Mathematics, statistics, and machine learning

Today’s Wall Street Journal featured an article called New Hiring Formula Values Math Pros, talking about how Bay area companies “are in hot pursuit of a particular kind of employee: those with experience in statistics and other data-manipulation techniques.” Let’s take a look at a few more quotes from the article: “Being a math geek has never been cooler” “[companies] need more workers with stronger backgrounds in statistics and a related field called machine learning, which involves writing algorithms that get smarter over time by looking for patterns in large data sets” This article, like many others, is confusing very … Continue reading Mathematics, statistics, and machine learning