DataSift, touted as the platform that powers the social economy, recently announced the availability of DataSift VEDO, a new processing engine for the DataSift platform, featuring Programmable Intelligence.
As 2013 draws to a close, a number of year-end surveys are coming out to assess the progress in our industry. I enjoy going through these results to get a pulse of big data and how it’s being received in the business community. Here is one valuable survey published annually for free: Rexer Analytics 6th Data Miner Survey for 2013.
I recently ran across a blog post that discusses a very important characteristic for machine learning solutions – Generalization. If you’ve ever wondered about the primary reason why machines can learn, generalization is the concept you need to understand. It is the premise underlying all statistical learning and it goes something like this. We start […]
Machine learning has resulted in the development of solutions that are getting exponentially better each year. Already, algorithms using machine learning can drive cars, grade essays, write magazine articles, and read and understand newspapers. In the video presentation below from the recent TEDxSF conference, data scientist Jeremy Howard explains what the state of machine learning […]
I’ve been promoting the concept of Computational Marketing for some time here on insideBIGDATA and elsewhere because it is quite clear that modern marketing is nothing without data. So it’s great to see a new book aligned with this notion – Big Data Marketing by Lisa Arthur. The data driven movement is marching forward at […]
Cloudera, a major player in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache™ Hadoop®, and WANdisco, a provider of continuous availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of big data, announced that WANdisco’s Non-Stop Hadoop technology is certified to run on Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop version 4 (CDH4) providing 100% uptime for global multi-data center deployments.
On Tuesday Facebook announced it hired machine learning pioneer Yann LeCun to run its newly created artificial intelligence lab. Scooping up one of the biggest names in the field is a major move for the company, but it’s not a surprising one. If anything, Facebook is late to enter to the data science arms race that’s underway in Silicon Valley and the country as a whole.
For all you Rubyists out there, here is a great talk from the recent Ruby Conf 2013 that took place in Miami Beach on Nov. 8-10 – Thinking About Machine Learning with Ruby by Bryan Liles. Not sure where to cluster or where to classify? Have you seen a linear regression lately? Every wanted to […]
As a data scientist, I should believe in the value of surveys and other data collection mechanisms. In the case IT industry surveys, I’m not convinced how accurately the respondents report their reality while rushing through online surveys. So taking the results with a grain of salt, I found an intriguing article appearing in Forbes: The State of Big Data: What The Surveys Say.