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#Watson : Cognitive systems IBM | #AI #deeplearning

#Watson : Cognitive systems IBM | #AI #deeplearning | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Watson - Vous avez sûrement entendu parler de Watson et de ses performances dans le jeu Jeopardy! relayés dans tous les médias. En savoir plus.

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Comment fonctionne Watson ?
Durant les parties de Jeopardy!, Watson analysait les questions qui lui étaient posées afin d’en saisir le sens et d’identifier ce qui lui était demandé. Il se plongeait ensuite dans les 200 millions de pages de langage naturel que contient sa mémoire dans le but de trouver la réponse exacte à la question. Il effectuait tout cela en moins de trois secondes et apportait également des arguments quant à la justesse de la réponse. Plus loin que Deep Blue

Watson va encore plus loin que Deep Blue (qui analysait un monde fini de possibilités) : en effet, Watson représente une véritable innovation dans la compréhension par la machine du langage naturel (le " langage réel ") utilisé par chacun d'entre nous pour communiquer et échanger. Ce qui est incroyable, c'est qu'il est même capable de comprendre les jeux de mots, les ambiguïtés ou l’ironie.

 

Watson est l’illustration la plus récente de l’impact de l’investissement d’IBM en Recherche et Développement (R&D IBM : 6 milliards de dollars, 5896 brevets déposés en 2010, 9 centres de recherche dans le monde, employant 3000 chercheurs).

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Twitter Visual Exploration | #dataviz

Exploring Social Network Twitter using Rhizome Navigation http://www.rhizomenavigation.net

Via João Greno Brogueira, ThePinkSalmon, Pablo Torres
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Rhizome Navigation is a framework for building graph based interactive environments and interfaces for a broad range of applications. The samples below include blogosphere visualizations, text mining, genealogy visualizations and prototypes of interfaces for graph based knowledge management.


Please contact me if you're interested in services based on Rhizome Navigation


Walter Rafelsberger — @walterra

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Agent-Based Models of Strategies for the Emergence and Evolution of Grammatical Agreement | #ABM

Agent-Based Models of Strategies for the Emergence and Evolution of Grammatical Agreement | #ABM | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Grammatical agreement means that features associated with one linguistic unit (for example number or gender) become associated with another unit and then possibly overtly expressed, typically with morphological markers. It is one of the key mechanisms used in many languages to show that certain linguistic units within an utterance grammatically depend on each other. Agreement systems are puzzling because they can be highly complex in terms of what features they use and how they are expressed. Moreover, agreement systems have undergone considerable change in the historical evolution of languages. This article presents language game models with populations of agents in order to find out for what reasons and by what cultural processes and cognitive strategies agreement systems arise.

 

Beuls K, Steels L (2013) Agent-Based Models of Strategies for the Emergence and Evolution of Grammatical Agreement. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58960. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058960


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We presented here the first agent-based models to explore how and why a grammatical agreement system may originate and get culturally transmitted in a process of cultural invention and social learning, based on the hypothesis that agreement systems are useful to avoid combinatorial explosions in parsing and semantic ambiguity in interpretation. Agreement systems thus help to minimize cognitive effort and maximize communicative success. After demonstrating how formal markers could arise, we presented strategies showing how meaningful markers could originate, and how markers could become recruited from existing words. We demonstrated also how recruited words could erode to lead to greater articulatory efficiency, at a cost of giving fewer hints for new language users, and how coercion helps to apply an agreement system more broadly so that fewer agreement markers are needed.

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Dynamic Network Visualization - Wars on Earth over time (1816-2001) | #dataviz

"This dynamic network visualization shows a dynamic picture of the global war conflicts between 1816 and 2001. The network relationships indicate which country was in conflict with another country. In the first part of the video the network data was overlayed over a geographic world map to show global reach. The second part shows the pure network layout in 3D. The dynamic network analysis and animations were generated with the software Commetrix (www.commetrix.de) by M.Schulz and R.Hillmann of IKMResearch at TU Berlin."


