Finland's free online AI crash course

Finland developed a crash course on AI to educate its citizens. The course was arguably a great local success, with over 50 thousand Fins taking the course (1% of the population). Now, as a gift to the European Union, Finland has opened up the course for the rest of Europe and the world to enjoy….

Machine Learning and AI courses at Google

Google has announced to provide open access to its artificial intelligence and machine learning courses.¬†On their overview page, you will find many educational resources from machine learning experts at Google. They announced to share AI and machine learning lessons, tutorials and hands-on exercises for people at all experience levels. Simply filter through the resources and…

Online Resource: Efficient R Programming

Public Service Motivation is a theorized attribute of government and non-governmental organization employment that explains why individuals have a desire to serve the public and link their personal actions with the overall public interest (Wikipedia, 2017). Academics are often said to score highly on this public service motivation and I can’t but admire those that…

Time Series Analysis 101

A time series can be considered an ordered sequence of values of a variable at equally spaced time intervals. To model such data, one can use time series analysis (TSA). TSA accounts for the fact that data points taken over time may have an internal structure (such as autocorrelation, trend, or seasonal variation) that should…

TACIT: An open-source Text Analysis, Crawling, and Interpretation Tool

Click here for the original PDF: TACIT 2017 The first programs for (scientific) text mining are already over 50 years old. More recent efforts, such as the Linguistic Inquiry Word Count (LIWC; Tausczik & Pennebaker, 2010), have greatly improved our text analytical capabilities. Moreover, several single-purpose programs have been developed, which also consider syntactic text structures…

Statistics Visually Explained

Statistical literacy is essential to our data-driven society. Analytics has been and continues to be a game changer in many business fields, among other Human Resources. Yet, for all the increased importance and demand for statistical competence, the pedagogical approaches in statistics have barely changed. Seeing Theory is a project designed and created by Daniel…

Veritasium: Bayes’ Theorem explained

Veritasium makes educational video’s, mostly about science, and recently they recorded one offering an intuitive¬†explanation of Bayes’ Theorem. They guide the viewer through Bayes’ thought process coming up with the theory, explain its workings, but also acknowledge some of the issues when applying Bayesian statistics in society. “The thing we forget in Bayes’ Theorem is…