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  1. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Heuristics is like big data nowadays: people know a few things about them, they are aware that they are useful, but few people really know enough to explain them to someone else. Having worked with heuristics all my professional life (even during my PhD years), I decided to create a video about them and how they are used in data science. You can find it on Safari Books Online. I hope you enjoy it!
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    Heuristics in Data Science [Video]
    www.safaribooksonline.com Zack Voulgaris, data scientist and author of the books Data Scientist and Julia for Data Science, will provide an overview to heuristics and how to apply them in data science ... - Selection from Heuristics in Data Science...
  2. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Painting is hard. Not sure if a computer powered by A.I. can agree though. Here is my take on the topic in my latest blog post.
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    Digital Painting with A.I. - Making Something Interesting out of an Already Interesting Tech
    www.foxydatascience.com A public domain photo refactored as a piece of digital art by a deep learning network, on my laptop Painting is not my favorite art. Nevertheless, I do enjoy it more than most people (apart...
  3. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    For those of you who are not familiar with my latest publication, I'd like to introduce you to it. It's a data science book about the Julia language, for complete newbies in the language. For a limited time only, you can use the promo code Zack25 for a 25% discount on either the printed or the PDF version of the book. Check it out at: https://technicspub.com/julia-for-data-science
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    Julia for Data Science |
  4. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Can super advanced data science techniques make us great data scientists? Well, Joel Grus doesn't seem to think so and I'm with him. In my latest blog post I highlight the issue of relying on A.I. methods for DS, in order to solve problems that can be easily solved with other, simpler and more down-to-earth approaches. Check it out
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    The Main Issue with the Super Adept Data Science Practitioners
    www.foxydatascience.com This post is inspired by Joel Grus ’s latest blog post Β on an interview of his and his showcasing of his Tensorflow know-how during it. Now, this interview was probably imaginary since I...
  5. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Can intuition play a role in data science today? Or is everything going to be up to the A.I. based tech that's becoming more and more available? Read my latest blog article to find out.
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    The Value of Intuition in Data Science
    www.foxydatascience.com Intuition is probably the most undervalued quality in data science, even though it has played a prominent role in Science, throughout the years. Even in mathematics, intuition is very...
  6. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Here are my thoughts on this whole deep learning thing, that seems to break the record when it comes to hype. Much like any other tech developed by a big company, in order to make its employees feel good about themselves and its clients admire it even more, DL has taken the world by storm. It's not all bad though. Read this article to find out more about how it integrates in the whole data science regime and why it is important to have a more grounded perspective when it comes to it.
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    The (Overhyped) Promise of Deep Learning and Its Role In Data Science
    www.foxydatascience.com We hear a lot about deep learning (DL) lately, mainly through the social media. All kinds of professionals, especially those involved in data science, never get tired of praising it, with...
  7. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    I'd like to hear your views on this one: . Apparently this guy hasn't really done his homework, since DL and other ANN-based methods are under the ML umbrella. Leaving this aside, though, what do you think of his thesis? Is ML truly inferior to DL as he suggests? Are human data scientists going obsolete due to the advancements of DL and other A.I. techniques?
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    Machine Learning is Dead, Long Live Deep Learning
    razorthink-2424313.hs-sites.com I’m not making this up. Computers are doing things that human beings literally can’t at a much higher proficiency level. A few...
  8. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Apologies for the source of this article. I just couldn't resist, but at the same time I couldn't comment on the LI platform (that would go against my new year's resolution!). I've been looking at the problem of natural language and text analytics a lot lately (I'm part of a team that explores this field, in Seattle). Although ANNs are a very mature technology with many promising applications, that's not the type of A.I. I'd use. Don't get me wrong. I like conventional A.I. and I've worked with neural nets. Hell, even my advisor for my PhD was a neural network expert! Still, the more I look into this topic, the more I find that ANNs are better suited for other applications, while natural language is best modeled through other, more intuitive approaches that have little to do with conventional A.I. methods, such as ANNs.
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    Is Google Hyping it? Why Deep Learning cannot be Applied to Natural Languages Easily
    www.linkedin.com Neural networks (NNs), recently referred to as deep learning, only work "effectively" with data that is produced from a process of a continuous function. My article should actually stop here with...
  9. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    With all this talk about fake news these days, we tend to forget that there is something far worse that plagues the information world: fake data scientists. Here is my take on this topic:
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    Portrait of the Faux Data Scientist
    www.foxydatascience.com The other day I was talking with an acquaintance of mine who is the CEO of a local startup in London and I was astonished to discover that the faux data science trend that plagues the West Coast...
