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Book Review: Machine Learning for Kids

I greatly enjoyed reading and reviewing this delightful new book, Machine Learning for Kids: A Project-based Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, by Dale Lane, which was developed to introduce machine learning technology to children. It is well-written and includes everything needed to jump-start a kid’s life in data science. The book is just the thing to motivate a young person to extend their innate curiosity to data centric experimentation.

How Machine Learning Can Enhance Recruitment During COVID-19 and Beyond

In this contributed article, Benjy Gillman, co-founder and CEO of myInterview, discusses why technology-enhanced hiring holds immense promise – and how to ensure that employers avoid some of the biggest pitfalls presented by these advanced tools.

New Formstack Report Finds Only 18% of People Understand “No-Code”

Formstack, a no-code workplace productivity platform, released its inaugural report on “The Rise of the No-Code Economy.” The report highlights proprietary data from the company’s 2021 No-Code Economy Survey showing that despite massive growth in the no-code space since the start of 2021, no-code adoption and awareness is still relatively limited to the developer and tech community.

The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q2 2021

The team here at insideBIGDATA is deeply entrenched in following the big data ecosystem of companies from around the globe. We’re in close contact with most of the firms making waves in the technology areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Our in-box is filled each day with new announcements, commentaries, and insights about what’s driving the success of our industry so we’re in a unique position to publish our quarterly IMPACT 50 List of the most important movers and shakers in our industry. These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies!

Cambridge Quantum Computing Pioneers Quantum Machine Learning Methods for Reasoning

Scientists at Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) have developed methods and demonstrated that quantum machines can learn to infer hidden information from very general probabilistic reasoning models. These methods could improve a broad range of applications, where reasoning in complex systems and quantifying uncertainty are crucial. Examples include medical diagnosis, fault-detection in mission-critical machines, or financial forecasting for investment management.

SingleStore Research Highlights Spike in Data Demands Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Many aspects of life and work stopped or slowed down significantly during the pandemic. But new research from SingleStore, the unified database for fast analytics, indicates that data requirements in the age of COVID-19 have been greater than ever. This research is based on a 500-person survey of IT professionals that Propeller Insights conducted in January 2021 on behalf of SingleStore.

Tecton Announces Line-Up for First Annual Machine Learning Data Engineering Conference – apply()

Tecton, the enterprise feature store company, announced the line-up for apply(), a virtual conference that it is hosting on data engineering for applied machine learning (ML) April 21 – 22. apply() is a practitioner-focused community event for data and ML teams to discuss the practical data engineering challenges faced when building ML for the real world

Video Highlights: Unleashing DataOps Keynote

In this keynote presentation from the DataOps Unleashed virtual conference, innovator Kunal Agarwal, CEO of Unravel Data, describes how companies large and small are using DataOps to make their technology stacks hum, get more done at a lower cost, and improve both customer experience and the bottom line.

The Big Data Dilemma

The Big Data Dilemma made a huge splash in the last Fundata Film Festival – the best-kept secrets of both the film and data industries – and grabbed the Official Selection designation of 2021. Shattering the ‘data-driven’ hype and revealing the coin-flipping truth, The Big Data Dilemma brings together global data anti-vangelists to tell it as it is, or at least as they believe it is.

New Research Suggests Young Digital Natives Lack the Data Literacy Employers Crave — But Is It All a Big Misunderstanding?

Exasol, a leading high performance analytics database company, launched the findings of its new study into the attitudes and understanding that young people currently in higher education or just entering the world of work have towards data. The study of 3,000 16- to 21-year-olds (coined D/NATIVES by Exasol because of their everyday digital skills) finds that despite over half of respondents believing that their ability to understand data will be as vital to their future as their ability to read and write — only 43% actually consider themselves to be data literate.