Category: Artificial Intelligence

Titanic Revisited – ODSC 2017, Boston MA

At the Open Data Science Conference in Boston held on May 3rd 2017, we presented an introductory workshop on Data Science with Python. This involved teaching Python, Libraries needed for Data Science followed by Logistic Regression with Titanic. This was done with the help of our online self-learning platform : http://refactored.ai You can still sign …

 

Jensens Inequality that Guarantees Convergence of the EM Algorithm

Jensen’s Inequality states that given g, a strictly convex function, and X a random variable, then, Here we shall consider a scenario of a strictly convex function that maps a uniform random variable and visualize the inequality theorem. Consider a parabolic function with an offset which is strictly convex as shown in the above diagram …

 

From Prototype to Production: Building an Efficient Pip​eline-AI Summit 2017, St. Louis

At stampedecon, AI Summit in St. Louis, Colaberry consulting presented how to take a complex idea in the AI domain, apply ML algorithms on it and deploy it in production using the refactored.ai platform. More details are available including code examples on the platform. This, as we see, is a common area of interest to …

 

Why Bayesian Formulations better than Maximum Likelihood Estimates?

Maximum Likelihood Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MLE) suffers from overfitting when number of samples are small. Suppose a coin is tossed 5 times and you have to estimate the probability of the coin toss event, then a Maximum Likelihood estimate dictates that the probability of the coin is (#Heads/#Total Coin Toss events). This would be estimate …