# Tag: Algorithms (136)

**Machine learning — Is the emperor wearing clothes?**- Oct 12, 2018.

We take a look at the core concepts of Machine Learning, including the data, algorithm and optimization needed to get you started, with links to additional resources to help enhance your knowledge.**KDnuggets™ News 18:n38, Oct 10: Concise Explanation of Learning Algorithms; Why I Call Myself a Data Scientist; Linear Regression in the Wild**- Oct 10, 2018.

This week, KDnuggets brings you a discussion of learning algorithms with a hat tip to Tom Mitchell, discusses why you might call yourself a data scientist, explores machine learning in the wild, checks out some top trends in deep learning, shows you how to learn data science if you are low on finances, and puts forth one person's opinion on the top 8 Python machine learning libraries to help get the job done.**A Concise Explanation of Learning Algorithms with the Mitchell Paradigm**- Oct 5, 2018.

A single quote from Tom Mitchell can shed light on both the abstract concept and concrete implementations of machine learning algorithms.**Linear Regression in the Wild**- Oct 3, 2018.

We take a look at how to use linear regression when the dependent variables have measurement errors.**What If the Data Tells You to Be Racist? When Algorithms Explicitly Penalize**- Sep 26, 2018.

Without the right precautions, machine learning — the technology that drives risk-assessment in law enforcement, as well as hiring and loan decisions — explicitly penalizes underprivileged groups.**KDnuggets™ News 18:n36, Sep 26: Machine Learning Algorithms From Scratch; Deep Learning Framework Popularity; Data Capture, the Deep Learning Way**- Sep 26, 2018.

Also: SQL Case Study: Helping a Startup CEO Manage His Data; Building a Machine Learning Model through Trial and Error; The Whys and Hows of Web Scraping; Unfolding Naive Bayes From Scratch; "Auto-What?" - A Taxonomy of Automated Machine Learning**Selecting the Best Machine Learning Algorithm for Your Regression Problem**- Aug 1, 2018.

This post should then serve as a great aid in selecting the best ML algorithm for you regression problem!**Weapons of Math Destruction, Ethical Matrix, Nate Silver and more Highlights from the Data Science Leaders Summit**- Jul 31, 2018.

Domino Data Lab hosted its first ever Data Science Leaders Summit at the lovely Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on May 30-31, 2018. Cathy O'Neil, Nate Silver, Cassie Kozyrkov and Eric Colson were some of the speakers at this event.**Genetic Algorithm Implementation in Python**- Jul 24, 2018.

This tutorial will implement the genetic algorithm optimization technique in Python based on a simple example in which we are trying to maximize the output of an equation.**Clustering Using K-means Algorithm**- Jul 18, 2018.

This article explains K-means algorithm in an easy way. I’d like to start with an example to understand the objective of this powerful technique in machine learning before getting into the algorithm, which is quite simple.**Deep Learning and Challenges of Scale Webinar**- Jul 9, 2018.

Join Nvidia for an on-demand webinar to learn how to tackle the challenges of scaling and building complex deep learning systems.**KDnuggets™ News 18:n16, Apr 18: Key Algorithms and Statistical Models; Don’t learn Machine Learning in 24 hours; Data Scientist among the best US Jobs in 2018**- Apr 18, 2018.

Also: Top 10 Technology Trends of 2018; 12 Useful Things to Know About Machine Learning; Robust Word2Vec Models with Gensim & Applying Word2Vec Features for Machine Learning Tasks; Understanding What is Behind Sentiment Analysis - Part 1; Getting Started with PyTorch**Key Algorithms and Statistical Models for Aspiring Data Scientists**- Apr 16, 2018.

This article provides a summary of key algorithms and statistical techniques commonly used in industry, along with a short resource related to these techniques.**Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist**- Apr 11, 2018.

It's important for data scientists to have a broad range of knowledge, keeping themselves updated with the latest trends. With that being said, we take a look at the top 10 machine learning algorithms every data scientist should know.**Genetic Algorithm Key Terms, Explained**- Apr 10, 2018.

This article presents simple definitions for 12 genetic algorithm key terms, in order to help better introduce the concepts to newcomers.**Top 20 Deep Learning Papers, 2018 Edition**- Apr 3, 2018.

