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Data Science Weekly Newsletter
September 12, 2019

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Data Science Articles & Videos

  • AI-first biology
    In this post, I explain why biology is experiencing its "AI moment". That is to say, many areas of biology, and in particular, imaging, are being significantly transformed by the use of AI. I walk through several examples of AI-first imaging analysis in biology through the lens of technical developments in computer vision. Finally, I make the case for building full-stack solutions in biology using the pharmaceutical industry as an example. I present an analogy for reasoning about where value accrues in AI-first biology......
  • DeepPrivacy: A Generative Adversarial Network for Face Anonymization
    DeepPrivacy is a fully automatic anonymization technique for images. The DeepPrivacy GAN never sees any privacy sensitive information, ensuring a fully anonymized image. It utilizes bounding box annotation to identify the privacy-sensitive area, and sparse pose information to guide the network in difficult scenarios. ...
  • Dances with HiPPOs
    Decision making, especially at technology companies, is supposed to be data-driven. Unfortunately, even in this wondrous age of science, decisions often depends on what Avinash Kaushik and Ronny Kohavi call the Highest Paid Person’s Opinion, or HiPPO. How should a data-driven developer deal with the HiPPO in the room?...
  • Get Up To Speed Fast As A Junior Data Scientist
    You are a new junior data scientist and you want to get started the right way. You want to make sure you don't make the same mistakes others have made early in their data scientist careers because you want to prove to your employers that they made the right choice. As such, you need to figure out how to get up to speed as fast as possible...


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Training & Resources

  • Larq
    Larq is an open-source deep learning library for training neural networks with extremely low precision weights and activations, such as Binarized Neural Networks (BNNs)...


  • The Book of R: A First Course in Programming and Statistics "The Book of R is a comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to R, the world’s most popular programming language for statistical analysis. Even if you have no programming experience and little more than a grounding in the basics of mathematics, you’ll find everything you need to begin using R effectively for statistical analysis"...

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