BioEye 2015 – Competition on Biometrics via Eye Movements
The BioEye 2015 competition is giving an opportunity to scientists and researchers to use a large, high quality database of eye movements and advance the field of eye movement biometrics.
on Jan 30, 2015 in Biometrics, Competition
KDnuggets Free Pass to Strata Hadoop World San Jose, Feb 17-20, 2015
Strata + Hadoop World San Jose gathers the leading minds in Big Data, both decision makers and practitioners. See how to win a free KDnuggets 2-day pass.
on Jan 27, 2015 in CA, Free Pass, Hadoop, San Jose, Strata, USA
Top /r/MachineLearning posts, Jan 18-24: K-means clustering is not a free lunch; A Deep Dive into Recurrent Neural Nets
Textbook Easter Eggs, issues with k-means, recurrent neural networks, genetic algorithm challenges, and the implementation of machine learning pipelines are all in this week's top /r/MachineLearning posts.
on Jan 26, 2015 in Clustering, Humor, Machine Learning, Recurrent Neural Networks, Reddit
Top stories for Jan 18-24: Basics of Deep Learning to Get You Started; Top SlideShare Presentations on Big Data, updated
Arno Candel on the Basics of Deep Learning to Get You Started; Top SlideShare Presentations on Big Data, updated; 15 Programming Languages to know in 2015; 8 Trends In Big Data For 2015.
on Jan 25, 2015 in Arno Candel, Big Data, Deep Learning, Document Classification, SlideShare, Top stories
Microsoft buys Revolution Analytics
Microsoft buys Revolution Analytics - I look at why this is both surprising and not.
on Jan 24, 2015 in Acquisitions, Azure ML, Microsoft, R, Revolution Analytics
BioASQ challenge on large-scale biomedical semantic indexing and question answering
The BioASQ challenge has 2 tasks: large-scale biomedical semantic indexing (join in February) and biomedical semantic QA (join in March-April).
on Jan 23, 2015 in BioASQ, Biomedical, Challenge, Question answering, Semantic Analysis
Top /r/MachineLearning posts, Jan 11-17
SVMs, open source datasets, Bayesian decision theory, game AI, and deep learning visualizations are all featured in the past week's top /r/MachineLearning posts.
on Jan 18, 2015 in AI, Bayesian, Datasets, Deep Learning, Games, Grant Marshall, Machine Learning, Open Source, Reddit, SVM, Visualization
Top stories for Jan 11-17: Research Leaders on Data Mining/Big Data key trends, top papers; Deep Learning in a Nutshell
Research Leaders on Data Mining, Data Science, and Big Data key trends, top papers; Deep Learning in a Nutshell - what it is, how it works, why care?; Deep Learning can be easily fooled; Cartoon: Hello, Singularity.
on Jan 18, 2015 in Cartoon, Deep Learning, Research, Top stories, Trends
ChaLearn Automatic Machine Learning Challenge (AutoML)
Design the perfect machine learning “black box” capable of performing all model selection and hyper-parameter tuning without any human intervention. There is a prize pool of $30,000 donated by Microsoft if you are willing to make your code publicly available.
on Jan 15, 2015 in Challenge, Machine Learning, Microsoft
10 Big Data Experts to Know
High-power executives, experts, and entrepreneurs shape the future of the big data market, making them necessary knowledge for anyone in the know in the industry.
on Jan 13, 2015 in Big Data Influencers, Chief Data Officer, Experts, Information Management
December 2014 Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining Acquisitions and Startups Activity
December 2014 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Scaled Inference, Pulse Energy, Mixpanel, Oracle buys Datalogix, Hortonworks IPO, MSFT buys HockeyApp, Brandwatch buys PeerIndex, MetaMind launches.
on Jan 12, 2015 in Hortonworks, Microsoft, Oracle, PeerIndex, Startups
Cartoon: Hello, Singularity
New KDnuggets cartoon takes a look at what can happen when Artificial Intelligence (AI) achieves Singularity.
on Jan 11, 2015 in AI, Artificial Intelligence, Cartoon, Singularity
Top KDnuggets Analytics, Big Data, Data Science stories in 2014, updated
Top KDnuggets stories in 2014 had several themes - Deep Learning; Data Scientist career, education, and salary; IBM Watson; Resources for learning Data Science, especially R and Python, and polls on what are most popular analytics/data mining software & languages.
on Jan 11, 2015 in Analytics Languages, Cartoon, Data Scientist, Deep Learning, IBM Watson, Python, R, Top stories, Yann LeCun
Top stories for Jan 4-10: 11 Clever Methods of Overfitting; Research Leaders on Data Science and Big Data
11 Clever Methods of Overfitting and how to avoid them; Causation vs Correlation: Visualization, Statistics, and Intuition; Research Leaders on Data Science and Big Data key trends, top papers; Differential Privacy: How to make Privacy and Data Mining Compatible.
on Jan 11, 2015 in Causation, Correlation, Overfitting, Privacy, Programming Languages, Top stories, Trends
Research Leaders on Data Mining, Data Science, and Big Data key trends, top papers
We asked global research leaders in Data Science and Big Data what are the most interesting research papers/advances of 2014 and what are the key trends they see in 2015. Here are their answers.
on Jan 9, 2015 in Charu Aggarwal, Deep Learning, Eamonn Keogh, Healthcare, Jeff Ullman, Jian Pei, Jiawei Han, Mohammed Zaki
PAN Competition 2015: Plagiarism Detection, Author ID, Author Profiling
Take part in one of 3 tasks: Plagiarism Detection - given a document, is it an original? Author Identification - given a document, who wrote it? Author Profiling - given a document, what is author age / gender?
on Jan 8, 2015 in Author Detection, Author Profiling, Competition, Plagiarism Detection
Majority thinks Artificial Intelligence will not be a threat to Humanity
The plurality of 48% in latest KDnuggets poll say Artificial Intelligence will not be a threat to Humanity, but really interesting and scary questions have been raised - perhaps humanity is a threat to progress?
on Jan 7, 2015 in AI, Artificial Intelligence, Poll, Threat to Humanity
Agnik Connected Insurance Program powered by Vehicle Analytics
Car owners can save up to 20% with Connected Insurance Program with participating insurance carriers by opting in after driving for least 50 miles with an Agnik connected car product.
on Jan 6, 2015 in Agnik, Cars, Insurance, Vehicle Analytics
Top stories for Dec 28 – Jan 3: What will happen to big data and data science? Analytics: Five Rules to Cut Through the Hype
2015 Predictions: What will happen to big data and data science?; Data Mining is LinkedIn Hottest Skill in 2014; Analytics: Five Rules to Cut Through the Hype; 11 Clever Methods of Overfitting and how to avoid them.
on Jan 4, 2015 in Overfitting, Predictions for 2015, Skills, Top stories
Top stories in December: If programming languages were vehicles; Cartoon: Unexpected Data Science Recommendations
If programming languages were vehicles, what would be R, Python, SAS, and SQL? Cartoon: Unexpected Data Science Recommendations; Geoffrey Hinton talks about Deep Learning, Google and Everything; IBM Watson Analytics vs. Microsoft Azure Machine Learning.
on Jan 2, 2015 in Azure ML, Cartoon, Geoff Hinton, IBM Watson, Programming Languages, Top stories
Additions to KDnuggets Directory in December 2014
TDWI Las Vegas (Feb 22), UIC Big Data Symposium (Mar 17), INFORMS (Apr 12-14), BVA Data Science, Silk visualization and more.
on Jan 1, 2015 in Data Science Education, Data Visualization, TDWI