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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…

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, 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…

Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference Replay

Mar 2, 2020 |

If you’re looking for the replay for the fifth annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference that took place March 2, then you’ve come to the right place.

Datanami is pleased to be a media collaborator with the WiDS Conference, a one-day technical conference hosted on the Stanford University campus that features “outstanding women doing outstanding work.” We’re hosting the livestream of the event because it’s important to support data scientists worldwide, regardless of their gender. Read more…

News In Brief

Balancing Hard Data, Panic to Combat Pandemic

Mar 19, 2020 |

The early success of South Korea and Taiwan in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus has underscored the necessity for a top-down, data-driven approach in which tech-savvy officials, prepared after earlier Asian epidemics, applied their know-how to mitigate a public health crisis. Read more…

On the Radar: COVID-19, Circonus, and Fake FB Accounts

Mar 4, 2020 |

Welcome to On the Radar, a new Datanami feature about interesting startups and news in the big data space. In this week’s edition, we check out how AI is driving the coronavirus response, the machine data intelligence firm Circonus, and the open sourcing of OpenDS4All. Read more…

New Open Source App: Data Science Education

Mar 4, 2020 |

The principles underpinning open source software development that are transforming the digital economy are now being extended to new sectors such as education, where proponents hope to leverage the collaborative approach to advance the teaching of data science. Read more…

AI Algorithm Improves Crop Yield Prediction

Feb 27, 2020 |As climate change puts greater and greater stressors on crops, precision agriculture – which pursues lower inputs and higher yields – is a booming market, poised to reach nearly $13 billion by the late 2020s. Read more…

Defenses Emerge to Combat Adversarial AI

Jan 30, 2020 |

As threats like deep fakes and data poisoning lurk, momentum is building for deploying trusted, pre-trained AI models with embedded security and defenses against the emerging threat known as adversarial AI. Read more…

This Just In

Cambridge Spark to Launch Applied Data Science Bootcamp in Edinburgh

Mar 24, 2020 |

March 24, 2020 — Cambridge Spark is launching a new Applied Data Science Bootcamp in Edinburgh on September 12, 2020. The program is designed for people who want to advance their skills and gain practical industry experience by working on real-world Data Science problems. Read more…

William & Mary Approved to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science

Mar 18, 2020 |

March 18, 2020 — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has approved William & Mary’s proposal for a new bachelor of science degree in data science.

A March 9 SCHEV letter to university Provost Peggy Agouris states that the new B.S. Read more…

University of Kentucky Part of National Effort Using Big Data to Combat Catastrophes

Mar 18, 2020 |

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 18, 2020 — A University of Kentucky scientist is a part of a national research project that will analyze big data to develop new risk prediction tools for a natural disaster or catastrophic event.

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Appalachian State University, SAS Launch Online Business Analytics Certificate Program

Mar 17, 2020 |

CARY, N.C., March 17, 2020 — Today’s innovation is driven by data and analytics, and employers are in a talent battle that bodes well for those with analytics skills.

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Purdue Launches Online Analytics Degree

Mar 13, 2020 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., March 13, 2020 — Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering an online Master of Science in Business Analytics in fall 2020.

The degree is aimed at working professionals. Read more…

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