D4S Sunday Briefing #188

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Issue #188

D4S Sunday Briefing #188

A weekly newsletter with the latest developments in Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.​​​​​​​​

Jan 2, 2023

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the first 2023 edition of the Sunday Briefing. This week we’re proud to announce our latest Medium post “Top 10 Books we read in 2022”. You can also catch up on our latest post on the G4Sci series: Network Attacks: Breaking up a network without observing it completely or the latest Viz4Sci in the series: Photo Color Scheme.

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On our regularly scheduled content we learn about Building Airbnb Categories with ML and Human-in-the-Loop, explore an annotated History of Modern AI and Deep Learning , and how to backtest your Trading Systems with Python.

On the academic front, we learn how to use longitudinal data collection to follow social network and language development dynamics at preschool and how schooling substantially improves intelligence, but neither lessens nor widens the impacts of socioeconomics and genetics.

This week’s Data Science Book is “Data Science in Context” by A. Z. Spector, P. Norvig, C. Wiggins, and J. M. Wing. As always you can find all the previous book recommendations on our website. In the video of the week, we have “Matplotlib Animations in Python

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Semper discentes,

The D4S Team

​This week’s Data Science Book is “Data Science in Context” by A. Z. Spector, P. Norvig, C. Wiggins, and J. M. Wing. The book, whose authors require no introduction, provides a comprehensive overview of Data Science, covering the technical aspects of the field and the ethical considerations and challenges it presents. It is structured in a way that makes it easy for readers to understand and absorb the information and offers recommendations for addressing ethical concerns. The authors focus on real-life examples from their various fields, such as healthcare and finance, to illustrate data science applications and their potential impact. Aimed at a wide audience, that includes data science novices and experienced professionals, and is recommended for anyone with an interest in data science and its role in daily life and various industries.

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Tutorials and blog posts that came across our desk this week.

  1. Building Airbnb Categories with ML and Human-in-the-Loop [medium.com/airbnb-engineering]
  2. Annotated History of Modern AI and Deep Learning [people.idsia.ch/~juergen]
  3. Backtest your Trading Systems with Python — Plotting [wire.insiderfinance.io]
  4. Top Python libraries of 2022 [tryolabs.com]
  5. Ready-to-go sample data pipelines with Dataflow [netflixtechblog.com]
  6. Hands-on Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) for Signal Processing, with Python [towardsdatascience.com]
  7. 7 Visualizations with Python to Express Changes in Rank over Time [towardsdatascience.com]

Some of the most interesting academic papers published recently

Matplotlib Animations in Python

All the videos of the week are now available in our Youtube playlist.

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