— In the News —
This map of the Machine Intelligence landscape is similar in style to the popular map that Shivon Zilis of Bloomberg Beta produces but this map and accompanying article focuses on the growing startup ecosystem in Europe.
When her best friend died, she trained a bot on hundreds of his messages and used AI to keep him alive. This is a fascinating long read.
Special report from the White House about the future of AI. Among the gems is a call for data science education to start as early as primary or secondary school in order to create a data-literate citizenry.
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— Tools and Techniques —
Which is better: a left-handed batter with 30 hits for 100 at-bats or a right-handed batter with the same stats? They're the same, right? Not necessarily...
This has been a popular topic on Hacker News this week. This thread has lots of useful suggestions and links.
Noms is a decentralized database based on ideas from Git. It's a versioned, forkable, syncable database.
— Resources —
The Open Guide to Amazon Web Services aims to be a useful, living reference that consolidates links, tips, gotchas, and best practices. This is a fantastic reference for anyone building with AWS tools and services.
— Data Viz —
Well-organized collection of R plot examples, ranging from trivial to advanced. Includes screenshots and code.
— Conferences & Events —
MLconf will host talks in San Francisco by Data Scientists and Researchers from Google, Netflix, Airbnb, Pinterest, Slack, new startups, and more! Data Elixir readers save $50 by ordering via this link. If you're interested in a free pass, send an email with "I want to go to MLConf" in the subject and I'll randomly select a winner next Wednesday.