Category Archives: Predictive analytics

Kenneth Cukier Interviewed at Strata 2013 (Video)

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The Big Data Interview: Dave Rich, CEO, Revolution Analytics

Dave Rich has an interesting theory explaining the rapidly-growing interest and investment in big data and specifically, in predictive analytics, over the last few years. “When the 2008 recession hit,” he told me recently, “the question was how come we … Continue reading

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Big Data Events

Big Data and Data Science Events August – November 2012 Last updated August 6, 2012 Highlights: Partner Events Big Data Innovation Summit September 13-14, Boston Predictive Analytics World–Government September 17-18, Washington DC To get a 15% off of the 2 Day and … Continue reading

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Revisiting Big Data and Crowdsourcing: Kaggle Today

I launched this blog a year ago in June 2011. In one of my first posts, I discussed “Crowdsourcing and Big Data,” offering a typology of crowdsourcing and connecting it to big data by mentioning a little-known (at the time) … Continue reading

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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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Data Scientists–Dairy Scientists and the Ranking of Bulls

Alexis Madrigal in The Atlantic: “Data-driven predictions are responsible for a massive transformation of America’s dairy cows. While other industries are just catching on to this whole ‘big data’ thing, the animal sciences — and dairy breeding in particular — … Continue reading

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Mining the Past to Predict the Future

Big Data is much more than mining our Web clicks to predict our next purchasing decision. For example, can we develop a “historically conscious” smarter grid using Big Data tools? In the June issue of IEEE Computer,  Cynthia Rudin, Rebecca … Continue reading

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