Deep Learning is constantly evolving at a fast pace. New techniques, tools and implementations are changing the field of Machine Learning and bringing excellent results.**Multiscale Methods and Machine Learning**- Mar 19, 2018.

We highlight recent developments in machine learning and Deep Learning related to multiscale methods, which analyze data at a variety of scales to capture a wider range of relevant features. We give a general overview of multiscale methods, examine recent successes, and compare with similar approaches.**KDnuggets™ News 18:n09, Feb 28: Gartner 2018 MQ for Data Science/ML – Gainers and Losers; Comparative Analysis of Top 6 BI/Data Viz Tools**- Feb 28, 2018.

A Comparative Analysis of Top 6 BI and Data Visualization Tools; A Tour of The Top 10 Algorithms for Machine Learning Newbies; A Guide to Hiring Data Scientists.**A Tour of The Top 10 Algorithms for Machine Learning Newbies**- Feb 26, 2018.

For machine learning newbies who are eager to understand the basic of machine learning, here is a quick tour on the top 10 machine learning algorithms used by data scientists.**5 Things You Need To Know About Data Science**- Feb 19, 2018.

Here are 5 useful things to know about Data Science, including its relationship to BI, Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, and Machine Learning; Data Scientist job prospects; where to learn Data Science; and which algorithms/methods are used by Data Scientists**Logistic Regression: A Concise Technical Overview**- Feb 16, 2018.

Interested in learning the concepts behind Logistic Regression (LogR)? Looking for a concise introduction to LogR? This article is for you. Includes a Python implementation and links to an R script as well.**KDnuggets™ News 18:n07, Feb 14: 5 Machine Learning Projects You Should Not Overlook; Intro to Python Ensembles**- Feb 14, 2018.

5 Machine Learning Projects You Should Not Overlook; Introduction to Python Ensembles; Which Machine Learning Algorithm be used in year 2118?; Fast.ai Lesson 1 on Google Colab (Free GPU)**A Basic Recipe for Machine Learning**- Feb 13, 2018.

One of the gems that I felt needed to be written down from Ng's deep learning courses is his general recipe to approaching a deep learning algorithm/model.**Which Machine Learning Algorithm be used in year 2118?**- Feb 9, 2018.

So what were the answers popping in your head ? Random forest, SVM, K means, Knn or even Deep Learning? No, for the answer, we turn to Lindy Effect.**Top KDnuggets tweets, Jan 24-30: Top 10 Algorithms for Machine Learning Newbies; Want to Become a Data Scientist? Try Feynman Technique**- Jan 31, 2018.

Also: Chronological List of AI Books To Read - from Goedel, Escher, Bach ... ; Aspiring Data Scientists! Start to learn Statistics with these 6 books.**Topological Data Analysis for Data Professionals: Beyond Ayasdi**- Jan 16, 2018.

We review recent developments and tools in topological data analysis, including applications of persistent homology to psychometrics and a recent extension of piecewise regression, called Morse-Smale regression.**Quantum Machine Learning: An Overview**- Jan 5, 2018.

Quantum Machine Learning (Quantum ML) is the interdisciplinary area combining Quantum Physics and Machine Learning(ML). It is a symbiotic association- leveraging the power of Quantum Computing to produce quantum versions of ML algorithms, and applying classical ML algorithms to analyze quantum systems. Read this article for an introduction to Quantum ML.**How to Improve Machine Learning Algorithms? Lessons from Andrew Ng, part 2**- Dec 21, 2017.

The second chapter of ML lessons from Ng’s experience. This one will only be talking about Human Level Performance & Avoidable Bias.**Accelerating Algorithms: Considerations in Design, Algorithm Choice and Implementation**- Dec 18, 2017.

If you are trying to make your algorithms run faster, you may want to consider reviewing some important points on design and implementation.**Top Data Science and Machine Learning Methods Used in 2017**- Dec 11, 2017.

The most used methods are Regression, Clustering, Visualization, Decision Trees/Rules, and Random Forests; Deep Learning is used by only 20% of respondents; we also analyze which methods are most "industrial" and most "academic".**New Poll: Which Data Science / Machine Learning methods and tools you used?**- Nov 20, 2017.

Please vote in new KDnuggets poll which examines the methods and tools used for a real-world application or project.**The 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Need to Master**- Nov 15, 2017.

