Information, Intelligence, Knowledge

Looking for data sets?

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If you are trying to build Machine Learning/AI applications, you may need a lot data to test your models. Here are a few of my favorite lists and a search engine for finding data sets. Kdnuggets Datasets for Data Mining and Data Science Google Dataset Search is another cool resource. I discovered it while browsing […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Innovation and Startup Culture in Colleges

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How do you bootstrap a culture of Innovation and  Entrepreneurship in your college? Start an Innovation and Entrepreneurship development activity. Find a few mentors from the industry. Involve your nearest TiE/NASSCOM/NEN/CII chapters. Have each mentor adopt a few projects. They can teach students how to generate ideas, build demonstrable prototypes, find initial users and validate […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Different Micro Realities

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the concept of “the umwelt” coined by biologist Jakob von Uexküll in 1909 — the idea that different animals in the same ecosystem pick up on different elements of their environment and thus live in different micro-realities based on the subset of the world they’re able to detect. Eagleman stresses the importance of recognizing our […]

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Notes from Data Science, Past, Present and Future

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One of my favorite podcasts on Data Science is by Ben Lorica from O’Reilly. You can find more about the Data Show Podcast here. This podcast is about Data Science Past, Present and Future – an interview with DJ Patil (a well-known Data Scientist). Here are a few snippets. Data Science is a big tent […]

Emerging Technologies

Early Signals

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“What are you doing?”, my wife asked. Most of the time I grunt something. I think of this question as more of a greeting than a question. This time, however, I said enthusiastically “I am reading about the Wiki Wiki Web”.  This cracked up the entire family (two kids included). Wiki Wiki means quick in […]

Learning

Restarting My Read Log

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I am restarting my Read Log. A read log is a blog of a list of things I read and find useful. I tweet some of them but Tweets have a short half-life. The inspiration for Read Log comes from different sources – Four short links by Nat, Brain Pickings from Maria, Farnam Street by […]

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Half Life of Knowledge

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How long is your knowledge relevant? In other words, what is the half-life of your knowledge? Wikipedia has a nice description of the half-life of knowledge The half-life of knowledge or half-life of facts is the amount of time that has to elapse before half of the knowledge or facts in a particular area is superseded or shown to be untrue. […]