This Week in Data Science (August 30, 2016)
Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data.
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Interesting Data Science Articles and News
- World’s First Self-Driving Taxis Debut in Singapore – The world’s first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore.
- IBM Wants You to Know That AI Is Not Futuristic – It’s Here Now – IBM is launching new TV ads this week during the U.S. Open, showing how artificial intelligence and cloud-based computing are technologies that are here today and transforming businesses.
- A world of languages – and how many speak them – This infographic displays the 23 languages that make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people.
- What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? – We’ve compiled a beginner’s guide to the IoT to help you navigate the increasingly connected world.
- 9 Paths to a Data Science Interview – Roger Huang compiles a the best methods to getting a data science interview.
- Facebook opens its advanced AI vision tech to everyone – Facebook announces that it’s open-sourcing its latest computer-vision findings to the public so that everyone can pitch in to develop the tech.
- A Beginner’s Guide to Neural Networks with R! – Learn how Neural Networks work and how to implement them with the R programming language and see how we can easily visualize them.
- MIT Researchers Radically Boost Wi-Fi With Smart Routers That Talk To Each Other – Tech lets wireless access points cancel out interference, providing a speed boost for crowded venues.
- A Concise History of Neural Networks – Neural networks began unsurprisingly as a model of how neurons in the brain function. Read about the history of neural networks.
- The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know – Read this introductory list of contemporary machine learning algorithms of importance that every engineer should understand.
- Every Data Science Interview Boiled Down To Five Basic Questions – Data science interviews are notoriously complex, but most of what they throw at you will fall into one of these categories.
- New tourism app has IBM’s Watson guide you around Orlando – A new app, backed by the supercomputing power of IBM’s Watson, will tell you how to get the most out of your time in Orlando.
- Big data analytics and NLP: How health plans can make more money – and keep it – Natural language processing is an emerging area that can help unlock value from the vast stores of unstructured data that account for as much as 80% of all clinical data. UPMC Health Plan does just that.
- Airlines, Trackers Aim to Prevent a Travel Nightmare: Lost Luggage – Delta and other airlines improve how they track luggage; new products like Trakdot, LugLoc and the Bluesmart bag let you track your luggage.
- 3 Ways Big Data Is Being Used in IT – One industry that’s often overlooked in the rush to use computers to crunch data to optimize our world is the information technology (IT) sector itself.
- IBM’s Watson Takes On Yet Another Job, as a Weather Forecaster – The integration of the supercomputer and weather stations around the world could have a huge impact on global industry
- How big data is making sports more intelligent – From trainers and athletes to businesses, big data analytics can make a difference in improving efficiency, accuracy and profitability in sports.
Upcoming Data Science Events
- Data Innovation Day 2016: Algorithms, Automation, and Public Policy – Join the Center for Data Innovation for a conversation with leading experts on the state of artificial intelligence and machine learning on October 19th in Washington, DC.
- Big Data & Health Presented By IBM Canada – On September 12th, We Are Wearables Toronto and IBM Canada present “Big Data and Health”, a look at how wearables and sensors are changing healthcare.