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Deep automation in machine learning

O'Reilly on Data

We need to do more than automate model building with autoML; we need to automate tasks at every stage of the data pipeline.

Five Strategies for Slaying the Data Puking Dragon.

Occam's Razor

If you bring sharp focus, you increase chances of attention being diverted to the right places. That in turn will drive smarter questions, which will elicit thoughtful answers from available data. The result will be data-influenced actions that result in a long-term strategic advantage.

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Divergent and Convergent Phases of Data Analysis

Simply Statistics

There are often discussions within the data science community about which tools are best for doing data science. The most recent iteration of this discussion is the so-called “First Notebook War” , which is well-summarized by Yihui Xie in his blog post (it is a great read).

What Business Analysts Can Learn From Swiss Cheese

BA Learnings

Swiss cheese has holes in various places on different slices of cheese when you cut it up. Let’s imagine these holes reflect weaknesses in the system where mistakes can pass through, afterall no system is perfect.

Meta-Learning For Better Machine Learning

Rocket-Powered Data Science

In a related post we discussed the Cold Start Problem in Data Science — how do you start to build a model when you have either no training data or no clear choice of model parameters.

News and Announcements from Tableau and TC18

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Once again I attended Tableau's Users Conference, along with 17,000 other attendees, affectionately self-referred to as "data nerds".

Robotics in Healthcare – Beam Me Up or Be Gone?

Perficient Data & Analytics

When you hear the word “robot” like most, you probably begin thinking of a fictional, sci-fi movie – Star Wars; Short Circuit; I, Robot, etc., rarely would you think healthcare. Given the recent uptick in the use of robotics within the health sector, this could soon change. Robotics is not a foreign concept to the healthcare industry. In fact, the use of robots was introduced to the world of medicine back in the 1980’s.

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IRM Is Essential for Digital Transformation Success

John Wheeler

Last week, I had the distinct privilege to join my Gartner colleagues from our Risk Management Leadership Council in presenting the Q4 2018 Emerging Risk Report. We hosted more than 500 risk leaders across the globe in our exploration of the most critical risks.

Data governance is not a sailor’s yarn

eSchool News

Whether you want to build a bridge, explore the sea, or simply try to identify new markets, you will only be as good as the data you use. This means it must be complete, in context, trusted and easily accessible to drive insights

A Comprehensive Guide to Real-Time Big Data Analytics

ScienceSoft

Our big data consultants have come up with an easy guide to real-time big data analytics. We explain the term and describe a typical architecture, as well as share our thoughts about whether real-time analytics can be a competitive advantage

Building tools for enterprise data science

O'Reilly on Data

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Vitaly Gordon on the rise of automation tools in data science. In this episode of the Data Show , I spoke with Vitaly Gordon , VP of data science and engineering at Salesforce.

Unsexy Fundamentals Focus: User Experiences That Print Money

Occam's Razor

Like me, I'm sure you are working on complex challenges when it comes to data. Multi-petabyte data warehouses. Multi-touch, cross-channel attribution analysis. Media mix modeling. Predictive analytics. Human-centric analysis.

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The economic consequences of MOOCs

Simply Statistics

tl;dr check out our new paper on the relationship between MOOC completion and economic outcomes! Last Monday we launched our Chromebook Data Science Program so that anyone with an internet connection, a web browser, and the ability to read and follow instructions could become a data scientist.

Confirmation Bias: What BAs Can Learn From Data Scientists

BA Learnings

When we have a strong belief about something or a bias towards a particular opinion, we consciously or unconsciously seek out evidence that validates what we already believe. When we come across contrary evidence, our default behaviour is to ignore it, diminish it or in some cases, conclude that it’s wrong prematurely without exploring its merits. This behaviour is due to a cognitive bias known as confirmation bias.

Recent top-selling books in AI and Machine Learning

Rocket-Powered Data Science

The Market of Data at Strata

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

In 2017 Strata + Hadoop World was changed to the Strata Data Conference. As I pointed out in my coverage of last year’s event , the focus was largely on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).

Creating a Holistic View: Data Consolidation and Integration

Perficient Data & Analytics

The consolidation of data and integration of systems is essential to providing a holistic 360-degree view of patients and members. This view can enable a variety of activities to enhance and drive efficiency in business and clinical activities, such as increasing patient safety and the quality of care healthcare delivery organizations provide to patients. One organization that understands the challenges associated with bringing data together across a large number of hospitals is Mayo Clinic.

Prescriptive analytics: The cure for a transforming healthcare industry

IBM Big Data Hub

Prescriptive analytics offers healthcare decision makers the opportunity to influence optimal future outcomes.

How AI is Lowering the Barrier to Entry for BI and Analytics

Birst BI

According to Gartner, more than 3,000 CIOs ranked Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics as the top differentiating technology for their organizations. If BI and Analytics is such a game-changer, then why is the average adoption rate in organizations only 32%?

