4 Crucial Big Data Profit Maximization Hacks for Business Owners

I attended a business conference earlier this month, where the topic of big data came up. I was surprised to see how many people are still sceptical about the value of big data in the world of business.
You probably know that big data is being used by business owners all over the world. The market for big data is growing faster than anybody ever predicted.

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Thoughts on NIPS 2013

I recently attended NIPS 2013 at South Lake Tahoe, which was an absolutely fantastic conference (the limited dining choices and general casino debauchery notwithstanding). Highlights included listening to an awesome talk by Daphne Koller on online education (and Coursera in particular), and meeting Mark Zuckerberg and learning about the new Facebook AI research lab.

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Slides, videos, and tweets from the 2017 New York R Conference

In April I attended the 2017 New York R conference, hosted by Lander Analytics and Work-Bench. It was both the third time the conference was held and the third time I’ve attended, and it gets more fun each year, especially because this year eight of us attended from Stack Overflow (including all five of us on the Data Team).

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NIPS Conversation AI Workshop

I only attended NIPS for the Conversation AI workshop, so my thoughts are limited to that. I really liked the subtitle of the workshop: “today’s practice and tomorrow’s potential.” Since I’m on a product team trying to build chatbots that are actually effective, it struck me as exactly the right tone.Several presentations were related to the Alexa prize.

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Thoughts on NIPS 2015 and OpenAI

A few weeks ago, I attended NIPS 2015, which turned out to be (by far) the largest machine learning conference ever. With nearly 4000 attendees, the conference saw a roughly 50% increase from the previous year. Much of this growth seems fueled by industry interest, especially in topics such as deep learning and large scale learning.

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