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Left for Dead, R Surges Again

Jul 10, 2020 |

Don’t look now, but R, which some had written off as a language in terminal decline in lieu of Python’s immense and growing popularity, appears to be staging a furious comeback the likes of which IT has rarely seen. Read more…

Researchers Explore Link Between American Individualism and Poor COVID-19 Response

Jul 8, 2020 |

The U.S. is only home to around 4% of the world’s population – but it’s also home to over a quarter of the confirmed coronavirus cases to date. As other countries bring COVID-19 cases to manageable numbers and cautiously implement reopening policies, many around the world are looking at the U.S. Read more…

Kroger Tackles Childhood Hunger at Home with Geo-Analytics

Jul 6, 2020 |

Hunger is on the rise around the world, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recession stemming from it. One company that is stepping up to the plate is The Kroger Co., which recently directed its data science arm to map childhood hunger in its hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Read more…

In a World Without Music Festivals, Zyro’s AI Recreates Headliners at Home

Jul 1, 2020 |

If you’re a fan of live music, 2020 has been an extraordinarily bad year for you. From Bonnaroo and Burning Man to Eurovision and Lollapalooza, music festivals around the world have been put on an indefinite pause until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control. Read more…

Sandia Labs Model Predicts COVID-19 Cases Over a Week into the Future

Jul 1, 2020 |

Just over the last several weeks, the United States’ COVID-19 trajectory has dramatically changed, shifting from a promising decline to a terrifying spike that may eclipse the first. Policy-makers are struggling to make decisions about reopening (or shutting down again) amid the chaos, uncertain how future trends will validate or contradict their decisions. Read more…

Poor Data Hurts COVID-19 Contact Tracing, CDC Director Says

Jun 30, 2020 |

The lack of accurate and timely data about COVID-19 infections has hampered the government’s ability to perform contact tracing, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, testified today in Congress. Read more…

COVID Notebooks Aims to Speed Predictive Models

Jun 25, 2020 |

IBM’s new open source toolkit with AI extensions to the Jupyter notebooks data science development platform is being extended to a COVID notebooks platform designed to help analyze real-time data about the pandemic. Read more…

FAU Researchers to Create AI-Powered COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool

Jun 25, 2020 |

As the pandemic rears its head in the United States, attention is turning once again to the relative risk of infection in various areas across the country. Now, a team of researchers from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) have received a $90,000 grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID program to build an AI-powered, web-based tool for COVID-19 modeling and risk evaluation. Read more…

Salesforce Launches COVID-19 Search to Sift Through Pandemic Studies

Jun 19, 2020 |

COVID-19 is generating research at a rate commensurate with its infections. As millions of cases spread across the world, hundreds of thousands of research papers are pouring into journals, overwhelming researchers in their frantic work to develop vaccines, treatments, and accurate epidemiological models. Read more…

Virtual Conference Season Shifts Into Overdrive on June 22

Jun 19, 2020 |

Thanks to limitations on large gatherings due to COVID-19, the normally active spring conference season has been a total bust, forcing the data and analytics communities underground. But virtual activity has been ramping up in recent weeks and hits a crescendo next week, with no fewer than four major online events and a handful of smaller ones. Read more…

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