Monthly Archives: March 2017

Yesterday in Data Science – March 28th 2017

My family and I love boardgames.  We are also on the lookout for new ones that would fit with the ones we already like to play.  So I decided to create a boardgame recommendation website built it using R.  The … Continue reading


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Google Develops A Deep Learning Machine That Could Learn As Fast As Humans

The prospect that artificial intelligence (AI) might one day surpass human intelligence is one that many people, including a number of notable personalities, are terrified of. And it’s not hard to see where that fear is coming from. As it … Continue reading

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Tutorial at O’Reilly AI Conference, NYC, June 27-29 2017

Do you have a lot of unstructured, comment or other “note type” data? Would you like to learn how to extract actionable business insights from this data? My colleague (Galiya Warrier) and I will be running a tutorial, at the … Continue reading

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An AI Just Defeated Human Fighter Pilots in An Air Combat Simulator

Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee recently went up against ALPHA, an artificial intelligence developed by a University of Cincinnati doctoral graduate. The contest? A high-fidelity air combat simulator. And the Colonel lost. And the software runs on … Continue reading

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Shedding light on solar potential in all 50 U.S. States

Solar power is an abundant, low carbon source of electricity, but historically it has been more expensive than traditional electricity. With solar costs dropping dramatically, many people are starting to ask: does solar power make sense on my rooftop?

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Yesterday in Data Science – 20th March 2017

MilanoR is a free event, open to all R users and enthusiasts or those who wish to learn more about R. The meeting consists of two talks (this time one about big data and and one about statistical learning) + … Continue reading

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Yesterday in Azure – 20th March 2017

We are excited to announce the general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse in four additional regions—Germany Central, Germany Northeast, Korea Central, and Korea South. This takes the SQL Data… More details at… Hilary Cotter and Alberto Morillo top … Continue reading

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Microsoft Introduces New L Series Azure VMs

The new L Series virtual machines are ideal for MongoDB, Cassandra, and other low latency databases. Microsoft has made the series available in select regions with up to 32 CPU Cores driven by Intel’s Xeon 55 v3 processors.

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Microsoft is helping to create the next generation of cloud experts

People looking to learn cutting-edge technology skills can now sign up to a Microsoft apprenticeship programme that teaches them about cloud computing.

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Can you solve the chess problem which holds key to human consciousness?

It might look like a simple chess problem, but this puzzle could finally help scientists uncover what makes the human mind so unique, and why it may never be matched by a computer.

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