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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 ten sites and... 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 suggests may be... Read more
Novelty in Machine Learning, or “What Gets Me Excited Every Day About Data Science”
Note: Kirk will present two training sessions at ODSC East 2020. One will focus on “Solving the Data Scientist’s Dilemma: the Cold-Start Problem with 10+ Machine Learning Examples” and the other will look at “Adapting Machine Learning Algorithms to Novel Use Cases.” I have always appreciated the unusual, unexpected,... Read more
Variational Auto-Encoders for Customer Insight
Github repository: VAEs-in-Economics 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
Faith and Prabhat are speakers for ODSC East 2020 this April. Be sure to check out their talk, “From Research to Production: Performant Cross-platform ML/DNN Model Inferencing on Cloud and Edge with ONNX Runtime,” there! You’ve finally got that perfect trained model for your data set. Now what? To... 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,” there! Is drinking red wine associated with decreased risk of heart disease? Does drinking red wine prevent heart disease? Should I advise... Read more
Data Science Applied to Wearables: Can Your Watch Help You Improve Your Lifestyle?
Svetlana is a speaker for ODSC East 2020 this April 13-17! Be sure to check out her talk, “Biomarker, Sleep, and Activity Patterns Data from a Web-Based Nutrition Platform for Healthy Individuals: Insights for Personalized Recommendations,” there! Activity trackers have made the inner workings of our bodies accessible to... 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,” there! One of the key challenges of utilizing supervised machine learning for real-world use cases is that most algorithms and... 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? Before you lose... Read more
State-of-the-art NLP Made Easy with AdaptNLP
Andrew and Brian are speakers for ODSC East 2020 this April 13-17 in Boston. Be sure to check out their talk, “State-of-the-art NLP Made Easy,” there! 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... Read more