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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…

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…

News In Brief

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…

COVID-19 Roundup: Apple, Palantir, Rolls-Royce & More

Apr 21, 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…

This Just In

Noodle Partners and Stevens Institute of Technology Address Shifting Demand with Online Programs

Jul 1, 2020 |

HOBOKEN, N.J., July 1, 2020 — Responding quickly to adult learners’ needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Stevens Institute of Technology announced a new emphasis on high-demand online graduate programs by partnering with Noodle Partners, the fastest-growing online program manager. Read more…

UMass Amherst Awarded Federal Grants to Support Research to Improve Pandemic Forecasting

Jul 1, 2020 |

AMHERST, Mass., July 1, 2020 – University of Massachusetts Amherst biostatistician Nicholas Reich has been awarded grants from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support innovation and expansion in his groundbreaking pandemic forecasting work. Read more…

American Family Insurance Data Science Institute Awards ‘Mini Grants’ to Advance Data Science

Jun 30, 2020 |

MADISON, Wisc., June 30, 2020 — Nine teams of University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty and collaborators have been awarded nearly $1 million through the American Family Funding Initiative, a research competition for data science projects. Read more…

Fujitsu and NetApp Enhance Strategic Partnership for Data Management Infrastructure

Jun 30, 2020 |

TOKYO, June 30, 2020 — Fujitsu announced the expansion of its storage portfolio with four new series of the Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS, that leverage NetApp’s advanced data management software.

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UAMS to Aid $20M Statewide Effort in Arkansas to Build on Data Science Strengths

Jun 30, 2020 |

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 30, 2020 — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) received $1.9 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help the state establish a cyberinfrastructure platform that will improve on Arkansas’ existing data science strengths and competitiveness. Read more…

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