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Data Science 101: How Deep Learning Powers Flickr


In recent years, deep learning is making tremendous strides in the field of machine learning. To provide insights into how businesses are using this technology, the video presentation below looks behind the scenes at a company with a very recognizable name – Flickr. The presenter is Dr. Pierre Garrigues, Researcher in Machine Perception & Learning […]

Data Science 101: Deep Learning for Language Understanding

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The presentation below, “Deep Learning for Language Understanding,” took place at the Deep Learning Summit in San Francisco on 29-30 January 2015. The featured speaker is Quoc Le, Research Scientist at Google.

Data Science 101: Excel Tutorial on Analyzing Large Data Sets

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Our friends over at Udemy partnered with data scientist David Taylor (specialist in data spelunking and visualization) to create a fun (and free) Excel tutorial on analyzing large data sets.

Data Science 101: Deep Learning – Intelligence from Big Data

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From the Stanford Graduate School of Business, we have a compelling panel discussion – Deep Learning: Intelligence from Big Data.” A machine learning approach inspired by the human brain, Deep Learning is taking many industries by storm.

Data Science 101: Automating Analytics

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For the latest installment of our Data Science 101 series, we have Bjorn Johansson, Executive Director Operations at Ericsson, presenting several initiatives where Ericsson is applying new methods to accelerate business transformation work.

Data Science 101: Fireside Chat with Andrew Ng


The topic of Deep Learning is receiving considerable play in the data science community as of late. The fireside chat video below featuring Dr. Andrew Ng offers a unique perspective on this dynamic field.

Data Science 101: What’s Coming for Spark in 2015


Apache Spark took the data science world by storm in 2014 as a technology foundation for big data applications. In the talk below from the Bay Area Spark User Meetup, Patrick Wendell from Databricks speaks about new developments in Spark and identifies areas of focus in the coming year.

Data Science 101: Machine Learning – The Basics

The next installment of insideBIGDATA’s Data Science 101 series comes from our friends over at LinkedIn.

Data Science 101: Random Forests


The Random forests machine learning algorithm is a popular ensemble method used by many data scientists to achieve good predictive performance in the classification regime. Fully understanding the nuances of this statistical learning technique is paramount to getting the most out of this algorithm – unfortunately, this means math. The presentation below is from machine learning course CPSC 540 at The University of British Columbia,

Data Science 101: Using Statistics to Predict AB Testing


The talk below presents simple methods that can accurately predict future performance from AB test results, and that allow you to determine the smallest acceptable sample size. Using four years of AB testing data, you’ll see how these methods really work.