This Week in Data Science (October 18, 2016)
Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data.
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Interesting Data Science Articles and News
- The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity’s future – Through the past few decades of summer blockbuster movies and Silicon Valley products, artificial intelligence (AI) has become increasingly familiar and sexy, and imbued with a perversely dystopian allure.
- What can people do better than machines? The view from 1951 – The pessimistic view, in a world of advancing AI and robotics, would be “less and less every day”.
- IBM Watson News Explorer – The IBM Watson News Explorer uses the AlchemyData News API to automatically construct a news information network and present large volumes of news results in an understandable fashion.
- Hear all about open source PixieDust at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016
– Jupyter Notebooks is a powerful environment for performing fast, flexible and interactive data analysis. Notebooks are rapidly becoming the tools of choice for data scientists and application developers.
- Justice Department to Track Use of Force by Police Across U.S. – The Justice Department said Thursday that it would start collecting nationwide data early next year on police shootings and other violent encounters with the public, after a series of protests and investigations since 2014 spurred by a string of deadly episodes.
- You can now get certified as an IBM Watson Application Developer – IBM has announced the Watson Application Developer Certification, a program that for the first time enables developers to test and validate their expertise in cognitive computing.
- What it really takes to be a data scientist – Ted Fisher defines data science as the ability to predict the near-term future or identify otherwise unknown facts about the present based on patterns from what has happened in the recent past.
- Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time – Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.
- IBM Aims To Bring Cognitive Computing Closer To Internet of Things – IBM is doubling down its investment in Watson by adding the power of cognitive computing to its IoT platform.
- DeepMind’s differentiable neural computer helps you navigate the subway with its memory – A new algorithm from DeepMind is beginning to show us that so-called “slow” thinking may soon be within the reach of machine learning.
- Open for who? – There seems to be a kind of fractal misunderstanding about what the word ‘open’ means, or more specifically who the ‘open’ is for.
- Give a 3D printer artificial intelligence, and this is what you’ll get – A London-based startup has combined some of today’s most disruptive technologies in a bid to change the way we’ll build the future.
- Why you should retrain your employees to become your data scientists – The demand for data scientists in the coming years is expected to create an immense talent shortage. Businesses should consider retraining their existing employees as data scientists.
- Big data on campus – Colleges and universities are sifting through reams of data in search of ways to bolster graduation rates.
- How to Share the Planet With Artificial Intelligence – Human-level intelligence is familiar in biological hardware—you’re using it now. Science and technology seem to be converging, from several directions, on the possibility of similar intelligence in non-biological systems.
Upcoming Data Science Events
- IBM Webinar: From Mobile First to Offline First –Learn how you can provide an outstanding user experience by taking an Offline First approach to web, mobile and IoT apps on October 20th.
- Data Science for High School – In this meetup, on October 20th, we discuss different topic about Data Science for High Schools, starting with a panel.