Deep Learning (or not): The why's have it

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Deep Learning is the big thing in Machine Learning right now, it just netted a win in theGalaxy Zoo Kaggle contest and it is the thing being talked about by major media outlets. The technique rightfully deserves serious attention as it has proven effective in a large number of ...

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2014 NCAA Predictions

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I've updated my algorithm with the 2013 data and rerun the learning and prediction, here are the predictions for the 1st round:

Florida (1) vs Albany (16) 81.8%Colorado (8) vs Pittsburgh (9) 42.3%VCU (5) vs SF Austin (12) 51.6%UCLA (4) vs Tulsa (13 ...
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Data Science Automation: Size Matters

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Lately I've been noticing a lot of chatter about automating Data Science.  Some companies are moving into the this space (bigML, dataHero) recognizing that there is a void (and therefore a market) driven by the lack of qualified Data Scientists that exist.  While I have nothing against automation I ...

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The FBI should crowd source MORE

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With the current tragic events in Boston coming to a swift close with the 2 perpetrators in custody my thoughts have gone to the storyline of the apparent failure of crowd sourced investigation of both 4Chan and Reddit.  Some people are espousing the notion that crowd sourcing this kind of ...

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NCAA Tournament Predictions

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Well it is March Madness and like millions of other college basketball fans it is time for me to fill out my bracket.  As I went through the process of filling all the information out on Yahoo, I noticed a small button at the top that said "Fill Out with ...

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Does Big Data need to be Big for Data Science?

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There is a lot of discussion about BigData and Data Science revolving around processing massive amounts of information (terrabytes of data, which must be trillions of data points).  While I am not sure of all the varied problems that people are trying to solve by processing this data, I do ...

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You don't need a Data Scientist on staff

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Yesterday I spoke at BigDataMn (video coming soon) about "A day in the life of a Data Scientist".  Before my talk I heard a great talk by Nick Kolegraff (I'll post a link to his talk too as soon as I can) about how a lot of the organizations ...

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