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THE RISE OF THE DIY DATA SCIENTIST

A COMPANY CALLED KAGGLE RUNS COMPETITIONS TO BUILD THE BEST PREDICTIVE MODEL FOR EVERYTHING FROM THE PROPERTIES OF A MOLECULE TO THE PRICE OF BULLDOZERS. SURPRISINGLY, THE TYPICAL KAGGLE WINNER IS SELF-TAUGHT, NOT AMERICAN, AND BUILDS THE WINNING ALGORITHM ON A LAPTOP–NOT A UNIVERSITY SUPERCOMPUTER. KAGGLE’S CHIEF SCIENTIST JEREMY HOWARD GIVES US HIS HYPOTHESIS ON WHY THE BEST DATA SCIENTISTS TODAY ARE COMING OUT OF LIVING ROOMS, NOT LABS.

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