  10. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Do you feel that there is a paradox in data science, when it comes to the abundance of data scientists out there and the difficulty in getting a decent data science FT position? If you ever wonder why this is, this article would be insightful for you:
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    The Paradox in Data Science
    www.foxydatascience.com Even though data science is considered to be a β€œsexy” profession as it has a lot of demand, there seems to be a shortage of β€œgood” data scientists, those few individuals that deliver what...
  11. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Data science is often thought as a profitable, yet somewhat dry occupation. We always have in mind some geeky guy with mediocre interpersonal skills and equally limited imagination when we try to picture a scientist. Still, today things are changing as there is a stronger impetus to be creative and unconventional, even in fields like this one. This is what the FoxyDataScience.com blog is all about. If you haven't checked it out yet, now it's a good time. Constructive feedback is welcome as always. Thanks! Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
  12. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    So, for all of you who are wondering what is this Julia tech that some people are talking about and how it is relevant to data scientists, here is a video I've made recently to address these questions:
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    The Julian Way of Programming and How It Applies to Data Science [Video]
    www.safaribooksonline.com For those interested in delving deeper into the Julia language, for data science projects, this video offers a comprehensive introduction to the key aspects of it. Without making any assumptions ... - Selection from The Julian Way of Programming and...
  13. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Learning is a fool-proof way of bettering ourselves. However, few people think that this learning can take place in an A.I. context. Check out my latest blog post to explore this possibility more:
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    What We Can Learn from an A.I.?
    www.foxydatascience.com It is often the case that we treat a new A.I. as a child that we need to teach and pay close attention to, in order for it to evolve into a mature and responsible entity. However, a fox-like...
  14. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    What's that buzz I'm hearing? Could it be a bunch of bees doing data science? Read this article to find out...
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    The Honeybee Effect and Its Application in Data Science
    www.foxydatascience.com People like to work together, even if they don’t always admit it. Just like bees, we enjoy collaboration, especially if this entails some bonding too. This is sometimes depicted with the...
  15. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Lately I've been thinking about NLP and how it relates to A.I. Both are very important in Data Science, yet the relationship between the two fields hasn't been properly appreciated. Here is my attempt to remedy that.
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    Natural Language Processing (NLP) and A.I.
    www.foxydatascience.com Natural Language Processing, or NLP for short, is a very popular Data Science methodology that has gained a lot of traction over the past few years as more and more companies have realized...
  16. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    For those people who are still living under a rock, when it comes to Data Science programming languages: http://www.juliabloggers.com/amazon-web-services-announces-mxnet-is-framework-of-choice-for-deep-learning-using-julia-and-other-languages. It's easy to be skeptical about something new, but when this something new has been adopted by a tech giant's state-of-the-art machine learning platform, then being skeptical about it is a bit silly...
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    Amazon Web Services Announces MXNet Is β€œFramework of Choice” for Deep Learning Using Julia and Other Languages | juliabloggers.com
    www.juliabloggers.com Las Vegas, NV – Amazon Web Services announced at this week’s AWS re:Invent 2016 conference that MXNet is the framework of choice for deep learning using Julia and other languages. According to Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels, β€œIn addition to...
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    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    06/12/2016 #2 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Some people use DL to beat people at Go, while others help you speed up your grocery shopping when you are on the go. Respect
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  18. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Here is a question for you: Will A.I. replace data scientists?
    Here is an answer for you:
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    Will A.I. Systems Replace Data Scientists?
    www.foxydatascience.com A.I. is great. There is no doubt about that. It’s been around long enough to be a respectable field of science and survive many years of skepticism, becoming more hands-on in the process....
  19. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    "So, which language should I use for data science projects?" If you ever had this question, here is a video I made for you! (I didn't come up with the thumbnail image, btw)
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    Programming Languages for Data Science (Julia, Scala, Python, and R) [Video]
    www.safaribooksonline.com Ever since the birth of the data science field, there has been a constant debate about which language is the best, the one better suited for large-scale data analytics applications ... - Selection from Programming Languages for Data Science (Julia,...
  20. Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Interesting article by Prof. Andrew Ng.
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    Andrew Ng: What AI Can and Can’t Do
    hbr.org If a task takes you less than one second of thought, a machine can probably do...