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The Kaggle data science community is competing to improve airport security with AI

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With the help of the Kaggle data science community, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is hosting an online competition to build machine learning-powered tools that can augment agents, ideally making the entire system simultaneously more accurate and efficient. Kaggle, acquired by Google earlier this year, regularly hosts online competitions where data scientists compete for money by developing novel approaches to complex machine learning problems. The TSA is making its data set of images available to competitors so they can train on images of people carrying weapons. To mitigate this, the TSA put special effort into creating the data set of images that will ultimately be used to train the detectors.


Digital Marketing Trends for 2017 - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

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Machine learning techniques apply across many of the techniques we discuss in this post including Big Data, Marketing Automation, Organic Search and Social media marketing. In our Digital Channel Essentials Toolkits within our members' area and our Digital Marketing Skills report we simplify digital marketing down to just 8 key techniques which are essential for businesses to manage today AND for individual marketers to develop skills. As defined in our question, Big Data marketing applications include market and customer insight and predictive analytics. Our social media research statistics summary shows continued growth in social media usage overall, but with reduced popularity of some social networks in some countries.


Is Python or Perl faster than R?

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Though a lot of statistical / machine learning algorithms are now being implemented in Python - see Python and R articles - and it seems that Python is more appropriate for production code and big data flowing in real time, while R is often used for EDA - exporatory data analysis - in manual mode. My question is, if you make a true apple-to-apple comparison, what kind of computations does Python perform much faster than R, (or the other way around) depending on data size / memory size? Here I have in mind algorithms such as classifying millions of keywords, something requiring trillions of operations and not easy to do with Hadoop, requiring very efficient algorithms designed for sparse data (sometimes called sparse computing). For instance, the following article topic (see data science book pp 118-122) shows a Perl script running 10 times faster than the R equivalent, to produce R videos, but it's not because of a language or compiler issue, it's because the Perl version pre-computes all video frames very fast and load them in memory, then the video is displayed (using R ironically), while the R version produces (and displays) one frame at a time and does the whole job in R. What about accelerating tools, such as the CUDA accelerator for R?


[session] AI: Is Winter Coming? @CloudExpo @GHuff #AI #ML #DX #ArtificialIntelligence

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-4, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Join Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 21st Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track.


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With the help of the Kaggle data science community, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is hosting an online competition to build machine learning-powered tools that can augment agents, ideally making the entire system simultaneously more accurate and efficient. Kaggle, acquired by Google earlier this year, regularly hosts online competitions where data scientists compete for money by developing novel approaches to complex machine learning problems. The TSA is making its data set of images available to competitors so they can train on images of people carrying weapons. Thankfully, Google, Facebook and others are heavily investing in lighter versions of machine learning frameworks, optimized to run locally, at the edge (without internet).


7 must-have traits for a successful data team

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So I want to lay out some of the skills that business leaders should be looking for when they hire data professionals today--whether they be data analysts, data engineers, data product managers, or data scientists. If an analyst's idea of presenting findings to business stakeholders is saying "We found a strong negative correlation--R 2 0.53. Too many data science training programs focus intensely on teaching the algorithms that data scientists use, using pristine datasets that are never found in the real world. They ignore the fact that most of a data scientist's time is actually spent finding, cleaning, and reshaping raw data to make it ready for modeling.


How to make Artificial Intelligence work for your business - Tele-Talk by Roni Dvir ET Telecom

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According to Gartner's IT Glossary, AI is technology that appears to emulate human performance – typically by learning, coming to its own conclusions, appearing to understand complex content, engaging in natural dialog with people, and enhancing human cognitive performance. Indeed, AI represents a force of differentiation that will enable service providers to more effectively drive value across the business – from network optimization and data analytics through to customer care and marketing engagement. AI can keep pace with these demands with solutions (both machine learning and deep learning) that include analytics tools and automation that can systematically respond, operate and improve operational and business support systems. It can take network optimization to new levels, bringing advanced intelligence to data analytics, while making customer-facing operations and services more effective than ever before.


HTBase to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York @HTBase #AI #ML #SDN #SDDC

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Join Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track. The upcoming 20th International @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is open.


MobiDev to Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY & Silicon Valley @MobiDev_ #IoT #AI

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SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Join Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track. The upcoming 20th International @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is open.