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KDD 2020 Celebrates Recipients of the SIGKDD Best Paper Awards

KDD 2020, the premier interdisciplinary conference in data science (which took place virtually Aug. 23-27, 2020), announced the recipients of the SIGKDD Best Paper Awards, recognizing papers presented at the annual SIGKDD conference that advanced the fundamental understanding of the field of knowledge discovery in data and data mining. Winners were selected from more than 2,000 papers initially submitted for consideration to be presented at the conference.

KDD 2020 Showcases Brightest Minds in Data Science and AI

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (ACM SIGKDD) will hold its flagship annual conference, KDD 2020, virtually, August 23-27. The KDD conference series, started in 1989, is the world’s oldest and largest data mining conference, and is the venue where concepts such as big data, data science, predictive analytics and crowdsourcing were first introduced.

How to Launch Your Data Science Career

Are you interested in getting into the field of data science? We don’t blame you. Data science is an exciting field that’s constantly changing and developing, which gives data scientists’ work endless potential. Here are six tips for ways that you can launch your data science career.

UCLA DataFest Winners Announced, Presentations Posted

For the annual UCLA DataFest, student worked hard with data pertaining to the monumental challenge we are all facing: COVID-19. This year’s virtual version of ASA DataFest at UCLA brought forth unforeseen challenges and wonderful opportunities. This beloved tradition is generally a competition wherein groups of three to five students have just 48 hours to make sense of a huge data set and present their findings in five minutes, using just two slides.

Podcast Highlights: Towards Data Science

Today’s feature podcast series comes from one my favorite data science blogs, Towards Data Science, which has consistently high-quality content to expand your knowledge of the field. Use the link to browse the 21 podcast series. Enjoy!

Competition Uses AI to Combat Inequities in Early Childhood Education

Booz Allen Hamilton, Kaggle and PBS KIDS launched the fifth annual Data Science Bowl. This 90-day competition challenges thousands of data scientists and researchers from around the world to apply the power of artificial intelligence to combat inequities in early childhood education (ECE). More specifically, participants will create AI algorithms using anonymous gameplay data from the PBS KIDS Measure Up! App, which helps young children build math skills, to better understand children’s unique learning styles.

Atos Unveils North American Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence Lab

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation launched its Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab at its North American Headquarters in Irving, Texas, as part of a global partnership between Atos and Google Cloud to provide clients and businesses access to the latest analytics technologies. The Atos AI lab in North America is the latest lab and a part of a global network with other labs in London, Paris and Munich.

No degree? No Problem: US Employers Shifting Hiring Mentality for Data Skills

Job seekers owning demonstrable experience with data might soon overtake those with data science degrees when it comes to the candidates global enterprises are seeking, according to a major survey of global business decision makers commissioned by data and analytics firm Qlik, on behalf of the Data Literacy Project.

How Would You Explain AI to a Second Grader?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic and articles written on the subject are often tailored to a tech audience. But what about people who are not technically proficient? How would you explain AI to them? Cupid Chan is CTO of Index Analytics and a Fellow at the University of Maryland. Recently, Cupid gave a presentation to the group called “How do I teach my second grader about AI?”

Data Literacy: Making Society Fluent in Data

In the age of big data, data science, and AI, there is a broad ranged need for global data literacy. The time is near when national economies will be data-driven. Fortunately, a recent unveiling describes a timely resource to address this need. Qlik and The Data Literacy Project announced that they’ve partnered to launch a certification that lets individuals document and demonstrate their data literacy skills. Developed by leading academics and data literacy specialists at Qlik, this free, 70-question examination tests the ability to read, work with, analyze and argue with data.