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Characteristics of Good Visual Analytics and Data Discovery Tools

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Visual Analytics and Data Discovery allow analysis of big data sets to find insights and valuable information. See this article for more details and motivation: "Using Visual Analytics to Make Better Decisions: the Death Pill Exa...". Several tools are available on the market for Visual Analytics and Data Discovery. Take a look at available visual analytics tools on the market with the above list in mind and select the right one for your use cases.


3 keys to keep your data lake from becoming a data swamp

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Data lakes, and all big data initiatives, come from, one, pressure in the marketplace to have one, and secondly, real-world data generators spitting up gobs of data that you need to find a way to store." Even with a focused data set, gleaning insight from data at scale requires automation. "AI, machine learning, deep learning, whatever term you want to use, it's the magical solution for wading your way through your information. You could capture photographs of customers entering your stores and then use a convoluted neural network (CNN) -- a type of deep learning neural network that excels at computer vision problems -- to process the images.


Machine Learning And Analytics: What's Your First Step?

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So what is the first step for a tech department that wants to start using machine learning to improve its data analytics? The road to advanced analytics and machine learning starts with basic connectivity and data collection. This journey includes pinpointing the questions that need to be answered with data analysis, identifying the data needed to answer those questions, and putting processes in place to gather the correct type and amount of that data to properly support machine learning. Tech departments often approach machine learning as a science project, where the objective is to solve every piece of the puzzle at once.


Book: Python Machine Learning Blueprints

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Machine Learning is transforming the way we understand and interact with the world around us. Python Machine Learning Blueprints puts your skills and knowledge to the test, guiding you through the development of some awesome machine learning applications and algorithms with real-world examples that demonstrate how to put concepts into practice. Everything you learn is backed by a real-world example, whether its data manipulation or statistical modelling. Alexander T. Combs is an experienced data scientist, strategist, and developer with a background in financial data extraction, natural language processing and generation, and quantitative and statistical modeling.


Top 10 Machine Learning Projects on Github

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While there are many sources of such tools on the internet, Github has become a de facto clearinghouse for all types of open source software, including tools used in the data science community. The following is an overview of the top 10 machine learning projects on Github. This is a curated list of machine learning libraries, frameworks, and software. It also includes data visualization tools, which opens it up as more of a generalized data science list in some sense... which is a good thing.



AI Ethics Missing as Machine Learning Advances « Techtonics

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But in this brave new world of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, there are no ethical guidelines, no regulations, and no parameters to govern how this data is collected and used. "So on the one hand, the companies are saying'if you give us this data, we'll give you better services, more personalized services,'" said Ben Lorica, Chief Data Scientist for O'Reilly Media, which provides technology and business training. While AI and machine learning tools don't make it easier to collect data, they "dramatically change how the collected data is'used,'" said Cornell Tech Computer Science professor, Vitaly Shmatikov, in an email. And a lot of companies are already discussing transparency and fairness, and ethics training for data processing and machine learning algorithms.


Machine Learning: An In-Depth Guide - Overview, Goals, Learning Types, and Algorithms

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Machine learning is a very hot topic for many key reasons, and because it provides the ability to automatically obtain deep insights, recognize unknown patterns, and create high performing predictive models from data, all without requiring explicit programming instructions. Despite the popularity of the subject, machine learning's true purpose and details are not well understood, except by very technical folks and/or data scientists. It covers virtually all aspects of machine learning (and many related fields) at a high level, and should serve as a sufficient introduction or reference to the terminology, concepts, tools, considerations, and techniques of the field. This high level understanding is critical if ever involved in a decision-making process surrounding the usage of machine learning, how it can help achieve business and project goals, which machine learning techniques to use, potential pitfalls, and how to interpret the results.


Exploring the VW scandal with graph analysis

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James Phare from Data To Value used graph analysis and open source information to unravel the impact of the VW scandal on its customers, partners and shareholders. Using a combination of semantic analysis and Linkurious, the Data To Value's team were able to investigate the ramifications of the VW scandal and show how it impacts its customers, partners, suppliers and shareholders. The Linkurious graph visualization helps us make sense of how the motors and car models are tied. Investors in Volkswagen AG include hedge fund Blackrock and sovereign funds Qatar Investment Authority and Norwegian Investment Authority.


Public debate on algorithms, artificial intelligence and ethics: the upcoming high points

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The Digital Republic Bill recently gave a unique assignment to the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) which is to lead a reflection on the ethical and societal matters raised by the rapid development of digital technologies. While algorithms are frequently at play in our everyday lives, only 31% of French people believe that they know precisely what it is all about*: the CNIL thus made the decision to open up in 2017 a large public debate on algorithms and artificial intelligence. Last April 18th, Chair of the CNIL and of the Article 29 Working Party (group of the 28 European Union Data Protection authorities), Isabelle FALQUE-PIERROTIN, took part in a discussion on how the new ecology of social media and machine learning algorithms changed the way political campaigns are run, alongside with researchers and developers such as Tristan HARRIS, former design ethicist at Google and director of "Time Well Spent". The confederation FO-Cadres gathered more than 150 people from trade unions and companies (general directors, human resources directors…) to untangle both the potential and the risks of applying large-scale data analysis and predictive analytics to workers' personal data.