Data Science

How to Run an Effective Data Science POC in 7 Steps

How to Run an Effective Data Science POC in 7 Steps

What does running a POC mean in practice specifically for data science? When it comes to the evaluation of data science solutions, POCs should prove not just that a solution solves one particular, specific problem, but that a system will provide widespread value to the company: that it’s capable of bringing a data-driven perspective to a range of the business’s strategic objectives.

A Friendly Introduction to Open Source Data Science for Business Leaders

A Friendly Introduction to Open Source Data Science for Business Leaders

Open source is a key enabler for enterprise data science, both in terms of the growing ecosystem of open-source tools and the expanding number of complementary enterprise data science platforms that incorporate and build on open source languages and tools. The challenge is identifying which of those tools is relevant and valuable to your business. Assessing the maturity of these projects, grappling with any licensing issues, and making sure your team has the correct skillset to use them are challenges that many companies are now facing.

Top 10 Practices to Operationalize Your Data Science Projects in the Real World

Top 10 Practices to Operationalize Your Data Science Projects in the Real World

I want to use this post to share the top 10 practices to deploy your machine learning models into production in the real world.

Decision Trees: How to Optimize My Decision-Making Process?

Decision Trees: How to Optimize My Decision-Making Process?

The major advantage of using decision trees is that they are intuitively very easy to explain. They closely mirror human decision-making compared to other regression and classification approaches. They can be displayed graphically, and they can easily handle qualitative predictors without the need to create dummy variables.

k-Nearest Neighbors: Who are close to you?

k-Nearest Neighbors: Who are close to you?

The k-Nearest Neighbors algorithm is a simple and effective way to classify data. It is an example of instance-based learning, where you need to have instances of data close at hand to perform the machine learning algorithm.

14 Golden Nuggets to Demystify Data Science for Aspiring Data Scientists

14 Golden Nuggets to Demystify Data Science for Aspiring Data Scientists

These talks cover a wide range of topics: from showcasing your work to connecting with data leaders, from telling a persuasive data story to debugging myths in data science. I took some detailed notes of all the talks and decided to use this post to share the main takeaways.

25 Critical Insights From Experienced Data Scientists in The Data Science Handbook

25 Critical Insights From Experienced Data Scientists in The Data Science Handbook

I would highly recommend you to read The Data Science Handbook. The data scientists in the book have helped create the very industry that is now having such a tremendous impact on the world. They discuss the mindset that allowed them to create this industry, address misconceptions about the field, share stories of specific challenges and victories, and talk about what they look for when building their teams.

How to Think Like a Data Scientist in 12 Steps

How to Think Like a Data Scientist in 12 Steps

At the moment, data scientists are getting a lot of attention, and as a result, books about data science are proliferating. While searching for good books about the space, it seems to me that the majority of them focus more on the tools and techniques rather than the nuanced problem-solving nature of the data science process. That is until I encountered Brian Godsey’s “Think Like a Data Scientist.” 

The 7 NLP Techniques That Will Change How You Communicate in The Future (Part II)

The 7 NLP Techniques That Will Change How You Communicate in The Future (Part II)

From machine translation that connects humans across cultures, to conversational chatbots that help with customer service; from sentiment analysis that deeply understands a human’s mood, to attention mechanisms that can mimic our visual attention, the field of NLP is too expansive to cover completely, so I’d encourage you to explore it further, whether through online courses, blog tutorials, or research papers.

The 7 NLP Techniques That Will Change How You Communicate in The Future (Part I)

The 7 NLP Techniques That Will Change How You Communicate in The Future (Part I)

NLP is certainly one of the most important technologies of the information age. Understanding complex language utterances is also a crucial part of artificial intelligence. Fully understanding and representing the meaning of language is an extremely difficult goal. Why? Because the human language is quite special.

The 5 Machine Learning Use Cases that Optimize Your Airbnb Travel Experience

The 5 Machine Learning Use Cases that Optimize Your Airbnb Travel Experience

Wondering how Airbnb sorts and delivers its listings when you search for a place to stay on your next getaway? Check out 5 important use cases of machine learning that are currently being deployed by Airbnb’s engineers and data scientists to solve this problem.

The 5 Computer Vision Techniques That Will Change How You See The World

The 5 Computer Vision Techniques That Will Change How You See The World

Computer Vision is one of the hottest research fields within Deep Learning at the moment. It sits at the intersection of many academic subjects, such as Computer Science (Graphics, Algorithms, Theory, Systems, Architecture), Mathematics (Information Retrieval, Machine Learning), Engineering (Robotics, Speech, NLP, Image Processing), Physics (Optics), Biology (Neuroscience), and Psychology (Cognitive Science).

The 5 Deep Learning Frameworks Every Serious Machine Learner Should Be Familiar With

The 5 Deep Learning Frameworks Every Serious Machine Learner Should Be Familiar With

In this post, I want to introduce to you the 5 frameworks that are the workhorses of deep learning development. They make it easier for data scientists and engineers to build deep learning solutions for complex problems and perform tasks of greater sophistication.

Snapchat's Filters: How computer vision recognizes your face

Snapchat's Filters: How computer vision recognizes your face

In those moments of boredom when you're playing with Snapchat's filters - sticking your tongue out, ghoulifying your features, and working out how to get the flower crown to fit exactly on your head - surely you've had a moment where you've wondered what's going on, on a technical level - how Snapchat manages to match your face to the animations?

16 Useful Advice for Aspiring Data Scientists

16 Useful Advice for Aspiring Data Scientists

Data Scientists at Work displays how some of the world’s top data scientists work across a dizzyingly wide variety of industries and applications — each leveraging her own blend of domain expertise, statistics, and computer science to create tremendous value and impact.

12 Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning

12 Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning

Machine learning algorithms can figure out how to perform important tasks by generalizing from examples. This is often feasible and cost-effective where manual programming is not. As more data becomes available, more ambitious problems can be tackled. As a result, machine learning is widely used in computer sincere and other fields. However, developing successful machine learning applications requires a substantial amount of “black art” that is hard to find in textbooks.

Pinterest’s Visual Lens: How computer vision explores your taste

Pinterest’s Visual Lens: How computer vision explores your taste

When it comes to looking for something you want to try — a new salad recipe, a new classy dress, a new chair for your living room — you really need to see it first. Humans are visual creatures. We use our eyes to decide if something looks good, or if it matches our style.

The 8 Neural Network Architectures Machine Learning Researchers Need to Learn

The 8 Neural Network Architectures Machine Learning Researchers Need to Learn

Today, deep neural networks and deep learning achieve outstanding performance on many important problems in computer vision, speech recognition, and natural language processing. They’re being deployed on a large scale by companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook.I hope that this post helps you learn the core concepts of neural networks, including modern techniques for deep learning.