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Data Competition Upgrades Zestimate Accuracy

Jan 30, 2019 |

The ability to reckon the value of what for many is their most valuable asset increased with the award this week of the Zillow Prize, a contest to tweak the accuracy of its Zestimate algorithm. Read more…

Why Deep Learning May Not Be So ‘Deep’ After All

Dec 12, 2017 |

Deep learning has given us tremendous new powers to spot patterns hidden in great globs of data. For some challenges, neural networks can even outperform top human experts. However, despite all the progress the new approach represents and the hope that it will lead us to actual artificial intelligence, there are big limits on the practical application of deep learning. Read more…

H2O.ai Boasts New AI Product Like ‘Kaggle Grandmaster in a Box’

Jul 7, 2017 |

Want to get started with data science and artificial intelligence, but lack the skilled personnel to do it? You could be a candidate for machine learning software company H2O.ai’s latest creation, Driverless AI, which it compares to “Kaggle Grandmaster in a box.” Read more…

Rise Up and Meet the Data Science Competition

Apr 6, 2017 |

Data scientists love challenges. So when a group of data scientists get together, it’s natural that a little good-natured competition breaks out, to see who can best solve a particular challenge, for both ever-lasing glory and cash prizes. Read more…

U.N. Launches Climate Data Challenge

Mar 9, 2017 |Big data, data analytics, cloud and other environmental technology companies have signed up to support a United Nations-sponsored climate data challenge. U.N. Global Pulse, organizer of the big data initiative, and data storage vendor Western Digital Corp., announced a partnership on Thursday (March 9) to launch the "Data for Climate Action" challenge. Read more…

Google Buys Data Science Competition Site Kaggle

Mar 9, 2017 |Google has acquired Kaggle, a company that hosts data science competitions, the Web giant confirmed yesterday. Founded in 2010, Kaggle has hosted thousands of competitions pitting data scientists against one another in a race to elegantly solve tough machine learning challenges. More than 800,000 people have participated in Kaggle challenges, making it by far the biggest data science competition site. Read more…

Elusive Seizure Signal the Subject of Kaggle Competition

Oct 24, 2016 |

Epilepsy is a debilitating neurological disease that impacts the lives of 1 to 2% of the world’s population, who generally have no idea when their next seizure will happen. Medical researchers who have been stumped so far in using brain-wave data to predict seizures in a large segment of the population are hopeful that a data science competition at Kaggle will point them in the right direction. Read more…

Kaggle Tackles Whale of an Identification Problem

Oct 20, 2015 |

Kaggle has hosted lots of different data science competitions over the years, but none quite like the one launched by NOAA Fisheries earlier this year. The government agency, with financial support from MATLAB creator MathWorks, is sponsoring a data science competition on Kaggle to see who can create the best algorithm for identifying individual right whales. Read more…

Kaggle Contest Aims to Separate Cats from Dogs

Oct 11, 2013 |“Deep Blue beat Kasparov at chess in 1997. Watson beat the brightest trivia minds at Jeopardy in 2011. Can you tell Fido from Mittens in 2013?” This is the message that data scientists are greeted with as part of the latest machine learning competition run by Kaggle. The challenge: building an algorithm that can distinguish cats from dogs. Read more…

Data Science Has Got Talent as Facebook Launches Competition

Sep 4, 2013 |So you think you've got the talent to be a Facebook data scientist? Hold the resume – you won’t need it. Facebook is now moving their data science human resource search to Kaggle, the online data science competition portal. Read more…

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