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Data & AI Digest for 2018-08-13

More details at… A Deluge of Content Over the last two decades, the accessibility of media has increased dramatically. One of the main reasons for this surge in available content is the evolution of online streaming platforms. Services like Netflix, … Continue reading

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Data & AI Digest for 2018-05-02

I’ve been in the process of transferring my blog (along with creating a personal website) to blogdown, which is hosted on Github Pages. The new blog, or rather, the continuation of this blog, will be at, and it went … Continue reading

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Data & AI Digest for 2018-04-27

Today, we are excited to announce the availability of the OS Disk Swap capability for VMs using Managed Disks. Until now, this capability was only available for Unmanaged Disks. With this capability, it becomes very easy to restore a previous … Continue reading

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Data & AI Digest for 2018-04-26

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database. Azure Cosmos DB enables you to elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across any number of Azure’s geographic regions with a single click. It offers throughput, latency, availability, and consistency … Continue reading

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Markov, Trump and Counter Radicalization

Here’s a video of a talk I did at DDD12, it’s more a functional demo of an idea really.

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Text Analysis of GE17 Manifestos

I had a quick look at the manifestos of the main parties today, so I thought I’d jot down a few remarks here. So the first thing I did was to remove all the stop words and then run a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on The 2017 UK General Election YouGov Model

I was recently asked to comment on the YouGov model that showed that the Conservative Party may fall short of an overall majority in the upcoming election. As my reply grew longer than I had intended, I decided to post … Continue reading

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