#Data Science

Visualizing Complexity design book lets you visualize complex issues in an attractive and innovative way

Designers may be interested in a new modular information design handbook in the form of Visualizing Complexity created to provide a new work standard enabling anyone to visualize complex issues in an attractive and innovative way using modular information design. “Explaining complexity isn’t always simple. Especially when you’re trying to do it with information design. And if you don’t know where to start, the process can be totally daunting. So we developed the easy-to-use Modular Information Design (MID) framework and laid it all out in this beautifully crafted book.”
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Crime Prediction Software Promised to Be Free of Biases. New Data Shows It Perpetuates Them

Between 2018 and 2021, more than one in 33 U.S. residents were potentially subject to police patrol decisions directed by crime prediction software called PredPol. The company that makes it sent more than 5.9 million of these crime predictions to law enforcement agencies across the country—from California to Florida, Texas to New Jersey—and we found those reports on an unsecured server.
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Purple Knights to get access to media industry opportunities at Disney

NEW ORLEANS — St. Augustine High School and Disney are beginning a first-of-its-kind partnership to give current students and alumni a look into the various sectors of the media industry. The school will schedule career days each quarter to introduce upperclassmen to top leaders at Disney in different fields to...
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Google fired its star AI researcher one year ago. Now she’s launching her own institute

Timnit Gebru, a prominent artificial intelligence computer scientist, is launching an independent artificial intelligence research institute focused on the harms of the technology on marginalized groups, who often face disproportionate consequences from AI systems but have less influence in its development. Her new organization, Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR),...

South African crowd-solving startup Zindi building a community of data scientists and using AI to solve real world problems

Just last year a team of data scientists under Zindi used machine learning to improve air quality monitoring in Kampala as another group helped Zimnat, an insurance company in Zimbabwe predict customer behavior — especially on who was likely to leave and the possible interventions that would make them stay. Zimnat was able to retain its customers by offering custom-made services to those who would have otherwise discontinued.

What big data reveals about online extremism

As extremist groups and fringe movements like QAnon have gained mainstream awareness, their ability to rapidly proliferate misinformation and conspiracies has put social media platforms under heightened public scrutiny. Facebook, Twitter, and other tech companies have been reprimanded by Congress and media outlets alike for failing to seriously address online radicalization among their users. As the United States has grown increasingly politically polarized, the question of whether these platforms' algorithms—unintentionally, or by design—help users discover extreme and misleading content has become more urgent.

Fireside Chat with Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil

Join former U.S. chief data scientist DJ Patil and iMerit CEO Radha Basu as they discuss what’s needed from data science for artificial intelligence to advance and potentially achieve human-like intelligence in the future. These industry veterans will explore the complex relationship between technology and humans; what’s needed for humans and AI to work together to bring new opportunities to market that will truly have a societal impact.

Freshmen reflect on first taste of college life

With the semester coming to a close, freshmen across Duquesne’s campus have successfully braved their first full semester of college. The frustrations and dreams of the first semester of college are winding down, and now many have fully embraced what it means to be a Duquesne student. After an unconventional...

Review of re:Invent 2021 AI/ML Releases by a Former SageMaker PM

An in-depth analysis of all the new MLOps tools by AWS. Every December, Amazon Web Services (AWS) releases new machine learning (ML) capabilities for their customers. It’s an action-packed event in Las Vegas that usually sells out. There’s a lot of news, and I’m going to distill it down for the data science community.

AWS re:invent 2021 AI & Machine Learning Launches: 7 Things You Should Know

The only re:invent AI/ML launch summary you’ll need. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for machine learning in the cloud that is. AWS announced several exciting services for AI and machine learning this week at re:invent 2021. In this post I’m going to break down all the ML deliciousness for you, service by service. I’ve categorized all the interesting AI/ML launches into 7 different ML use-cases, so you can pick and choose the section that’s most relevant to your interests:

Data is an asset. What is its value?

Intuitively, we all understand that data has value. It’s why companies are investing heavily into data and why so many people have chosen data as their professional career path. Plus, data also fulfils the definition of an asset by IFRS (or even by OECD) standards. An asset is a resource...

Using “Personality Quizzes” & Nearest Neighbors for Recommendations (League of Legends)

A beginner-friendly walkthrough of N-dimensional spaces, Nearest Neighbors, Euclidean Distances and more. This is the final in a 3-part series (found here: 1 & 2, although I suggest reading on before clicking away) on recommendation methods, however I would consider this actually to be by far the most introductory of any article I’ve written and therefore would recommend starting here. For the experienced of you, I hope there is still value to be had — but you may want to skip a few introductory sections. I’ll make it clear in the article where these points are.
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New Privacy Rules Could Derail User Data Collection by Companies

Both tech giants and governments have been debuting new rules that could throw off the flow of user data that is used by companies for targeting with online ads, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Thursday (Dec. 2). Apple, for example, has changed things on its devices to restrict how...

New Zealand-based Lotto NZ partners with Neccton to use its mentor player protection software

The New Zealand Lotteries Commission known as Lotto NZ has integrated Neccton’s mentor software to strengthen the player protection policy. The collaboration began when Neccton obtained a contract through a public tender process in which the applicant had to prove its credentials and justify the policies to better protect Lotto NZ players from harmful gambling behaviors. The partnership through the Neccton’s Mentor Software application aims to reinforce responsible gambling throughout the country.

Indico Data Founders Named to 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30

Honored with distinction for innovation and creation of AI and ML platform to automate, analyze and apply business insights gleaned from unstructured data. Indico Data, the company transforming unstructured data into actionable business insights, today announced that co-founders, Slater Victoroff (CTO), Diana Yuan (VP of Talent and Operations) and Madison May (ML Architect) have all been selected to the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the Enterprise Technology category. Reporters, editors and expert judges consider a variety of factors, when selecting honorees, including: funding, revenue, social impact, inventiveness and potential. The Forbes 30 Under 30 list was formed a decade ago, and chooses honorees for their contributions to changing the world.

Developer recruiting report finds that diversity goals often take a back seat to filling open roles quickly

Annual Hackerearth survey finds that Glassdoor reviews and a company's culture page are the most influential for attracting new candidates. Both HR leaders and hiring managers are quick to drop diversity goals in exchange for filling an engineering job quickly, according to a new survey from HackerEarth. The annual survey found that 48% of HR respondents and 61% of tech leads agree they would "rather hire a skilled non-diverse person than a moderately skilled person from a diverse background."

5 Data Science Libaries for Python Every Data Scientist Should Use

Python, as a language, has become the need of the hour. It does everything from building, managing, and automating websites to analyzing and wrangling data. Its truest functionalities come to the fore when data analysts, data engineers, and data scientists trust Python to do their data’s bidding. Python’s name has...

How AI Is Helping People Through Real-World Applications

When most people hear the word Artificial Intelligence (AI), the first thing that comes to mind is a robot or a renowned science fiction film like Terminator, which depicts the rise of AI against humanity. The simulation of human intellect in robots built to think like people and replicate their...

In 2026,the Global Digital Twin Size is Estimated to be USD 3130.3 Million

Digital Twin is a near-real-time digital image about the historical and current behaviour of a physical object or process that helps optimize business performance.Digital twins exist at the nexus of physical engineering, data science, and machine learning, and their value translates directly to measurable business outcomes—reduced asset downtime and maintenance costs, improved plant and factory efficiency, reduced cycle times, and increased market agility.