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10th
Mar 2016
Darwin RC
@darwinrc
Mar 10 2016 03:14
thanks again @evaristoc for your advise! Actually I'm a systems engineer who majored in software engineering more than 10 years ago. For now I will keep learning ML and review my statistics knowledge. Weirdly, I hadn't thought about the "domain" specialization. By taste I would be more oriented towards social good and smart cities, finance and marketing are not my thing really.
CamperBot
@camperbot
Mar 10 2016 03:14
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evaristoc
@evaristoc
Mar 10 2016 09:00
@darwinrc success!
In the meantime, use this room to share and or carry out with some projects if you want? We would like to hear more about that. We can also help you if you need.
I personally would like to know more about advances in Data Science applied for Smart Cities, IoT and the like! Please share?
Darwin RC
@darwinrc
Mar 10 2016 14:14
thanks @evaristoc. Sure, I'll share what I found in the road. I enrolled in a couple of MOOCs that began this week and I found interesting
CamperBot
@camperbot
Mar 10 2016 14:14
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@camperbot
Mar 10 2016 14:15
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I think the latter is a classic now.
Darwin RC
@darwinrc
Mar 10 2016 14:37
I also found Dataquest interesting: https://www.dataquest.io
Lightwaves
@Lightwaves
Mar 10 2016 16:39

The course by Andrew ng is definitely a classic.
Thing are heating up in ML with deep learning techniques

http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/10/google-deepmind-ai-go-second-win/

Lightwaves
@Lightwaves
Mar 10 2016 16:51

The medium is being a bit too discouraging.
The point he is trying to make is knowing Matlab/Mathmatica/R isn't enough, it's harder to integrate with already built applications. Say you develop an algorithm that translates words, you'd have trouble building an application or service that takes advantage of that. If it was built in on one of the three above. If you knew something like c++ you could write a plugin for node or build a restful api in another language which node could talk to.

The other point is one of models tend to break down, if you don't know the math you can't fix, modify or create a new model that can better describe the problem you are trying to solve.

Darwin RC
@darwinrc
Mar 10 2016 17:00
thanks for the reference @Lightwaves . What about python, scala, F#? I guess they are easier to integrate with web stacks
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Mar 10 2016 17:00
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Lightwaves
@Lightwaves
Mar 10 2016 17:08

@darwinrc Any general purpose programming language would work.
definitely some languages are more active then others in this space.

Python is pretty hot, Scala and Java are also pretty active, F# is seeing use in Quantitative Finance which takes a very algorithmic and meaning learning approach to that field.

Darwin RC
@darwinrc
Mar 10 2016 17:17
@Lightwaves :+1:
Miguel Ben
@Mius00
Mar 10 2016 18:52
we should make te camperbot to drop datascience core link resources
every time we say "data links"
or something
guys , found something called datacamp for basic coverage of data science
bitgrower
@bitgrower
Mar 10 2016 19:09
oooh!!! Where, @Mius00 ?
bitgrower @bitgrower thanks @evaristoc -- for the continual fascinating and interesting info ...
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@camperbot
Mar 10 2016 19:10
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Miguel Ben
@Mius00
Mar 10 2016 19:18
@bitgrower google datacamp
....
bitgrower
@bitgrower
Mar 10 2016 19:21
thanks @Mius00
CamperBot
@camperbot
Mar 10 2016 19:21
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Miguel Ben
@Mius00
Mar 10 2016 19:58
@bitgrower Np