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Amazon Advertising This Cyber Monday: Too Good an Opportunity to Miss

According to Amazon, last year’s Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day event in history. It was part of a record-breaking holiday season that included Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and the weekend, i.e., the “Cyber Five.”
Marin’s ad management platform showed that during last year’s Black Friday weekend, clicks and ad spend were up in the US by 53% and 81%, respectively.

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Data Mining in Retail Industry

Retail industry collects large amount of data on sales and customer shopping history. The quantity of data collected continues to expand rapidly, especially due to the increasing ease, availability and popularity of the business conducted on web, or e-commerce. Retail industry provides a rich source for data mining.

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Visualizing Twitter history with streamgraphs in R

I was exploring ways to visualize my Twitter history, and ended up creating this interactive streamgraph of my 20 most used hashtags in Twitter:
The graph shows how my Twitter activity has varied a lot. The top three hashtags are #datascience, #rstats and #opendata (no surprises there).

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A quick look at the World Cup final through Instagram

The 2014 World Cup will go down as one of the best in recent history. It featured countless headlines, from Germany asserting themselves as the top team in the world by humiliating the entire nation of Brazil 7-1 on their own turf and eventually winning it all. To the end of Spanish world soccer dominance and Luis Suarez continuing with his animalistic tendencies.

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Accenture drives machine learning growth in one of the world’s largest private AWS DeepRacer Leagues

Accenture has a rich history of helping customers all over the world build artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) powered solutions with AWS services. In doing so, they always look for new and engaging ways to develop their teams with the appropriate level of enablement and hands-on training.

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Accenture drives machine learning growth in one of the world’s largest private AWS DeepRacer Leagues | Amazon Web Services

Accenture has a rich history of helping customers all over the world build artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) powered solutions with AWS services. In doing so, they always look for new and engaging ways to develop their teams with the appropriate level of enablement and hands-on training.

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Evolving Networks

Finding neural network topologies is a problem with a rich history in evolutionary computing, or neuroevolution. This post will revisit some of the key ideas and outgoing research paths. Code related to this post is found here: [code link].
NEAT
In their 2002 paper, Kenneth Stanley & Risto Miikkulainen proposed the foundational algorithm NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies (NEAT).

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