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Charles Brecque

Charles Brecque

Charles is the Customer Operations Manager at Mind Foundry and specialises in Finance. He is a regular author on Medium and is most known for his "Intuitions behind Bayesian Optimization" which has received over 10k views.

Recent posts by Charles Brecque

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How to Use Machine Learning to Forecast Adverse Drug Reactions

By Charles Brecque on Jun 28, 2019 9:54:48 AM

When patients suffer unintended reactions to medicines, it can be both dangerous for the individual and costly to society. However, what if medical professionals could use machine learning to forecast adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and minimise risks to patients?

Topics: life sciences
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The Layman's Guide to the Data Science Journey

By Charles Brecque on Jun 25, 2019 7:00:00 AM

For the past five years, data science has been praised as a technology that can unlock new applications and hidden insights for organisations. However, today it is struggling to live up to expectations.

Topics: machine learning data science
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The Value of Machine Learning in Clinical Trials

By Charles Brecque on Jun 17, 2019 11:11:29 AM

Clinical research data plays an essential role in the pharmaceutical industry, but can also eat up resources in terms of time and money. However, by utilising machine learning in clinical trials, efficiency can be drastically improved, enabling faster and more cost-effective drug development and better patient outcomes.

Topics: machine learning life sciences
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10 Machine Learning Applications Helping Humans With Data Overload

By Charles Brecque on Jun 7, 2019 10:05:53 AM

Find out how to manage and extract value from your data with these powerful machine learning applications...

Topics: machine learning
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4 Ways Data Scientists in Finance Can Improve Efficiency and Accuracy

By Charles Brecque on May 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

It's notoriously difficult to extract any predictive power or "alpha" from your data in finance. When you do, it often quickly decays because the predictive power is also being mined by other Data Scientists or Quants out there.

Topics: data science machine learning in investment finance
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3 Data Problems You Might Not Even Know You Have (and How to Fix Them)

By Charles Brecque on May 29, 2019 8:30:15 AM

According to the Economist and industry leaders such as Andrew Ng and Google's CEO Sundar Pichai, data has become the new oil and machine learning the new electricity. 

Topics: data science data
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Machine Learning Will Not Replace Investment Managers

By Charles Brecque on May 28, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Machine learning has the potential to transform our world, just as electricity transformed almost everything around a century ago. However, it's hard to imagine how your profession will be affected. So, let's consider the potential of machine learning for investment managers.

Topics: artificial intelligence in business machine learning in investment finance
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Are Investment Managers Asking the Right Questions of their Data?

By Charles Brecque on May 21, 2019 2:19:06 PM

Far from replacing human expertise, machine learning in the investment world will allow professionals to better differentiate themselves based on the questions they ask. However, the nature and quality of the questions asked can have a huge impact on the relevance of the results.

Topics: machine learning in investment finance
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Data Hero: Are you Asking the Right Questions of your Data?

By Charles Brecque on Apr 11, 2019 11:55:55 AM

Businesses spend a lot of their time trying to get the RIGHT answers from their data.

Digital transformation and the capabilities of large data collection have promised them actionable insights that will make them more profitable, more competitive and in the land of buzzwords, more future proof.
Topics: machine learning artificial intelligence in business
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Forecasting Stock Price Swings with Machine Learning and Social Media

By Charles Brecque on Feb 21, 2019 11:40:00 AM


You might assume that machine learning and social media are very different elements of the business world. However, with consumers able to connect and voice their opinions and experiences through social media, any brand’s reputation can be made or broken based on its digital strategy. 

Topics: machine learning in investment