There are quite a few directions to excel in data science.
All talk is about the ‘methodology’.
The idea behind this ‘methodologism’ is: ‘if there is anything in the data that can be inferred, I can infer it’.
With all the computing power and hype behind machine learning, there is a truth in this.
However, you are not being told all of the story.
There is no methodology on earth that can extract anything beyond what the data will reveal.
What am I saying? You are at best, as good as your data!
And with the data that everybody has, you will be better a tiny percentage and that tiny bit, only to solve the problem of others.
Most probably of the ‘corporate giant’.
Let me be a little more direct in this.
What problems have you solved with your data science knowledge, that will touch your very life?
That has made YOUR life easier?
To aid your personal finance, for example?
Maybe to invest better?
I am not intending to stop you learn your next machine learning algorithm.
What I am probably emphasizing is: Add a new perspective. Have your own personal project.
Devise the plan to solve your own data science problems, and gather your own data, so even the best of the best deep learners can’t be better than you, because they don’t have the data or the idea YOU have.
A project, not with a future/conceptual/dream employment benefit, but something that will touch your very life, right now.
Simple and straight to the issue.
Results that you have without needing to train for weeks.
See what can be done with fundamental Data Science in its most practical glory.
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