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At a National Laboratory, AI Tackles Misinformation & More

In a world that is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and a country that is slowly recovering from the 2020 election, misinformation is an increasingly urgent topic, with issues like vaccination and election in Read more…

MIT Analytics Reveal How Anti-Maskers Leverage Data Visualization

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. Usually, there Read more…

Google, Twitter Expand Data Cloud Partnership

Google and Twitter are expanding a partnership that will see the social media platform complete the move of its analytics, data processing and machine learning workloads to Google’s Data Cloud. The partners said the sh Read more…

How AI Accelerates the Fight Against Fake News

Microchips in coronavirus vaccines. Pedophile rings in pizza restaurants. Jewish space lasers. The Internet--bless its heart--has always suffered from its share of wacky wingnuts and conspiracy theories. But in the wake Read more…

Election 2016: A Rich Opportunity for Data-Centric Storytelling

Get ready to consume some data. If you're following the election today, you're likely to be immersed in it. Thanks to a new generation of interactive data visualization tools, news junkies have powerful new ways to inges Read more…

IBM Buys Weather Company, Forecasts Watson Expansion

IBM, which earlier in the week announced it was launching a new data analytics service with Twitter and the Weather Company, upped the ante on Wednesday (Oct. 28) when it disclosed it would acquire most of the latter's a Read more…

Facebook Opens Its Own Private Firehose

Facebook yesterday unleashed a new data offering that will, for the first time, allow third parties to access aggregated and anonymized data about the online activities of Facebook users. Called "Topic Data," the service Read more…

Why Twitter Is the Low-Hanging Fruit of Social Analytics

Nobody is mistaking the Twitter fire hose for a crystal ball. But big companies are increasingly turning to Twitter and other social media outlets for a range analytic tasks, from gauging customer sentiment about bendy s Read more…

IBM Embraces the Twitter Fire Hose

IBM dove headfirst into the Twitter-sphere yesterday when it announced a "landmark partnership" with the social media giant. The union will see Big Blue helping its blue chip customers perform sentiment analysis upon Twi Read more…

Twitter Funds MIT ‘Social Machines’ Effort

Machines could become more social thanks to a new Twitter-funded initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's vaunted Media Lab that will seek to develop new technologies to make sense of social chatter rang Read more…

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