And they'll be right 67% of the time. It started as a typical battle-of-wits game on Kaggle.com but quickly turned into a duel between two amazing machine-learning algorithms: Nolearn and Overfeat. In case you don't know, Kaggle.com is a popular platform for data science competitions. This one was about developing the… »
It detected the flu faster than the CDC and proved more accurate than Gallup polls in the 2012 election, no wonder Big Data is a big topic these days. If you aren't familiar with this emerging science and the technology behind it, then this primer should get you started. »
To all the Coursera addicts out there, if this android application isn't already in your arsenal, it will soon be. This minimalist application holds links to all your video lectures. If you’re currently using a mobile web page, or downloading the videos manually onto your phone, this will make your life much easier. »
Related to my previous article on MOOCs (http://hackerspace.lifehacker.com/trampled-over-...
Remember your first day of college? How you felt when you first set foot on that sprawling campus with its freshly cut grass and unrequited intellectual possibilities? Well, it all came rushing back when I joined my first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). »
This isn't about having a quadruple espresso to start the day smiling, unless it’s served with the morning news. I picture my ideal morning as sitting down for breakfast with enough time to peruse the news and feel the pulse of the world. What I once thought was an impossible dream, just got a little closer with… »
There’s one at every meeting, the know-it-all. He or she knows the name of every attendee, the agenda backwards and forwards, the subject matter to a tee, and finishes your sentences better than you could. If that leaves you annoyed (i.e. jealous), then it is time to fight back… electronically! After reading so many… »