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Best 2018 Data Science Blogs

December 11, 2018 at 8:57 AM

For the second roundup of our most popular 2018 blogs, we cover the Data Analytics topic. The blogs that our readers love are thought-provoking and aim to inspire and teach – and we hope these articles do just that!

If you haven’t yet had a chance to read these five blogs, be sure to take the time if you’re interested in machine learning and data science.

Our Top 5 Data Science Blogs

How Will The 4th Industrial Revolution Impact Jobs, Equality & Africa?

“We must develop a comprehensive and globally shared view of how technology is affecting our lives and reshaping our economic, social, cultural, and human environments. There has never been a time of greater promise, or greater peril.” - Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

The impact of the fourth industrial revolution will be substantial, but whether it’s largely positive or negative still remains to be seen. In this blog, we consider some of the possible effects of the fourth industrial revolution on employment, equality and Africa.

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What Does The Fourth Industrial Revolution Mean For Your Business?

The fourth industrial revolution, much like the first three, has the potential to increase income levels and improve quality of life across the globe. Something to look forward to, but what exactly is it?

During the first revolution, water and steam power was used to mechanise production. Electric power was utilised to create mass production during the second, and automating production through electronics and information technology brought along the third industrial revolution. Each revolution builds on the preceding one, and the fourth is no different, except that instead of linear like the previous three, it is evolving at an exponential pace. The fourth revolution is the fusion of technologies that brings together the physical, digital and biological worlds.

This fusion represents the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance and almost every industry in every country. With billions of people constantly connected, with access to unlimited processing power, storage capacity, and knowledge, the possibilities are enormous. Combine that with emerging technology breakthroughs, especially in fields like AI, IoT, autonomous vehicles, robotics, biotechnology etc., and these possibilities become boundless.

In this blog, we explore the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on business.

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Where To Learn Data Science Skills In South Africa

In this blog, we’ve created a (non-exhaustive) list of courses you should consider if you want to learn essential data science skills in South Africa. These courses are mostly classroom training from South African institutions.

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Working Wonders In The Age Of Data

In this video, we chat to Principa's Chief Executive Officer, Jaco Rossouw, about the thrilling new world of data and how businesses can work wonders with data-driven insights.

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P-Hacking - Are You Guilty Of Data Fishing?

A year ago, we published an article about motivated reasoning and how that can damage the data analytics process. It is part of a blog series on cognitive biases and logical fallacies that data analysts should avoid. In this blog, we extend this conversation into a topical matter: p-hacking, also known as data fishing.

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