This Week in Data Science (December 06, 2016)
Posted on December 6, 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
- The Top 7 Big Data Trends for 2017 – Let’s have a look at the seven top big data trends for 2017.
- Self-learning software that builds itself – Researchers at Lancaster University in England have developed a machine-learning system that can assemble code components into a program to meet goals set by the human developers.
- IBM and Apple Set To Transform Education Through IBM Watson Element for Educators – IBM and Apple worked together in combining their strengths in targeting the education market.
- Apple Said to Fly Drones to Improve Maps Data and Catch Google – Apple Inc. plans to use drones and new indoor navigation features to improve its Maps service and catch longtime leader Google, according to people familiar with the matter.
- The increasingly diverse United States of America – The racial and ethnic diversity of communities varies greatly across the country, but rapid change is coming to many of the least-diverse areas.
- IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016: Building on inspiration – IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 may be over, but you can still gain inspiration from the conference on how you can leverage Watson to help build your cognitive business.
- Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos – Facebook Inc. is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence to monitor content, said Joaquin Candela, the company’s director of applied machine learning.
- Big data and analytics trends in 2017: James Kobielus’s predictions – Every December, I publish my predictions of data industry trends for the upcoming year. Here are my forecasts for trends in big data analytics, data science, predictive business and cognitive computing in 2017.
- AI is Disrupting Everything and These 3 Industries are Next – You may not see it, but it’s there. Artificial intelligence, that is. It’s beating us at our most complicated games, helping curate the news we read every day, ever improving our search results, driving our cars, and on and on and on.
- AI Songsmith Cranks Out Surprisingly Catchy Tunes – Google’s songwriting program learns by combining statistical learning and explicit rules—the same approach may make it easier for engineers to shape other AI programs.
- Virginia Education Department Launches School Performance Data Portal – The new School Quality Profiles are a comprehensive look at how students at a school, school division and across the state are performing.
- Visualizing Interest in Food – Google News Lab and data visualization designer Moritz Stefaner have created a data visualization tool called “Rhythm of Food” that analyzes Google search trends for different food items to reveal how different foods rise and fall in popularity.
- Tech: 5 Reasons Why Every Student Should Consider a Job in Analytics – Big data analytics is the next frontier of new technologies and it is easy to see a future where analytics will be ubiquitous and essential to almost every industry.
- IBM Watson Data Platform: Put Data to Work. It’s That Simple. – The Key to the Cognitive Business
is Putting Data to Work. What is needed is a platform, an ecosystem, and a method.