020 this April 13-17! Be sure to check out his talk, “Methods for Using Observational Data to Answer Causal Questions,” at this upcoming event! Is drinking red wine associated with decreased risk of heart disease? Does drinking red wine... Read more
Data Science Applied to Wearables: Can Your Watch Help You Improve Your Lifestyle?
This post discusses data science applied to wearables and asks: Can your watch improve your lifestyle? Activity trackers have made the inner workings of our bodies accessible to anyone who’s willing to wear one and wants to know more about their resting heart rate, sleep patterns,... Read more
Guided Labeling: Human-in-the-Loop Label Generation with Active Learning and Weak Supervision
Paolo is a speaker for ODSC East 2020 this April 13-17. Be sure to check out his talk, “Guided Labeling: Human-in-the-Loop Label Generation with Active Learning and Weak Supervision,” at this upcoming event! One of the key challenges of utilizing supervised machine learning for real-world use... Read more
Immersive Learning For Data Science – Cut the Learning Curve in Half
Technology, and data science specifically, has changed the hiring process. Education is only the start; experience is fast becoming a priority for those looking to find a job quickly. The catch-22? How do you get experience to get hired when you need employment to gain experience?... Read more
State-of-the-Art NLP Made Easy With AdaptNLP
Natural Language Processing (NLP) has advanced significantly since 2018, when ULMFiT and Google’s release of the BERT language model approached human-level performance on a range of use cases. Since then, several models with similarly interesting names such as XLM, GPT-2, XLNet, and ALBERT have been released... Read more