The author presents 10 statistical techniques which a data scientist needs to master. Build up your toolbox of data science tools by having a look at this great overview post.**Machine Learning Algorithms: Which One to Choose for Your Problem**- Nov 14, 2017.

This article will try to explain basic concepts and give some intuition of using different kinds of machine learning algorithms in different tasks. At the end of the article, you’ll find the structured overview of the main features of described algorithms.**Density Based Spatial Clustering of Applications with Noise (DBSCAN)**- Oct 26, 2017.

DBSCAN clustering can identify outliers, observations which won’t belong to any cluster. Since DBSCAN clustering identifies the number of clusters as well, it is very useful with unsupervised learning of the data when we don’t know how many clusters could be there in the data.**Top 10 Machine Learning with R Videos**- Oct 24, 2017.

A complete video guide to Machine Learning in R! This great compilation of tutorials and lectures is an amazing recipe to start developing your own Machine Learning projects.**Top 10 Machine Learning Algorithms for Beginners**- Oct 20, 2017.

A beginner's introduction to the Top 10 Machine Learning (ML) algorithms, complete with figures and examples for easy understanding.

**Random Forests(r), Explained**- Oct 17, 2017.

Random Forest, one of the most popular and powerful ensemble method used today in Machine Learning. This post is an introduction to such algorithm and provides a brief overview of its inner workings.**5 overriding factors for the successful implementation of AI**- Oct 6, 2017.

Today AI is everywhere, from virtual assistants scheduling meetings, to facial recognition software and increasingly autonomous cars. We review 5 main factors for the successful AI implementation.**KDnuggets™ News 17:n38, Oct 4: What Blockchains Mean to Big Data; Keras Deep Learning Cheat Sheet; Machine Learning in Finance**- Oct 4, 2017.

Also: XGBoost, a Top Machine Learning Method on Kaggle, Explained; How to win Kaggle competition based on NLP task, if you are not an NLP expert; Fundamental Breakthrough in 2 Decade Old Algorithm Redefines Big Data Benchmarks**XGBoost, a Top Machine Learning Method on Kaggle, Explained**- Oct 3, 2017.

Looking to boost your machine learning competitions score? Here’s a brief summary and introduction to a powerful and popular tool among Kagglers, XGBoost.**Understanding Machine Learning Algorithms**- Oct 3, 2017.

Machine learning algorithms aren’t difficult to grasp if you understand the basic concepts. Here, a SAS data scientist describes the foundations for some of today’s popular algorithms.**Fundamental Breakthrough in 2 Decade Old Algorithm Redefines Big Data Benchmarks**- Sep 28, 2017.

Read on to find out how the two-decade-old minwise hashing computational barrier has been overcome with a significantly efficient alternative.**K-Nearest Neighbors – the Laziest Machine Learning Technique**- Sep 12, 2017.

K-Nearest Neighbors (K-NN) is one of the simplest machine learning algorithms. When a new situation occurs, it scans through all past experiences and looks up the k closest experiences. Those experiences (or: data points) are what we call the k nearest neighbors.**Search Millions of Documents for Thousands of Keywords in a Flash**- Sep 1, 2017.

We present a python library called FlashText that can search or replace keywords / synonyms in documents in O(n) – linear time.**Support Vector Machine (SVM) Tutorial: Learning SVMs From Examples**- Aug 28, 2017.

In this post, we will try to gain a high-level understanding of how SVMs work. I’ll focus on developing intuition rather than rigor. What that essentially means is we will skip as much of the math as possible and develop a strong intuition of the working principle.**How To Write Better SQL Queries: The Definitive Guide – Part 2**- Aug 24, 2017.

Most forget that SQL isn’t just about writing queries, which is just the first step down the road. Ensuring that queries are performant or that they fit the context that you’re working in is a whole other thing. This SQL tutorial will provide you with a small peek at some steps that you can go through to evaluate your query.**Recommendation System Algorithms: An Overview**- Aug 22, 2017.

This post presents an overview of the main existing recommendation system algorithms, in order for data scientists to choose the best one according a business’s limitations and requirements.**The Machine Learning Abstracts: Support Vector Machines**- Aug 10, 2017.

