This Week in Data Science (October 11, 2016)
Posted on October 11, 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
- First Demonstration of Brain-Inspired Device to Power Artificial Systems – New research, led by the University of Southampton, has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain.
- Bubble sheet multiple choice scanner and test grader using OMR, Python and OpenCV – Rosebrock demonstrates how to implement a bubble sheet test scanner and grader using strictly computer vision and image processing techniques, along with the OpenCV library.
- Forgotten your password? Mastercard lets you pay with a selfie – Mastercard is allowing online shoppers to take a selfie to verify their identity for payments as consumers move away from credit cards to new technologies.
- Why healthcare artificial intelligence isn’t about creepy-looking robots – Robots won’t steal doctors’ jobs but they will spare overworked doctors the fatigue.
- How Big Data Can Improve Student Performance And Learning Approaches – Due to the advances of modern technology, there has been a great change in the academic landscape.
- Why being a data scientist ‘feels like being a magician’ – Three working data scientists describe what their jobs are like.
- Basic common sense is key to building more intelligent machines – An unfashionable old technique that helps modern artificial intelligences grasp our world could make them more versatile and better at communicating with us.
- Your Surgeon Is Probably a Republican, Your Psychiatrist Probably a Democrat – We know that Americans are increasingly sorting themselves by political affiliation into friendships, even into neighborhoods. Something similar seems to be happening with doctors and their various specialties.
- Competing In The Age Of AI: 3 Ways To Set Yourself Apart – The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation mean that professional service businesses don’t only have to worry about human competitors; they have to worry about machines as well.
- Three Challenges for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine – A brief history of AI in Medicine, and the factors that may help it succeed where it has failed before.
- USGS expands sensor network to track monster hurricane – The internet of things is tracking Hurricane Matthew. As the monster storm draws a bead on the south Atlantic coast after wreaking havoc in the Caribbean, its impact will be measured by a sensor network deployed by the U.S. Geological Survey.
- The Software to Make Airports Less Miserable Finally Hits the US – The software, called Beontra, is now running at JFKs Terminal 4. Beontra grabs data on flight operations and delays from the Airport Operational Database, which also includes passenger data.
- Mapping Dangerous Levels of Air Pollution – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the University of Bath have creative an interactive map demonstrating findings from their newly developed method for calculating air pollution.
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.
- Open Data Science Conference – Connect with some of the most innovative people and ideas in the world of data science on November 4-6.
COOL DATA SCIENCE VIDEOS
- IBM Watson Internet of Things: Giving a Voice to Autonomous Vehicles – Meet Olli. Not only can it drive itself, but engage in helpful, naturalistic conversation with its passengers.
- Map shows two-party presidential shifts since 1920 – In an update to his two-party map, political scientist David Sparks shows the evolution of the two-party system across the country, since 1920.
- Artificial Intelligence, real-life applications – On 60 Minutes Overtime, Charlie Rose explores the labs at Carnegie Mellon on the cutting edge of A.I. See robots learning to go where humans can’t.
- The Evolution of US Girl Names: Bubbled – While some names stick around forever, others flash into popularity in an instant.