The Five Minute* Guide to Machine Learning

* Plot twist: It’s Mr. Math under that Mask, Scooby Doo! OK, you really can’t learn all about Machine Learning in five minutes. Or five days. Or five weeks. It takes longer than that, but what I can show you in five minutes is what Machine Learning is about, a couple of important terms to … Continue reading The Five Minute* Guide to Machine Learning

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The Taste of Banzo’s Data

(An Adapted Data Koan) A man went to a data master and said, “If I work very hard, how soon can I master Data Science?” The data master looked him up and down and said, “Five years, studying math and computing.”   The man said, “No, listen, I mean if I really work at it, … Continue reading The Taste of Banzo’s Data

Can Data Science Cure Creeping Determinism?

Hindsight, it is said, has 20/20 vision. We seem to be able to predict the past flawlessly – or can we? The answer is surprisingly “no”. “Creeping Determinism” is phrase from 1970’s psychology. It’s the effect of thinking that something was predictable, but only after it happens. We look back and say – “Ah – … Continue reading Can Data Science Cure Creeping Determinism?