While earlier entrants in this series covered elementary classification algorithms, another (more advanced) machine learning algorithm which can be used for classification is Support Vector Machines (SVM).**Machine Learning Algorithms: A Concise Technical Overview – Part 1**- Aug 4, 2017.

These short and to-the-point tutorials may provide the assistance you are looking for. Each of these posts concisely covers a single, specific machine learning concept.**The Machine Learning Abstracts: Decision Trees**- Aug 3, 2017.

Decision trees are a classic machine learning technique. The basic intuition behind a decision tree is to map out all possible decision paths in the form of a tree.**The Machine Learning Abstracts: Classification**- Jul 27, 2017.

Classification is the process of categorizing or “classifying” some items into a predefined set of categories or “classes”. It is exactly the same even when a machine does so. Let’s dive a little deeper.**Design by Evolution: How to evolve your neural network with AutoML**- Jul 20, 2017.

The gist ( tl;dr): Time to evolve! I’m gonna give a basic example (in PyTorch) of using evolutionary algorithms to tune the hyper-parameters of a DNN.**The Machine Learning Algorithms Used in Self-Driving Cars**- Jun 19, 2017.

Machine Learning applications include evaluation of driver condition or driving scenario classification through data fusion from different external and internal sensors. We examine different algorithms used for self-driving cars.**Which Machine Learning Algorithm Should I Use?**- Jun 1, 2017.

A typical question asked by a beginner, when facing a wide variety of machine learning algorithms, is "which algorithm should I use?” The answer to the question varies depending on many factors, including the size, quality, and nature of data, the available computational time, and more.**Top KDnuggets tweets, May 10-16: Which Machine Learning algorithm should I use? #cheatsheet**- May 17, 2017.

Also HDFS vs. HBase: All you need to know #BigData mini-tutorial; #MachineLearning overtaking #BigData?**Keep it simple! How to understand Gradient Descent algorithm**- Apr 28, 2017.

In Data Science, Gradient Descent is one of the important and difficult concepts. Here we explain this concept with an example, in a very simple way. Check this out.**What Top Firms Ask: 100+ Data Science Interview Questions**- Mar 22, 2017.

Check this out: A topic wise collection of 100+ data science interview questions from top companies.**Getting Up Close and Personal with Algorithms**- Mar 21, 2017.

We've put together a brief summary of the top algorithms used in predictive analysis, which you can see just below. Read to learn more about Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Decision Trees, Random Forests, Gradient Boosting, and more.**Toward Increased k-means Clustering Efficiency with the Naive Sharding Centroid Initialization Method**- Mar 13, 2017.

What if a simple, deterministic approach which did not rely on randomization could be used for centroid initialization? Naive sharding is such a method, and its time-saving and efficient results, though preliminary, are promising.**Netflix: Manager, Content Programming Science & Algorithms**- Feb 27, 2017.

Seeking a Manager of Content Programming Science & Algorithms, an experienced and entrepreneurial-minded data scientist. This is high-impact and challenging role, and will require both strong leadership and technical prowess.**17 More Must-Know Data Science Interview Questions and Answers, Part 2**- Feb 22, 2017.

The second part of 17 new must-know Data Science Interview questions and answers covers overfitting, ensemble methods, feature selection, ground truth in unsupervised learning, the curse of dimensionality, and parallel algorithms.**Top KDnuggets tweets, Jan 25-31: Python implementations of Andrew Ng #MachineLearning MOOC exercises**- Feb 1, 2017.

#Python implementations of Andrew Ng #MachineLearning MOOC exercises; This repository contains the entire #Python #DataScience Handbook; What are the best #visualizations of #MachineLearning algorithms? Learn #TensorFlow and #DeepLearning, without a PhD.**KDnuggets™ News 17:n04, Feb 1: Data Science and Python Wrangling: Pandas Cheat Sheet; Great Collection of Machine Learning Algorithms**- Feb 1, 2017.

Also Great Collection of Minimal and Clean Implementations of Machine Learning Algorithms; Bad Data + Good Models = Bad Results; Data Scientist - best job in America, again.**Great Collection of Minimal and Clean Implementations of Machine Learning Algorithms**- Jan 25, 2017.

