data science


Computer Age Statistical Inference: Algorithms, Evidence and Data Science

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The twenty-first century has seen a breathtaking expansion of statistical methodology, both in scope and in influence. "Big data," "data science," and "machine learning" have become familiar terms in the news, as statistical methods are brought to bear upon the enormous data sets of modern science and commerce. This book takes us on a journey through the revolution in data analysis following the introduction of electronic computation in the 1950s. The book integrates methodology and algorithms with statistical inference, and ends with speculation on the future direction of statistics and data science.


Domino habits for data science

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Inculcating discipline [Understanding business justification] – Explore and document'why' your data is there? What are the technical systems / business processes that generated this data? So go on bring out the learning, machine learning, deep learning packages and enjoy.. Inculcating discipline [Understanding business justification] – Explore and document'why' your data is there? So go on bring out the learning, machine learning, deep learning packages and enjoy..


Artificial Intelligence to Amplify FinTech

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Endowing the modern workforce with AI, machine learning, payment intelligence and advanced analytics fintech will thrive, amplify and fly. The most striking AI solutions to FinTech, banks, insurance companies (now called InsureTech) and any other financial services company will probably be those that have the robust & smart financial systems with data security, machine learning (machine conciseness is very far for now) and strong analytics features in place. AI technology such as specialized hardware, AI based operating systems, strong and large data analytics tools for big data, machine learning algorithms for machine intelligence, payment intelligence, data intelligence and info-security intelligence are being used in fintech to augment tasks that people already perform. With AI power to enable security features of mobile payments mean the technology could gain traction in other areas of B2B payments and escalate blockchain to generalize, any previous application of AI, but now the AI "owns itself".


Science, data science and causality - unresolved contradictions

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On the other hand, statistics, the science of all sciences, lives in peace with the idea that "correlation is not causation" (but no more than that flat statement) for about a century and generates an uncountable number of models where causation never slept for a minute. But the gap between three grand approaches - classical statistical inference (based on the idea of significance, or non-randomness); statistical (machine) learning (based on the idea of the error minimization on testing data), and causality theory per se - does not seem to narrow. Within the linear model certain criteria for distinction were proposed in I. Mandel (2017) Troublesome Dependency Modeling: Causality, Inference, Statistical Learning https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id 2984045 (section 4.2.2), For binary variables the problem of estimation of causal coefficients is analytically solved in S. Lipovetsky and I. Mandel Modeling Probability of Causal and Random Impacts. And these or similar questions should be answered, if data science claims to be this new paradigm.


Deep Learning Prerequisites: Linear Regression in Python

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This course teaches you about one popular technique used in machine learning, data science and statistics: linear regression. Linear regression is the simplest machine learning model you can learn, yet there is so much depth that you'll be returning to it for years to come. We will apply multi-dimensional linear regression to predicting a patient's systolic blood pressure given their age and weight. If you want more than just a superficial look at machine learning models, this course is for you.


How to Compete for Zillow Prize at Kaggle

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It's a crowd-sourced platform to attract, nurture, train and challenge data scientists from all around the world to solve data science and predictive analytics problems through machine learning. With 73 million unique visitors per month, 20 TBs of data and 1.2 million statistical and machine learning models that runs every night to predict the next Zestimates, it is undoubtedly the best machine learning case study for real estate under the sun. While, million dollar seems like a big prize, it's the cost of having 10 data science engineers in Silicon Valley for eight months for 100,000$ a piece, whereas, to-date there are 2900 teams participating and competing for this prize from all around the world, with a typical size of three members per team, 8700 individuals it is just 114$ per engineer, which is equivalent to 14$ per month or 1.7$ per hour per data scientist. To submit your first kernel, you can fork my public kernel – how to compete for Zillow prize – first kernel and run it.


How To Become a 10x Data Scientist, part 2

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Code stubs are simply mock classes and functions that show inputs, outputs and comments that provide an outline for your code. No matter what language you're coding in, please use exception handling and leave a helpful error message for yourself, your coworkers, and end users. The code above is showing a stop function passing in the error message from the API that's being called. In beta, there is an open source data version control project called Data Version Control which looks promising for data science workflows.


Data Quality in the era of A.I. – Towards Data Science – Medium

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As the director of datamine decision support systems, I've delivered more than 80 data-intensive projects -- including data warehousing, data integration, business intelligence, content performance and predictive models -- across several industries and high-profile corporations. In most of the cases, data quality issues explain limited trust in data from corporate users, waste of resources or even poor decisions: consider a team of analysts trying to figure out if an outlier is a critical business discovery or an unknown/ poorly handled data issue; even worse, consider real-time decisions being made by a system not able to identify and handle poor data which accidentally (or even intentionally) had been fed into the process. A modern data-intensive project, typically involves data streams, complex ETL processes, post-processing logic, and a range of analytical or cognitive components. The Data Quality Reference store should also be accessible via interactive reporting and standardized dashboards -- to empower process owners and data analysts to understand the data, the process, trends and issues.


ODSC West 2017 - Save 55% until Friday Sep. 22

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Thoughts on the future of human knowledge and machine intelligence

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One cannot undermine the Knowledge Doubling Curve, it dictates the following: Until year 1900, human knowledge approximately doubled every century; by 1950 however, human knowledge doubled every 25 years; by 2000, human knowledge would double every year. Answers to those three questions is becoming increasingly possible through the new promise of Data Science; which is a reincarnation of the old testament of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Today, through the recent rise of data science, machine learning, and predictive analytics, the interest in AI is on the rise again; and this time, it is in fact spiralling out of control. Henceforward, one aspect is key: For AI to reach its righteous goals, for humans to reap its benefits, and for our race to avoid another'burning of the Library of Alexandria' – AI researchers, practitioners, and believers are on a mission to display the'virtuous goodness' of AI.