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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…

How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Market for Data Jobs

Apr 3, 2020 |

The United States has shed nearly 10 million jobs in the past two weeks due to the COVID-19 shutdown, and there are some data science, data engineering, and data analytics positions among them. Read more…

COVID-19 Spurs Offers for Free Software, Data, and Training

Apr 1, 2020 |

Amid the daily crush of dreary news about the global viral pandemic, there is this ray of relative sunshine: Big data and analytic software vendors are offering free access to their software, data, and services.  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…

DarwinAI Unleashes COVID-Net

Mar 30, 2020 |

COVID-19 has gripped the world for the past month as it brought global industries to a screeching halt and overwhelmed healthcare systems. From AI and big data to supercomputing, tech has been fighting back by leveraging complex data analysis to aid in diagnosis, epidemiology and treatment. 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…

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…

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