Interested in learning machine learning algorithms by implementing them from scratch? Need a good set of examples to work from? Check out this post with links to minimal and clean implementations of various algorithms.**Zoll LifeVest: Advisory Researcher, Predictive Algorithms**- Jan 18, 2017.

Seeking individuals to conduct applied research on predictive algorithms to advance the company strategy of improving outcomes for patients at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, collaborating with teams of Physicians, Software Engineers, Data Scientists, and Machine Learning Specialists.**More Data or Better Algorithms: The Sweet Spot**- Jan 17, 2017.

We examine the sweet spot for data-driven Machine Learning companies, where is not too easy and not too hard to collect the needed data.**Random Forests in Python**- Dec 2, 2016.

Random forest is a highly versatile machine learning method with numerous applications ranging from marketing to healthcare and insurance. This is a post about random forests using Python.**Ethical Implications Of Industrialized Analytics**- Nov 29, 2016.

Analytics & Big Data will be involved in every aspect of our lives and we should handle the ethical dilemmas wisely to let innovation contribute more to our lives.**Linear Regression, Least Squares & Matrix Multiplication: A Concise Technical Overview**- Nov 24, 2016.

Linear regression is a simple algebraic tool which attempts to find the “best” line fitting 2 or more attributes. Read here to discover the relationship between linear regression, the least squares method, and matrix multiplication.**Predictive Science vs Data Science**- Nov 22, 2016.

Is Predictive Science accurately represented by the term Data Science? As a matter of fact, are any of Data Science's constituent sciences well-represented by the umbrella term? This post discusses a few of these points at a high level.**The Foundations of Algorithmic Bias**- Nov 16, 2016.

We might hope that algorithmic decision making would be free of biases. But increasingly, the public is starting to realize that machine learning systems can exhibit these same biases and more. In this post, we look at precisely how that happens.**Parallelism in Machine Learning: GPUs, CUDA, and Practical Applications**- Nov 10, 2016.

The lack of parallel processing in machine learning tasks inhibits economy of performance, yet it may very well be worth the trouble. Read on for an introductory overview to GPU-based parallelism, the CUDA framework, and some thoughts on practical implementation.**Using Predictive Algorithms to Track Real Time Health Trends**- Nov 4, 2016.

How to build a real-time health dashboard for tracking a person blood pressure readings, do time series analysis, and then graph the trends over time using predictive algorithms.**Decision Tree Classifiers: A Concise Technical Overview**- Nov 3, 2016.

The decision tree is one of the oldest and most intuitive classification algorithms in existence. This post provides a straightforward technical overview of this brand of classifiers.**KDnuggets™ News 16:n39, Nov 2: Machine Learning: A Complete and Detailed Overview; Learn Data Science in 8 (Easy) Steps**- Nov 2, 2016.

Machine Learning: A Complete and Detailed Overview; Cartoon: Scary Big Data; Learn Data Science in 8 (Easy) Steps; Is Your Code Good Enough to Call Yourself a Data Scientist?; Using Machine Learning to Detect Malicious URLs; Frequent Pattern Mining and the Apriori Algorithm**Frequent Pattern Mining and the Apriori Algorithm: A Concise Technical Overview**- Oct 27, 2016.

This post provides a technical overview of frequent pattern mining algorithms (also known by a variety of other names), along with its most famous implementation, the Apriori algorithm.**Top KDnuggets tweets, Oct 12-18: #DeepLearning Key Terms, Explained; Free Foundations of #DataScience text PDF**- Oct 20, 2016.

#DeepLearning Key Terms, Explained; Free Foundations of #DataScience text PDF; Top 12 Interesting Careers to Explore in #BigData; #ICYMI The 10 Algorithms #MachineLearning Engineers Need to Know**Intellectual Ventures Lab: Sr. Machine Learning Algorithm Development Software Engineer**- Oct 18, 2016.

Seeking a Senior Machine-Learning Algorithm Development Software Engineer to provide technical leadership to fast-paced machine-learning development projects.**Rexer Analytics Data Science Survey Highlights**- Oct 14, 2016.

Regression, Decision Trees, and Cluster analysis remain the most commonly used algorithms in the field, R continues to ascend, job satisfaction remains high, but customer understanding still needs improvement.**Top Data Scientist Claudia Perlich’s Favorite Machine Learning Algorithm**- Sep 27, 2016.

