This Week in Data Science (March 22, 2016)
Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data.
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Interesting Data Science Articles and News
- Twitter Turns 10: How Tweets spread across the world – Visualize how your favorite Tweets spread across the world.
- An AI with 30 Years’ Worth of Knowledge Finally Goes to Work – After 31 years spent memorizing information, Doug Lenat’s AI, Cyc, is finally ready to get to work.
- Supercomputer simulates whole-body blood flow – A supercomputer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California simulates blood flow in the human body. This 3D model will allow researchers to study how certain treatments impact blood flow and how different diseases might spread through the body.
- How IoT and weather data are transforming business decisions – IBM and The Weather Company are combining business data, weather data and data from the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform enterprise decision making.
- Using artificial intelligence in the classroom – Companies are beginning to use artificial intelligence as an educational tool. What could this mean for teachers?
- Deep-Q learning Pong with Tensorflow and PyGame – Use deep learning to build an AI that can learn how to play pong.
- The Best Data Scientists Run R and Python – Find out why Analytics architect, Ken Sanford, thinks the best data scientists use R and Python.
- Machine-Learning Algorithm Identifies Tweets Sent Under the Influence of Alcohol – Researchers at the University of Rochester were able to map areas with high alcohol consumption by developing an algorithm that identifies tweets sent while the Twitter user was drinking alcohol. They hope to expand their research to better understand how factors such as social setting and age influence alcohol consumption.
- AI Is The Future of Law – And Lawyers Know It – Artificial Intelligence is slowly pushing its way into the the legal sphere.
- How Combining Big Data And Drones Can Improve The World – Drones have been getting a bad reputation due to their previous use in war, spying, etc. Learn how drones can actually be used for good.
- Unleashing Artificial Intelligence with Human-Assisted Machine Learning – The combination of big data collection and AI-powered computation is truly ushering in a new age of human-computer interaction. As machines surpass human achievement, it leads to inevitable questions about what jobs humans will do in a world in which machines do more and more of the work.
- Sorting – Visualize some of the most famous sorting algorithms such as heapsort and quicksort.
- Are We Mining Data Instead Of Answering Questions? – In the realm of big data, researchers are focusing on data mining, useful tools, and technical prowess instead of answering questions. What could this mean for the future of big data?
- This Company Says Its Driverless Cars Can Handle Rain And Snow – Self-driving cars have previously had trouble navigating in bad weather. Ford and the University of Michigan have developed an algorithm that solves this problem.
- How real businesses are using machine learning – Is machine learning just hype? Or are companies actually using it?
Upcoming & Recent Data Science Events
- Analytics & Technology Summit 2016 – Attend the A&T Summit on June 27th to June 28th.It’s a great way to network and share business and/or technology solutions before peers, decision-makers and a wide range of influential audiences.
- Big Data, Big Impact – Learn about using data science to evaluate United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on March 17th in Vancouver. Everyone is welcome.
- Data Science Methodology and Classification – Learn about data science methodology, the steps involved in converting a business problem into a data problem, on March 29th in Toronto
- Introduction to Python for Data Science – Learn about Python data science programming in Washington on March 29th.
- GraphDB Fundamentals: Transforming your Graph Analytics with GraphDB – Learn about graph analytics and GraphDB on Thursday, April 7. Keen Analytics will teach you the fundamentals in this 2-hour training session.