The Golden Age of Data Science

How did one boy’s stuffed yellow elephant permanently intertwine itself in history? What is a data scientist? Why is right now the golden age for data science? We take a crack at all three of these questions—the second two, with the help of Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro and Ryan Henning. Transcript Ginette: “Over the past few years, we’ve seen these news flashes: “An article in Harvard Business Review in 2014, titled: Data Scientist:

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Cage-Yoda is more Cage than Yoda, According to Google’s Vision API

Google’s Vision API is good. It can identify faces, landmarks, animals, vegetables, emotions, and more. It is so advanced that I decided to put it up against the ultimate test. The Nicholas Cage Yoda test. Behold. Is it Nicholas Cage? Is it Yoda? It’s hard to know. After passing the image through Google’s Vision API, here is what it thinks. Applause to Google! They identified not only the outline of the

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The Curated History of Data Science, Part 3

From a small building in Pennsylvania to widespread usage across the world, we track the compelling story of one of the greatest technological innovations in history, setting the stage for the age of data science. Ginette: “I’m Ginette.”Curtis: “And I’m Curtis.”Ginette: “And you are listening to Data Crunch.”Curtis: “A podcast about how data and prediction shape our world.” Ginette: “A Vault Analytics production.”Ginette: “Today our story starts at a business

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