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Coursera’s (Machine) Learning Advantage

Mar 27, 2020 |

When Stanford University computer science professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng founded Coursera back in 2012, the mission was relatively simple: Use the Internet to massively expand the reach of educational content. Read more…

How Data Science Is Fighting the Flint Water Crisis

Mar 26, 2020 |

The Flint water crisis is one of the defining environmental crises of our era. Headlines describing poisoned children across one of America’s classic manufacturing cities seized the country’s attention, forcing policy-makers to confront the issue at a high level (and even featuring in two presidential debates in 2016). Read more…

As COVID-19 Upends Life, Internet Apps Struggle with Load

Mar 25, 2020 |

Large swaths of the world’s population have been locked down in an unprecedented attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. People have responded by working, playing, and learning from home through telecommuting and distance learning applications, which has triggered an unparalleled surge in Internet traffic in recent days. Read more…

The First Step to Success for the Chief Data Officer: Changing Your Outlook on Business Value

Mar 24, 2020 |

The modern enterprise no longer needs to worry about obtaining the necessary data to understand their customer’s habits and needs. The issue that companies grapple with today is rooted in the required scale and agility to analyze all the available data at their fingertips. Read more…

Can AI Find a Cure for COVID-19?

Mar 23, 2020 |

The novel coronavirus has been circulating among humans for barely three months, but several bio-tech firms have already created drugs that target the COVID-19 disease. One of the secret weapons for the fast response is artificial intelligence. Read more…

New Law Firm Tackles AI Liability

Mar 19, 2020 |

If you’re not concerned about the potential legal liability from using AI, then you’re not paying attention. That’s the message from Andrew Burt, one of the founders of BNH.ai, a boutique law firm that’s dedicated to advising clients on the legal pitfalls of embracing AI. Read more…

AI Called on to Mine Massive Coronavirus Dataset, CORD-19

Mar 18, 2020 |

Working with a coalition of government, academic, and industry leaders, the White House this week released COVID-19 Open Research Data (CORD-19), a massive collection of 29,000 scholarly articles about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Read more…

Yes, You Can Do AI Without Sacrificing Privacy

Mar 17, 2020 |

In general, the more data you have, the better your machine learning model is going to be. But stockpiling vast amounts of data also carries a certain privacy, security, and regulatory risks. Read more…

Weighing the Impact of a Facial Recognition Ban

Mar 16, 2020 |

Should facial recognition technology be banned? That question is getting renewed interest in the wake of revelations about Clearview AI’s use and potential abuse of the technology. But the debate over banning facial recognition is not as clear cut as it may appear—and banning the tech could make the situation worse, a technology expert tells Datanami. Read more…

Data is Cheap, Information is Expensive

Mar 13, 2020 |

In this age of information, to say that the volume of data is exploding is a stark understatement. This big bang of big data is estimated to grow from 33 zettabytes in 2018 to 175 zettabytes by 2025, according to a recent IDC and Seagate reportRead more…

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