Thu.Aug 08, 2019

The Most Important Step Toward Ethical Analytics: Intentionality

DataFloq

Lately, I’ve had a lot of conversations with clients about the intersection of ethics and analytics. I’ve also been presenting on the topic at a number of conferences. The interest in ethics has exploded recently, driven in large part by the rise of artificial intelligence.

5 important characteristics of an effective KPI

Phocas

For a growing business to remain competitive, it’s important to regularly track how its company-wide goals are progressing. Setting key performance indicators (KPIs) is one of the easiest ways to do this. Strategy, Management and Performance Job Role - Executive

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Self-Driving Cars & Cybersecurity: Will They Be Safe Enough?

DataFloq

Consumers and politicians alike have been watching advancements in autonomous vehicles with bated breath. With cutting-edge technology like blockchain advancements and AI finding its way into vehicles at a rapid pace, safety concerns are at the forefront of public discourse.

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Knowing Your Neighbours: Machine Learning on Graphs

KDnuggets

Graph Machine Learning uses the network structure of the underlying data to improve predictive outcomes. Learn how to use this modern machine learning method to solve challenges with connected data.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Big Data Makes Black Hat Hackers More Terrifying Than Ever

Smart Data Collective

Big data is the lynchpin of new advances in cybersecurity. Unfortunately, predictive analytics and machine learning technology is a double-edged sword for cybersecurity.

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Data Science: Scientific Discipline or Business Process?

KDnuggets

Simply put, data science is an attempt to understand given data using the scientific method. That's why data science is a scientific discipline. You are free (and encouraged!) to apply data science to business use cases, just as you are encouraged to apply it to many other domains. 2019 Aug Opinions Business Data Science

Themes and Conferences per Pacoid, Episode 12

Domino Data Lab

Paco Nathan ‘s latest monthly article covers Sci Foo as well as why data science leaders should rethink hiring and training priorities for their data science teams. Introduction. Welcome back to our monthly burst of themespotting and conference summaries.

Inside Pluribus: Facebook’s New AI That Just Mastered the World’s Most Difficult Poker Game

KDnuggets

The reasons why Pluribus represents a major breakthrough in AI systems might result confusing to many readers. After all, in recent years AI researchers have made tremendous progress across different complex games. However, six-player, no-limit Texas Hold’em still remains one of the most elusive challenges for AI systems. 2019 Aug Tutorials, Overviews AI Facebook Poker

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Why Python is getting more popular.and how to use it with SQL databases

IBM Big Data Hub

For the past nine years, Stack Overflow , a question-and-answer website for programmers, has polled developers to understand what technologies they are using and to find out what technologies they want to work with next. This year, the nearly 90,000 survey participants revealed that, once again, Python has risen in the ranks of language popularity

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of how your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

5 things to know about Insight (spoiler: it’s not a bootcamp!)

Insight

5 things to know about Insight (Spoiler: it’s not a bootcamp!)

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Machine Learning, Trust and Stephen Covey

Decision Management Solutions

Trust is a big deal when it comes to machine learning. Black box” algorithms, concerns about bias and a sense that data scientists may know everything about the data but nothing about the business all undermine trust in machine learning models. Indeed, building machine learning models that can be, will be, trusted is regarded as a critical issue for many data science teams. Stephen Covey once wrote a famous list about trust – The 13 behaviors of a high trust leader.

DataRobot in the Classroom: INSEAD Business School + Queen's University

DataRobot

You can’t appreciate the good without first going through the difficult. AI Education

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