This is one of the reasons why the #GDPR is important: https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/security/2019/01/deliveroo-users-are-getting-defrauded-and-it-could-be-fined-millions
I don't understand “data scientist”.
What “scientist” is not a “data” scientist?
If the focus is on extracting patterns and insight from large datasets, without expert knowledge about the particular domains, to assist decision-making, a #statistician might be what you need.
I'm happy to be educated by any #datascientist reading this, though.
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It was like months I wasn't really taking care of myself. Today it's just me time!
Got a haircut, I shaved and it was years I was getting showers instead of baths. But I'll spend the next 2 hours in my tub with my Kobo ✌️
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Yesterday was my last day at my current job, I'll be moving (partially) to a new city to get a shot at managing data engineers/scientists.
We will try to scale and make as smart as possible lending to SMEs. I'll start in February completely from scratch and I'll be for some time the only technical guy in my business unit.
Interesting times ahead
Once again, our new #clojure hire is productive in a couple of weeks. He came in with no Clojure experience (but some Haskell). Hate to harp on about it, but the idea that you can’t find devs or that Clojure is hard to learn is just rubbish if your company is in a city or you have remote workers.
A great explanation of what Solid is and how it would work https://ruben.verborgh.org/articles/redecentralizing-the-web/
Guess what, the Sun (yes, that huge burning thing that gives us energy and was our only source of light for MILLENIA) doesn't kill https://www.outsideonline.com/2380751/sunscreen-sun-exposure-skin-cancer-science
When evaluating a #machinelearning/#datascience problem always account time for every step:
- framing the problem
- defining data sources
- Data analysis
If you account only modeling you're saying: "Building this app took 30 minutes!" when that is just the compile/build time
Many articles about AI issues are popping out everywhere: https://towardsdatascience.com/when-automation-bites-back-8541b061d5ee
I'd say: Winter is coming!
A shout-out to all people interested in #Clojure and #datascience: we're organizing the community to move Clojure forward in the field and everyone is invited!!!
Here you can find a thorough tutorial on how to use my library (clj-boost) for XGBoost https://www.rdisorder.eu/2018/12/03/machine-learning-clojure-xgboost/
But now the same functionality - and much more - is achievable with https://github.com/generateme/fastmath
Please, if you can try these libraries and let us know what you think about them!!! Anything would be really helpful!
Last night there has been an earthquake on Etna, lucky enough nobody died because of all the controls there around it, but some of the most beautiful towns in the world got severely damaged (look at Zafferana Etnea for instance).
In the next few days I'll toot some links to send a little help there, so everyone can contribute.
I'm torn: I'll have to spend a week to my parents' house and I don't know whether I should take my laptop.
On one side it would be nice to have some rest, on the other yesterday I had a great session on AIMA in Clojure https://github.com/alanmarazzi/aima-clojure and it would be nice to finish at least the agents chapter before the new year...
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