What is hardcore data science – in practice?


For example, for personalized recommendations, we have been working with learning to rank methods that learn individual rankings over item sets. Figure 1: Typical data science workflow, starting with raw data that is turned into features and fed into learning algorithms, resulting in a model that is applied on future data. This means that this pipeline is iterated and improved many times, trying out different features, different forms of preprocessing, different learning methods, or maybe even going back to the source and trying to add more data sources. Probably the main difference between production systems and data science systems is that production systems are real-time systems that are continuously running.

Laplace noising versus simulated out of sample methods (cross frames)


Please read on for my discussion of some of the limitations of the technique, and how we solve the problem for impact coding (also called "effects codes"), and a worked example in R.We define a nested model as any model where the results of a sub-model are used as inputs for a later model. And I now think such a theorem would actually have fairly unsatisfying statement as a one possible "bad real world data" situation violates the usual "no re-use" requirements of differential privacy; duplicated or related columns or variables break the Laplace noising technique. But library code needs to work in the limit (as you don't know ahead of time what users will throw at it) and there are a lot of mechanisms that do produce duplicate, near-duplicate, and related columns in data sources used for data science (one of the difference between data science and classical statistics is data science tends to apply machine learning techniques on very under-curated data sets). The results on our artificial "each column five times" data set are below: Notice that the Laplace noising technique test performances are significantly degraded (performance on held-out test usually being a better simulation of future model performance than performance on the training set).

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Data-First Machine Learning - insideBIGDATA


In this special guest feature, Victor Amin, Data Scientist at SendGrid, advises that businesses implementing machine learning systems focus on data quality first and worry about algorithms later in order to ensure accuracy and reliability in production. At SendGrid, Victor builds machine learning models to predict engagement and detect abuse in a mailstream that handles over a billion emails per day. The training set (the data your machine learning system learns from) is the most important part of any machine learning system. Instead, build a system that samples production data, and have a mechanism for reliably labeling your sampled production data that isn't your machine learning model.

Robot CEO: Your next boss could run on code


At the time it was predicted that it might take another hundred years until computers would beat top human players at the boardgame Go. But a few days ago, Google's AlphaGo beat the world's champion Go player in a five-game series. Business books and management consultants commonly list six functions that a CEO is responsible for: determine the strategic direction, allocate resources, build the culture, oversee and deliver the company's performance, be the face of the company, and juggle with everyday compromises. Human managerial decisions will switch focus to the "why" rather than the "how" as data-driven decisions slowly creep from scheduling to resource allocation to performance measurement and reporting, and finally to daily management tasks.