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Big Data/COVID-19 News – 6/1/2020

The big data ecosystem has come out strong to help combat the global coronavirus pandemic by announcing new products and services to help fight COVID-19. In this article, I’ve listed a number of the recent announcements along these lines. Kudos to all the vendors listed below, you may just make an important difference in getting the world past these trying times!

A Computational Analysis of Constitutional Polarization

A new paper, “A Computational Analysis of Constitutional Polarization” by Columbia Law School’s David Pozen and Eric Talley found that the U.S. Constitution has come to enable, or even exacerbate, partisan strife. The researchers recently examined the evolution of constitutional rhetoric on the floor of Congress from 1873 to 2016.

Intel Works with University of Pennsylvania in Using Privacy-Preserving AI to Identify Brain Tumors

Intel Labs and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Medicine) are co-developing technology to enable a federation of 29 international healthcare and research institutions led by Penn Medicine to train artificial intelligence (AI) models that identify brain tumors using a privacy-preserving technique called federated learning.

Everything You Need to Know about Customer Data Platform (CDP)

This whitepaper by HGS Digital on Customer Data Platform Vendor Evaluation provides a detailed look at the 10 broad areas and what questions organizations should ask vendors while evaluating the CDP vendors.

Why AI Is the Answer to Oil Spills

In this contributed article, tech blogger Caleb Danziger discusses how AI may be the solution to preventing and responding to disasters like oil spills. AI can help prevent these disasters and improve responses if they do occur.

KDD 2020 Invites Top Data Scientists To Compete in 24th Annual KDD Cup

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining officially opened registration for its annual KDD Cup, the organization’s signature data science competition. This year’s competition features four distinct tracks that welcome participants to tackle challenges in e-commerce, generative adversarial networks, automatic graph representation learning (AutoGraph) and mobility-on-demand (MoD) platforms.

New Salesforce Research AI Simulates Millions of Years of Economic Data Using RL

Salesforce Research published a groundbreaking paper, The AI Economist: Improving Equality and Productivity with AI-Driven Tax Policies, which applies AI and reinforcement learning to create tax policy for the first time.

Big Data/COVID-19 News – 4/26/2020

The big data ecosystem has come out strong to help combat the global coronavirus pandemic by announcing new products and services to help fight COVID-19. In this article, I’ve listed a number of the recent announcements along these lines. Kudos to all the vendors listed below, you may just make an important difference in getting the world past these trying times!

Big Data’s Unique Role in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

In this special guest feature, John Hogan, Senior Vice President of Engineering at TraceLink, discusses the pharmaceutical supply chain, and the challenges it is facing regarding big data and interoperability. Despite past obstacles, technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), and Blockchain are playing a role in the digital transformation happening within the supply chain.

How the Retail Sector Is Reaping the Rewards of Data Analytics

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips discusses some of the most powerful ways that the use of analytics has transformed the markets from supply chain and marketing to customer service and beyond.