Via João Greno Brogueira, Rui Guimarães Lima
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Visualizando las dinámicas de los conflictos mundiales de la era contemporánea usando el sotware Commetrix

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Sorry, #NSA, Terrorists Don't Use Verizon. Or Skype. Or Gmail. | #privacy #dataawareness

Sorry, #NSA, Terrorists Don't Use Verizon. Or Skype. Or Gmail. | #privacy #dataawareness | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
It turns out the NSA is compromising our privacy in order to do a terrible job of looking for terrorists.
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The NSA has to collect the metadata from all of our phone calls because terrorists, right? And the spy agency absolutely must intercept Skypes you conduct with folks out-of-state, or else terrorism. It must sift through your iCloud data and Facebook status updates too, because Al Qaeda.

Terrorists are everywhere, they are legion, they are dangerous, and, unfortunately, they don't really do any of the stuff described above. 

Even though the still-growing surveillance state that sprung up in the wake of 9/11 was enacted almost entirely to "fight terrorism," reports show that the modes of communication that agencies like the NSA are targeting are scarcely used by terrorists at all.



Read more: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/hey-nsa-terrorists-dont-use-verizon-or-skype-or-gmail#ixzz2XLCpo5g8 ;
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Big data brokers are "taking advantage of us without our permission" | #databrokers #privacy #bigdata

Big data brokers are "taking advantage of us without our permission" | #databrokers #privacy #bigdata | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
commissioner julie brill called on congress to craft legislation giving consumers access to their data, suggests mobile device ids are personally identifiable.
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Big data brokers are "taking advantage of us without our permission." Those were the words of Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill this morning at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference in Washington.

 

The commissioner, often vocal on data-privacy issues, called on Congress to legislate what she calls a "Reclaim Your Name" program, one that would establish technical controls allowing people to access the information data collectors have stored about them, control how it is shared and correct it when necessary.

 

The commissioner suggested such a program could operate in tandem with the browser-based Do Not Track standard currently in development. That slow-moving process, however, is under intensifying scrutiny as some World Wide Web Consortium participants question the chances of reaching consensus on key tech and policy elements of DNT, and as Firefox maker Mozilla plans a new approach to DNT with Stanford University.

 

"I urge the W3C stakeholders to forge ahead and reach consensus" on DNT, said Ms. Brill.

 

But there's no reason why "big data" cannot coexist with the establishment of standards for DNT and Reclaim Your Name, she added.

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Sizing Up Big Data, Broadening Beyond the Internet | #dataviz #datascience

Sizing Up Big Data, Broadening Beyond the Internet | #dataviz #datascience | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Internet companies were just the start. Virtually every field, from science to sports to public health, is being transformed by data-driven discovery and decision-making.

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In 2005, Mr. Hammerbacher, then a freshly minted Harvard graduate, did what many math and computing whizzes did. He went to Wall Street as a “quant,” building math models for complex financial products.

Looking for a better use for his skills, Mr. Hammerbacher departed to Silicon Valley less than a year later and joined Facebook. He started a team that began to mine the vast amounts of social network data Facebook was collecting for insights on how to tweak the service and target ads. He called himself and his co-workers “data scientists,” a term that has since become the hottest of job categories.

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MIT Whiz Sets Out to Humanize the Internet of Things | Wired Design | #smartobjects

MIT Whiz Sets Out to Humanize the Internet of Things | Wired Design | #smartobjects | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Valentin Heun's projects include a door lock, desk lamps, and a small radio that bring the benefits of computation to objects without sacrificing their intrinsic, tactile pleasures.

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Heun’s inspiration for Smarter Objects comes from unlikely sources — radios from the 1970s and Iron Man. He cites the curvy Panasonic R-72 and the rigid Sony TR-1825 as examples of designs that combine intuitive user interfaces with a distinct appearance. The Iron Man movies provide a glimpse of a near-future scenario where people can manipulate the physical world like wizards with a few simple gestures. While a mix of the common and fantastic, both examples are visually extravagant solutions that create strong emotional connections.

