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Kirk Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and Executive Advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton in Virginia. Prior to that, Dr. Borne has been an astrophysicist, professor, and major influencer in the world of Big Data. At his talks, Dr. Borne frequently speaks out on ways to use different areas of data science to improve society, including AI and machine learning.
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The Fourth Age
Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity
by Byron Reese (Mar 16, 2020)
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As we approach a great turning point in history when technology is poised to redefine what it means to be human, The Fourth Age offers fascinating insight into AI, robotics, and their extraordinary implications for our species. “If you only read just one book about the AI revolution, make it this one” (John Mackey, cofounder and CEO, Whole Foods Ma...
The Big Nine
How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity
by Amy Webb (Mar 02, 2020)
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A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head. We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we--the everyday people whose data powers AI--aren't actually in control of any...
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Mastering Python Networking
Your one-stop solution to using Python for network automation, DevOps, and Test-Driven Development, 2nd Edition
by Eric Chou (Aug 28, 2018)
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Master the art of using Python for a diverse range of network engineering tasks to thrive in the next era of networking
Hands-On Meta Learning with Python
Meta learning using one-shot learning, MAML, Reptile, and Meta-SGD with TensorFlow
by Sudharsan Ravichandiran (Dec 30, 2018)
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Computer vision encompasses the construction of integrated vision systems and the application of vision to problems of real-world importance. The process of creating 3D models is still rather difficult, requiring mechanical measurement of the camera positions or manual alignment of partial 3D views of a scene. However using algorithms, it is possib...
Ensemble Methods in Data Mining
Improving Accuracy Through Combining Predictions (Synthesis Lectures on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery)
by Giovanni Seni (Feb 23, 2010)
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This book is aimed at novice and advanced analytic researchers and practitioners -- especially in Engineering, Statistics, and Computer Science. Those with little exposure to ensembles will learn why and how to employ this breakthrough method, and advanced practitioners will gain insight into building even more powerful models. Throughout, snippets...
How Blockchains Will Change Your Business (and What to Do About It)
by Alison McCauley (Jul 01, 2019)
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Understand the Blockchain Opportunity: No Technical Background Required. Remember thedawn of the internet? The advent of mobile and social media? Yet another digital revolution is nowunderway. Like its predecessors, blockchains are about to transform the way we live, work, and play, while disrupting entrenched industries and shattering conventional...
Experimentation Works
The Surprising Power of Business Experiments
by Stefan H. Thomke (Feb 17, 2020)
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When it comes to innovation, relying on intuition won't cut it anymore. Whether it's improving customer experiences, trying out new business models, or developing new products, even the most experienced managers often get it wrong. This is especially true in the online world, where predicting customer behavior is virtually impossible.Managers can, ...
TensorFlow Machine Learning Cookbook
Explore machine learning concepts using the latest numerical computing library - TensorFlow - with the help of this comprehensive cookbook
by Nick McClure (Feb 13, 2017)
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Explore machine learning concepts using the latest numerical computing library - TensorFlow - with the help of this comprehensive cookbook About This Book - Your quick guide to implementing TensorFlow in your day-to-day machine learning activities - Learn advanced techniques that bring more accuracy and speed to machine learning - Upgrade your know...
Classification and Regression Trees
by Leo Breiman (Dec 31, 1983)
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The methodology used to construct tree structured rules is the focus of this monograph. Unlike many other statistical procedures, which moved from pencil and paper to calculators, this text's use of trees was unthinkable before computers. Both the practical and theoretical sides have been developed in the authors' study of tree methods. Classificat...
Fraud Analytics Using Descriptive, Predictive, and Social Network Techniques
A Guide to Data Science for Fraud Detection (Wiley and SAS Business Series)
by Bart Baesens (Aug 16, 2015)
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Detect fraud earlier to mitigate loss and prevent cascading damage Fraud Analytics Using Descriptive, Predictive, and Social Network Techniques is an authoritative guidebook for setting up a comprehensive fraud detection analytics solution. Early detection is a key factor in mitigating fraud damage, but it involves more specialized techniques than ...
