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Tag: Ted Dunning

Why Cheap Learning Is In Your Future

Apr 17, 2017 |

While deep learning racks up the likes among the big data crowd, a potentially bigger phenomenon is the emergence of extremely simple machine learning models that do not require sophisticated technical and mathematical skills, or what machine learning expert Ted Dunning calls “cheesy and cheap machine learning,” Read more…

Streaming Architecture–Why Flow Instead of State?

Mar 27, 2016 |

The way that computing is done is changing dramatically.  Instead of a program with a finite input, we now have programs with infinite streams as inputs. Why does this matter, and why is the change happening now? Read more…

Hadoop’s Second Decade: Where Do We Go From Here?

Feb 2, 2016 |

As we reported last week, the first Hadoop cluster went online at Yahoo 10 years ago. The platform has enjoyed phenomenal, if improbable, growth since then. But where does it go from here? Read more…

The Role of Bias In Big Data: A Slippery Slope

Aug 3, 2015 |

When most people hear the word “bias” they think of gender or racial discrimination or other situations where preconceptions lead to bad decisions.

These kinds of biases and bad decisions are common. Read more…

Apache Mahout Streamlined and Notched Up with 0.8 Release

Sep 12, 2013 |The open source machine learning project, Apache Mahout took another step towards a 1.0 release this summer, as the open source pattern cruncher cut fat and muscled-up with the latest 0.8 release. The new release shed some of its lesser used weight, while adding some lean mass with a new and improved recommendation algorithm, as well as a speedy new clustering one. Read more…