Data Science 101: Machine Learning – Probability

Srinath Sridhar, an engineer with BloomReach, has recorded a 5-part video series giving a fairly comprehensive introduction to the world of Machine Learning. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What is Machine Learning?”, or wondered how it actually worked, these videos are for you!

This first video goes over some of the fundamental definitions of statistics that are necessary as a foundation to understanding and analyzing the machine learning algorithms that are to be examined in following videos. The presentation defines random variable, sample space, probability, expectation, standard deviation and variance and goes over examples of discrete and continuous probability distributions.

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Big Data Humor: The (Ir)-Rational Fear of Statistics

Big Data Humor: Irrational Fear of Statistics? – insideBIGDATA

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Another bit of Big Data humor courtesy Daniel Gutierrez, Managing Editor of insideBigData. This time, the topic is the (ir)-rational fear of statistics:

Big Data Humor: The Irrational Fear of Statistics