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Data Science Back to School: Accelerate Your Education

Aug 13, 2019 |

Are you looking to get a data science degree and join the workforce as a data scientist? Then you’re not alone, as thousands of young people around the world are following that same path with the hope of tapping into the high demand – and large salaries – that come with being a data scientist. Read more…

Big Data Yields Progress in Social Good

Aug 9, 2019 |

In addition to driving profitability and growth for business, big data holds the potential to improve people’s lives in more humanitarian ways. One company that’s doing more than most in this arena is IBM, which last month provided an update on the Science for Social Good initiative that it started three years ago. Read more…

USF Launches Data Ethics Center

Aug 7, 2019 |

Ethical AI remains a high priority as developers pause to consider the implications of the automation tools they are creating. A more granular approach is being taken by the University of San Francisco’s Data Institute, which is launching a data ethics initiative that seeks to address the misuse of data through education and “civil advocacy.”

The USF Data Institute was founded three years ago to help train the next generation of data scientists. Read more…

Corporate Culture Continues to Stymie Data Insights

Aug 6, 2019 |

Reports of the death of spreadsheets have been greatly exaggerated.

That reality is among the findings of a recent survey on the state of business analytics released by the consulting firm Deloitte. Read more…

Funders Target Flexible Graph Databases

Jul 31, 2019 |

The graph database ecosystem continues to expand with new venture funding for Dgraph Labs Inc., a transactional and distributed graph database startup.

The San Francisco-based startup announced an $11.5 million Series A funding round on Wednesday (July 31) led by Redpoint Ventures. Read more…

Data Engineers: The C-Suite’s Savior

Jul 18, 2019 |

Today’s competitive marketplace requires companies to be data-driven. Why? Because data has become the fuel for organizations to deliver better and faster decisions, quickly respond to customers, and analyze, understand and act on new opportunities (or threats) ahead of the competition. Read more…

AI Enlisted to Track Complex Chemical Interactions in People

Jul 1, 2019 |

If you like multi-variant statistics, then you’re going to love what Melissa Strong, PhD., is doing at IndiOmics, the biotechnology company she founded to gain a greater understanding on how chemicals interact with — Read more…

Giving DevOps Teeth To Crunch Down on AI Ethics Governance

Jun 4, 2019 |

AI ethics is definitely trending. I’ve seen the phrase in my reading and heard it trip from the tongues of professional acquaintances many times in the past several months.

Management fads come and go, and I wonder whether AI ethics might be one of them. Read more…

Faulty Data is Stalling AI Projects

May 23, 2019 |

Tens of billions will be spent this year on AI development, but those efforts continue to be stymied by ratty data that has undermined model training efforts and burned through project budgets. Read more…

Three Deadly Sins of Data Science

May 21, 2019 |

Over the last few years, data science (DS) has moved from small-scale R&D efforts in companies to production applications, strategic decision-making, and other avenues of business value creation. While it’s still early in the story of understanding how DS should operate inside a business, there are some clear “anti-patterns” or “sins.”

These problems have plagued organizations from tech titans to small startups. Read more…

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