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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 5/14/2021

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

How Can Big Data and AI help to Tackle Fake News and Mis(Dis)information

In this contributed article, Dr. Anil Bandhakavi, Head of Data Science for Logically, discusses how humans and AI are both equally responsible for the problem of misinformation. To solve it, we need to change human behavior to suit our new roles as big-information consumers. We need to realize the importance of information authenticity along with our information needs. This is a gradual process but until then, AI can lessen the risks and act as a catalyst for change.

Data Roadblocks for AI – Most common challenges and how to avoid them

In this special guest feature, Dr. Sigal Shaked, Co-founder and CTO, at Datomize, discusses the best approach to overcome data challenges and achieve strong data governance so you’re in line with regulations – especially important for the banking and healthcare industries.

The Quest for Objective Truth: Evolving from Opinions to Facts Using Machine Learning in Real Estate

In this contributed article, Anand Singh, a Senior Leader of Big Data Platform & Solutions at CoreLogic®, discusses how successfully drawing relevant conclusions from data requires human opinions and judgments to be accounted for and then suppressed through ML. Even as AI advances to recognize human emotions, this is one area where innovation may fare better without them.

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 5/11/2021

In this regular column, we’ll bring you all the latest industry news centered around our main topics of focus: big data, data science, machine learning, AI, and deep learning. Our industry is constantly accelerating with new products and services being announced everyday. Fortunately, we’re in close touch with vendors from this vast ecosystem, so we’re in a unique position to inform you about all that’s new and exciting. Our massive industry database is growing all the time so stay tuned for the latest news items describing technology that may make you and your organization more competitive.

Can Data Scientists Produce Fair and Accurate Recidivism Forecasts?

The U.S. National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) “Recidivism Forecasting Challenge” (the Challenge) aims to increase public safety and improve the fair administration of justice across the United States. The Challenge offers an opportunity for contestants to win prize money totaling over $700,000 for their development of a recidivism forecasting model using data provided by NIJ. The winning Challenge forecasts will be used to help improve recidivism rates, the likelihood of a past criminal offender to reoffend, and inform policies and practices.

How Do You Keep Track of Your Microservices?

In this special guest feature, Ariel Assaraf, CEO of Coralogix, discusses how keeping track of your microservices is a difficult task, but not insurmountable. He takes a look at the most common techniques for getting a comprehensive view of your microservices. Microservices introduce complexities, but their benefits can not be ignored. With some planning, the right tools and some consistency within your platform infrastructure, you’ll be able to grow and scale your system with total confidence.

Video Highlights: Business Analyst or Data Scientist? What Field to Choose If you Want to Launch a Startup in Future

This Data Science Salon (DSS) video is presented by Julia Khan, Vice President of Analytics at SEMrush. This presentation will be most useful for young data professionals, who are trying to choose their own path within the wide range of specializations inside the data science field.

AI Gets the Glory but ML is Quietly Making Fortunes

In this contributed article, technologist Bernard Brode looks at the differences between AI and ML, look at why AI gets all the attention, and why we shouldn’t overlook the everyday revolution that ML is already creating.

How 2020 Made Event Streaming and Management Vital for Future Business Growth and Adaptability

In this contributed article, Shawn McAllister, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Product Officer at Solace, discusses how amidst all of the digital transformation initiatives being undertaken in retail, travel, hospitality, and manufacturing, to name a few, event streaming and management should hold a firm place in their digitization efforts. Event-driven architectures allow companies to share information in real-time and connect diverse systems, devices and people around the world.