Trump and Clinton Speeches, Step 1: Text Mining

Trump and Clinton Speeches, Step 1: Text Mining

Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of #ODSC, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of Edward’s  employer. Part 1 Obtaining Transcripts for Campaign Trail Speeches The political season is long and arduous.  As a former Ohioan I dreaded any election year because it is punctuated with endless negative and inflammatory […]

Scala, the Language for Data Science

Scala, the Language for Data Science

Let’s be honest, there are two reasons why it’s worth learning a new programming language. The first reason is because you will need it for your daily job and the second reason is because it’s fun. The programming language Scala is something you would like to learn by the end of this post if you […]

Future of AI #5: The Singularians

Future of AI #5: The Singularians

Update: through a tweet I found this paper from last year by Luciano Floridi on broadly the same idea. Clearly Luciano’s been thinking about this longer than me. Nice writing, and an additional concept of a AItheist. He uses the term Singularitarian. This is post 5 in a series. Previous post here Religious belief offers […]

Metrics and Hiring

Metrics and Hiring

Virtually every CEO claims to be extremely metrics driven.  As far as I can tell all of these CEOs are completely full of shit, at least when it comes to their own hiring. We all hire based on intuition but we rarely go back and rigorously check our mistakes.  In my career, I’ve hired or […]

Does Trivers-Willard apply to people?

Does Trivers-Willard apply to people?

Editor’s note: Look forward to Allen’s talk in our conference talks section from Boston Data Fest and read more blogs by Allen here.  Does Trivers-Willard apply to people? Today I am working on another “one-day paper”, although this one is a bit of a cheat, since I’m a few hours past the deadline.  Nevertheless, the question of the day is whether […]

IoT Needs Net Neutrality

IoT Needs Net Neutrality

While it has now become the common understanding of the technology community that the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact every aspect of our lives and create massive value by improving processes and conserving resources, no one has started pointing at specifically how this whole “value creation” will happen, and how will it get managed? […]

Data and Police Shootings Part One: Data Analysis

Data and Police Shootings Part One: Data Analysis

Two years ago, 18 year old Michael Brown was gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. This event was immediately thrusted into the national spotlight and sparked massive protests and actions in Ferguson and throughout the whole country. A police officer shooting an unarmed African American was hardly a rarity before this […]

Intro to Recurrent Neural Networks #2 – Implement an RNN

Intro to Recurrent Neural Networks #2 – Implement an RNN

This the second part of the Recurrent Neural Network Tutorial. The first part is here. Code to follow along is on Github. In this part we will implement a full Recurrent Neural Network from scratch using Python and optimize our implementation using Theano, a library to perform operations on a GPU. The full code is […]

Data Science, I Choose You!

Data Science, I Choose You!

Editors Note: In the spirit of accessibility, we will begin offering nuanced Spanish translations of select articles, this will be the first. Function to come.  Whether you want to become the best Pokémon master or the best data scientist alive, the path to get there will be quite similar: lot of training, focussed dedication, learning by […]