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Developers Display Grace Under Pressure During Pandemic

Apr 14, 2021 |

Digital architects are mostly holding their own under pandemic-induced pressure to get projects out the door faster despite persistent data infrastructure gaps, according to a vendor survey that also concludes COVID-19 disruptions may ultimately accelerate digital initiatives. Read more…

Reimagining a New Future by Navigating a Crisis with Data

Apr 6, 2021 |

“An opportunity of a lifetime.” Many businesses would not describe the COVID-19 pandemic in these words, but forward-thinking leaders are doing just that. Framing a crisis as an opportunity to reinvent their organizations has been essential for these leaders. 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…

The Data Proxy That Let CVS See Around the COVID Corner

Mar 29, 2021 |

When the economy went into lockdown from COVID last March, consumer demand shifted practically overnight, throwing retailers and their carefully planned supply chains into disarray. Like many retailers, CVS Health suffered from the turmoil. Read more…

A Nutrition Label for AI

Mar 25, 2021 |

It can be difficult to understand exactly what’s going on inside of a deep learning model, which is a real problem for companies concerned about bias, ethics, and explainability. Now IBM is developing something called AI FactSheets, which it describes as a nutrition label for deep learning that explains how models work and that can also detect bias. Read more…

Domo Gets the Lead Out with a ‘Palooza

Mar 24, 2021 |

A year ago, analytics software provider Domo was forced to cancel its annual Domopalozza conference without much warning due to COVID-19. Luckily, the company had more time to put its virtual conference together this year. 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…

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…

‘Distributed Stewardship’ Seen as Path to Data Democratization

Mar 17, 2021 |

Okera made its mark on the big data map by providing a universal access layer that gives administrators a single place to control what data users can access, no matter what tools or data sources they’re using. Read more…

MIT Analytics Reveal How Anti-Maskers Leverage Data Visualization

Mar 16, 2021 |

You’ve probably seen them: the Facebook posts from a relative or a friend of a friend claiming that if you look at the numbers, the pandemic isn’t a big deal, masks don’t work – that kind of thing. Read more…

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