 

“Look around you — How many of the things you own foster memories?” asks Heun. “How many of those memories are important to your sense of self? And how fast can you access those memories by just touching and looking at these objects?” For many, the number will be high, but the question seems almost unnatural when talking about apps. Navigating a folder hierarchy can’t possibly match the thrill of physically turning an amp to 11.

 

While many of his colleagues are focused exclusively on the future, Heun constantly references our evolutionary past. Millions of years of biological development have given humans the ability to process information using all of our senses, but the last 30 years of technology advances have focused everything through our eyes and fingertips. “We use our eyes in combination with our hands to understand some object, but once we know how to operate it, our eyes are less involved.” says Heun. “Our hands and skin help us handle the information overload naturally occurring in the world.” Heun hopes that Smarter Objects will expand our ability to deal with an ever increasing amount of information without relying on apps or heads up displays.

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judycurtis's curator insight, June 23, 2013 4:30 PM

I like the idea of not having to launch apps to replicate usability of objects we've been handling since time out of mind...

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Los “Likes” no sirven de ayuda; critica a las muestras de “empatía” en Facebook

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Ciudad de México, 24 de junio (SinEmbargo).- La viralidad de ciertas campañas publicitarias radica en su contenido y en el impacto que este tiene en el público. Sin embargo, dentro de este apartado tienen cabida temas variados que no suelen ser del agrado de muchos.

 

Sin embargo, a menudo, las imágenes que más dividen opiniones suelen ser las más afectivas para este propósito. Se cumple, pues, el dicho que asegura que no importan los comentarios negativos o positivos mientras se hable del tema.

 

La más reciente campaña publicitaria de Crisis Relief Singapore se encargó de llevar a cabo un bombardeo de imágenes crudas que básicamente obligan al espectador a tomar conciencia de los problemas sociales que hay en el país asiático.

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#Bergm : General framework for Bayesian exponential random graph models | #SNA #complexity

General framework for Bayesian exponential random graph models

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Anti-social: 'Hell is Other People' keeps you as far away from your 'friends' as possible | #dataviz

Anti-social: 'Hell is Other People' keeps you as far away from your 'friends' as possible | #dataviz | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
FourSquare makes keeping track of where your friends are effortless, but what if you're not feeling particularly social on a given day? Hell is Other People is "an experiment in anti-social media"...
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FourSquare makes keeping track of where your friends are effortless, but what if you're not feeling particularly social on a given day? Hell is Other People is "an experiment in anti-social media" according to its developer Scott Garner. Using data from your FourSquare account, the web app will monitor recent check-ins of your "friends" and calculate a position where you're almost guaranteed to avoid them entirely.

 

These "optimally distanced safe zones" should make unwanted run-ins highly unlikely — so long as you're willing to let a website decide where you'll be spending the day. Garner, who admits he has struggled with social anxiety, says the project is "partially a satire" and "partially a commentary" derived from his disdain for social media. Of course, the entire system depends on your friends frequently logging their location through FourSquare; if they're heavy Facebook or Twitter users instead, you'll have to come up with another way of avoiding real-world interactions. Garner put his creation to the test and documented the experience on video, which we've embedded below.