Interested in the reasons why a top data scientist is partial to one particular algorithm over others? Read on to find out.**Comparing Clustering Techniques: A Concise Technical Overview**- Sep 26, 2016.

A wide array of clustering techniques are in use today. Given the widespread use of clustering in everyday data mining, this post provides a concise technical overview of 2 such exemplar techniques.**Data Science Basics: 3 Insights for Beginners**- Sep 22, 2016.

For data science beginners, 3 elementary issues are given overview treatment: supervised vs. unsupervised learning, decision tree pruning, and training vs. testing datasets.**Support Vector Machines: A Concise Technical Overview**- Sep 21, 2016.

Support Vector Machines remain a popular and time-tested classification algorithm. This post provides a high-level concise technical overview of their functionality.**KDnuggets™ News 16:n34, Sep 21: The Great Algorithm Tutorial Roundup; 7 Steps to Mastering Apache Spark 2.0**- Sep 21, 2016.

The Great Algorithm Tutorial Roundup; 7 Steps to Mastering Apache Spark 2.0; Machine Learning in a Year: From Total Noob to Effective Practitioner; Learning From Data (Introductory Machine Learning) Caltech MOOC**The Great Algorithm Tutorial Roundup**- Sep 20, 2016.

This is a collection of tutorials relating to the results of the recent KDnuggets algorithms poll. If you are interested in learning or brushing up on the most used algorithms, as per our readers, look here for suggestions on doing so!**KDnuggets™ News 16:n33, Sep 14: Top Algorithms Used by Data Scientists; (Not So) New Data Scientist Venn Diagram**- Sep 14, 2016.

Top Algorithms Used by Data Scientists; Guide To Understanding Convolutional Neural Nets; The (Not So) New Data Scientist Venn Diagram; Deep Learning Networks with Stochastic Depth.**Top Algorithms and Methods Used by Data Scientists**- Sep 12, 2016.

Latest KDnuggets poll identifies the list of top algorithms actually used by Data Scientists, finds surprises including the most academic and most industry-oriented algorithms.**New Poll: Which methods/algorithms you used for a Data Science or Machine Learning application?**- Aug 26, 2016.

Which methods/approaches you used in the past 12 months for an actual Data Science-related application? Please vote and we will analyze and publish the results.**Introduction to Local Interpretable Model-Agnostic Explanations (LIME)**- Aug 25, 2016.

Learn about LIME, a technique to explain the predictions of any machine learning classifier.**A Gentle Introduction to Bloom Filter**- Aug 24, 2016.

The Bloom Filter is a probabilistic data structure which can make a tradeoff between space and false positive rate. Read more, and see an implementation from scratch, in this post.**KDnuggets™ News 16:n31, Aug 24: 10 Algo Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know; How to Become a Data Scientist; Gentle Tensorflow**- Aug 24, 2016.

The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know; How to Become a Data Scientist - Part 1; The Gentlest Introduction to Tensorflow - Part 1; Approaching (Almost) Any Machine Learning Problem.**The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know**- Aug 18, 2016.

Read this introductory list of contemporary machine learning algorithms of importance that every engineer should understand.**Understanding the Empirical Law of Large Numbers and the Gambler’s Fallacy**- Aug 12, 2016.

Law of large numbers is a important concept for practising data scientists. In this post, The empirical law of large numbers is demonstrated via simple simulation approach using the Bernoulli process.**Contest 2nd Place: Automating Data Science**- Aug 3, 2016.

This post discusses some considerations, options, and opportunities for automating aspects of data science and machine learning. It is the second place recipient (tied) in the recent KDnuggets blog contest.**10 Algorithm Categories for AI, Big Data, and Data Science**- Jul 14, 2016.

With a focus on leveraging algorithms and balancing human and AI capital, here are the top 10 algorithm categories used to implement A.I., Big Data, and Data Science.**Improving Nudity Detection and NSFW Image Recognition**- Jun 25, 2016.

This post discussed improvements made in a tricky machine learning classification problem: nude and/or NSFW, or not?**Machine Learning Trends and the Future of Artificial Intelligence**- Jun 22, 2016.

The confluence of data flywheels, the algorithm economy, and cloud-hosted intelligence means every company can now be a data company, every company can now access algorithmic intelligence, and every app can now be an intelligent app.**A Visual Explanation of the Back Propagation Algorithm for Neural Networks**- Jun 17, 2016.

