# KDnuggets™ News 16:n30, Aug 17: Why Deep Learning Works; Neural Networks with R; Central Limit Theorem for Data Science

3 Thoughts on Why Deep Learning Works So Well; A Beginner's Guide to Neural Networks with R!; Central Limit Theorem for Data Science; Cartoon: Make Data Great Again

Features | Tutorials | Opinions | News | Webcasts | Meetings | Image of the week

Features

**3 Thoughts on Why Deep Learning Works So Well****A Beginner's Guide to Neural Networks with R!****Central Limit Theorem for Data Science****Cartoon: Make Data Great Again****5 EBooks to Read Before Getting into A Data Science or Big Data Career****PAW Financial Keynotes Making History**

Tutorials, Overviews, How-Tos

**Big Data Key Terms, Explained****Understanding the Empirical Law of Large Numbers and the Gambler's Fallacy****Making Data Science Accessible - Neural Networks****Exploring Social Media Diversity with Natural Language Processing**

Opinions

**Does Data Scientist Mean What You Think It Means?****Central Limit Theorem for Data Science - Part 2****Artificial Intelligence: Useful Technology or the Next Frankenstein?****Tales from ICML: Insights and Takeaways****Big Data Doesn't Rule The Olympics****Robots Need "Common Sense" AI to Work Out Our Uncertain World****Is a Chief Data Officer Required for Analytics Success?****Should We Be Rethinking Unsupervised Learning?**

News

**Top Stories, Aug 8-14: Beginner's Guide to Neural Nets with R; 5 Data Science/Big Data Ebooks****Top KDnuggets tweets, Aug 03-09: Understanding the Bias-Variance Tradeoff: An Overview**

Webcasts and Webinars

Meetings

**PAW Financial Keynotes Making History****O'Reilly AI: Last chance to get Early Price****Chief Data Scientist Forum, San Francisco, Nov 16-17**

Image of the week

*Forget Big Data. We need YUGE Data!*