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AI x Retail: The Ten Best Examples of Sites and Stores Using AI
So much of what AI is capable of transforming happens behind the scenes. The complete opposite of that is retail’s wholehearted adoption of AI to increase the bottom line, keep customers happy in a sea of eCommerce sites, and reduce inefficiencies. Without further ado, here are ten sites and... Read more
What Cities and Regions are Hiring the Most AI Experts in 2020?
Nothing is surprising about this list. Despite splashy claims that this place or that is the “new Silicon Valley,” the real Silicon Valley is still the place to be. According to the latest report from Burning Glass, California, by far, is still hiring the most AI experts in terms... Read more
AI in Healthcare: Use Cases for 2020
AI is high on the hype cycle, not always delivering exactly what’s promised and sending businesses scrambling. Many AI use cases aren’t artificial intelligence at all, but instead, fancy processing used to handle big data. One area where AI is transforming human lives the way hype suggests may be... Read more
Novelty in Machine Learning, or “What Gets Me Excited Every Day About Data Science”
Note: Kirk will present two training sessions at ODSC East 2020. One will focus on “Solving the Data Scientist’s Dilemma: the Cold-Start Problem with 10+ Machine Learning Examples” and the other will look at “Adapting Machine Learning Algorithms to Novel Use Cases.” I have always appreciated the unusual, unexpected,... Read more
More Than Drug Discovery: AI in Biotech and Pharmaceuticals
We’re on the cusp of realizing true augmented intelligence. In data-heavy industries with a lot at stake, AI could reduce cost, operationalize the process, assist in scale, and reduce error. Nowhere is this more apparent than the process of drug discovery. AI in Biotech and pharmaceuticals can help because... Read more
Immersive Learning For Data Science – Cut the Learning Curve in Half
Technology, and data science specifically, has changed the hiring process. Education is only the start; experience is fast becoming a priority for those looking to find a job quickly. The catch-22? How do you get experience to get hired when you need employment to gain experience? Before you lose... Read more
Responsible AI 2020: Expectations for the Year Ahead
In 2020, enabling responsible application of AI technologies is one of the field’s foremost challenges as it transitions from research to practice. More and more, we’re hearing of researchers and practitioners from disparate disciplines highlighting the ethical and legal challenges posed by the use of AI in many current... Read more
Top MOOCs for Data Science in 2020
Last year I wrote an article on this topic and I wanted to update it for the new year—2020. As I teach introductory data science courses at UCLA, I embrace new learning resources with eyes wide open. I’m always looking for quality education options to recommend to my students... Read more
Call for ODSC Europe 2020 Speakers and Content Committee Members
We are excited to announce our official Call for Speakers for ODSC Europe 2020!  We are now accepting proposals for talks, workshops, and trainings. ODSC Europe will take place in Dublin, September 14-18, and will bring together 250+ speakers and 6,500+ data scientists, academics, and business professionals for 130+ sessions.... Read more
ODSC is proud to announce keynote speakers and other influencers for the ODSC East 2020 Virtual Conference this April 14-17 – ten preeminent researchers and visionaries who will kick off the already expert lineup set to speak at the community-based event for data science practitioners and AI engineers. These academics,... Read more