When data science met machine learning

By ARMEN Pischdotchian on 3 December 2020

Machine Learning is Blind

If I say sky, …the very next thing that comes to your mind is? don’t think…just say it… …blue, or maybe clouds. And if I say green, you’ll likely say grass. Although some of my students are quick to say cut! Let’s keep up the rigor: if I say AI what might you say?….don’t think….first […]

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By ARMEN Pischdotchian on 24 April 2020

The Data Scientist versus the Data Analyst

A common question that I get from my students is that: “what is the difference between a Data Analyst and a Data Scientist?” I would argue that the task at hand differs. It differs because being a data scientist does not make one master of the universe. When we say data science is team-work, it […]

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By ARMEN Pischdotchian on 19 March 2020

To the aspiring learner that had the carpet yanked from beneath their feet

Let’s begin with a breathing exercise Inhale from your belly not the lungs. Exhale for a long time…count to four and continuously exhale the CO2 while counting to four. Pause breathing…don’t inhale, count to 4…now inhale while counting to 4…hold it for a count of 4 and exhale ever so slowly…empty out all of the […]

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By ARMEN Pischdotchian on 17 March 2020

When Data Science met Machine Learning

Is there a distinction between a data scientist and a data analyst? Well, not exactly the same profession nor skill set I’d argue, with the exception of two common attributes, both beckon a curious mind and it all begins with data, and perhaps at first, the not so sexy job of the 21 century, rather, […]

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