Tag Archives: data science

Microsoft Weekly Data Science News for March 30, 2018

Here are the latest articles from Microsoft regarding cloud data science products and updates. Some of the topics this week: Azure ML, AI Research, Intelligent Cloud, and Anomaly Detection.

Where Should I focus my learning? – Data Science Question

I have been getting this question a lot lately, so I recorded my current answer. If you are interested in more videos like this, please subscribe to the Youtube Channel, Learn Data Science.

Got a question you would like answered? Let me know in the comments.

Microsoft Weekly Data Science News for March 23, 2018

Apache Spark, Databricks, Neural Networks, University Partnerships, and water systems: Here are the latest articles from Microsoft regarding cloud data science products and updates.

Microsoft Weekly Data Science News for March 16, 2018

Here are the latest articles from Microsoft regarding cloud data science products and updates.

How to get started in data science?

Online Manifesto Data Practices

A group of data-minded people have put together a manifesto for data practices. It is available on the Data Practices website. It lists ethics, values, and principles for effective data teamwork.

You are invited to read and sign if you agree.

Microsoft Weekly Data Science News for March 09, 2018

Here is the weekly news around the Microsoft cloud data science products.

Kaggle Career Conference 2018

Kaggle, the online data science competition platform, will be hosting a free online conference for people interested in landing their first data science job.

Kaggle CareerCon 2018 on March 20, 2018. There are a bunch of great speakers lined up, and all the talks are focused on preparing someone to get a data science job (resume tips, interview questions, portfolio examples, …).

How to stand out as a fresh graduate looking for a data science job?

As a college or university student, it can be difficult to stand out when looking for your first data science job. Here is a suggestion. Build a project you can share with prospective employers.

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Reinforcement Learning

Simply stated: Reinforcement Learning deals with actions and rewards (positive or negative). The rewards help to dictate the future actions.

Many children learn via reinforcement learning. Here is a simple example from my childhood. As a child, I was told not to touch the hot stove.

My action: I touched the door of the hot stove when it was open.

My reward (negative): I burned my hand, and it hurt.

My future actions resulted in me staying away from the hot stove.

This was a very simplified example of reinforcement learning. Here are two more great introductory references:

  1. Simple Beginner’s guide to Reinforcement Learning
  2. Deep Learning Research Review: Reinforcement Learning