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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
Machine Learning Model Fairness in Practice
Editor’s Note: See Jakub’s talk about Machine Learning “Model Fairness in Practice” at ODSC West 2019 In the last few years, the interest around fairness in machine learning has been gaining a lot of momentum. Rightfully so: our models are becoming more and more prevalent in our daily lives,... Read more
How AI Is Revolutionizing Medicine
There isn’t a field AI won’t touch, but one exciting trend is AI for medicine. It turns out — medical professionals have similar problems as data scientists, lots of tedious tasks, not enough time to get to higher-order ones. AI could change that. Medicine’s need for diligence and detail... 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
Using AI to Combat Deepfakes and Fake News
AI is constantly in the news these days, identifying prospects for the technology doing both good and bad. One topic that’s generating a lot of buzz is the use of AI for creating “deepfakes,” a term originally coined in 2017. Deepfakes uses neural networks to combine and superimpose existing... Read more
Telling Human Stories with Data
Editor’s Note: Be sure to attend Alan’s talk on this idea of telling human stories with data at ODSC Europe this November 19 – 22 in London! Register now for “Bringing Data to the Masses Through Visualization.” If you’re reading this and you’re part of the ODSC community, the... Read more
The Interplay of Experimentation and ML to Aid in Repayment of Micro-Loans in Sub-Saharan Africa
Editor’s Note: Brianna is speaking at ODSC West 2019 and ODSC Europe 2019, see her talk “The Interplay of Experimentation and ML to Aid in Repayment of Micro-Loans in Sub-Saharan Africa” there Imagine that through a twist of fate, rather than living the life that brought you to reading this... Read more
4 Examples of Businesses Solving Problems with AI
In her talk at ODSC West 2018, “Reality Check: How Businesses are using Human in the Loop Processes to Drive Real Value,” Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, the VP of Product at Figure Eight, explains how companies can begin solving creating value and solving problems with AI. [Related Article: Problem Solving... Read more
Watch: Using Data For Good
With Crisis Response and Disaster Maps, Facebook is providing real-time support to disaster response and aid providers—trying to use data for good. In this video from ODSC East 2018, Brandon Rohrer shares some examples of the information provided, the processing, algorithms and visualization methods behind it, and how the... Read more
Generating Neural Networks to Detect Alzheimer’s
AI is showing so much promise in the medical field. It’s an excellent example of how AI combines with human intelligence to create a “super brain” capable of predicting disease, uncovering patterns, and testing solutions for persistent problems. Precision Medicine is a medical nonprofit using this super combination of... Read more