While data analysis is always technical (and sometimes even a little bit repetitive), that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little bit of fun with it. The internet is a treasure trove of valuable information for aspiring data scientists. Playing around with existing online datasets is the best type of practice: not only is it […]

Spotify listeners are likely familiar with the annual buzz that surrounds Spotify Wrapped. At the end of each year, Spotify provides users with a summary of their music history, top artists, favorite genres, and total minutes of music, and more—all wrapped up in an interactive, colorful, elaborately-designed display. It’s a fun and intuitive way to use big […]

Shortly after GPT-3 first launched in June 2020 out of an Elon Musk-backed AI lab, the internet was soon awash in quirky experiments generated by the autoregressive language model, which produces human-like text through deep learning. One was an essay published in The Guardian, written by the AI itself—a treatise on why humans needn’t fear […]

Whenever we access information online, we actively take part in a feedback loop that also creates new information about our own behaviors. From the moment someone makes a search in a web browser, engages with social media, checks the weather on their smartphone, or sends a text to their friend: they generate data. That data is […]

When will demand for a certain product spike during the holiday season? Can we detect fraudulent ordering patterns? How do we reduce wait time in the call center? These are all questions machine learning (ML) engineers can answer through Amazon Web Services (AWS), a comprehensive cloud computing platform that creates accurate and scalable ML predictions, […]

According to Gartner, 85 percent of machine learning projects fail, leaving most organizations without a positive ROI. To avoid spending unnecessary time, money, and energy reinventing the wheel, many organizations have started employing machine learning frameworks. These frameworks simplify the process of algorithm development for engineers, making ML easier, more scalable, and more accessible.  Machine […]

As a data analyst, your job is to help stakeholders derive meaningful insights from data. Although many data analysts use math, statistics, and probability on a daily basis, data analysis is actually both an art and a science. By carefully choosing the colors, labels, and format of visualization, you can lead people to notice outliers […]

Data science might just be the most buzzed-about job in tech right now, but its pop culture sheen conceals some of the harsh realities of being a fresh graduate in the industry. The job topped LinkedIn’s yearly Emerging Jobs Report from 2016 to 2019 consecutively (it is now at #3). But when Springboard data science alum […]