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Data Science

While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.

Artificial IntelligenceData ScienceMachine Learning

Deep neural networks and Deep Learning are powerful and popular algorithms. And a lot of their success lays in the careful design of the neural network architecture. I wanted to revisit the history of neural network design in the last few years and in the context of Deep Learning. For

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ConversationsData ScienceFinanceFinTech

Financial markets offer countless ways of making (or losing) money. A key distinction among them is the investment horizon, which can range from fractions of a second to years. Walnut Algorithms and Global Systematic Investors are new investment management firms representing the high-frequency and low-frequency sides, respectively. I sat down

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Data ScienceEducation

For those of you similarly interested (obsessed?) with the changing role of government statistics relative to the explosion of highly dimensional private sector data, I recommend having a look at Innovations in Federal Statistics: Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy from the National Academy of Sciences. It’s an easy read and offers a solid

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Data ScienceTech TrendsTechnology & IT

The term AI (Artificial Intelligence) is being thrown around left and right these days. Many companies claim they have an AI play even when they don’t. But there’s another type of AI—an algorithmic approach to intelligence—that is smart and is emerging as the type of AI that IT organizations of

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Data ScienceData Science 101Resources

Categorical data is a kind of data which has a predefined set of values. Taking “Child”, “Adult” or “Senior” instead of keeping the age of a person to be a number is one such example of using age as categorical. However, before using categorical data, one must know about various

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BI & AnalyticsBig DataData Science

We’ve published a white paper, where we look back at the big data and business intelligence trends over the past years and highlight examples of successful Data-as-a-Service products with deep dives into Social Media Monitoring, Self-Service BI and Visual Data Discovery and Analytics Merging the Physical and Virtual Worlds, complete with lessons

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BI & AnalyticsData Science

It used to be a maxim that expanding too fast was the quickest way to kill a successful business. Rapid growth brings risks as well as opportunities. But utilizing augmented intelligence, an already-popular technology which surfaces patterns in data without humans having to look at it, means that organizations can

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Big DataData ScienceData Science 101Understanding Big Data

Data Science, Data Analytics, Data Everywhere Jargon can be downright intimidating and seemingly impenetrable to the uninformed. While complicated vernacular is an unfortunate side effect of the similarly complicated world of machines, those involved in computers, data and whole host of other tech-intensive sectors don’t do themselves any favors with

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BI & AnalyticsBig DataData Science

Pyramid Analytics and Big Data Expert Ronald van Loon are hosting a free webinar on March 23rd. Register now and find out how to adopt a data-driven approach that will help your organization grow with predictive analytics. This webinar has been tailored to meet the needs of corporations in the DACH

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Data ScienceData Science 101Understanding Big Data

As the scale of data grows across organizations with terabytes and petabytes coming into systems every day, running ad hoc queries across the entire dataset to generate important metrics and intelligence is no longer feasible. Once the quantum of data crosses a threshold, even simple questions such as what is

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