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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 might be what you need.
I'm happy to be educated by any reading this, though.

Alan boosted

"Blogger" isn't a job, a blog is always a mean to an end, almost always to "sell" a product.

If the product is just yourself, well there's nothing new in your job, it exists since humanity, it's called prostitution.

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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.

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 outsideonline.com/2380751/suns

When evaluating a /#datascience problem always account time for every step:
- framing the problem
- defining data sources
- ETL
- Data analysis
- Modeling
- Evaluation
- Deployment
If you account only modeling you're saying: "Building this app took 30 minutes!" when that is just the compile/build time

A shout-out to all people interested in and : we're organizing the community to move Clojure forward in the field and everyone is invited!!!
clojureverse.org/t/online-meet

Can we please stop saying that computers see better than humans based on ImageNet results? That's simply wrong!

is getting better at :

Here you can find a thorough tutorial on how to use my library (clj-boost) for XGBoost rdisorder.eu/2018/12/03/machin

But now the same functionality - and much more - is achievable with 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!

People are the worst at removing confirmation bias, and this is something you can't remove with machine learning and AI

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.

bbc.com/news/world-europe-4668

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 github.com/alanmarazzi/aima-cl and it would be nice to finish at least the agents chapter before the new year...

Alan boosted

Doom was released 25 years ago today. It was about 2.39 MB, the size of an average webpage today. News sites average closer to 8 MB.

Please shotgun the javascript demons and make more efficient & accessible websites.

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