— In the News —
Two years ago, Shivon Zilis of Bloomberg Beta first published her widely circulated report, The Current State of Machine Intelligence. In this year's update, Shivon Zilis and James Cham offer insights into how the "Stack" of building blocks is maturing and what all businesses need to do NOW in order to survive and outlast their competitors. This is a must read for everyone interested in the business of this rapidly evolving space.
An ongoing problem with neural networks is that they are “black boxes.” After training, a network may be very good at classifying data, but even its creators will have no idea why. In a new technique developed at MIT, neural networks provide not only predictions and classifications but rationales for their decisions.
The view that more information produces better decisions is at odds with the world around us.
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— Tools and Techniques —
A How-To for approaching large datasets from The Unofficial Google Data Science Blog.
Thoughtful, amusing and worthwhile.
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Clairvoyant is a Python package that enables you to use stock market historical data to train a supervised learning algorithm with any combination of financial indicators. From there, rapidly backtest your models for accuracy and simulate investment portfolio performance.
— Resources —
This growing collection of R cheatsheets covers a variety of topics including Data Wrangling, Package Development, R Markdown, Data Visualization with ggplot2, Base R, Regular Expressions, etc. Translations are also available and user contributions are welcome.
Using tidy data principles can make many text mining tasks easier, more effective, and consistent with tools already in wide use. This new book, Tidy Text Mining with R, is freely available and is focused on practical examples with code, linked references, and case studies.
— Data Viz —
The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics and information art. This year’s entries were outstanding. Here are the winners.