We live in a world where larger and larger volumes of varied data types are coming at us in ever increasing speeds, i.e. we live in a world of big data. In order to make sense of big data, we have turned to data science. Data Science is a tool employed by the transliterate to transform data into information.
From Data Literacy to Transliteracy Understanding necessary skills for data democratization.
Using the principle of Occam's razor to optimize your supervised learning model.
Supervised machine learning is inferring a function which will map input variables to an output variable. Let’s unpack this definition a bit with an example. Say that we are a bank that wants to determine to whom we should give a loan. The objective, therefore, is to infer a function that examines a set … Continue reading Overfitting / Underfitting – How Well Does Your Model Fit?
Our actions may be impeded but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions, because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our action. The impediment to action advances action, what stands in the way becomes the way. Marcus Aurelius was the last of … Continue reading Manage Projects like a Roman Emperor
Business Intelligence is corporate fat. When you go to the butcher do you look for a steak with fat? Think about it, because that is what BI is.
Recently, I was asked by a friend why I chose The School of Athens as the image for this blog. Frankly, I could not think of anything that could be more appropriate. Let me explain… Between 1509 and 1511, Raphael had been given a commission to paint four reception rooms in the public portion of … Continue reading The School of Athens
They want to get rid of me. Wait, let me rephrase that, they want to get rid of us!! I can’t blame them, if I were them I would want to get rid of us too. Our friends at Gartner started all this talk about citizen data scientists.
The world in which Dodo birds existed changed with the arrival of humans and they, the birds, did not adapt. The world in which business intelligence (BI) exists is changing, changing pretty drastically. Will BI go the way of the Dodo bird?
“What is quite unlooked for is more crushing in its effect, and unexpectedness adds to the weight of a disaster. The fact that it was unforeseen has never failed to intensify a person’s grief. This is a reason for ensuring that nothing ever takes us by surprise. We should project our thoughts ahead of us at every turn and have in mind every possible eventuality instead of only the usual course of events.”