Teaching a computer to write poetry: building a Burns Bot part 1

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Robert (or Rabbie) Burns was a Scottish poet whose corpus includes ‘An Ode to A Haggis’ and the New Year’s Eve favourite ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Each year on January 25th people throughout the UK come together to celebrate his life, for a night that typically revolves around two of…

Responding to the talent challenge of our age

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Recruit more talent - secure your ASI Data Science fellow now by applying today. Applications for companies for the January Fellowship are closing soon! Talent, not money, is the biggest constraint facing companies who want to make the most of their data. Most organisations already have huge amounts of data,…

Adjusting your set: Predicting rare TV-watching behaviour with machine learning

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It's been over half a century since a record audience of 32.3 million people watched England's triumph over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, and Britain remains a nation of avid TV watchers. According to Ofcom’s most recent statistics, 95% of households contain a working television…

Q&A with ASI Alumna Fellow Lorna - From Mathematics to Data Science

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Lorna Brightmore, a recent Fellow on the latest ASI Data Science Fellowship in May 2016 reflects on her experience on the ASI Fellowship project with pet food business Tails. Lorna has since been continuing working in a full-time role with Tails as a Data Scientist complete with dogs in the…

How to Do Great Data Science

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At ASI Data Science, we run a Data Science Fellowship, do our own data science consulting, and are building a data science platform. Collectively, this means we spend a fair amount of our waking hours trying to figure out how to do really great data science. Data science is hard.…