The 40% of you who read this blog and are die-hard catalogers probably learned about the news yesterday (click here).I’ve run my own consulting business for nearly thirteen years. In case you haven’t noticed, the world was very different in 2007 than it is in 2020.When I began my consulting work, conferences were critical to success.Read Full Story
It has become the custom of the GreenBook Blog to publish an article presenting the most widely read articles of the past year. It is appropriate that we do so again this year, but we decided to make a few changes:
Since we publish over 200 posts a year, instead of presenting a Top 10, we decided to expand the list up to the Top 20. This way, we could look at roughly the top 10%.
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Google is developing artificial intelligence to help doctors identify breast cancer, according to a research paper published in Nature today. The model, which scans X-ray images known as mammograms, reduces the number of false negatives by 9.
When we read about fixing retail, the ideas and tactics have merit. You’ll read about “entertainment” and you’ll read about “the customer experience”. Both are important, no doubt about it.Neither solve any of at least five structural problems with retail.Shifting traffic that used to go into stores instead to the e-commerce channel.Amazon.Read Full Story
From housing economist Tom Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in OctoberBased on publicly-available local realtor/MLS reports released across the country through today, I project that existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 million in October, down 0.4% from September’s preliminary pace but up 2.Read Full Story
Lately I’ve read a lot of attempts at defining data scientist and differentiating it from other data-centric roles. The terms ‘data scientist’, ‘data analyst’, and ‘data engineer’ are obviously interrelated. But recently I’ve seen some weird definitions of them.Read Full Story
About a year ago I read about Ray Kurzweil’s “Pattern Recognition Theory of Mind”, which he articulates in his book, “How to Create a Mind”. I picked up the book after struggling with the idea of implementing a deep learning algorithm for parsing natural language text on Wikipedia. My goal was to discover links in volumes of text that were not already linked.Read Full Story
Turns out having a toddler isn’t super compatible with reading. I used to read ~100 books/year as a teenager, but it has slowly deteriorated to maybe 20-30 books, at most. And I don’t even finish all of them because life is too short! Some books are just not that interesting.Read Full Story
You’ll have to read the post to get what these lines are about.
This post is about some results from “Bias Properties of Budget Constrained Simulations“, by Glynn & Heidelberger and published in Operations Research in 1990. I have found these results extremely useful, and our latest manuscript on unbiased MCMC recalls them in detail.
h1. thoughts on ebooks and ebook readers
p(meta). 05 January 2010
I love to read books, but I travel a lot and I don’t like to carry so many books with me, hence I recently acquired an ebook reader (Sony reader pocket edition) in September 2009.
During this year, I heard and read a lot about real-time machine learning. People usually provide this appealing business scenario when discussing credit card fraud detection systems. They say that they can continuously update credit card fraud detection model in real-time (See “What is Apache Spark?”, “…real-time use cases…” and “Real time machine learning”).Read Full Story
So, you’ve read dozens — if not hundreds — of SEO articles online. You’ve digested countless tips and tricks for improving your website’s SEO. You’ve even (over)paid that self-proclaimed “expert” to help you develop an SEO strategy that aligns with your business goals.Read Full Story
Where do you find books to read? Do you ask your friends, follow reviews or seller recommendations, or just go for the bestsellers? Whether you like your books on paper or downloaded, you have to know it exists to read it, and because we’re in the twenty teens, there’s a social way to do it online.Read Full Story
Read part 1 – The graph database landscape
The graph analytics landscape 2019
Graph analytics frameworks consist of a set of tools and methods developed to extract knowledge from data modeled as a graph. They are crucial for many applications because processing large datasets of complex connected data is computationally challenging.
Read the thread.1) So here’s where this is all going:I submit that Trump may ultimately demand that Republicans *fully* defend his pressure on Ukraine to investigate *Biden in particular,* without any squeamish double-talk about investigating “corruption.”*MINI-THREAD*— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 4, 2019Love the Archive.Read Full Story
The importance of a good team to build data solutions can’t be underemphasized.Read Full Story
This just came out, the book Radical Candor by Kim Scott. It’s a good read on managing and focused on people. I’d recommend it if you are a manager or help others manage people. I’d summarize it by saying it takes a teaching and mentoring approach to management, very much of the school that managers primarily exist to help the people on their team.Read Full Story
The purpose of the Summer of Data Science is to learn a specific topic or complete a project or read a book or finish a course so you can check something off of your long data science “to learn” list (get used to it being long, data scientists always have more to learn, so it never gets shorter!Read Full Story
Just two quoted sentences as a suggestion to read the whole story here:
‘The divide between people who have internet access and those who do not is deepening existing inequalities — inequalities that pose a serious global threat.’
‘The web that many connected to years ago is not what new users will find today.
About two years ago, I read the book The Year without Pants, which describes the author’s experience leading a team at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com, among other products). Automattic is a fully-distributed company, which means that all of its employees work remotely (hence pants are optional).Read Full Story