A concise explanation of backpropagation for neural networks is presented in elementary terms, along with explanatory visualization.**Figuring Out the Algorithms of Intelligence**- Jun 15, 2016.

Marvin Minsky, the father of AI, passed away this year. One of his inventions was the confocal microscope, which we used to take this high-resolution picture of a live brain circuit. Something in these cells allows them to automatically identify useful connections and establish useful networks out of information.**Deep Learning, Pachinko, and James Watt: Efficiency is the Driver of Uncertainty**- Jun 8, 2016.

A reasoned discussion of why the next generation of data efficient learning approaches rely on us developing new algorithms that can propagate stochasticity or uncertainty right through the model, and which are mathematically more involved than the standard approaches.**Data Science of Variable Selection: A Review**- Jun 7, 2016.

There are as many approaches to selecting features as there are statisticians since every statistician and their sibling has a POV or a paper on the subject. This is an overview of some of these approaches.**The Truth About Deep Learning**- Jun 6, 2016.

An honest look at deep learning, what it is**not**, its advantages over "shallow" neural networks, and some of the common assumptions and conflations that surround it.**KDnuggets™ News 16:n17, May 11: Machine Learning Algorithms From Scratch; Big Data Leaders on LinkedIn; Data Science Career**- May 11, 2016.

Why Implement Machine Learning Algorithms From Scratch? Meet the 11 Big Data, Data Science Leaders on LinkedIn; Free Advice For Building Your Data Science Career; 10 Essential Books for Data Enthusiast.**Why Implement Machine Learning Algorithms From Scratch?**- May 6, 2016.

Even with machine learning libraries covering almost any algorithm implementation you could imagine, there are often still good reasons to write your own. Read on to find out what these reasons are.**KDnuggets™ News 16:n16, May 4: How to Remove Duplicates from Large Data; Datasets over Algorithms; When Automation goes too far**- May 4, 2016.

How to Remove Duplicates in Large Datasets; The Development of Classification as a Learning Machine; Datasets Over Algorithms; Cartoon: When Automation Goes Too Far, and more.**Datasets Over Algorithms**- May 3, 2016.

The average elapsed time between key algorithm proposals and corresponding advances is about 18 years; the average elapsed time between key dataset availabilities and corresponding advances is less than 3 years, 6 times faster.**Metrics Gone Wrong – How Companies Are Optimizing The Wrong Way**- Apr 20, 2016.

A critique of the over-abundant and misguided pursuit of metric completeness, and how it can result in incorrect "optimization."**Basics of GPU Computing for Data Scientists**- Apr 7, 2016.

With the rise of neural network in data science, the demand for computationally extensive machines lead to GPUs. Learn how you can get started with GPUs & algorithms which could leverage them.**If Hollywood Made Movies About Machine Learning Algorithms**- Apr 1, 2016.

A lighthearted take on the kind of movie Hollywood would produce if it took on machine learning algorithms.**KDnuggets™ News 16:n08, Mar 2: Citizen Data Scientist Mirage; Spark Tipping Point; 80% Machine Learning**- Mar 2, 2016.

The Mirage of a Citizen Data Scientist; Why Spark Reached the Tipping Point in 2015; The Machine Learning Problem of The Next Decade; How The Algorithm Economy And Containers Are Changing The Apps.**How The Algorithm Economy And Containers Are Changing The Apps**- Feb 29, 2016.

Algorithmic Intelligence has been a driving force for many today’s technology companies. Understand how these organisations are using algorithms and container services for creating value from data.**The Art of Data Science: The Skills You Need and How to Get Them**- Dec 28, 2015.

Learn, how to turn the deluge of data into the gold by algorithms, feature engineering, reasoning out business value and ultimately building a data driven organization.**Top KDnuggets tweets, Dec 14-20: DeepLearning in a Nutshell: History and Training; Top 10 #MachineLearning Algorithms, updated**- Dec 21, 2015.

Top 10 #MachineLearning Algorithms, updated; Cartoon: Surprise #DataScience #Recommendations; DeepLearning in a Nutshell: History and Training; Update: Google #TensorFlow #DeepLearning Is Improving.**The Master Algorithm – new book by top Machine Learning researcher Pedro Domingos**- Sep 25, 2015.