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Urban Network Analysis : A Toolbox for ArcGIS | #SNA #UNAtools #dataviz

Urban Network Analysis : A Toolbox for ArcGIS | #SNA #UNAtools #dataviz | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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The City Form Lab has released a state-of-the-art toolbox for urban network analysis. As the first of its kind, this ArcGIS toolbox can be used to compute five types of graph analysis measures on spatial networks: Reach; Gravity; Betweenness; Closeness; and Straightness. 
The tools incorporate three important features that make them particularly suited for spatial analysis on urban street networks. First, they can account for both geometry and topology in the input networks, using either metric distance (e.g. Meters) or topological distance (e.g. Turns) as impedance factors in the analysis. Second, unlike previous software tools that operate with two network elements (nodes and edges), the UNA tools include a third network element - buildings - which are used as the spatial units of analysis for all measures. Two neighboring buildings on the same street segments can therefore obtain different accessibility results. And third, the UNA tools optionally allow buildings to be weighted according to their particular characteristics - more voluminous, more populated, or otherwise more important buildings can be specified to have a proportionately stronger effect on the analysis outcomes, yielding more accurate and reliable results to any of the specified measures.
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Création d'un groupe de travail sur l'accès des autorités publiques étrangères à des données personnelles de citoyens français - CNIL - #PRISM #privacy

Création d'un groupe de travail sur l'accès des autorités publiques étrangères à des données personnelles de citoyens français - CNIL - #PRISM #privacy | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Plusieurs pays situés hors de l'Union européenne se sont dotés de législations permettant à leurs autorités publiques d'accéder, sous certaines conditions, à des données personnelles de citoyens européens.
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De nombreux pays extérieurs à l'Union européenne ont adopté des lois permettant à certaines de leurs autorités publiques d'accéder, sous certaines conditions, à des données à caractère personnel concernant des citoyens européens.

 

A cet égard, le " Patriot Act " et " FISAA " (Foreign Intelligence Amendments Act) aux Etats-Unis d'Amérique ou l'"Information Technology Act " en Inde sont des exemples de législations méritant une attention particulière. 


Par ailleurs, le développement rapide des services dits de " Cloud computing " s'accompagne de l'émergence d'interrogations quant au niveau de sécurité et de confidentialité des données à caractère personnel de citoyens européens ainsi stockées.

 

La récente révélation de l'existence d'un programme de surveillance américain nommé PRISM, qui a provoqué de vives réactions de la part des autorités européennes, confirme la nécessité de clarifier la situation. 

En mars 2013, le G29, regroupant l'ensemble des autorités de protection des données s'est saisi de cette question. 

 

Pour sa part, la CNIL a constitué en mars 2013 un groupe de travail sur la question de l'accès des autorités étrangères aux données personnelles. Compte tenu de la complexité de la problématique, le groupe de travail a décidé de rencontrer les différents acteurs concernés (avocats, opérateurs, institutions, société civile) afin de recueillir leurs avis. Les premières auditions ont déjà commencé. Un premier bilan de ces auditions sera fait en septembre. 

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Marc A. Smith - Charting Collections of Connections with Maps and Measures | #SNA #dataviz #nodexl

MARC A. SMITH Marc Smith is a sociologist specializing in the social organization of online communities and computer mediated interaction. Smith leads the Co...

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A Data Scientist's Real Job: Storytelling | #datascience #bigdata

A Data Scientist's Real Job: Storytelling | #datascience #bigdata | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Crunching numbers is only half the battle.

Via Mariana Soffer
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When many people hear "Big Data," they think "Big Brother" (Type "big data is..." into Google and one of the top recommendations is, "...watching you."). Central to this anxiety is a feeling that what it means to be human can't be tracked or quantified by computers. This fear is well-founded. As the cost of collecting and storing data continues to decrease, the volume of raw data an organization has available can be overwhelming. Of all the data in existence, 90% was created in the last 2 years. Inundated organizations can lose sight of the difference between what's statistically significant and what's important for decision-making.

 

Using Big Data successfully requires human translation and context whether it's for your staff or the people your organization is trying to reach. Without a human frame, like photos or words that make emotion salient, data will only confuse, and certainly won't lead to smart organizational behavior.

 

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Mariana Soffer's curator insight, May 22, 2013 5:46 PM

Using Big Data successfully requires human translation and context whether it's for your staff or the people your organization is trying to reach. Without a human frame, like photos or words that make emotion salient, data will only confuse, and certainly won't lead to smart organizational behavior.

