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Full video: Matt Zeiler of Clarifai at Code Commerce

Zeiler, the CEO of Clarifai, talks about how to apply AI and machine learning to retail.<p>Matt Zeiler is the CEO of a company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to recognize and identify different videos and images.<p>While there are a lot of uses for image recognition — you’ve …

Machine Learning

Steve Ballmer Spends Millions To Redesign Government Information

The former Microsoft CEO and current Clippers owner wants to give back through a powerful data visualization tool.<p>What does the average teacher make? How much does the U.S. spend on defense? Is crime going up or down–and how does that correlate with the police we employ and criminals we incarcerate?<p>…

Trump Administration

Google’s AutoDraw uses machine learning to help you draw like a pro

Drawing isn’t for everyone. I, for one, am definitely not very good at it. But with AutoDraw, Google is launching a new experiment today that uses machine learning algorithms to match your doodles with professional drawings to make you look like you know what you’re doing.<p>You can use AutoDraw on …

Machine Learning

Netflix is swapping star ratings for thumbs up and thumbs down

When you finish watching something on Netflix, do you rate it? Maybe you'll sit (or stand) there, with all of that responsibility on your shoulders, for much longer than you need deciding whether that movie or TV show really deserves the coveted five stars. In the coming weeks, there will be a …

Will Power

How does Income Compare to Home Value in U.S. Metro Areas?

Visualization<p>Mobile Users: If you are having issues using the interactive version of this visualization, you can find a static version of it …

30 of the Latest and Greatest Data Storytelling Tools

<i>A comprehensive roundup of new tech on display during our ‘30 tools in 60 minutes’ workshop at NICAR 2017.</i><p>At our fingertips today we have …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Data Visualization

The machine learning in Microsoft Word's new Editor is scarily good

I mean, you <i>really</i> suck. That's what I wanted to write, but a new feature in the Office 365 version of Word called Editor made an interesting suggestion. The "machine" noted how the word "really" is superfluous, and it's true. The extra word doesn't add anything to the sentence, so I removed it.<p>I've …

Machine Learning

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

The 37 Best Tools For Data Visualization

It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively …

Evangelicals Without Standards

Lanny Davis must be dizzy from the déjà vu.<p>Davis was a famously stalwart defender of Bill Clinton during the scandals of the 1990s. Little did he know that the excuses and rationalizations made for Clinton then would be repurposed by some of Clinton's harshest and most moralistic critics for a …

Donald Trump

5 Great TED Talks about DataViz

DataViz is a broad term that has been trending for years, so what exactly is DataViz, and why does it matter? DataViz (or data visualization) is simply the visual representation of data or information. For example, charts, maps, diagrams, infographics, icons and illustrations are all forms of data …

Data Visualization

The Psychology Behind Donald Trump's Unwavering Support

There’s no doubt that Donald Trump has said many things that would have been political suicide for any other Republican candidate. And almost every …

Psychology

3 Industries That Will Be Transformed By AI, Machine Learning And Big Data In The Next Decade

Historically, when new technologies become easier to use, they transform industries.<p>That’s what’s happening with artificial intelligence and big data; as the barriers to implementation disappear (cost, computing power, etc.), more and more industries will put the technologies into use, and more and …

Artificial Intelligence

Atul Gawande: for the first time in human history, ineptitude is a bigger problem than ignorance

The New Yorker writer and surgeon joins The Ezra Klein Show to explain why our idea of failure is so wrong.<p>You can get a little dizzy just thinking about how much Atul Gawande gets done every year.<p>Gawande’s main job is as a cancer surgeon — he performs around 200 surgeries a year. He’s also …

Health Care

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Critical Thinking

Recent Updates to the Microsoft Data Science Virtual Machine

<i>Posted by Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager in the Microsoft Data Group.</i><p>It’s been over 9 months since we first released the Data Science Virtual …

Your brain hides memories of the things you hear while you’re asleep

But your brain will, turning their words over somewhere deep in your mind, far beneath the surface of what your conscious thoughts can access.<p>That's the lesson of a paper out of PSL Research University in Paris.<p>A pair of researchers had 22 French speakers, aged 20 to 28, perform a series of tasks …

The Brain

Here's what a 4-bedroom home looks like in America's most expensive neighborhoods

Coldwell Banker recently released its annual Home Listing Report, which ranks the most expensive places to purchase homes in America, and the top 25 locations boast average listing prices no less than seven figures.<p>To determine the most expensive cities, Coldwell Banker analyzed the average listing …

Real Estate

Architecture students create prefab Cantilever House in Arkansas

Students at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design have designed and built a prefabricated house in Little Rock, Arkansas, from two modules …

Rocky Mountains

Science Reveals Where Your Fat Goes When You Lose Weight

Weight loss is a hugely popular topic amongst men and women. Everyone wishes to look like the models on the billboards and we put our mind and bodies …

Box and IBM Unfurl All-New, Jointly Created Collaboration App

IBM has forged multiple alliances during the past three years with the goal of inspiring a new cloud-centric and mobile business software …

Procter & Gamble

Math is racist: How data is driving inequality

It's no surprise that inequality in the U.S. is on the rise. But what you might not know is that math is partly to blame.<p>In a new book, "Weapons of Math Destruction," Cathy O'Neil details all the ways that math is essentially being used for evil (my word, not hers).<p>From targeted advertising and …

Crime

6 Awesome Infographic Builders to Spruce up Your Content

An infographic is a visual representation of information. They typically manifest themselves as prettily annotated series of charts, statistics, and …

Infographics
Interior Design

Key

Real estate investors, whether looking to purchase a rental property or determining how to put a long-term rental back on the market, can anticipate …

A DIY kitchen renovation update (nine months later)

HEY there! What a fun weekend that was! I ended up getting a ton more done in the loft last night -- all of the cabinets are built up and installed …

Kitchens

Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020

From silicon furniture to the death of storage, Marcus Engman of Ikea Sweden talks to us about the near-future of your home.<p>There’s a good chance that Marcus Engman is directly responsible for at least one piece of furniture in your house–and if you’re a millennial, maybe all of it. As head of …

Furniture