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Machine Learning is not Black-Box Magic.

Machine learning is not magic, it’s not AI and it doesn’t really learn like humans. Instead, it’s a very powerful set of tools that can help you gain insights and build predictive systems if you know how it works and how to use it. Thanks to the explosive growth of big data services and the… Read more »

Workout of the Week: Fitness Data

Welcome to our first edition of Workout of the Week! With the start of the new year, many people are trying to live healthier lifestyles, watch what they eat and exercise more as part of their New Year’s resolutions. For our first workout we’re going to analyze fitness data obtained from wearable personal fitness devices…. Read more »

Announcing CrossFit for Data Science!

Let’s Demystify Data Science in Under 10 Minutes. This Wednesday, January 22nd, we’ll be debuting the first edition of the Workout of the Week series! The inspiration for this series came from CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, muscular strength, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility. High Intensity WODs (or… Read more »

Market Stats: What’s the “True” Size of the Predictive Analytics Market?

A day doesn’t go by without another analyst firm coming up with market size analysis for Predictive Analytics. While it’s a great sign that the space is heating up, some of the available statistics are sometimes hard to correlate. For instance, Transparency Research predicts the Predictive Analytics space would more than triple between 2012 and… Read more »

The End of The Data Scientist!?

You might remember Mr. Data in the series Star Trek: Next Generation.  Data, or should I say “Lieutenant Commander Data” is a fully-functional and sentient android.  He can’t feel emotions like humans, but he can process information faster than they can and he has learned to learn from facts without bias.  This attribute makes him… Read more »