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In 2018, Data Will Put the Human Back into Human Experience – Part 1

Kirk Borne

Your Guide to Data Quality Management

ScienceSoft

Setting up data quality management seems to be a blurry task? We show what a well-organized process looks like and enumerate the required tools. These best practices will help you improve the quality of your data and, ultimately, your decisions

Managing risk in machine learning

O'Reilly on Data

Considerations for a world where ML models are becoming mission critical. In this post, I share slides and notes from a keynote I gave at the Strata Data Conference in New York last September.

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Six Nudges: Creating A Sense Of Urgency For Higher Conversion Rates!

Occam's Razor

By every indicator available, ecommerce is continuing to grow at an insane speed. Although it may seem impossible to imagine with ecommerce already totaling up to 5% of overall commerce, there’s astronomical growth still to come.

The role of academia in data science education

Simply Statistics

I was recently asked to moderate an academic panel on the role of universities in training the data science workforce. I preceded each question with opinionated introductions which I have fused into this blog post. These are weakly held opinions so please consider commenting if you disagree with anything. To discuss data science education we first need to clearly state what it means.

5 Simple Ways BAs Can Avoid Repeating Mistakes From Past Projects

BA Learnings

Once you embark on a new business analyst job or project, chances are that you will try to avoid past mistakes and look for ways in which you can deliver better results. A lot can be said for this motivation. The beginning of a project is usually an opportunity for a fresh start.

Data Scientist’s Dilemma – The Cold Start Problem

Rocket-Powered Data Science

The ancient philosopher Confucius has been credited with saying “study your past to know your future.” This wisdom applies not only to life but to machine learning also.

From Analytics to Action Requires Collaboration

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

All too often, software vendors view analytics as the end rather than the beginning of a process.

Will Digital Healthcare Technology Disrupt Independent Physicians

Perficient Data & Analytics

Why fear change? Change is good and has developed the world into what it is today. Change partners with adaptation, to promote a new way of doing things. However, is change in the healthcare industry putting independent physicians at risk? With the increased usage of digital healthcare technology, will the independent physician still be able to maintain the walk-in base of customers?

3 ways prescriptive analytics helps deliver better financial services

IBM Big Data Hub

As any financial services executive knows, improving business results with precise, timely decisions is much harder than it looks

Inside the Mind and Methodology of a Data Scientist

Birst BI

When you hear about Data Science, Big Data, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, or Deep Learning, you may end up feeling a bit confused about what these terms mean. And it doesn’t help reduce the confusion when every tech vendor rebrands their products as AI.

Big Data And Analytics Has Been Around Forever! Why Is It Still Important?

Timo Elliott

These are some quick answers to some common questions I get about Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Analytics: Big Data. The term has been around for quite some time. Why is it still important for innovative businesses? It’s clear that data is one of the most important assets of the future. Organizations want to optimize their end-to-end customer experience, to improve productivity, and to engage the workforce in new ways. All of these things require data and analytics.

Top 10 Data Governance Predictions for 2019

erwin

This past year witnessed a data governance awakening – or as the Wall Street Journal called it, a “global data governance reckoning.” There was tremendous data drama and resulting trauma – from Facebook to Equifax and from Yahoo to Marriott. The list goes on and on.

How social science research can inform the design of AI systems

O'Reilly on Data

The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Jacob Ward on the interplay between psychology, decision-making, and AI systems. In this episode of the Data Show , I spoke with Jacob Ward , a Berggruen Fellow at Stanford University.

Breaking Silos: Passive Consumption + Active Engagement FTW!

Occam's Razor

Today something complex, advanced, that is most applicable to those who are at the edges of spending money, and thus have an intricate web of internal and external teams to deliver customer engagement and business success. The Marketing Industrial Empire is made up of number of components.

Chromebook Data Science - a free online data science program for anyone with a web browser.

Simply Statistics

The Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab has been teaching massive online open courses for more than 5 years now. During that time we’ve reached more than 5 million learners who want to break into the number one rated job in America. While we have been incredibly excited about the results of these training programs, we’ve also learned over the last 5+ years that there are still significant barriers to getting into data science.

LinkedIn Groups For Business Analysts

BA Learnings

Ready to plunge into the networking space? Professional groups on LinkedIn offer an effective platform for you to share ideas, stay on top of trends, explore opportunities and advance your career as a Business Analyst.

Data Makes Possible Many Things: Insights Discovery, Innovation, and Better Decisions

Rocket-Powered Data Science

In the early days of the big data era (at the peak of the big data hype), we would often hear about the 3 V’s of big data (Volume, Variety, and Velocity). Then, people started adding more V’s, including Veracity and Value , plus many more!