This Week in Data Science (July 12, 2016)
Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data.
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Interesting Data Science Articles and News
- Musicmap – Learn about the Genealogy and history of popular music genres through an interactive data visualization.
- IBM is making a music app that can create entirely new songs just for you – IBM Watson will soon be able to work as a creative assistant with humans to create entirely new music on an app.
- Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling – Researchers at the Computational Story Lab at the University of Vermont used sentiment analysis to map the emotional arcs of over 1,700 stories and then used data-mining techniques to reveal the most common arcs.
- Predictive Analytics, Big Data, and How to Make Them Work for You – Learn how data mining, regression analysis, machine learning, and data visualization tools can help change the way you do business.
- Internet Of Things On Pace To Replace Mobile Phones As Most Connected Device In 2018 – Internet of Things (IoT) devices are expected to grow at a 23% compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2021. They are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices.
- Is it brunch time? – Ben Jacobson uses data analysis and visualization to study the best and most popular time for brunch.
- Google’s robot cars recognize cyclists’ hand signals – better than most cyclists – Google’s self-driving car is friendly to cyclists. It will err on the cautious side and surrender the lane to cyclists.
- Weather Visualization is Powered by Big Data – High-performance computing (HPC) developers are using Big Data to eliminate guesswork involved in accurate weather forecasts.
- Introducing OpenCellular: An open source wireless access platform – Facebook has designed a cost-effective open source wireless access platform aimed to improve connectivity in remote areas of the world.
- Improving City Living with Smart Lighting Data – Hackathon platform Devpost and GE are launching a Hackathon that challenges civic hackers to develop smart city applications using the data from Internet-connected lighting systems.
- Big data jobs are in high demand – As Big Data is becoming a part of everyday life, organizations in all fields can use big data to improve.
- Google’s DeepMind AI to use 1 million NHS eye scans to spot diseases earlier – Google partnered with NHS’s Moorfields Eye Hospital to apply machine learning in order to spot eye diseases earlier.
- Hadoop vs Spark: Which is right for your business? Pros and cons, vendors, customers and use cases – What are the pros and cons of each open source big data framework. Which is best for your enterprise.
- Privacy Shield – Houston, We Still Have a Problem! – The European Commission (EC) has been working on an agreement with the U.S., called the Privacy Shield. How is it different from Safe Harbour, the previous agreement.
- Mapping the Computer Science Skills Gap – The app association has created an interactive map showing the areas of the United States with the highest demand for people with computer science skills.
- Why Python is Slow: Looking Under the Hood – Take a look at Python’s standard library and dive into the details to understand why Python is so slow.
Upcoming Data Science Events
- Data Science Bootcamp – A summer of data, analytics and insight – Join Ryerson University and BDU’s bootcamp this summer in Toronto.
- The Big Data Channel – Join leaders in Big Data at the IoT, Big Data, and Visualization summits on September 8 & 9 in Boston.
- Data for Development: Powering Evidence-Based International Aid with Mobile Technology – Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion on how policymakers and international development organizations can take advantage data to improve effectiveness on August 3rd in Washington D.C.