This Week in Data Science (June 21, 2016)
Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data.
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Interesting Data Science Articles and News
- Privacy Fundamentalists Are Worried About Smart Toothbrushes – Some people are worried about smart toothbrushes because they fear the privacy of their children could be compromised.
- 5 Data Acquisition Strategies For Startups – A vital component of data analysis and machine learning is the initial data acquisition. Here are five strategies to successfully acquire data.
- Teaching Robots to Feel: Emoji & Deep Learning – Learn how Dango uses neural networks to predict emojii, stickers, and GIFs real time based on a user’s conversation.
- This computer is selecting sound effects for silent videos that seem so real humans can’t tell they’re fake – MIT researchers have developed a computer system that independently adds realistic sounds to silent videos.
- Social Data Gets Sticky: The Ethics Of Big Data In Research – With the increase of Big Data technology, the rules of ethics and security in Big Data research are struggling to get up-to-date.
- What is Hadoop? – Hadoop is a free Java-based programming framework designed to help user’s process large data sets. Learn how Hadoop works and can better help your data analysis.
- The Future Of Big Data Is Open Source – Companies are sharing information and data. Big Data has both its roots and future in open source technologies.
- IBM Announces A Universal Platform For Data Science – IBM has launched a universal platform called the Data Science Experiance that integrates seperate protocols and enables advanced analytics.
- The city where cyclists have buttons on their bikes to report unsafe streets
– Cyclists in London are crowdsourcing to track unsafe streets.
- Machine-Vision Algorithm Learns to Transform Hand-Drawn Sketches Into Photorealistic Images – Researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands have taught a neural network to turn hand-drawn face sketches into photorealistic portraits.
- IBM forecasts Deep Thunder with machine learning & big data – IBM has launched Deep Thunder, a machine learning weather forecasting model that forecasts weather impact on business.
- Can Watson the supercomputer make music with emotion? – IBM Watson is learning to recognize human emotion and deconstruct music in order to create music with emotion.
- The History Of Data Mining – The history of data mining begins with statistics and is now at Big Data. Learn about the events that shaped the history of data mining.
- How big data is changing the game for backup and recovery – Datos IO launched RecoverX to address recovery issues brought on by the rise of Big Data.
Upcoming Data Science Events
- Data Science for Developers – BDU and Lighthouse Labs invite all developers to attend a free 3-hour workshop on June 25th in Toronto.
- Classification with Logistic Regression and Support Vector Machine – Learn about Logistic Regression and Support Vector Machines on June 28th in Toronto.
- Data Science Summit 2016 – Whether you are a developer, business leader, or data scientists, attend this year’s Data Science Summit in San Francisco on July 12th-13th in order to learn about the new possibilities in machine learning and data science.
- Faster Self-Service Analytics with Salesforce Data and Visualizations – Join this Data Science Central Webinar to learn about the power of self-service analytics on July 26th.
Cool Data Science Videos
- Watch ‘Silicon Valley’ Star Thomas Middleditch In A Short Film Written By An AI System – Benjamin, an Artificial Intelligence system, created a nine-minute sci-fi short film.
- AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning: A Primer – This video walks us through the basics of deep learning and Artificial Intelligence.