What is Local Advertising and How Does it Work? [+ Examples]

A couple of years ago, I ran to every grocery store and convenience store in my area, looking for one specific thing.
I wasn’t going to rest until I found it, and it took months upon months of searching high and low, almost every week, until finally, my eyes settled on the slender, enticing beauty in front of me, right there in my local grocery store.
A bottle of Coke with my name on it.

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Crystal Gazing AI Trends: 20 Reasons Why 2020 Will Herald the Age of Intelligent Conversations

A Reflection on My Two Years of Journey Working in the Area of Conversational AI
A spate of recent developments promises to drive great changes in the global economy. Technologies such as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) have advanced to the extent that the world is ripe for a great leap into the age of intelligent automation.

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A crash course on deep learning in the cloud

Deep learning is the newest area of machine learning and has become ubiquitous in predictive modeling. The complex brain-like structure of deep learning models is used to find intricate patterns in large volumes of data. They have substantially improved the performance of general supervised models, time series, speech recognition, sentiment analysis. object detection, and image classification.

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Don’t teach students the hard way first

Imagine you were going to a party in an unfamiliar area, and asked the host for directions to their house. It takes you thirty minutes to get there, on a path that takes you on a long winding road with slow traffic. As the party ends, the host tells you “You can take the highway on your way back, it’ll take you only ten minutes. I just wanted to show you how much easier the highway is.

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Can Apache Spark process 100 terabytes of data in interactive mode?

Apache Spark innovates a lot of in the in-memory data processing area. With this framework, you are able to upload data to a cluster memory and work with this data extremely fast in the interactive mode (interactive mode is another important Spark feature btw…). One year back (10/10/2014) Databricks announced that Apache Spark was able to sort 100 terabytes of data in 23 minutes.

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Data Mining versus (?) Data Science

Two of my favorite answers are:”A data scientist is a statistician who lives in San Francisco””A data scientist is someone who is better at statistics than any software engineer and better at software engineering than any statistician.”(These have both circulated around the web, although the second is attributed to Josh Wills.

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The most practical causal inference book I’ve read (is still a draft)

I’ve been interested in the area of causal inference in the past few years. In my opinion it’s more exciting and relevant to everyday life than more hyped data science areas like deep learning. However, I’ve found it hard to apply what I’ve learned about causal inference to my work.

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