This Week in Data Science (November 08, 2016)
Posted on November 9, 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
- NASA Is Harnessing Graph Databases To Organize Lessons Learned From Past Projects – The space agency has a new tool to discover unexpected patterns in past projects.
- Tracking How the World is Feeling – Spur Projects, an Australian organization focusing on suicide prevention, has published the data from its “How Is the World Feeling?” mental health survey.
- Machines Can Now Recognize Something After Seeing It Once – Algorithms usually need thousands of examples to learn something. Researchers at Google DeepMind found a way around that.
- Uber Self-Driving Truck Packed With Budweiser Makes First Delivery in Colorado – The ride-hailing giant teamed up with AB InBev to transport beer in an autonomous vehicle, which they say is the world’s first such commercial delivery.
- These Cows Will Text You When They’re in Heat – Dairy farmers are using sensors in cows’ stomachs to track the health of the herd.
- How To Boost An Organization’s Competitive Advantage By Using Cognitive Computing – Between AI-powered chatbots and gadget-based voice assistants, cognitive computing capabilities have captured the public imagination. But consumer products are just the tip of the iceberg.
- Taking the hard work out of Apache Hadoop – Why has IBM created its own distribution of Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark, and what makes it stand out from the competition?
- MIT CSAIL brings reasoning to machine learning – More and more companies are taking advantage of artificial intelligence to train machines on their data and make predictions. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Laboratory (CSAIL) want to take it a step further by revealing how a machine makes those insights.
- The White House Releases Paper on What It Wants to Do With Artificial Intelligence – The White House released a document earlier in the year via the Office of the President and the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology (NSTC).
- How Artificial Intelligence can enhance educational efforts – By taking advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, schools are giving teachers more tools to help their students while removing unnecessary obstacles.
- How Data Mining Reveals the World’s Healthiest Cuisines – Algorithms are teasing apart the link between food and health to provide the first evidence that we really are what we eat.
- IBM Teams Up With Slack to Build Smarter Data-Crunching Chatbots – IBM is teaming up with Slack Technologies Inc. to make it easier for companies to build custom chatbots into the startup’s workplace-messaging systems.
- The app developer’s guide to creating your first Watson bot – You’re building your first chat bot and the pressure’s on. Never fear – the Watson team is here!
- Google’s neural networks invent their own encryption – A team from Google Brain, Google’s deep learning project, has shown that machines can learn how to protect their messages from prying eyes.
UPCOMING DATA SCIENCE EVENTS
- IBM Webinar: Self service analytics in a flash with dashDB – On November 17th, learn how the dashDB family of warehousing solutions can help with self-service analytics.
- Introduction to Python for Data Science – Learn how to use Python for data science on November 10th.
- IBM Event: Analytics Strategies in the Cloud – Join IBM and 2-time Canadian Olympic gold-medalist Alexandre Bilodeau on November 7th for a complimentary event in Montreal where you’ll network, eat, drink and engage in an inspiring discussion on making business analytics easier and more available for all departments throughout your company.