Data gives you the what, but humans know the why.

The best business decisions come from intuitions and insights informed by data. Using data in this way allows your organization to build institutional knowledge and creativity on top of a solid foundation of data-driven insights.

 
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Commetrix - Dynamic Network Visualization Software | #dataviz

Commetrix - Dynamic Network Visualization Software | #dataviz | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Commetrix - Dynamic Network Visualization Software - Dynamic Visualization of Networks - Dynamic Social Network Analysis Software Visualization - Dynamic Network Analysis - Virtual Communities
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Commetrix is a Software Framework for Dynamic Network Visualization and Analysis that supports Community Moderators, Members, and Network Researchers. It provides easy exploratory yet comprehensive access to network data and allows for:

Extracting virtual communities in electronic communication networks

Analyzing dynamic network change, properties, lifecycles, and structures 

Creating rich expert network maps or recommendation systems from communication logs or other network data sources (including surveys)

Searching, filtering, navigating social corpora, like e-mail, discussions

Understanding and utilizing your social networks

Trace dissemination of topics or properties through the network

Extendable to all sources of network data (e.g. collaborative work on electronic documents or contents, electronic project collaboration, VoIP telephony/Contact Centers, Instant Messaging, E-Mail, Discussion, ...)

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@pgloor : Coolhunting and Coolfarming through Swarm Creativit | #SNA #dataviz

@pgloor : Coolhunting and Coolfarming through Swarm Creativit | #SNA #dataviz | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Intelligent Collaborative Knowledge Networks
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IAP Course Coolnetworking 3.0Coolhunting and Coolfarming through Swarm Creativity

Special Course during January 2013 MIT IAP independent activities period, Jan 9 to 11, 2013. to register send e-mail to pgloor@mit.edu

This course consists of three parts, part I is the foundation for parts II and III, parts can be taken separately.

Course times: Wednesday Jan 9, Thursday Jan 10, Friday Jan 11, 2013: 03-06:00pm

MIT Web Site        

Day 1: I. How to Be an Efficient (Online) Networker

Part I is for everybody who would like to learn how they can be more efficient in their online and face-to-face networking. It consists of the twenty rules for networking, based on 10 years of research analyzing (online) social networks by the instructor.

General networking rules: 2 for personal and 3 for group networksOnline networking rules: 3 for e-mail, 2 for Facebook, 3 for LinkedIn3 face-to-face networking rules

As part of the course, you will create a "virtual mirror" of your own communication behavior, telling you how much of a “star” or a “galaxy” you are, analyzing your own Facebook and e-mail networks. You will use the new Condor 3.0lite, which allows easy download of individual Facebook and E-Mail networks. To experiment with the coolhunting software tools you will need to bring your own laptop with a working WiFi connection. You will get the software on the first course day on a USB memory stick.

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#databrokers : Finally You'll Get To See The Secret Consumer Dossier They Have On You | #privacy #controverses

#databrokers : Finally You'll Get To See The Secret Consumer Dossier They Have On You | #privacy #controverses | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Emerging from the shadows: Acxiom will soon let people see their previously secret consumer files (Photo credit: Adam Tanner) For the first time ever, the big daddy of all data brokers is nearly ready to show consumers their intimate personal dossiers,...
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For the first time ever, the big daddy of all data brokers is nearly ready to show consumers their intimate personal dossiers, a move aimed at staving off public fears of Big Brother and government regulation.

 

Since the company’s founding in 1969, Acxiom ACXM -0.13%, the data giant with profiles on 700 million individuals, has never allowed people to see their own commercial profiles extensively used by major companies for marketing. By the end of the summer, perhaps around Labor Day, the Little Rock, Arkansas-based company with more than a billion dollars in annual sales a year, will open up the vault, company officials say.

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L'ideal "data scientists" : A la recherche des 'Data scientists' | #datascience #bigdata

Le Big Data analytique implique des compétences nouvelles visant les technologies de traitement de données très diverses. D'où le job de Data Scientist.

