— In the News —
It may sound creepy now but eventually, we'll probably all get used to having versions of dead people living on as digital avatars. Imagine being able to consult with the ex-CEO who died or being able to "talk with" with a deceased loved one. And while we're at, why start there? Data-based digital avatars - of the dead or the living - could be useful for all sorts of things.
Most people haven't given much thought to their Data Afterlife but it's worth considering the whys, whats and hows of the data you leave behind. Here are key things to think about.
— Profiles —
Sara Hooker was recently profiled in The Economist as an example of how well online programs like fast.ai can "equip the masses to use AI." After completing the program, she was hired into Google's prestigious AI Residency Program but the The Economist article left her feeling uneasy. In this first-hand account, Sara describes her journey and shows what it really takes to be successful in this field.
— Tools and Techniques —
This article in Nature offers a great overview of Jupyter, including its capabilities and where it's going. If you're not already using Jupyter, this article will inspire you to start.
Airflow is a popular management system that helps to automate and monitor workflows. This is a nice introduction to what it is and how to use it.
This step-by-step tutorial shows how to build and train a deep learning network to recognize numbers (MNIST), convert it in the CoreML format to then deploy it on your iPhone where it can recognize numbers in real-time. This is a good introduction to deep learning on iOS and the way this is laid out, you definitely don't need to be an iPhone developer.
Join this webinar on November 14th - where guest speakers, Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Mike Gualtieri and Bayer Data Scientist Sami Cheong, join Domino to discuss the underlying causes of this operational gap and how leading organizations are solving their ModelOps challenges. Can't make the live event? Register now, and the recording will be sent to you after Nov 14.
— Data Viz —
Bokeh is a popular visualization library for creating interactive, web-based visualizations in modern browsers. It's a Python library but it will work with any language that can generate the right JSON, including R via the rbokeh binding. Bokeh 1.0 is a major release that's been in development for several years. Key capabilities are highlighted in this announcement.
— Career —
A lot of great managers didn't start out being great. In this post, Angela Bassa, Director of Data Science at iRobot, explores what it takes to grow into the role, especially as it pertains to data science teams.
Whether you're looking to hire or looking for work, here's a practical set of interview questions to consider. These don't have "right" answers but are good for generating discussion.