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Book Review: The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis

Last year, I wrote a review of a useful book that got students up to speed with a key mathematical ingredient of machine learning – linear algebra: The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra. No Starch Press (an excellent source of technical books) just came out with a follow-up title: The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis.

Three Barriers to Machine Learning Adoption

In this special guest feature, Alexander Khaytin, COO for Yandex Data Factory, explains how businesses can introduce “data democracy” and systematic testing and how agility can be introduced into even the most inflexible of organizations, overcoming the barriers prohibiting machine learning adoption and benefit.

Collokia Launches a Collaborative, Machine-Learning Platform

Collokia, machine learning company that builds seamless collaboration solutions for software developers, announced the beta launch of its new, collaborative machine-learning platform, designed to foster collaboration within software teams by enabling improved access to information and knowledge.

How to Use Machine Learning to Further Retail Analytic Capacity

In this special guest feature, Kerry Liu, CEO and founder of Rubikloud, discusses the importance of machine learning in maximizing the use of customer behavior data in the retail sector.

Deep Learning at Google with Jeff Dean

In the Google TechTalk video presentation below, luminary Jeff Dean discusses the use of Deep Learning at Google – “Large-Scale Deep Learning for Intelligent Computer Systems.”

Intel Xeon Phi Processor Code Modernization Nets Over 55x Faster NeuralTalk2 Image Tagging

“Benchmarks, customer experiences, and the technical literature have shown that code modernization can greatly increase application performance on both Intel Xeon and Intel Xeon Phi processors. Colfax Research recently published a study showing that image tagging performance using the open source NeuralTalk2 software can be improved 28x on Intel Xeon processors and by over 55x on the latest Intel Xeon Phi processors.”

2016 Data Science Salary Survey

In this fourth edition of the O’Reilly Data Science Salary Survey, the input was analyzed from 983 respondents working in the data space, across a variety of industries— representing 45 countries and 45 US states.

Book Review: The Book of R by Tilman Davies

A fantastic new book just landed on my desk, “The Book of R: A First Course in Programming and Statistics” by Tilman M. Davies from No Starch Press. I’ve been looking for a book like this for some time – to use with the introductory data science and machine learning course I teach.

Stage Intelligence Adds Support for the GBFS Open Data Standard into its BICO Distribution Solution

Stage Intelligence, a leading provider of Bike Share distribution solutions, has added support for the General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS) open data standard into its BICO Distribution Solution.

Helping the C-Suite See How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Their Business

In this special guest feature, Chris Monberg, President and CTO of Boomtrain, discusses some ways to demystify AI to the C-suite in order to get over the feeling that AI is overwhelming and inaccessible and see how it can actually be quite valuable when used in the right context.