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COVID-19 Roundup: Dashboards, Therapeutics, Data Lakes & More

Apr 9, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

Understanding the Limits of AI

Apr 6, 2020 |

There’s no denying that artificial intelligence is having a huge impact on our lives. According to PwC, AI will add $16 trillion to the world’s economy over the next 10 years as automated decision-making spreads widely. Read more…

IBM, Microsoft, and Nvidia Pit AI Against Wildfires

Apr 2, 2020 |

In 2018, California experienced its worst wildfire season on record, with uncontrolled fires causing unprecedented death and devastation. 2019 saw another difficult season, with millions of residents experiencing precautionary power shutoffs. Read more…

A Race Against Time to Model COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020 |

As the United States braces for a potentially debilitating wave of COVID-19 patients over the next few weeks, the race is on to gather as much data about the spread of the virus, model its impact, and enact successful policies to minimize the number of people who will die. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Reproducibility in Data Analytics Under Fire in Stanford Report

May 27, 2020 |

Armed with the same data and told to test the same hypotheses, dozens of independent researchers instead came to widely different conclusions using a variety of analytics techniques, according to a new report from Stanford University that pushes the reproducibility crises in science into a new realm. Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: Esri, Gravy, Womply & More

May 26, 2020 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

Dashboard Tracks Economic Impact of COVID-19

May 11, 2020 |

There has been no shortage of dashboards for tracking the spread of the novel coronavirus. Now, thanks to a partnership between Womply and Harvard University, we have a dashboard that tracks the economic impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown that governments have instituted to fight its spread. Read more…

COVID-Induced Cabin Fever Erodes Distancing Gains

Apr 29, 2020 |

An analysis of smartphone location data since mid-March reveals an outbreak of what’s benignly been described as “quarantine fatigue.”

University of Maryland researchers studying how social distancing and shelter-in-place orders are affecting travel patterns and the spread of the novel coronavirus reported an uptick in U.S. Read more…

New COVID-19 Model Shows Peak Scenarios for Your State

Apr 23, 2020 |

The United States is waiting with bated breath to see its crucial coronavirus curves – daily cases, hospitalizations, and deaths – flatten, peak, and begin to decrease. A number of models have attempted to predict these milestones, most notably a model from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: Read more…

This Just In

Technology Aims to Provide Cloud Efficiency for Databases During Data-Intensive COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun 4, 2020 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., June 4, 2020 – A Purdue University data science and machine learning innovator wants to help organizations and users get the most for their money when it comes to cloud-based databases. Read more…

The Linux Foundation Cloud Engineer Bootcamp Announced

Jun 3, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2020 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced the availability of its first ever bootcamp program, designed to take individuals from newbie to certified cloud engineer in six months. Read more…

SFU Researchers Help Develop AI Tool for Speedy COVID-19 Diagnosis

Jun 3, 2020 |

June 3, 2020 — Simon Fraser University researchers and Providence Health Care (PHC) are collaborating on a new artificial intelligence tool that will help diagnose COVID-19 quicker.

PHC leveraged SFU researchers’ expertise to validate a deep learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool to expedite the time healthcare professionals spend distinguishing between COVID-19 pneumonia and non-COVID-19 cases.

Read more…

Argonne’s New Menu of Data Storage Software Helps Scientists Realize Findings Earlier

Jun 2, 2020 |

June 2, 2020 – Most scientists, no matter their discipline, rely on data storage systems to help them draw conclusions from their work.

But their needs are vastly different. Read more…

UW–Madison VisPy Data Visualization Project Awarded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Grant

May 29, 2020 |

May 29, 2020 — A scientific programmer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Space Science and Engineering Center is working to make scientific data easier to picture, from creating images of spiral galaxies based on theoretical data to visualizing satellite imagery. Read more…

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