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Episode 7 - Mythili Venkatakrishnan - Analytics & Machine Learning - 7/31/2017


Episode 7 - Mythili Venkatakrishnan - Analytics & Machine Learning - 7/31/2017


Mythili Venkatakrishnan is here to set the record straight on Analytics and Machine Learning. It's great, it's powerful, but it ain't magic. 


Show Notes:

  0:00 - Show intro / News

  7:26 - Yeah, but what *is* Machine Learning?

  13:30 - But I was told this was all magic...

  15:35 - How this all fits together on z

  16:25 - Getting started with machine learning in business

  19:07 - The value of pairing math skills with business knowledge

  22:55 - "Just because it's right doesn't mean it should be done"

  25:18 - How can a DBA play in the Machine Learning space?

  29:28 - Pervasive Encryption

  30:42 - Data In Place / Federating Data

  32:38 - Model Selection

  33:48 - How To Train Your Data Model

  35:00 - You don't need to use a terminal to work on a mainframe

  37:06 - Decoupling the abilities from the tooling

  40:32- "What's Up With That" / Other Podcasts You Might Enjoy




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