This Week in Data Science (October 25, 2016)
Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data.
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Interesting Data Science Articles and News
- Close the skills gap at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 – As part of its ongoing engagement with educators, IBM is reaching out to university faculty members in hopes of increasing the number of data-savvy students entering the workforce.
- Machine learning versus AI: what’s the difference? – AI and machine learning are very much related, but they’re not quite the same thing
- New IBM Watson Data Platform Puts Machine Learning Into The Hands Of Everyone – IBM is announcing the launch of the Watson Data Platform.
- The Key to the Cognitive Business is Putting Data to Work – What is needed is a platform, an ecosystem, and a method.
- Machine learning tool cleans dirty data – Big data is a big deal, but problems within the data can skew results and lead to problematic choices. To help keep data clean, researchers at Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley have developed new software.
- Debate Night Twitter: Analyzing Twitter’s Reaction to the Presidential Debate. – George McIntire streamed tweets under the hashtag #debate and analyzed them to discover trends in Twitter’s mood and how users were reacting to not just the debate overall but to certain events in the debate.
- How Vector Space Mathematics Helps Machines Spot Sarcasm – Sarcasm is almost impossible for computers to spot. A mathematical approach to linguistics could change that.
- What you need to know about Internet of things – The Internet of things is predicted to revolutionize the way in which we live our lives, with many industry experts tipping it to have the biggest technological impact since cloud computing.
- Microsoft claims its speech transcription AI is now better than human professionals – A new paper from Microsoft Research claims to slightly beat human-level transcription of conversation, even when the human transcript is double-checked by a second human for accuracy.
- How Big Data Is Changing the Way We Watch TV – As more consumers grow increasingly frustrated with rising cable costs and channel packages that don’t quite fit their preferences, online streaming services are continuing to gain popularity.
- California is covering mountains with sensors to fight drought – A project is kicking off in the Sierra Nevada mountains to monitor moisture levels to help control the state’s water supplies and hydro power.
- Cameras monitor hospital patients’ vital signs from afar – Oxehealth’s software uses camera data to measure heart rate, respiration and blood oxygenation from a distance.
- Battle of the Data Science Venn Diagrams – Read this comparative overview of data science Venn diagrams for both the insight into the profession and the humor that comes along for free.
- @HillaryClinton vs. @realDonaldTrump – A comparison of the words unique to the candidates on Twitter.
Upcoming Data Science Events
- TDWI AUSTIN 2016 – TDWI Austin focuses on state-of-the-art technologies and practices for storing, analyzing, and harnessing enterprise data to drive customer-centric innovation. Attend on December 4-9.
- How Data Can Help Fix K-12 Education in the United States – Join the Center for Data Innovation on November 15th for a discussion on a forthcoming report examining how the United States can build a data-driven education system.
- Introduction to Python for Data Science – Learn the basics of using Python for Data Science on November 10th.