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What Finance Companies are Excelling in AI?
Many finance companies are getting some massive help from AI handling things like security, loss prevention, and predictive decision making—think underwriting for mortgages or credit decisions. While AI is making the rounds for many companies and organizations, a few... Read more
What Unexpected Cities and Regions are Hiring AI Experts?
To get a job in AI, you have to get your start in California, right? If that doesn’t appeal to you, there’s good news. AI is finding its way into even smaller markets as skills penetration for data science and artificial intelligence spreads across the country—more... Read more
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... 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... 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... 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... Read more
3 Data Skills to Get Hired in 2020
We’ve been talking forever about how in-demand data science is, but don’t worry—you haven’t missed the boat (not by a long shot). The field is evolving, however, and with data science splitting into different job titles and everyone niching down, it can be tough to know... Read more
The 2010s: How Has the “Data Scientist” Job Evolved?
It was the early 2010s and I sensed something was afoot. I was seeing ads for something called Coursera, a new kind of online education company (called a MOOC, or massive open online course) that was offering a free “Machine Learning” class taught by Stanford professor... Read more
Top Jobs That Pave the Way for Becoming a Data Scientist in 2020
Last year I wrote an article on this topic and I wanted to update it for the new year – 2020. The innate skills required for data science listed and explained in last year’s piece remain in force, as do all of the job classes. But... Read more
7 Top Data Science Trends in 2020 to Be Excited About
As a practicing data scientist, educator, and tech journalist, I automatically have three big motivations for keeping a constant pulse of the industry. Staying in tune with what’s happening, consuming all the news from the movers and shakers, and evaluating new and updated tools as they... Read more