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Video Highlights: Python Machine Learning Tutorials

With COVID-19 keeping everyone indoors, this is the perfect opportunity to brush up your data science skills. Data science is a field that is booming and is playing a huge role in society. Instead of just reading a book, in this regular feature column, I will provide some great video learning resources. You can follow these YouTubers and gain insights and advice from their years of experience in the field. Plus you can learn how to code by following through their tutorials and pick up a new skill. So, fire up YouTube below and start learning!

Livestream: Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference

insideBIGDATA, a Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference media collaborator, is pleased to present the WiDS Stanford livestream. The Global WiDS Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This annual one-day technical conference features outstanding women doing outstanding work.

30 Influential AI Presentations from 2019

Our friends over at RE•WORK put on some amazing AI summits around the country and the world. The company has graciously made some of their top presentations from 2019 available for the data science community to freely view.

Qeexo AutoML Demo: Automating Machine Learning for Embedded Devices

Qeexo spun out of Carnegie Mellon University, has for a long time developed multi-touch technology for handset manufacturers which does ML on the device level. It has applied this approach to a new AutoML technology that allows companies to embed ML into hardware and conduct learning on sensor data.

Julia: The Programming Language Of The Future

Keno Fischer, Julia Computing co-founder and CTO (Tools) discussed Julia and Julia Computing in a recent interview. Learn how he became interested in computer science and how Julia was created, and how a 16 year-old German exchange student became a 19 year-old co-founder of Julia Computing. Keno shares stories behind the creation of the popular […]

AutoML in Practice

The compelling Oct. 15, 2019 presentation below is on behalf of one of my favorite Meetup groups: LA Machine Learning. The talk, “AutoML in Practice,” is by Danny D. Leybzon, a Solutions Architect at Qubole, a cloud-native big data platform. Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) is one of the hottest topics in data science today, but what does it mean? This presentation gives a broad overview of AutoML, ranging from simple hyperparameter optimization all the way to full pipeline automation.

Digital Transformation Projects Continue to be at Risk, Couchbase Research Finds

Despite rising optimism in digital transformation, the vast majority of organizations are still suffering failure, delays or scaled back expectations from digital transformation projects, research from Couchbase has found. In the survey of 450 heads of digital transformation in enterprises across the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, 73 percent of organizations have made “significant” or better improvements to the end-user experience in their organization through digital innovation. Twenty-two percent say they have transformed or completely “revolutionized” end-user experience, representing a marked increase over Couchbase’s 2017 survey (15 percent).

Composable Multi-Threaded Parallelism in Julia

JuliaCon 2019, held July 22-26, 2019 at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, was the biggest and best JuliaCon to date. The JuliaCon session below, “Composable Multi-Threaded Parallelism in Julia,” was presented by Jeff Bezanson and Jameson Nash (Julia Computing). The talk discusses the release of a preview of an entirely new threading interface for Julia programs: general task parallelism.

Algorithms: Not Evil, Helpful

INFORMS member Gah-Yi Ban of the London Business School breaks down what algorithms are and how they are useful in a unique talk at a TEDx event. She compares algorithms to evil beings and says it’s a common misconception. Ban helps people understand the role of algorithms in our present lives and how we can shape their role in our future.

How Would You Explain AI to a Second Grader?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic and articles written on the subject are often tailored to a tech audience. But what about people who are not technically proficient? How would you explain AI to them? Cupid Chan is CTO of Index Analytics and a Fellow at the University of Maryland. Recently, Cupid gave a presentation to the group called “How do I teach my second grader about AI?”