More Data vs Better Algorithms

Hands on Big Data by Peter Norvig

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 […]

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Study a Machine Learning Algorithm

4 Self-Study Machine Learning Projects

There are many paths into the field of machine learning and most start with theory. If you are a programmer then you already have the skills to decompose problems into their constituent parts and to prototype small projects in order to learn new technologies, libraries and methods. These are important skills for any professional programmer […]

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How to Identify Outliers in your Data

Bojan Miletic asked a question about outlier detection in datasets when working with machine learning algorithms. This post is in answer to his question. If you have a question about machine learning, sign-up to the newsletter and reply to an email or use the contact form and ask, I will answer your question and may […]

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