This Week in Data Science (August 09, 2016)
Posted on August 9, 2016 by cora
Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data.
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INTERESTING DATA SCIENCE ARTICLES AND NEWS
- The White House requested input on artificial intelligence, and IBM’s response is a great AI 101 – The field of artificial intelligence is so huge, and the potential applications so numerous, that it would be folly to try to explain it all in one – no, wait, IBM just did.
- 10 Online Big Data Courses and Where To Find Them 2016 – Whether you want to learn the basics for fun, sharpen your technical knowledge, or feel properly trained on specific platforms, there’s a course for you.
- How Rio Olympics athletes are using tech to win medals – Big Data is not limited to business and tech industries. Olympic athletes are using data analysis in order to improve their chance of succeeding.
- Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State – This interactive data visualization map displays the most common job per state between 1978 and 2014.
- Next-generation data scientist: Harnessing an integrated development environment – The typical data science team involves a multifaceted interplay of roles, functions and workflows. Each of the principal roles has to handle its own set of complexities.
- Pokémon Go and Big Data: You Teach Me And I’ll Teach You – Big Data is playing a huge role in Pokémon Go
- How To Build A Career In Data Science – Alexander Isakov completed his PhD at Harvard then went on to start a data science company. Alexander gives us advice on how to build a successful career in data science.
- IBM is one step closer to mimicking the human brain – Scientists at IBM have claimed a computational breakthrough after imitating large populations of neurons for the first time.
- Watson correctly diagnoses woman after doctors were stumped – After treatment for a woman suffering from leukemia proved ineffective, a team of Japanese doctors turned to IBM’s Watson for help.
- Pinterest’s Founder: Algorithms Don’t Know What You Want – CEO Ben Silbermann says Pinterest is built on the idea that crowds of people are best at finding content that consumers care about.
- Twitter Facial Analysis Reveals Demographics of Presidential Campaign Followers – If you follow Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump on Twitter, your face has probably been analyzed by a machine to determine your age, ethnicity, and social influence.
- Apply design thinking to enhance user experience for incentive compensation management – As we move into the cognitive era of enhanced solutions and unprecedented capabilities, we have drawn upon innovations in design thinking.
- Baidu Is Bringing Intelligent AR to the Masses – An augmented-reality system powered by computer vision and deep learning will add an extra layer to the real world for millions of people.
- MIT researchers have developed a technology that makes videos interactive
– Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have found a way to let people reach in and push, pull, poke, and prod objects in videos.
- A Visual History of Which Countries Have Dominated the Summer Olympics – This data visualization traces the rise and fall of each country’s medal count over time.
UPCOMING DATA SCIENCE EVENTS
- Webinar: The Inside Scoop on Apache Sqoop – Learn about the best practices for using Sqoop on August 25th.
- BDU on 2016 Hadoop Summit – Join BDU at the Hadoop Summit in Australia on September 1st as they discuss spatial-temporal trajectory analysis with Spark.
- eMetrics Summit – Marketing analytics practitioners, experts and visionaries discuss capturing and applying insights from data on October 23 – 27 in New York.
THE NEW BDU PLATFORM
- Welcome to the new BDU! – BDU has been updated and massively improved. Find details about the changes here.
- Courses – Courses now have improved structure and offer a more user-friendly experience. Check out the many new courses offered.
- Learning Paths – The new learning paths make it easy to get started on your path to expertise in your field of choice.
- Badges – The new badges offered are distinguished by levels. Level 1 badges can now be claimed immediately.