Did an M.Sc. in CS from Loyola College, Chennai, India. Worked as a software engineer for one year. Currently sustaining my income through content writing and ghostwriting.
If two years ago, anyone had mentioned RPA as a trend, we would immediately think of AI and robots in general.
Not a major tech disruption across companies, across borders, across verticals, and across the entire world
And also, a technology that has an entire country afraid of the future, because we don’t know what the final effect of this change will be.
We can hope, but the long-term effect of RPA on a nation so dependent on outsourcing of manual work – low cost work – should be huge.
Introduction to Blockchain and the Concept of Consensus
Now as you read this article, I make some fundamental assumptions. You are familiar with blockchain, tokenization, cryptocurrencies and consensus – basically, you know blockchain. If you do, then skip ahead to the next section. For those of you who are not, here’s a quick intro to get you going.
The blockchain concept is quite complex for those who have never heard of it, although you would definitely have heard of Bitcoin (unless you’re...
The Next Generation of Data Science
Quite literally, I am stunned.
I have just completed my survey of data (from articles, blogs, white papers, university websites, curated tech websites, and research papers all available online) about predictive analytics.
And I have a reason to believe that we are standing on the brink of a revolution that will transform everything we know about data science and predictive analytics.
But before we go there, you need to know: why the hype about predictive an...
All the best datasets, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Business Intelligence tools are useless without effective visualization capabilities. In the end, data science is all about presentation, Whether you are a chief data scientist at Google or an all-in-one ‘many-hats’ data scientist at a start-up, you still have to show the results of your algorithm to a management executive for approval. We have all heard the adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. I would rephrase tha...
Introduction to Julia
For those of you who don’t know, Julia is a multiple-paradigm (fully imperative, partially functional, and partially object-oriented) programming language designed for scientific and technical (read numerical) computing. It offers significant performance gains over Python (when used without optimization and vectorized computing using Cython and NumPy). Time to develop is reduced by a factor of 2x on average. Performance gains range in the range from 10x-30x over Python (...
This is Not a Joke or a Delusion – This is Reality
The fabled IoT, or the Internet of Things, was heralded as the next big technological advance for humanity. Fridges, TVs, washing machines, cars, phones, wearable devices, heart implants, pacemakers – anything connected to the Internet in any way possible – was supposed to herald a new dawn in the age of humanity.
Good news – the new dawn is here.
Bad news – it could be an apocalyptic nightmare dawning even right now.
What is t...
Why did I choose Amazon as your potential competitor?
Amazon is bulldozing digital markets, retail giants, niche markets and international markets with the complete monopoly of low-cost high-quality goods with unheard-of return policies.
How can one compete with Amazon?
And a little more – visionary leaders who have a picture of where they want their companies to be in a couple of years’ time, who are also aware of the latest technology trends and are c...
The Blind will see, the Deaf will hear, the Lame will walk, the Dumb will speak – How AI is Transforming the Lives of the Differently-Abled
The Age of Exciting Opportunities
I have written many articles in my writing career, but this article is the one I’m the most excited about that I’ve ever been.
This article will change lives.
This article will transform the living conditions of millions of disabled people around the world who actually have the financial wherewithal to use these modern technologies.
And it may perhaps inspire the wealthy to share their hard-earned money to forever change a life of someone – somewhere – or may...
We discussed earlier in Part 1 of Blockchain Applications of Data Science on this blog how the world could be made to become much more profitable for not just a select set of the super-rich but also to the common man, to anyone who participates in creating a digitally trackable product. We discussed how large scale adoption of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology worldwide could herald a change in the economic demography of the world that could last for generations to come. In thi...
Data Scientist Training Free of Charge
Now, in theory, it is possible to become a data scientist, without paying a dime. What we want to do in this article is to list out the best of the best options to learn what you need to know to become a data scientist. Many articles offer 4-5 courses under each heading. What I have done is to search through the Internet covering all free courses and choose the single best course for each topic.
These courses have been carefully curated and offer the bes...
An AWS Career is a Gold Mine
So you want to do your AWS certification! Personal comment from me – an excellent choice. Not only is it the most valuable certification available right now (money-wise), it also has excellent career prospects abroad. And did we mention money? Starting salary for an AWS Big Data Speciality Certified Professional is $160,000 USD a year. With experience and good performance, in three years, if you work hard and show rockstar potential, you are looking at an annual s...
A Hearty Welcome to You!
I am so thrilled to welcome you to the absolutely awesome world of data science. It is an interesting subject, sometimes difficult, sometimes a struggle but always hugely rewarding at the end of your work. While data science is not as tough as, say, quantum mechanics, it is not high-school algebra either.
It requires knowledge of Statistics, some Mathematics (Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Vector Algebra, and of course Discrete Mathematics), Operations Resear...
Types Of ML Algorithms
There are a huge number of ML algorithms out there. Trying to classify them leads to the distinction being made in types of the training procedure, applications, the latest advances, and some of the standard algorithms used by ML scientists in their daily work. There is a lot to cover, and we shall proceed as given in the following listing:
Blockchain and Data Science (Artificial Intelligence)
AI is going to change the world. We all know that. Blockchain is also (like AI) disruptive, revolutionary, and earth-shakingly transformative. So what happens if we take two buzzwords like AI (data science) and blockchain and combine them? Let’s find out!
But first, do you know what a blockchain is? And why it’s one of the keys to a democratic digital future?
Well, I could repeat what others have already detailed on this blog in the past a...