Data Science

Google Releases AI Platform with help from Winder Research

At their Cloud’s Next 19 conference, Google has announced the launch of an expanded AI platform. For a number of years Google has been expanding it’s portfolio to compete with AI products from Azure and AWS. But this is the first time that the platform can be considered “end-to-end”.

DevOps and Data Science: DataDevOps?

I’ve seen a few posts recently about the emergence of a new field that is kind of like DevOps, but not quite, because it involves too much data. Verbally, about two years ago and in blog form about a year ago, I used the word DataDevOps, because that’s what I did. I develop and operate Data Science platforms, products and services. But more recently I have read of the emergence of DataOps.

Scikit Learn to Pandas: Data types shouldn't be this hard

Nearly everyone using Python for Data Science has used or is using the Pandas Data Analysis/Preprocessing library. It is as much of a mainstay as Scikit-Learn. Despite this, one continuing bugbear is the different core data types used by each: pandas.DataFrame and np.array. Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have to worry about converting DataFrames to numpy types and back again? Yes, it would. Step forward Scikit Pandas.

Using Data Science to block hackers

Executive Summary Winder Research was engaged by Bitsensor to research and implement Data Science algorithms that could automate the detection and classification of web attackers. After gathering data, researching a Machine Learning solution and implementing Cloud-Native software, we delivered three new features: Tool classification - detect which automated tools were being used to perform the attack Attacker grouping - provide the capability of detecting distributed attacks by the same attacker Killchain classification - establish the phase of an attack (e.

Cloud Native Data Science: Best Practices

Following the Cloud Native best practices of immutability, automation and provenance will serve you well in a CNDS project. But working with data brings its own subtle challenges around these themes.

Cloud Native Data Science: Technology

Technology choices in data-driven products are, as you would expect, largely directed by the type and amount of data. The first and most crucial decision to make is whether the data will be processed in a batch or streaming fashion.

Cloud Native Data Science: Strategy

Data Science has become an important part of any business because it provides a competitive advantage. Very early on, Amazon’s data on book purchases allowed them to deliver personalised recommendations whilst customers were browsing their site. Their main competitor in the US at the time was Borders, who mainly operated in physical stores. This physicality prevented them from seamlessly providing customers with personalised recommendations [1]. This example highlights how strategic business decisions and data science are inextricably linked.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

If you ask anyone what they think AI is, they’re probably going to talk about sci-fi. Science fiction has been greatly influenced by the field of artificial intelligence, or A.I.

Probably the two most famous books about A.I. are I, Robot, released in 1950 by Isaac Asimov and 2001: A Space Odyssy, released in 1968 by Arthur C. Clarke.

I, Robot introduced the three laws of robotics. 1) A robot must not injure a human being, 2) a robot must obay the orders, except where the orders would conflict with the First Law and 3) a robot must protect its own existance as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

2001: A Space Odyssey is a story about a psychopathic A.I. called HAL 9000 that intentionally tries to kill the humans on board a space station to save it’s own skin, in a sense.

But the history of AI stems back much further…

What Is Data Science?

Data Science is an emerging field that is plagued by lurid, often inconsequential reports of success. The press has been all too happy to predict the future demise of the human race.

But sifting through chaff, we do see some genuinely interesting reports of work that affects both bottom-line profit and top-line revenue.

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