Via Duarte Terencio, Pascale Mousset
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Comment ces problématiques se traduisent-elles sur le terrain ? Aujourd’hui, la réalisation d’analytiques sur le Big Data nécessite des compétences que ne possèdent pas tous les développeurs d’outils de BI ou les utilisateurs de tableurs de type Excel ! Ces compétences doivent porter sur le pilotage des données Big Data en environnements non structurés et l’application de statistiques. Nous sommes donc là en présence de deux métiers qui s’ignorent : l’informaticien et le statisticien.

Pourtant un métier pourrait émerger, dont la promesse est de réunir ces deux compétences : le Data scientist. La fonction a un nom, il  faut maintenant trouver la perle rare qui saura réunir ces compétences. Comme son nom l’indique, ce nouveau métier réunit les mondes de la donnée, donc du stockage en Big Data et du traitement de la donnée, et celui des sciences – mathématiques et statistiques…

 

Ne le cherchez pas dans les cursus de formation universitaires et de formation des ingénieurs, ces deux mondes ne cohabitent pas… ou tout du moins pas encore. Certaines universités américaines proposent déjà des formations de Data Scientist, les écoles européennes et françaises suivront. Attendons encore 2 à 3 ans avant que sortent des moules les premiers ingénieurs Data scientists diplômés.

 

En attendant, le focus des entreprises qui lancent des solutions de Big Data analytique porte principalement sur le déploiement des infrastructures de stockage et de compilation des données. Autour des technologies Hadoop.

 

Quelques intégrateurs et sociétés de services ont commencé à compenser l’absence de Data scientist par la réunion d’équipes pluridisciplinaires réunissant des spécialistes des IT et des statisticiens. Un mariage délicat pour le moment, surtout concentré sur la création des premiers PoC (Proof of concept). Les entreprises les plus avancées dans le Big Data analytique sont rares, mais existent, à l’image d’IBM. Le recrutement de scientifiques et statisticiens par une société dont la culture est à la fois orientée IT et R&D leur offre un avantage unique, celui de disposer de Data scientists.

Si la perle rare du Big Data analytique, le Data Scientist, existe, encore faut-il la trouver… ou faire appel au bon partenaire.

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Duarte Terencio's curator insight, June 25, 2013 3:56 AM

Une serie d'articles sur le BigData

Pascale Mousset's comment, June 25, 2013 4:13 AM
Tres technique mais compréhensible globalement par une non experte. Big data is future !
Duarte Terencio's comment, June 25, 2013 8:57 AM
Une partie du futur ..
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ECHAPPER au « nouvel âge DIGITAL » ? | #critics #controverses #privacy

ECHAPPER au « nouvel âge DIGITAL » ? | #critics  #controverses #privacy | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
des idées derrière la tête

 

 

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Eric Schmidt, PDG de Google, et Jared Cohen, directeur de Google Ideas (1), ont publié le 23 avril 2013 : The New Digital Age. Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business (« Le Nouvel Âge digital. Refaçonner le futur des peuples, des nations et des affaires »). Au 1er juin, leur ouvrage figure en tête des ventes Amazon outre-Atlantique dans les catégories « Computers and Technology - History », « Politics and Social Science – History and Theory », et est deuxième de la rubrique « Science and Math - Technology », derrière l’indéboulonnable biographie de Steve Jobs. Il ne s’agit donc pas d’un énième documentaire sur l’âge digital : nous voici face à un authentique ouvrage politique, qu’il serait folie d’ignorer.

