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Features (5) | Software (1) | Opinions (2) | News (2) | Webcasts (1) | Courses (1) | Meetings and Reports (6) | Jobs (7) | Academic (1) | Tweets (3) | CFP (10) | Quote

Features

  • Does Deep Learning Have Deep Flaws? - Jun 19, 2014.
    A recent study of neural networks found that for every correctly classified image, one can generate an "adversarial", visually indistinguishable image that will be misclassified. This suggests potential deep flaws in all neural networks, including possibly a human brain.
  • New Poll: Largest dataset analyzed / data mined? - Jun 19, 2014.
    New KDnuggets Poll is asking: What was the largest dataset you analyzed / data mined? The median answer in 2013 was 40-50 GB. Please vote and we will analyze and publish the trends.
  • KDnuggets Twitter Follower 20,000 - Interview - Jun 23, 2014.
    KDnuggets crosses a milestone of 20,000 Twitter followers. Number 20,000 is a PhD student in Data Mining in China. I ask her about research, data mining, Big Data market leaders in China, and more.
  • LION Resources for Teaching Machine Learning and Optimization - Jun 23, 2014.
    A great collection of resources for "LION: Learning and Intelligent Optimization" textbook includes slides, tutorial movies, exercises, use cases, and LIONoso - an academic version of LIONsolver software.
  • PAW: Predictive Analytics World Boston, Oct 5-9 - Jun 24, 2014.
    Are you tired of using old predictive modeling tools with nothing to show for them? Learn from top experts like the chief Scientist of Mail Chimp how to build successful models and "lead from the back" in predictive modeling. Special KDnuggets discount.

Software

Opinions and Interviews

News

  • CRN 25 Big Data Infrastructure Companies - Jun 24, 2014.
    We examine the top 25 Big Data Infrastructure companies, part of CRN Big Data 100, which includes Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft.
  • Top stories for Jun 15-21 - Jun 22, 2014.
    Does Deep Learning Have Deep Flaws?; Cartoon: Big Data and World Cup Football; Optimizing the Netflix Experience with Data Science; The Cardinal Sin of Data Mining: Overfitting.

Webcasts and Webinars

Courses

Meetings and Reports

  • Analytics 2014 Conference - Oct 20-21, Las Vegas - Jun 24, 2014.
    Analytics 2014 features four keynote speakers and more than 40 breakout sessions on hot topics like visual analytics, social media analytics, predictive modeling, and much more! Register by Aug 1 to get the early rates.
  • PAW: Predictive Analytics World Boston, Oct 5-9 - Jun 24, 2014.
    Are you tired of using old predictive modeling tools with nothing to show for them? Learn from top experts like the chief Scientist of Mail Chimp how to build successful models and "lead from the back" in predictive modeling. Special KDnuggets discount.
  • Chief Data Officer Summit 2014 - Day 1 Highlights - Jun 24, 2014.
    Highlights from the presentations by Data Governance experts from State of Colorado, IBM, Informatica and Sony Pictures Entertainment on day 1 of Chief Data Officer Summit 2014 in San Francisco, CA.
  • KDD at Bloomberg Day - Special Event to Unleash Data - Jun 21, 2014.
    Researchers will be able to engage with practitioners, policy makers and activists engaged in NGOs to explore opportunities to utilize data science in socially relevant application domains. Abstracts or other submissions due July 15.
  • The R User Conference, June 30 - July 3, Los Angeles - Jun 19, 2014.
    The open source R language is a leading tool for data scientists. Attend useR! conference, the main annual event of the R community, June 30 - July 3, in Los Angeles.
  • GraphLab Conference, Graph Analytics and Machine Learning, San Francisco July 21 - Jun 19, 2014.
    GraphLab Conference (San Francisco, July 21) brings together experts in graph analytics, large scale machine learning, and data science from leading companies, academic institutions and organizations. Special KDnuggets discount.

Jobs

Academic/Research positions

Top Tweets

  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Jun 20-22 - Jun 23, 2014.
    Great visualization: English letters in words Good list of R functions to manipulate data Watch: Practical Deep-Learning Lecture: Machine Perception and Applications Wikipedia Usage Statistics - analyze this 4TB data set in AWS cloud.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Jun 18-19 - Jun 20, 2014.
    Does Deep Learning Have Deep Flaws? Mode Analytics opens 'GitHub for data' Data Science Stack Exchange Q&A site Big Data Analytics with Google Big Query and R.
  • Top KDnuggets tweets, Jun 16-17 - Jun 18, 2014.
    You cannot afford to ignore next #AI wave - see early leaders 5 Companies doing #BigData Right: Amazon, British Airways, eBay, Otto group, Netflix Data Mining 200 years of Patents shows that invention is combinatorial Cartoon: Big Data and World Cup Football.

CFP - Calls for Papers

Quote

For all the networks we studied, for each sample, we always manage to generate very close, visually indistinguishable, adversarial examples that are misclassified by the original network. Google and NYU researchers, see Does Deep Learning Have Deep Flaws?.