The Role of a Data scientist

A Data Scientist today is in much demand. The kind of skill set and abilities required are not very different from what say a computer engineer would do- coding, programming, analyzing etc. However, a major winner is being ruthlessly analytical and data driven.

Learning and researching about the new Machine Learning models “out there in the market” makes the work of a Data Scientist different from the traditional software developer. One needs to understand the problems of the clients, research on which model/s to be employed, research, and design and tweak Machine Learning models.

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Machine Learning and Insurance

Risk and Insurance are words that go in sync with each other- one cannot live without the other. The insurance industry has always been dependent on various factors, the most important being statistics to know their customer’s and the market demand. Machine Learning(ML) and AI has brought in a lot change in the way Insurance strategies are now being structured.

Besides predicting risks, ML and AI have now helped the Insurance industry to monitor, analyze not just their own strategies at one given time period, but keep a constant look out for changes that affect their customers, thereby keeping their policies attractive and thus halting retention.

To get that competitive edge, Insurers need to engage with Machine Learning (ML) to improve not just their business strategies but also tailor the insurance purchases to customer’s unique needs to bring in customer satisfaction.

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Text Analytics: Taking search to the next level
Can Text Analytics really help reduce manual overload? Let’s take a look back when we started sharing interesting links, bookmarks, etc. During the early 2000’ there were many “tagging sites” that emerged. Tagging helped in collating our searched links online rather than just in a browser and also helped share the saved links with a single tag. It was soon realized that the one word tagged for different people meant different things and thus context and meaning to that tag was required and with that relevant sub-tags became a part of the search criteria.
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Diabetic Retinopathy & Machine Learning
Today nearly 415 million diabetic patients are at risk worldwide. One of the risks is the high prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). DR is becoming the main cause of blindness among working-age population. The risk of severe vision loss can be significantly reduced by timely diagnosis and treatment. Currently, only about 60 percent of people with diabetes are stated to have yearly screenings for Diabetic Retinopathy. Between 90 percent and 95 percent of all patients with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. Given such a disproportionately large number, this group consequently comprises a large proportion of patients with visual impairment who suffer from Diabetic Retinopathy, even though Type 1 diabetes is associated with more frequent and more severe ocular complications. With increasing industrialization and globalization, there is a concomitant increasing prevalence of diabetes that is leading to a worldwide epidemic.
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Machine Learning & Retail Analytics
Analytics in Retail has moved beyond just forecasting and making simple assumptions about customers. Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has started to provide retailers with powerful tools. These tools are just beginning to bridge the gap between marketing automation and retail management consultation.
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