Data Science Competition With Focus on China

A Kaggle contest that opened this week and runs until September 5th offers a top prize of $12,500. It asks Kagglers to  predict the gender and age of mobile device users in China based on their app download and usage behaviors.  Kaggle has become a byword for algorithmic and data science contests. Since its formation in 2010 as a platform for predictive modelling and analytics competition it has amassed a community of over half a million registered users which includes members of Google’s DeepMind team and those working on IBM Watson. Kaggle offers organizations the opportunity to host competitions to solve problems that would otherwise require in-house experts. For this contest the host is Talking Data, China’s largest third-party mobile data platform which has billions of users – more than 70% of the 500 million…


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