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Automation: A data scientist's new best friend?

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Founder and CEO of DotData, Ryohei Fujimaki, explains how automation can help the data science industry become more efficient. Of the many technologies that will shape how we work in the future, automation is one of the most hotly debated. Some look forward to the new avenues it will open up while others fear it will make their skills redundant. Dr Ryohei Fujimaki, founder and CEO of data science company DotData, believes that data scientists are among those that will benefit the most. Fujimaki's team at DotData is helping companies accelerate their data science process.


Council Post: Why Automated Machine Learning Is Becoming A Must-Have Business Intelligence Skill

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The business intelligence (BI) landscape is changing. Traditionally, BI analysts used dashboarding and analytics tools like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI and Tableau. However, analytics tools are rapidly evolving, and BI analysts are expected to evolve alongside industry advancements. In particular, predictive analytics used to be in the domain of more technical employees, but today, no-code automated machine learning (AutoML) tools mean anyone can deploy AI. Looking at BI Analyst job offerings, we can see that many now ask for AI skills because they want someone who can deploy predictive models that actively impact the company, instead of passive analytics like dashboards.


2021 Data Science & Machine Learning with R

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This is currently in an Early Bird Beta access, meaning we are still going to be continually adding content to the course (even though we are already at over 22 hours of content!) Since we're still adding content and taking student feedback as we complete the course through the start of 2021, students who enroll now will get access to a wide variety of benefits! Welcome to the Learn Data Science and Machine Learning with R from A-Z Course! In this practical, hands-on course you'll learn how to program in R and how to use R for effective data analysis, visualization and how to make use of that data in a practical manner. You will learn how to install and configure software necessary for a statistical programming environment and describe generic programming language concepts as they are implemented in a high-level statistical language. Our main objective is to give you the education not just to understand the ins and outs of the R programming language, but also to learn exactly how to become a professional Data Scientist with R and land your first job.


Marketing Data Operations Manager

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We are looking for a Technical Data Analyst and Program Manager to build out our extended data collection and performance analysis activities. Your job will be to gather and analyze large amounts of raw information from both internal and external sources such as Salesforce, AWS, StackOverflow, Couchbase, GitHub, Google Analytics or custom APIs. You will establish routine reporting and analysis derived from that data, evaluating the trends of our KPI's such that we remain informed as we evolve our objectives. We will rely on you to extract valuable business insights from this work as well as lead cross-functional projects and discussions as program manager for teams that are influenced by this information. In this role, you should be highly analytical with a background in analysis, math and statistics.


Marketing the Future: How Data Analytics Is Changing - Knowledge@Wharton

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Data analytics helps marketers learn about their customers with target precision, from the movies they watch on Netflix to their favorite scoop of chocolate ice cream. Data is ubiquitous, essential and beneficial -- except when it's not. Experts warn that data analytics is at an inflection point. Growing concerns about security risks, privacy, bias and regulation are bumping up against all the benefits offered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. Layer those concerns on top of worries about the coronavirus pandemic and how it has rapidly changed consumer behavior, and the challenges become clear.


Global Big Data Conference

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We've been seeing the headlines for years: "Researchers find flaws in the algorithms used…" for nearly every use case for AI, including finance, health care, education, policing, or object identification. Most conclude that if the algorithm had only used the right data, was well vetted, or was trained to minimize drift over time, then the bias never would have happened. There are several practical strategies that you can adopt to instrument, monitor, and mitigate bias through a disparate impact measure. For models that are used in production today, you can start by instrumenting and baselining the impact live. For analysis or models used in one-time or periodic decision making, you'll benefit from all strategies except for live impact monitoring.


How to structure business problems for data science solutions

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Half the battle in a successful data science project can be expressing the problem in a way that ensures a optimal data-driven solution, with a clear set of realistic, achievable objectives. What exactly will be the commercial benefit of solving this problem? If you have properly addressed the first 3 points, this should be a yes, but it always worth this final check. It is at points 3 and 4 that seemingly well-structured data projects often become unstuck. A granular analysis at this stage can save much subsequent hair-tearing and disappointment.


Is Your Machine Learning Model Likely to Fail? - KDnuggets

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TL;DR -- Amidst intentions of generating brilliant statistical analyses and breakthroughs in machine learning, don't get tripped up by these five common mistakes in the Data Science planning process. As a Federal consultant, I work with U.S. government agencies that conduct scientific research, support veterans, offer medical services, and maintain healthcare supply chains. Data Science can be a very important tool to help these teams advance their mission-driven work. I'm deeply invested in making sure we don't waste time and energy on Data Science models that: Based on my experience, I'm sharing hard-won lessons about five missteps in the Data Science planning process -- shortfalls that you can avoid if you follow these recommendations. Just like the visible light spectrum, the work we do as Data Scientists constitutes a small portion of a broader range.


UN warns law enforcement against using 'big data' to discriminate

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Police and border guards must combat racial profiling and ensure that their use of "big data" collected via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases against minorities, United Nations experts said on Thursday. Companies that sell algorithmic profiling systems to public entities and private companies, often used in screening job applicants, must be regulated to prevent misuse of personal data that perpetuates prejudices, they said. "It's a rapidly developing technological means used by law enforcement to determine, using big data, who is likely to do what. And that's the danger of it," Verene Shepherd, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, told Reuters. "We've heard about companies using these algorithmic methods to discriminate on the basis of skin colour," she added, speaking from Jamaica.


Black Friday Sale: Machine Learning Course on Udemy for INR 360 / USD 9.99

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Company Data-Driven Science has developed a 17 hours Machine Learning course that is focused on building thought-process and intuition – critical skills for any Data Scientist. This Udemy course is currently on Black Friday Sale and available for only INR 360 / USD 9.99. Here's what you will learn: Moving into Data Science is an amazing career choice. There's high demand for Data Scientists across the globe and people working in the field enjoy high salaries and rewarding careers. For instance, average annual salaries are around $125,000 in America and ₹14 lacs in India.