What seems to be the latest Russian specialty of the house (here, here and here), fake news have shaped people’s mind in recent years. Fueled by abused search engine algorithms and social websites, fake news have risen to the top and have been identified as the main contributor to recent unexpected results such as Brexit and Trump.
However, fake news are just one side of the coin. What has not been discussed so far and should be is why are fake news, and news in general, so powerful. If you don’t know what I’m talking about just take a look at the USA. According to Gallup around 43% of US citizens think ill of Muslims. However this number is a bit baffling when you take into account that the Muslim population in most of the states is below 1%.
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After doing some research on US cities we came up with a list of the 10 best cities in the US for software engineers. Of course engineers live and breath data so this list is a bit more data driven than your typical post.
So what did we look for? Well median salary for software engineers is obviously a must. Work availability goes in there as well. Average commute time is good to put up there, as well as average rent price for a one bedroom apartment. Another point we look at is weather and sunny days per year. Finally to end the recipe, we joined in data for gender ratio.
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As of late computer scientists have gotten a new shiny tool. This new tool can take any form and can solve almost any problem without having to actually fully understand it. This awesome new tool is called machine learning. Although many people in the media and elsewhere have branded it as AI, I plan to show you that it is only a mathematical trick and nothing else.
To show you what I mean, I’ll have you do machine learning in less than 1 minute. Yes, you read that right. If you follow the next paragraph you will be able to do machine learning in less than 1 minute.
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