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Cloudera Gives a Peek at Future ML Platform

Dec 5, 2018 |

Cloudera continued its evolution away from Hadoop today by announcing a technical preview for Cloudera Machine Learning, its new data science and data engineering platform that’s based on Kubernetes, which enables it to run in the cloud and on premise. Read more…

Analytics Use Grows in Parallel with Data Volumes

Dec 4, 2018 |

More companies are using data analytics to attract new customers, improve services for existing customers and to mitigate business risks by leveraging business intelligence and predictive analytics to make better decisions, according to a new vendor survey. Read more…

Three Machine Learning Tasks Every AI Team Should Automate

Nov 30, 2018 |

With the war on AI talent heating up, the new “unicorns” of Silicon Valley are high-performing data scientists. Although as recently as 2015 there was a surplus of data scientists, in the most recent quarter there was a 150,000 deficit. Read more…

AWS Bolsters Machine Learning Services at Re:Invent

Nov 28, 2018 |

Amazon Web Services today unveiled a slew of new machine learning services, including a version of Sagemaker that uses reinforcement learning, a specially designed inference chip, and a marketplace of machine learning algorithms. Read more…

Inside Pachyderm, a Containerized Alternative to Hadoop

Nov 20, 2018 |

Last week was a big one for Pachyderm, the containerized big data platform that’s emerging as an easier-to-use alternative to Hadoop. With a $10 million round of funding, public testimonials from customers like the Defense Department and AgBiome, and a new release of the software its creators say runs 1,000 times faster, the potential for Pachyderm to have an impact in big data are growing by the day. Read more…

Movie Recommendations with Spark Collaborative Filtering

Nov 2, 2018 |

Collaborative filtering (CF)[1] based on the alternating least squares (ALS) technique[2] is another algorithm used to generate recommendations. It produces automatic predictions (filtering) about the interests of a user by collecting preferences from many other users (collaborating). Read more…

UC-Berkeley Expands Data Science 101

Oct 26, 2018 |

It is becoming increasingly obvious to college undergraduates that entering the data science field may be the quickest way to find a job in their field after graduation.

The University of California at Berkeley, long a hotbed for data science and big data innovation, including a growing list of successful spinoffs, reports that undergraduate students are flocking to its new data science major introduced this fall. Read more…

Why Data Scientists Love the Law of Supply and Demand

Oct 25, 2018 |

It should come as no surprise that demand for data scientists keeps going up. However, supply of data scientists has not kept pace, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view). Read more…

Do Amazon’s Biased Algorithms Spell the End of AI in Hiring?

Oct 16, 2018 |

Amazon recently cancelled an AI-driven recruiting program after it was discovered that it led to bias in hiring recommendations. But does that mean that machine learning has no role in human resources? Read more…

MLflow Opens Up to R

Oct 3, 2018 |

Data scientists who work within the R environment can now partake of MLflow, the open source project that Databricks released earlier this year to help manage workflows associated with machine learning development and production lifecycles. Read more…

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