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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…

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…

Data Scientists Predict COVID-19’s Urban Impact

Mar 25, 2020 |

How will COVID-19 impact vulnerable populations, like the elderly and folks with preexisting conditions? The folks at RS-21, a data science consultancy based in New Mexico, assembled relevant data sets into an interactive map that allows users to explore where the most vulnerable among us live across 13 American cities. Read more…

Community Transmission: Counties Are the Front Lines in Virus Battle

Mar 24, 2020 |

The foot soldiers in the battle against COVID-19 are increasingly relying on location data to track resources and stem the spread of the virus, often one county at a time. 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…

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…

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…

Data Firms Offer Free Access for COVID-19 Research

Mar 17, 2020 |

Where oh where in all that Big Data are the patterns and insights that might lead to a vaccine against the scourge of COVID-19?

A growing list of data analytics vendors are assisting medical detectives in their search with what amounts to the open source release of proprietary data analytics software. Read more…

Tracking the Spread of Coronavirus with Graph Databases

Mar 12, 2020 |

In the midst of a global pandemic, big data technologies like graph databases are demonstrating a remarkable capability to model complex interactions among groups of people and places, as well as the trains, planes, and automobiles that take them there. 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…

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