back to article Machine-learning craze reaches freelancers: AI skills sought for gigs

Machine learning, Tableau, and user experience design represented the fastest growing skills on freelancing platform Upwork during the third quarter of the year, a finding that makes sense in the context of the accelerating collection of data and the need to present it. "Companies are harvesting explosive amounts of data, and …

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Hedge your bets in a collapsing market with something completely different and extraordinary?

Hmmm? Hi, Thomas Claburn,

Well …. what do you think? Is …. And in the field with fields securing and transmitting intelligence information which is better kept as a closed circle secret for the greater enablement of a chosen few who be able to enable with secret intelligence information, rather than be more widely shared as public general knowledge, is it possible with IT and Media Command and Control to be both the best and the worst thing for happenings to humanity, and at any time and place of their choosing.

If you wear a white hat and deal in nothing but fundamental truths is everything never bad. Wear a black hat and deal in falsehoods and nothing is ever good. And the abiding problem in any dynamic equation is always the human element which be perverted and subverted to server crooked past grand masters in collapsing racist environments. ….. something practically the same and virtually identical to ….. Machine learning, Tableau, and user experience design represented the fastest growing skills on freelancing platform Upwork during the third quarter of the year, a finding that makes sense in the context of the accelerating collection of data and the need to present it.

"Companies are harvesting explosive amounts of data, and demand for machine learning specialists who can build adaptive algorithms and extract the value of this new data is increasing in turn," Upwork said in a statement. ……. albeit with the one operating on a higher plane with more advanced missions running in parallel constructions/time zoned presentations?!.

Or is such a quantum leap in futures secured communications for/with all manner of provisions of comprehensive all party risk insurance and assurance of impunity and immunity from malicious prosecution and accountability and responsibility for future builders, their projects and programs, to be clearly shared facts considered a fantasy being aired and floated to money making markets and agencies practising government in and of the unruly and ignorant and arrogant undereducated masses?

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Not so much Cyber War Fare, more Future Building Ware for Non-Dummies.

To not imagine and accept as perfectly true the above earlier alien post to be presently so, is all the stealth needed immaculately delivered for such remote anonymous autonomous rule to reign over every Earthed command and control. I Kid U Not .... and IT is now proving it every day.

Are you in denial of emerging novel realities beyond the power and energy of traditional and historical leverage and containment?

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A little data mint, sir?

"Companies are harvesting explosive amounts of data, and demand for machine learning specialists who can build adaptive algorithms and extract the value of this new data is increasing in turn"

Harvesting w/o having a processing pipeline in place in the first place?

Sheer Data Gluttony.

The subsequent bowel movement will reach the output of Monsieur Creosote.

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Re: A little data mint, sir?

Hehehe - real value i s most entertaining.

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Considering Upwork's algorithm is unable to find a named freelancer in a search specifically for that purpose, I wouldn't be giving too much credence to anything they say.

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Anonymous Coward

Machine intelligence is the blockchain of big data. Yet another bandwagon to be jumped aboard.

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Massaging numbers in their own favour is Upwork's company product.

They turned oDesk -at one time the most egalitarian freelancer site on the net- and turned it into a corrupt shitshow. They now charge 20% commission (up from an already ....erm....ambitious 10%) and if you live in Europe, they'll clip you for VAT (none of which I can see making it out of the US), so 40%.

They took over eLance and merged the sites, preserving the worst features of both and breaking explicit statements to users of both sites that they wouldn't do this, that and the other; all of which they promptly did anyway.

Upwork's statements can be trusted as far as you can spit a hedgehog.

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Such shenanigans always end badly for shit bit players

The cyberwar market place is a godsend of a vapourware processing space, moiety, and one can find all manner of rogue and renegade hanging on at the fringes peddling third rate nonsense as first class product.

Minor drug dealers do the same sort of skunky thing whenever they seek to corner a lucrative market with the cutting of stash with junk bulk agents.

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Re: Such shenanigans always end badly for shit bit players

The ICT equivalent of Jenkem, targted at PHBs who want everything while paying or understanding nothing and who are driven to paroxysms of self-defeating activity by FUD, vendor-issue glossy paper, bad TV serials, crazy money printing, "management for dummies" books, "cheap" overseas labor, the belief that "tech is easy" and maintenance-free and generally the mental illness of being delaminated from any semblance of causal reality.

I like it!

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Just find the skills that can't be sent to India

and you'll have a job for the next few years.

Keep on skilling yourself and you may have a employment for 10 or 15 years but mark my words, all IT development will soon be done by the trained robots in India.

It all comes down to price. They are cheap even if what they produce is shite in terms of quality.

I'm out of a job in a month. I refused to train my replacements from Chennai.

They don't have a clue about system level problem solving but soon it won't be my worry any longer.

time to retire I think.

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The skills that can't be sent to India would be massively attractive destructive weaponry?

I'm out of a job in a month. I refused to train my replacements from Chennai.

They don't have a clue about system level problem solving but soon it won't be my worry any longer.

time to retire I think. ….. Anonymous Coward

Or time to lead with and on fronts creating problems for crooked systems administrations, AC. Change does not just happen without radical fundamental drivers collapsing disgraceful platforms relying on monkeys paid with peanuts?

With all the time in the world to spend on IT what on Earth is there to stop you having some fun and quality time with that and/or those who know more than you know and more than is known?

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Yay!

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Machine Learning in 2017

The machine learning craze is only set to get bigger in 2017 for freelancers, so picking up and mastering this skill now is a smart move.

Check out our post on Machine Learning to see exactly why it's grown to be the next big thing here: https://www.freelancermap.com/freelancer-tips/11875-4-reasons-why-machine-learning-is-the-next-big-thing-for-freelancers

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