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Beware of the Cult
  • 15th August, 2017
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Beware of the Cult

We’ve heard companies from large multinationals to small startups crow about their artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. But lift the hood and you …

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Doing Good With Data
  • 8th August, 2017
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Doing Good With Data

Are applied data driven approaches improving public safety or increasing access to critical services such as healthcare or clean drinking water?

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Mind Your Language
  • 1st August, 2017
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Mind Your Language

In the 17th and 18th centuries, duels were mostly fought using swords. Fast forward to the 21st century and the choice of weapon among data scientist…

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The Perils of Shorthand
  • 25th July, 2017
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The Perils of Shorthand

Announcing that you’re a fighter pilot, a tech entrepreneur, or a surgeon, tends to elicit approving nods at cocktail parties

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The Data Science Cycle and How To Optimize It
  • 18th July, 2017
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The Data Science Cycle and How To Optimize It

Value from data science tends to be measured in increased revenue, cost savings through optimization or happier customers. Across a typical data …

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On podcasts and programmers
  • 11th July, 2017
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On podcasts and programmers

I am a great fan of podcasts, listening many hours a day, learning all sorts of stuff across many domains of knowledge. It makes traffic jams fun. It …

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Set Your Insights Free

Set Your Insights Free

As more businesses adopt data science, they seem to be focusing on what data they have and what insights they can derive from it. Sometimes however, …

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To store or not to store

To store or not to store

Hans Sloane who died in 1752, was a curious man.  Born in Ulster in 1660, he was rich enough to buy up most of Chelsea where Sloane Square and Sloane …

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Eye in the Sky
  • 20th June, 2017
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Eye in the Sky

Imagine a world where a satellite image instead of a non-existent income statement, is used to determine whether a small scale farmer in Mozambique …

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