Z by HP Releases Short Film Bringing Interactive Storytelling to the Data Science Community

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On Friday, February 18th, NBCUniversal and Z by HP will debut the first branded short film to stream on Peacock entitled, Unlocked, an action-packed thriller that takes viewers on an exciting adventure with data science at its core. Inspired by and created for data scientists, viewers will be taken on an interactive journey that unlocks an ancient mystery that can change the world.

Alongside the film, created and produced by Giant Spoon, Z by HP presents data scientists four data challenges related to the film at hp.com/unlocked, kicking off a new Z sweepstakes where participants have the chance to win ZBook Studio laptops and the grand prize, a trip to the Kaggle Days X Z by HP World Championship in Barcelona, Spain

Follow the data and unlock the truth. Watch Unlocked, an action-packed interactive short film, made for data scientists. Two data scientists must use the power of data to find a rare flower, rumored to cure neurological diseases, before it falls into the wrong hands. The twist is, you can access the same data sets as the characters in the film, to put your skills to the test in challenges that focus on data visualization, natural language processing, signal processing and computer vision.

“The interactive component of Unlocked and corresponding tutorials feature four different types of data science challenges, the first is data visualization based on environmental data, the second looks at natural language processing or text analysis using synthesized blog posts and internet data, the third involves signal processing of audio information, and the fourth uses computer vision to analyze collections of pictures online. We’re showcasing the breadth of data science skills out there, and unique applications that could potentially solve real world problems. There’s a lot of fun in each of these challenges, and we’re really excited to present data science in such a high production value medium that makes it accessible and compelling to all audiences.” Ken Jee, Z by HP Data Science Ambassador and Head of Data Science at Scouts Consulting Group

“The data science community is passionate about problem solving, so we developed Unlocked, a one-of-a-kind interactive film. It’s designed to give experienced data scientists, up-and-comers, and students an opportunity to put their skills to the test. We are committed to delivering the most robust tools with our powerful high-performance Z workstations and technology solutions, enabling data scientists to accelerate the path to solving the most complex problems. We’re excited to collaborate with NBCUniversal and share this film on Peacock.”  Erin Mott, Head of Global Marketing, Advanced Compute & Solutions, Z by HP

For more information, please visit www.hp.com/unlocked.

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