It is difficult to stay motivated when self-studying machine learning. The standard test datasets can be quite obtuse and disconnected from you and from your everyday life. Boring even. A trick that you might like to use is to find and work on a dataset that matters to you. In this post, we will look at […]
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For as long as I have been participating in data mining and machine learning competitions, I have thought about automating my participation. Maybe it shows that I want to solve the problem of building the tool more than I want to solve the problem at hand. When working on a dataset, I typically spend a […]
The Python conference PyCon2014 has held recently and the videos for the conference are online. I have been working my way through the interesting machine learning ones and will share a few on this over the coming weeks. A great talk if you are starting out in data science or machine learning in python was […]
Machine Learning has been commoditized into a service. This is a recent trend that looks like it will develop into the mainstream like commoditized storage and virtualization. It is the natural next step. In this review you will learn about BigML that provides commoditized machine learning as a service for business analysts and application integration. […]
This is a project spotlight with Artem Yankov. Could you please introduce yourself? My name is Artem Yankov, I have worked as a software engineer for Badgeville for the last 3 years. I’m using there Ruby and Scala although my prior background includes use of various languages such as: Assembly, C/C++, Python, Clojure and JS. I […]
When I’m asked about resources for big data, I typically recommend people watch Peter Norvig’s Big Data tech talk to Facebook Engineering from 2009. It’s fantastic because he’s a great communicator and clearly and presents the deceptively simple thesis of big data in this video. In this blog post I summarize this video for you […]
This was a really hard post to write because I want it to be really valuable. I sat down with a blank page and asked the really hard question of what are the very best libraries, courses, papers and books I would recommend to an absolute beginner in the field of Machine Learning. I really […]