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Microsoft Weekly Data Science News for May 25, 2018

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

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Microsoft Weekly Data Science News for May 18, 2018

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

Microsoft Weekly Data Science News for April 27, 2018

Here are the latest articles from Microsoft regarding cloud data science products and updates. This week includes IoT hubs, Time Series Insights, Deep Learning Virtual Machine, Python sample code for cognitive services, and more.

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.

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

Conversations with future data scientists (YouTube Playlist)

Last week I spent some time chatting with future data scientists. I set up a camera to record some of the answers. Below are a few of the questions addressed.

  • How did I transition to data science?
  • Why start a data science project?
  • Should a new person focus on machine learning or deep learning?
  • What is an example data science project?
  • Why is real-time important?

Hopefully the videos and answers are helpful to others. Enjoy! And I kept most of the videos fairly short. If you enjoy the videos, please subscribe to the YouTube channel, Learn Data Science. Also, if you have a question you would like answered, please leave a comment below.