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Ask a Data Scientist: Ensemble Methods

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who asks about ensemble methods and how you use them.

Ask a Data Scientist: Confounding Variables

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who asks for an explanation of confounding variables and why they’re important in data science projects.

Ask a Data Scientist: Data Leakage

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” Once a week you’ll see reader submitted questions of varying levels of technical detail answered by a practicing data scientist – sometimes by me and other times by an Intel data scientist. This week’s question is from a reader who asks for an explanation of data leakage.

Sentient Technologies Raises $103.5 Million in Series C Funding

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Sentient Technologies, a company seeking to solve the world’s most complex problems through massively scaled artificial intelligence, today announced it has raised $103.5 million in Series C funding that brings the total investment in Sentient to more than $143 million.

Data Science 101: Support Vector Machines

Support Vector Machines (SVM) is an important and widely used machine learning algorithm. In order to fully understand SVMs, you need to have a fundamental understanding of how the statistical learning method functions. Here is a useful lecture on SVM coming from MIT OpenCourseware.

Ask a Data Scientist: Unsupervised Learning

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Welcome back to the “Ask a Data Scientist” article series. This week’s question is from a reader who asks for an overview of unsupervised machine learning.

How to Become a Data Scientist in 8 Easy Steps

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Our friends over at DataCamp just came out with a cool new infographic entitled “Become a Data Scientist in 8 easy steps.” This hits home to a lot of people who are trying to enter this new industry hoping to satisfy a lot of unfilled job openings. The question is how best to make this transition. The useful infographic below will help answer this question by outlining the process of becoming a data scientist.

Interview: Spencer Greenberg, Chairman, Rebellion Research

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In the interview below, Rebellion Research’s Chairman Spencer Greenberg discusses how he feels his company is well-positioned for bringing machine learning and AI based asset management to investors.

Ask a Data Scientist: The Data Science Process

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Welcome back to our series of articles sponsored by Intel – “Ask a Data Scientist.” This week’s question is from a reader who wonders if there is a general process for conducting data science projects.

Deep Learning, Self-Taught Learning and Unsupervised Feature Learning

The video presentation below is a highly compelling talk by Stanford University professor and Coursera co-founder, Dr. Andrew Ng. Andrew addresses a graduate summer school audience at UCLA’s IPAM (Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics) on the topic – Deep Learning, Feature Learning.