Homepage of Armando Vieira

Data Scientist, Entrepreneur and Speaker

30
MAR
2015

Social Care and Health in UK using Google charts

This is my newest visualization work using UK data. http://armandoanalytics.blogspot.pt/2015/03/health-social-care-uk.html
29
MAR
2015

Are Data Scientists magicians?

Sitting atop a mountainous treasure trove of data, most all businesses are thirsty for people who can take a massive set of data and turn it into something meaningful. Whether it’s pinpointing new sources of revenue or predicting the next, best product feature, businesses are...
11
JAN
2015

What’s wrong with AI approach?

There have been tremendous advances in AI and lots of buzz around the possibility of the singularity coming soon acclaimed by scientists like Kurzweil. Inspired by the success of Deep learning, the new kid in town that took the field by storm winning almost all machine learning...
09
JAN
2015

Is Deep Learning capable to solve the AI puzzle?

Deep Learning is the buzz word of the moment. But can it revolutionize artificial intelligence as some suggests? There is good reason to be excited about deep learning, a sophisticated “machine learning” algorithm that far exceeds many of its predecessors in its abilities to...
06
JAN
2015

Machine Learning for business is much more than number crunching

“We have build a marvelous model using Deep Learning!”. Sure, but what does it means when heading for production?  Does the data is as clean at it should? Is it available? At what cost? What are legal and privacy implications? How will customers react? Will decisions...
24
DEC
2014

Early Steps of deep learning

I’m very thankful to Jurgen Schimdhuber for having cited my work on HLVQ on its excellent review as one of the predecessors of Deep Learning. It was published in 2003.
12
SEP
2014

The Business side of Deep Learning

I’m very happy that any area of machine learning (aka, statistical inference and decision-making) is beginning to make impact on real-world problems. I’m also overall happy with the rebranding associated with the usage of the term “deep learning” instead...
16
AUG
2014

Deep Learning: a revolution on the making

Deep Learning is here to stay. This is not another clever way to train machines in big data, it’s a revolution. Recent advances in deep learning methods have led to a widespread enthusiasm among pattern recognition and machine learning communities. Inspired by the depth...
19
JAN
2014

Sensitivity analysis for Ad exchange

I’ve created a sensitivity analysis function using Sovan Lek  who developed the approach in the mid-1990s. The ‘Lek-profile method’ is described briefly in Lek et al. 19962 and in more detail in Gevrey M, Dimopoulos I, Lek S. 2003. Review and comparison of methods to study the...
25
DEC
2013

Big data culture: It’s Not Just About Numbers

Today’s conversational buzz around big data analytics tends to hover around three general themes: technology, techniques, and the imagined future of a society in which big data plays a significant role in everyday life. Typically missing from the buzz are in-depth discussions...