Friday, July 14, 2017

$1.2M Data Science competition: Zillow @ Kaggle

Zillow Prize: Zillow’s Home Value Prediction (Zestimate) | Kaggle
“Zestimates” are estimated home values based on 7.5 million statistical and machine learning models that analyze hundreds of data points on each property. And, by continually improving the median margin of error (from 14% at the onset to 5% today)

Zillow Prize, a competition with a one million dollar grand prize, is challenging the data science community to help push the accuracy of the Zestimate even further.

... participants will develop an algorithm that makes predictions about the future sale prices of homes.

...qualifying round which opens May 24, 2017 and the private round for the 100 top qualifying teams that opens on Feb 1st, 2018"

social big data: tweets indicating health

Analyze Words
"AnalyzeWords helps reveal your personality by looking at how you use words. It is based on good scientific research connecting word use to who people are. So ... enter your Twitter handle..."

What Your Tweets Say About You | The New Yorker

What Your Tweets Say about You and Your World | Coursera

"The World Well-Being Project is pioneering scientific techniques for measuring psychological well-being and physical health based on the analysis of language in social media. Watch this video to learn more."

Free online word cloud generator and tag cloud creator -

Turn Your Twitter Timeline into a Word Cloud (using Python)

amueller/word_cloud: A little word cloud generator in Python @ GitHub
Peekaboo: A Wordcloud in Python

Word Cloud Generator

The World Well-Being Project - YouTube

AI, ML: Google Cloud Platform += Kaggle

GCP recently acquired Kaggle, a data science community site.
Kaggle is apparently using Microsoft Azure (see podcast interview below)
A small team (15 people) but a big name and community (1+ million)...
Likely it was an expensive acquisition...

Kaggle with Wendy Kan | Google Cloud Platform Podcast
  • Kaggle home page
  • Kaggle Competitions list
  • Kaggle Datasets list
  • Tensorflow: An open-source software library for Machine Intelligence
  • Keras: The Python Deep Learning library

Google Cloud to enhance AI developments through Kaggle community - Open Source For You

Google is acquiring data science community Kaggle | TechCrunch

Google is acquiring Kaggle | Hacker News

Ask HN: How much did Google pay for kaggle? | Hacker News