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6.867 is an introductory course on machine learning which gives an overview of many concepts, techniques, and algorithms in machine learning, beginning with topics such as classification and linear regression and ending … more
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Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has reshaped our relationship to computers. Now he stands ready to revolutionize both neuroscience and computing in one strok… more
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Data aids, not replace judgement
Data is a tool and means to help build a consensus to facilitate human decision-making but not replace it. Analysis converts data into information, information via context leads to insight. Insights lead to decision making which ultimately leads to outcomes that brings value. So, data is just the start, context and intuition plays a role.
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Q:Examples of NoSQL architecture?
A: * Key-value: in a key-value NoSQL database, all of the data within consists of an indexed key and a value. Cassandra, DynamoDB
* Column-based: designed for storing data tables as sections of columns of data rather than as rows of data. HBase, SAP HANA
* Document Database: map a key to some document that contains structured information. The key is used to retrieve the document. MongoDB, CouchDB
* Graph Database: designed for data whose relations are well-represented as a graph and has elements which are interconnected, with an undetermined number of relations between them. Polyglot Neo4J
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Data that is loved tends to survive. Kurt Bollacker, Data Scientist, Freebase/Infochimps
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By 2020, we will have over 6.1 billion smartphone users globally (overtaking basic fixed phone subscriptions).