I tend to listen more to opinions when people have placed money on their espoused outcome—having “skin in the game”, as Nicholas Taleb calls it in his latest book. However, this robotics developer seems to have gone one better. He literally has skin in the game. Good scientists aren’t supposed to experiment on themselves, but […]
Google have created a tool to make it easier to discover datasets—Google Dataset Search. One potential downside is that it requires dataset owners to provide metadata. While the Google brand means that this might get some traction, not all dataset owners are motivated to help the cause. Publication of datasets is now mandated by some […]
The current hype around artificial intelligence and machine learning brings to mind Amara’s Law. We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.
Python has topped the IEEE Spectrum list of top programming languages again this year—extending its lead in the process. The sources used to compiled the list cover contexts that include social chatter, open-source code production, and job postings. Obviously that list of sources isn’t an accurate reflection of what developers are doing day-to-day in organisations. […]
Microsoft Research have released over 50 free data sets via their Open Data site. They include 38 million tweets from the 2012 US presidential election Profiles of 1 million celebrities (1000 with images) Are there actually 1 million celebrities now?! Maybe someone can analyze the data to confirm. As in all data science we’ll need […]