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How to Lead a Great Code Sprint
This blog post is the first in a series of two blog posts on participating in code sprints, and is the culmination of two other blog posts I’ve written on leading a sprint. In this post, I’ll be writing it from the perspective of what a sprint participant might... Read more
How to Integrate Design Thinking Into Your Business
We spend a lot of time on Open Data Science talking about the technical side of data science and business but don’t be fooled: the human element needs to be there. Companies making the best use of data science still center the human experience in their business growth and... Read more
An In-Depth Look at the “Why” and “How” of Diversity in Data Science
Ask anyone for a list of “buzzwords” and diversity is bound to show up high on the list. As a society, we’ve been discussing it for years; even the tech and data science industries come under scrutiny. In this article, we’ll dive deep into what diversity really means, why... Read more
What Your Business Needs to Know About Data Variety
The bigger your business, the more likely your data is…interesting. Old methods of data collection put data in silos across several departments. The computing power to handle data in all its forms wasn’t there, so breaking it up in the name of agile operations was key. Now, we’ve got... Read more
The Bright Side of Technology in Black Mirror
The technology in Black Mirror isn’t actually all about death and nihilism. The British anthology sci-fi show Black Mirror (created by Charlie Booker and Annabel Jones) tackles technology in almost all of its episodes. With a varying degree of realism, implied moral take-aways, and success, the show seems to put technology... Read more
How AI is Changing Creativity, and How You Can Use it Too
The limits and expectations of creativity are always being expanded upon: new tools are being created, new techniques discovered, new artists entering the scene. Now more than ever, AI is being considered in all three of those aspects. It begs the question, how is AI changing creativity? And moreover,... Read more
How Are We Solving Inequality with AI?
When people talk about artificial intelligence, they often praise it as an unemotional, efficient task manager, and, to an extent, that’s what it is. But when we think about it in bigger terms than Siri or Alexa, we can see real ways people are solving inequality with AI. In... Read more
What do Popular Movies About AI Get Wrong?
AI has been a popular topic for movies and fascinated audiences for over 60 years. Hollywood hasn’t always gotten it right—in fact, most of the time, they’ve been totally off. What is it about artificial intelligence that entices directors? What are they missing when they create movies about AI?... Read more
What Are a Few AI Research Labs on the West Coast?
Artificial Intelligence is still a nascent technology; much of the groundbreaking work moving the industry forward is done inside AI research labs. It’s often from those labs that open source projects are started.  Institutes like Open AI, NASA’s JPL, Google Deepmind, MIT CSAIL, BAIR, The Turing Institute, and Max... Read more
Is AI the Future of Digital Influencers?
The term “influencer” has been populating the digital sphere for a long time now, and so far, it has gone largely undefined. As we know it, an influencer can be anyone that holds influence over their audience, community, or platform. Celebrities, politicians, models were the original ones; then came... Read more