Cyber Minds
Insights on cybersecurity across the cloud, data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and IoT to keep you cyber safe
by Shira Rubinoff (Jan 12, 2020)
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Python Machine Learning
Machine Learning and Deep Learning with Python, scikit-learn, and TensorFlow 2, 3rd Edition
by Sebastian Raschka (Dec 11, 2019)
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Link to the GitHub Repository containing the code examples and additional material: of the most innovative breakthroughs and exciting new technologies can be attributed to applications of machine learning. We are living in an age where data comes in abundance, and thanks to the self-learning algorithms f...
You Should Test That
Conversion Optimization for More Leads, Sales and Profit or The Art and Science of Optimized Marketing
by Chris Goward (Jan 13, 2013)
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Learn how to convert website visitors into customersPart science and part art, conversion optimization is designed to turn visitors into customers. Carefully developed testing procedures are necessary to help you fine-tune images, headlines, navigation, colors, buttons, and every other element, creating a website that encourages visitors to take th...
The Future Is Faster Than You Think
How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives (Exponential Technology Series)
by Peter H. Diamandis (Jan 27, 2020)
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From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era.In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of expo...
Data Science and Business Intelligence
Advice from important Data Scientists around the World (CX Trilogy)
by Heverton Anunciação (Jun 22, 2020)
Deep Reinforcement Learning Hands-On
Apply modern RL methods, with deep Q-networks, value iteration, policy gradients, TRPO, AlphaGo Zero and more
by Maxim Lapan (Jun 20, 2018)
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This practical guide will teach you how deep learning (DL) can be used to solve complex real-world problems.
Machine Learning
A Probabilistic Perspective (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series)
by Kevin P. Murphy (Aug 23, 2012)
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A comprehensive introduction to machine learning that uses probabilistic models and inference as a unifying approach.Today's Web-enabled deluge of electronic data calls for automated methods of data analysis. Machine learning provides these, developing methods that can automatically detect patterns in data and then use the uncovered patterns to pre...
Analytics Best Practices
A Business-driven Playbook for Creating Value through Data Analytics
by Dr. Prashanth Southekal (Apr 30, 2020)
Neural Smithing
Supervised Learning in Feedforward Artificial Neural Networks (A Bradford Book)
by Russell Reed (Feb 16, 1999)
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Artificial neural networks are nonlinear mapping systems whose structure is loosely based on principles observed in the nervous systems of humans and animals. The basic idea is that massive systems of simple units linked together in appropriate ways can generate many complex and interesting behaviors. This book focuses on the subset of feedforward ...
Industrial Applications of Machine Learning
by Pedro Larrañaga (Dec 09, 2018)
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Industrial Applications of Machine Learning
Building the Web of Things
With examples in Node.js and Raspberry Pi
by Dominique Guinard (Jun 17, 2016)
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SummaryA hands-on guide that will teach how to design and implement scalable, flexible, and open IoT solutions using web technologies. This book focuses on providing the right balance of theory, code samples, and practical examples to enable you to successfully connect all sorts of devices to the web and to expose their services and data over REST ...
Platform Revolution
How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You
by Geoffrey G. Parker (Aug 28, 2017)
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Uber. Airbnb. Amazon. Apple. PayPal. All of these companies disrupted their markets when they launched. Today they are industry leaders. Whats the secret to their success?These cutting-edge businesses are built on platforms: two-sided markets that are revolutionizing the way we do business. Written by three of the most sought-after experts on platf...
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Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlow
Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent Systems
by Aurélien Géron (Oct 14, 2019)
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Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how.By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and two pro...
Mapping Experiences
A Complete Guide to Creating Value through Journeys, Blueprints, and Diagrams
by James Kalbach (May 09, 2016)
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Customers who have inconsistent, broken experiences with products and services are understandably frustrated. But it's worse when people inside these companies can't pinpoint the problem because they're too focused on business processes. This practical book shows your company how to use alignment diagrams to turn valuable customer observations into...
Building Intelligent Systems
A Guide to Machine Learning Engineering
by Geoff Hulten (Mar 06, 2018)
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Produce a fully functioning Intelligent System that leverages machine learning and data from user interactions to improve over time and achieve success.This book teaches you how to build an Intelligent System from end to end and leverage machine learning in practice. You will understand how to apply your existing skills in software engineering, dat...
