Category Archives: Domain Expertise

The Trouble with Big Data

Douglas Merrill, former CIO/VP of Engineering at Google, has issued an important warning about big data: “With too little data, you won’t be able to make any conclusions that you trust.  With loads of data you will find relationships that … Continue reading

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Big Data Quotes of the Week

“I asked Hammond to predict what percentage of news would be written by computers in 15 years. At first he tried to duck the question, but with some prodding he sighed and gave in: ‘More than 90 percent.’” Steven Levy … Continue reading

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Domain Expertise vs. Machine Learning: The Debate Continues

“The startup’s three co-founders have backgrounds in engineering and data science, but not weather, and there are no meteorological models involved. By keeping weather predictions within a two-hour window, they believe statistics are sufficient.”–Mashable in “Can Statistics Predict Weather Without Meteorologists? … Continue reading

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Domain Expertise vs. Machine Learning: The Debate Continues

By starting to rank all the data scientists participating in its competitions, Kaggle today advanced further its argument that data science is a generic set of skills that can be applied to any problem without prior domain expertise. Talking to … Continue reading

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