Wonderfully erudite, humorous, and easy to read, the Master Algorithm by top Machine Learning researcher Pedro Domingos takes you on a journey to visit the 5 tribes of Machine Learning experts and helps you understand what the Master Algorithm can be.**Interview: Stefan Groschupf, Datameer on Why Domain Expertise is More Important than Algorithms**- Aug 6, 2015.

We discuss large-scale data architectures in 2020, career path, open source involvement, advice, and more.**TheWalnut.io: An Easy Way to Create Algorithm Visualizations**- Jul 29, 2015.

Google's DeepDream project has gone viral which allows to visualize the deep learning neural networks. It highlights a need for a generalized algorithm visualization tool, in this post we introduce to you one such effort.**SAS: Machine Learning Algorithm Research/Developer**- Jul 15, 2015.

Developer with a strong analytical background and excellent programming skills to collaborate with a team developing new machine learning algorithms for NLP, text classification, sentiment analysis, and similar tasks.**Top 10 Data Mining Algorithms, Explained**- May 21, 2015.

Top 10 data mining algorithms, selected by top researchers, are explained here, including what do they do, the intuition behind the algorithm, available implementations of the algorithms, why use them, and interesting applications.**Year in Review: Top KDnuggets tweets in October**- Dec 29, 2014.

Data mining classics: Classifying Shakespearean Drama; Air traffic data is being analyzed to predict Ebola Spread; A Great Collection of #MachineLearning Algorithms; Best Programming Language for Machine Learning.**Companion Website for “Data Mining and Analysis: Fundamental Concepts and Algorithms”**- Nov 19, 2014.

Supplementary materials for the textbook Data Mining and Analysis: Fundamental Concepts and Algorithms are now available online and include figures, slides, datasets, videos, and more. Download them today.**Advanced Data Analytics for Business Leaders Explained**- Sep 24, 2014.

A business-level explanation of most important data analytics and machine learning methods, including neural networks, deep learning, clustering, ensemble methods, SVM, and when do use what models.**Data Analytics for Business Leaders Explained**- Sep 22, 2014.

Learn about a variety of different approaches to data analytics and their advantages and limitations from a business leader's perspective in part 1 of this post on data analytics techniques.**Sibyl: Google’s system for Large Scale Machine Learning**- Aug 20, 2014.

A review of 2014 keynote talk about Sibyl, Google system for large scale machine learning. Parallel Boosting algorithm and several design principles are introduced.**ASE International Conference on Big Data Science 2014: Day 4 Highlights**- Aug 8, 2014.

Highlights from the presentations by Data Science leaders from UC Berkeley, Clark Atlanta Univ, Florida Institute of Technology, Rober Bosh LLC and HP on day 4 of ASE Conference on Big Data Science 2014, Stanford.**Book: Data Classification: Algorithms and Applications**- Aug 2, 2014.

Learn a wide variety of data classification techniques and their methods, domains, and variations in this comprehensive survey of the area of data classification.**Interview: Thomas Levi, POF on How Online Dating is Improving Matching through Big Data**- Jul 29, 2014.

We discuss Big Data use cases at Plenty of Fish, insights from text mining of user profiles, using topic modeling for developing user archetypes, challenges and more.**Adobe: Manager – Algorithms / Machine Learning, 30834**- Jul 29, 2014.

Lead the Algorithms and Data Sciences group, help build the next generation of products that will allow digital marketers to maximize revenue and expand their brand presence.**Interview: Cliff Lyon, Stubhub on Mastering the Art of Recommendation and Personalization Analytics**- Jul 18, 2014.

We discuss challenges in designing recommendation and personalization systems, how to select the right metrics, and learning regarding presentation of recommendation on different channels.**Book: Data Classification: Algorithms and Applications**- Jun 14, 2014.

This new book explores the underlying algorithms of classification and applications in text, multimedia, social network, biological data, and other domains. 25% off with KDnuggets discount.**The Algorithm that Runs the World Can Now Run More of It**- Jun 13, 2014.

The most important algorithm, used for optimizing almost everything, is linear programming. New advances allow linear programming problems to be solved faster using the new commercial parallel simplex solver.