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To Bridge the AI Ethics Gap, We Must First Acknowledge It’s There

Apr 8, 2021 |

Companies are adopting AI solutions at unprecedented rates, but ethical worries continue to dog the roll outs. While there are no established standards for AI ethics, a common set of guidelines is beginning to emerge to help bridge the gap between ethical principles and the AI implementations. Read more…

‘Octomize’ Your ML Code

Mar 31, 2021 |

If you’re spending months hand-tuning your machine learning model to run well on a particular type of processor, you might be interested in a startup called OctoML, which recently raised $28 million to bring its innovative “Octomizer” to market. Read more…

How Stanford’s COVID Analytics Helped It Navigate the Pandemic

Mar 23, 2021 |

Around this time last year, everyone and their brother was launching a dashboard for COVID analytics. Most of these were quite similar to one another: basic COVID data pulled from a handful of primary sources and parsed into slightly different levels of granularity, visualized locally or globally depending on the audience. Read more…

Meet 2021 Datanami Person to Watch Joe Hellerstein

Mar 19, 2021 |

Joe Hellerstein is a busy guy. When he’s not working as the chief strategy officer at Trifacta, he’s teaching computer science courses at U.C. Berkeley or advising grad students at the prestigious RISELab. Read more…

Looking For An AI Ethicist? Good Luck

Mar 2, 2021 |

As more companies adopt AI, the risks posed by AI are becoming clearer to business leaders. That is driving many companies to hire AI ethicists to help guide them through an ethical minefield. Read more…

News In Brief

UCLA Advances Imaging Microscopy with AI

Apr 8, 2021 |

Biologists have long struggled with the necessity of imaging minute biological processes – such as flowing blood cells or neurons moving through the brain – across long time-scales, as even supercomputers often strain to produce 3D imaging of those processes at longer than a few milliseconds. Read more…

University of Washington Researchers Develop ML-Enabled Telehealth Tool

Apr 6, 2021 |

For clear reasons, telehealth has boomed during the pandemic, and its popularity remains even as vaccinations become more accessible. With this paradigm shift in treatment, some researchers are examining how to enable patients to measure more of their vitals in a home setting, decreasing the necessity of many in-person medical appointments. Read more…

Facts Can Change, and AI Can Help

Apr 5, 2021 |

As understanding of an issue evolves, the best set of available facts often changes: for instance, mask-wearing wasn’t recommended early in the COVID-19 pandemic, but now, it’s common knowledge that mask-wearing is helpful to stop the spread of the disease. Read more…

How Data Literate are the ‘D/Natives’?

Mar 23, 2021 |

Digital natives, or D/Natives, are poised to lead the next generation of data analytics and AI work at companies around the world. But why do so few these young, tech-savvy individuals consider themselves data literate? Read more…

Machine Learning for COVID Diagnosis Falls Short

Mar 22, 2021 |

In the earliest days of the pandemic, machine learning showed exceptional promise for COVID-19 diagnosis. Reliably, early machine learning models outperformed doctors in recognizing the telltale COVID-induced pneumonia on CT scans from hospitalized patients. Read more…

This Just In

Novel Use of 3D Geoinformation to Identify Urban Farming Sites

Apr 19, 2021 |

April 19, 2021 — Urban farming has picked up in scale and sophistication globally in recent years. Several innovative urban farming approaches have been introduced in Singapore, such as rooftop farming, optimisation of land use, the introduction of more greenery into the built environment, and the 30 by 30 vision set by the Singapore Food Agency to target the production of 30 per cent of Singapore’s nutritional needs by 2030. Read more…

AWS Launches Free Course on Machine Learning For Business Leaders

Apr 15, 2021 |

April 15, 2021 — AWS is pleased to launch Machine Learning Essentials for Business and Technical Decision Makersa series of three free, on-demand, digital-training courses from AWS Training and Certification. Read more…

New MIT Technology Review Insights Report: Building a High-Performance Data and AI Organization

Apr 15, 2021 |

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 15, 2021 — A new report by MIT Technology Review Insights explores how decision-makers from leading organizations excel by deploying advanced cloud-based technologies, including analytics and machine learning capabilities. Read more…

Carleton University and IBM Partner in AI, ML and Data Science for a Future-Ready Workforce

Apr 15, 2021 |

OTTAWA, April 15, 2021 — Carleton University and IBM Canada today announce a five-year multimillion-dollar collaboration agreement to enhance Carleton’s Institute for Data Science and equip students for essential jobs in emerging digital careers such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data science. Read more…

Metis Launches Online Data Science Immersive Courses to Help Professionals Upskill

Apr 14, 2021 |

NEW YORK, April 14, 2021 — Metis, a leading provider of data science and analytics skills training for individuals and businesses, is launching a new Online Flex format of its bootcamps and short immersive courses. Read more…