Some thoughts of a Machine Learning Practitioner on Software Development, Management, Team Building, Startups, Python, Agile Development, Data visualization... that will distract you from your end goals by making you less efficient but are critical to manage in order to succeed.
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The big upcoming US case regarding software patents is In re Bilski. The Supreme Court has been sitting on it for months now. "Bilski" an ongoing set of patent cases that will change the patentability of software in the USA. The Bilski patent itself is a business method patent, not a software patent.