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A group of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have made some startling advancements recently. They've built a robot that learns how to do a variety of tasks that previously took months of programming to accomplish. This is a nice rundown of what they're up to with realtime videos for the non-believers.
An article that had been published in Science magazine was recently retracted by one of its authors because apparently, the data was contrived. This has been a hot topic in the news this week because the article had groundbreaking implications and was becoming influential. This article from FiveThirtyEight is a great overview of the story and its implications.
Organizations that have managed to build data science teams are discovering unexpected limitations of human-powered data science: it’s not scalable. This is a good overview of the issues and potential solutions which, ironically, will require data scientists to implement.
Ben Porterfield leads a group of engineers that are helping companies make better decisions. In this interview, Porterfield explains the importance of an analytics infrastructure and shares his wisdom on where to store data, the best tools to use, common mistakes to dodge, and what you should measure to start making the right moves today.