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The Harvard Data Science Initiative and The MIT Press Launch the HARVARD DATA SCIENCE REVIEW

The Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI) and the MIT Press are pleased to announce the launch of the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR). The multimedia platform will feature leading global thinkers in the burgeoning field of data science, making research, educational resources, and commentary accessible to academics, professionals, and the interested public. With demand for data scientists booming, HDSR will provide a centralized, authoritative, and peer-reviewed publishing community to service the growing profession.

Why are there So Many Monitoring Tools?

In this contributed article, Katy Farmer, developer advocate at InfluxData, discusses the state of monitoring tools, what monitoring really means, and how you can find the right monitoring tools.

5 Big Data Vulnerabilities You Could Be Overlooking

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews offers 5 Big Data vulnerabilities you could be overlooking. This article answers: What vulnerabilities exist? What could you be missing? How can you protect your organization, your network and your data?

Before We Argue About Ethics, Models Need Transparency

In this special guest feature, Pedro Alves, CEO, and Rick Saletta, Senior Marketing Executive of Ople, discuss how model transparency is an essential capability. It facilitates the jobs of a data science team, while helping bring models’ end users to better comprehension of and comfort with the decisions driven by those models. