Deus Ex Machina

Applications

Last week, I had the privilege of taking a sneak peak of IBM Watson Analytics; a cloud-based service that aims to provide data analysis for business users. It is very new and the beta version is yet to come out (although you can sign up). IBM says Watson Analytics is…

Machine Learning is Eating the World

Artificial Intelligence / Data Science / Machine Learning

When we talk about data science, people often think it's synonymous with machine learning. Clearly this isn't true - data science spans the spectrum from hacking to visualisation - but there's no denying that some of the most exciting advances are coming from developments in machine learning. At it's core,…

Having Some Fun with Social Network Using Data Science

Applications / Programming Languages / R / Social Media

For the ALS bucket challenge enthusiasts, Kunal Kain has done a working example of how to mine youtube for the data. Apparently, the challenge is about 5 or 10 times bigger than other recent viral phenomena. Another nice article I came across is Rob Weir's analysis, illustrating some interesting ways…

Deep Learning Starter

Artificial Intelligence / Data Science / Machine Learning

Deep learning has garnered a lot of attention recently, even from Google, who make their largest European acquisition when they bought DeepMind for $400 million at the beginning of the year. Part of this attention can be explained by the general rise in popularity of predictive analytics, but the recognition…

Data Science Workflow + Data Wrangling

Data Engineering / Data Wrangling / Programming Languages / R / Social Media

A good grasp of the data science workflow is important. Philip Guo has given a nice overview of this, discussing different key stages. Here is another workflow from Sebastian Raschka for supervised machine learning model. However, as Ben Lorica also points out, data analysis is just one component of the…