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L’ambiance générale de l’ouvrage est à l’image du conditionnement socio-psychologique et politique que nous promet le « nouvel âge digital » vanté par les auteurs. Nous sommes assiégés par des révolutionnaires qui veulent empêcher les États, les peuples et les entreprises d’esquisser l’aurore d’un futur nouveau. Les nouveaux ennemis sont des terroristes, groupes comme individus, les États voyous, les hackers, les cyberhacktivistes (plusieurs pages sont consacrées à l’idéologie subversive de WikiLeaks et de son fondateur, Julian Assange) et les « anarchistes » en général. Car aujourd’hui, ce seraient les « anarchistes » qui dominent le monde digital, avec leurs folles idées d’abolition des frontières et leur habileté à contourner les lois des États, ce qui crée le chaos.

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How Google Is Using People Analytics to Reinvent HR | #algorithms #analytics

How Google Is Using People Analytics to Reinvent HR | #algorithms #analytics | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
First of two parts If you haven’t seen it in the news, after its stock price broke the $800 barrier last month, Google moved into the No. 3 position among the most valuable firms in the …

Via Ed Stenson
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The people analytics team reports directly to the VP and it has a representative in each major HR function. It produces many products, including employee surveys that are not anonymous, and dashboards. It also attempts to identify insightful correlations and to provide recommended actions. The goal is to substitute data and metrics for the use of opinions.

 

Almost everyone has by now heard about Google’s free food, 20% time, and wide range of fun activities but realize that each of these was implemented and are maintained based on data. Many of Google’s people analytics approaches are so unusual and powerful, I can only describe them as “breathtaking.”

 

Below I have listed my “Top 10” of Google’s past and current people management practices to highlight its data-driven approach:

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The 2013 Awards Are Open! - Information Is Beautiful Awards | #dataviz #visualization

The 2013 Awards Are Open! - Information Is Beautiful Awards | #dataviz #visualization | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
The 2013 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards is now open for entries.
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LCdesign's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:45 PM

Un bon début pour celles et ceux qui souhaitent se lancer dans la #datavisualization !

Carla Edila Silveira's comment, July 7, 2013 5:17 PM
Je voudrais utiliser cette affiche en classe de linguistique textuelle, je pense que ce serait un excellent outil pour la lecture et la création d'infographies.
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BayeSNA: - Bayesian parameter inference for exponential random graph models | #SNA #complexity

BayeSNA: - Bayesian parameter inference for exponential random graph models | #SNA #complexity | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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In 'Insurrection,' Scientists, Editors Call for Abandoning Journal Impact Factors | #openscience #openknowledge

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More than 150 prominent scientists and 75 scientific groups from around the world today took a stand against using impact factors, a measure of how often a journal is cited, to gauge the quality of an individual's work. They say researchers should be judged by the content of their papers, not where the studies are published.

Journal impact factors, calculated by the company Thomson Reuters, were first developed in the 1950s to help libraries decide which journals to order. Yet, impact factors are now widely used to assess the performance of individuals and research institutions. The metric "has become an obsession" that "warp[s] the way that research is conducted, reported, and funded," said a group of scientists organized by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) in a press release. Particularly in China and India, they say, postdocs think that they should try to publish their work in only journals with high impact factors.

The problem, the scientists say, is that the impact factor is flawed. For example, it doesn't distinguish primary research from reviews; it can be skewed by a few highly cited papers; and it dissuades journals from publishing papers in fields such as ecology that are cited less often than, say, biomedical studies.

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Human Capital Flows in Australian Banking – Courtesy of Linkedin | #SNA #dataviz

Human Capital Flows in Australian Banking – Courtesy of Linkedin | #SNA #dataviz | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
One of the lesser known features of Linkedin is the company insights feature that identifies where a company's current staff have been employed in the past (just search for a company and then select
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To explore some of the insights that a people flow focussed visual market can provide, we have selected to investigate the top 4 Australian banks; ANZ, Westac, NAB and the Commonwealth. The Australian banking industry has been somewhat protected by anti-merging laws that govern these top four banks. This has led to a polarisation of the market around the ‘big four’, making it difficult for the smaller banks to grow to compete on  level terms. We used the Linkedin Company insights feature to mine the people flows around these four major banks. This feature provides the top 5 sources only....

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