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Jul
2014

The real innovation in big data is human innovation.

The real innovation in big data is human innovation.

“You are thus right to note that one of the impetuses is that social as well as cultural, economic and political consequences are not being attended to as the focus is primarily on analytic and storage issues.” Evelyn Ruppert, Editor Big Data and Society “Every day I wake up and ask, ‘how can I flow data better, manage data better, analyse data better?” Rollin Ford – CIO…

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23

Jun
2014

Machine Learning: The key to transforming big data into big insights and big opportunities

Machine Learning: The key to transforming big data into big insights and big opportunities

You’ll probably have heard the term many times before. Nowadays it’s hard to come by an article on trending technologies (particularly information-related ones) without some reference to a Machine Learning in it. It seems that suddenly the world has become aware of the immense practical aspects of this evergreen field of Artificial Intelligence that constitutes the heart of data science.  Machine learning is a computer’s…

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16

Jun
2014

CXOs to reevaluate their Data Science talent sourcing plans

CXOs to reevaluate their Data Science talent sourcing plans

“Data by itself is meaningless. It’s the skill of the data scientist that makes the difference” Dr. Josh Sullivan  “As an executive recruiter specializing in quantitative recruiting, I work with clients continuously looking to find the unicorn that can do it all – the algorithm development, the data munging, building visualization and BI tools, scaling, and turning all this into enterprise wide adaptation. They are…

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30

May
2014

Harnessing the Power of Machine Learning

Harnessing the Power of Machine Learning

As a species we are creatures of habit, everything we do has a pattern and our unique signature is imprinted on it. Phenomena that are beyond our conscious control also exhibit some micro and macro order. The sequence of normal heart beats has unique characteristics that help in distinguishing it from pathology. Examples are not limited to our physiology or biological makeup it extends well…

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7

May
2014

Bootstrapping Machine Learning is launching today and Persontyle is a proud supporter!

Bootstrapping Machine Learning is launching today and Persontyle is a proud supporter!

Guest post by Louis Dorard, author of Bootstrapping Machine Learning Prediction APIs are a growing trend and they are changing the way people approach Data Science. Recently, Persontyle partnered with BigML which is a company that provides one such API. Services like BigML abstract away the complexities of learning models from data and making predictions against these models. Thanks to Prediction APIs, anyone is now…

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6

May
2014

Clustering Algorithms to Tame Big Data

Clustering Algorithms to Tame Big Data

By John MacCuish Data science and machine learning techniques are transforming science, technology, and industry. Vast quantities of data – big data and small – are being explored and adding business value. Cluster analysis or clustering , namely, finding groups in data, is an extremely important tool within this process (e.g. read this post by Mark van Rijmenam, author of “Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy…

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30

Apr
2014

Do you want to learn the skills required for the sexiest job of the 21st century?

Do you want to learn the skills required for the sexiest job of the 21st century?

As the world is becoming more and more aware of the benefits of data science, more and more organizations are looking for ways to harness the value that lingers in the big data they have access to. It has become clear that the latter is not just a buzz word; it is a whole new world of potential, waiting to be explored. Data scientists have…

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