Practical Artificial Intelligence
An Enterprise Playbook
by Alan Pelz-Sharpe (Aug 31, 2019)
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) can bring about radical improvements in the workplace and industry at large; the technology is sound, the math behind it robust. The market is enthusiastic and billions of dollars a year are being invested in AI; billions more will be spent over the coming years. Nevertheless, AI projects often never get off the ground,...
Nuts About Data
A Story of How Data Science Is Changing Our Lives
by Meor Amer (Sep 15, 2019)
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Finally, a Simple Way to Understand Data Science
Machine Learning with R
Expert techniques for predictive modeling, 3rd Edition
by Brett Lantz (Apr 14, 2019)
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Solve real-world data problems with R and machine learning.
The Practically Cheating Statistics Handbook
by S. Deviant MAT (Jan 14, 2010)
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"The Simplest way to ace Statistics." Are you taking a statistics class right now or very soon? I struggled with statistics even while I got my master's degree in math, and after teaching statistics myself, I know why: statistics books and websites suck! They are written by people who "get" math, not for people like us! I wrote the Practically Chea...
The Customer of the Future
10 Guiding Principles for Winning Tomorrow's Business
by Blake Morgan (Oct 28, 2019)
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Tomorrow’s customers need to be targeted today!With emerging technology transforming customer expectations, it’s more important than ever to keep a laser focus on the experience companies provide their customers.In The Customer of the Future, customer experience futurist Blake Morgan outlines ten easy-to-follow customer experience guidelines that i...
More Is More
How the Best Companies Go Farther and Work Harder to Create Knock-Your-Socks-Off Customer Experiences
by Blake Morgan (May 08, 2017)
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"Less is more" may be good advice for many efforts, but it is terrible advice when it comes to customer experience. Brands that want to stay relevant must apply more energy, focus, and resources to creating knock-your-socks-off customer experiences than they ever did before. Companies that embrace a "more is more" philosophy work harder and go furt...
Data Science for Business
What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking
by Foster Provost (Aug 18, 2013)
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Written by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining...
Outside Insight
Navigating a World Drowning in Data
by Jorn Lyseggen (Oct 11, 2017)
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The world today is drowning in data. There is a treasure trove of valuable and underutilized insights that can be gleaned from information companies and people leave behind on the internet - our 'digital breadcrumbs' - from job postings, to online news, social media, online ad spend and more.   As a result, we're at the cusp of a major shift in the...
Infinite Powers
How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
by Steven Strogatz (Apr 13, 2020)
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From preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus—how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better.   Without calculus, we wouldn’t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We wouldn’t have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in ...
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Ask, Measure, Learn
Using Social Media Analytics to Understand and Influence Customer Behavior
by Lutz Finger (Feb 08, 2014)
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On average, large companies have 178 corporate accounts on various social networks, and the data they collect is exploding more and more each year. Sound vaguely familiar? This practical bookwritten from a business rather than a technical perspectiveshows you how to mine social media data and apply useful analytics to business planning.Every day, y...
Designing Connected Products
UX for the Consumer Internet of Things
by Claire Rowland (May 30, 2015)
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Networked thermostats, fitness monitors, and door locks show that the Internet of Things can (and will) enable new ways for people to interact with the world around them. But designing connected products for consumers brings new challenges beyond conventional software UI and interaction design.This book provides experienced UX designers and technol...
The Golden Ratio
The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number
by Mario Livio (Sep 22, 2003)
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Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was dis...
Applied Predictive Modeling
by Max Kuhn (May 16, 2013)
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This text is intended for a broad audience as both an introduction to predictive models as well as a guide to applying them. Non- mathematical readers will appreciate the intuitive explanations of the techniques while an emphasis on problem-solving with real data across a wide variety of applications will aid practitioners who wish to extend their ...
Data Mining Techniques
For Marketing, Sales, and Customer Relationship Management
by Gordon S. Linoff (Apr 11, 2011)
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The leading introductory book on data mining, fully updated and revised! When Berry and Linoff wrote the first edition of Data Mining Techniques in the late 1990s, data mining was just starting to move out of the lab and into the office and has since grown to become an indispensable tool of modern business. This new edition--more than 50% new and r...