— Insight —
This series in The New York Times explores how data is giving companies and governments vast new powers. There's a lot to think about here. Start with the section called "What do they know and how do they know it."
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— How-to —
Great post by Andrej Karpathy! More than just a practical guide for working with neural nets, there are also good insights here for approaching new problems and datasets.
Step-by-step demonstration of BayesOpt for derivative-free minimization of a noiseless, black-box function.
— Data Viz —
Word clouds might seem like a good idea but they tend to obscure the underlying data and don't work well for visualizations. This post on the Multiple Views blog explores the issues and offers some strategies to make them less bad.
— Career —
Covers curriculum, costs, program-specific tips, and a reasonable selection criteria for being included in the article.