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Making Better Use of Health Care Data

At Sanford Health, a $4.5 billion rural integrated health care system, we deliver care to over 2.5 million people in 300 communities across 250,000 square miles. In the process, we collect and store vast quantities of patient data – everything from admission, diagnostic, treatment and discharge …

Health Care

Can Higher Education Make Silicon Valley More Ethical?

An assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hopes to infuse ethics lessons into core computer-science courses.

Silicon Valley

Why building the right data science team for your business is crucial

<i>Algorithms don't change the business, only teams that understand the business outcomes with data will be able to scale up, experts say.</i>According to …

Data Science

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that worked on the Trump campaign

Facebook announced late Friday that it had suspended the account of Strategic Communication Laboratories, and its political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica — which used Facebook data to target voters for President Donald Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election. In a statement released by Paul …

Big Data

18 Inspiring Women In AI, Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning

For the 2018 international women's day, we profile 18 inspiring women who lead the field in AI, Analytics, Big Data , Data science, and Machine …

Artificial Intelligence

Senate Intelligence Briefing features AI and Decision Advantage

This month’s senate intelligence meeting is probably the most important two-hour video you should make time to watch this week, especially if you are …

Artificial Intelligence

Favorite Data Science and Machine Learning Blogs, Podcasts and Newsletters

<i>Over 16,000 data professionals were asked to indicate their favorite data science blogs, podcasts and newsletters. The top two favorite blogs were</i> …

Data Science

Recommendation letters reflect gender bias

Female geoscientists are less likely to be described as excelling beyond other students than their male counterparts are, according to a study of …

Opinion: How to tackle the childcare–conference conundrum

Conferences are vital forums for academic researchers. At these meetings, scientists communicate new discoveries, form research collaborations, make …

National Science Foundation

The Unexamined Algorithm Is Not Worth Using (Blog)

By Ruben Mancha & Haslina AliWhy nonprofits need to evaluate the ethics of their algorithms.

Stanford University

How to Make A.I. That’s Good for People

For a field that was not well known outside of academia a decade ago, artificial intelligence has grown dizzyingly fast. Tech companies from Silicon Valley to Beijing are betting everything on it, venture capitalists are pouring billions into research and development, and start-ups are being …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence could identify gang crimes—and ignite an ethical firestorm

When someone roughs up a pedestrian, robs a store, or kills in cold blood, police want to know whether the perpetrator was a gang member: Do they …

Machine Learning

The Real Reason Women Quit Tech (and How to Address It)

<i>This article has been</i> <i>translated into Portuguese</i> <i>by the Maria Lab and</i> <i>translated into Spanish</i> <i>by Anastassia Ivaškiva of Tallín University.</i><p>Women are more …

Solving SpaceNet Road Detection Challenge With Deep Learning

It’s that time again — SpaceNet raised the bar in their third challenge to detect road-networks in overhead imagery around the world. Today, map …

Deep Learning

The Algorithm That Helped Google Translate Become Sexist

Parents know one particular challenge of raising kids all to well: teaching them to do what we say, not what we do.<p>A similar challenge has hit artificial intelligence.<p>As more apps and software use A.I. to automate tasks, a popular data-backed model called word embedding has also picked up …

Machine Learning

Study finds gender and skin-type bias in commercial artificial-intelligence systems

Three commercially released facial-analysis programs from major technology companies demonstrate both skin-type and gender biases, according to a new …

Machine Learning

Game Changers: Artificial Intelligence Part I

Artificial Intelligence

The 10 Top Recommendations for the AI Field in 2017

<i>Let’s begin by removing ‘black box’ algorithms from core public agencies</i><p>Today we released our second annual research report on the state of …

Building a Deep Neural Net In Google Sheets

I want to show you that Deep Convolutional Neural Nets are not nearly as intimidating as they sound. And I’ll prove it by showing you an …

Deep Learning

Science may have cured biased AI

Scientists at Columbia and Lehigh Universities have effectively created a method for error-correcting deep learning networks. With the tool, they’ve been able to reverse-engineer complex AI, thus providing a work-around for the mysterious ‘black box’ problem.<p>Deep learning AI systems often make …

The UX of AI

Using Google Clips to understand how a human-centered design process elevates artificial intelligence

'Fiction is outperforming reality': how YouTube's algorithm distorts truth

An ex-YouTube insider reveals how its recommendation algorithm promotes divisive clips and conspiracy videos. Did they harm Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency?<p>The methodology behind this story<p>It was one of January’s most viral videos. Logan Paul, a YouTube celebrity, stumbles across a dead …


AI Just Learned How to Boost the Brain's Memory

When it comes to black boxes, there is none more black than the human brain. Our gray matter is so complex, scientists lament, that it can’t quite …

The Brain

Data Science Learner Blog Posts

If you are a data science learner with a blog where you "show&tell" what you're learning as you go (especially if you cover challenges where things …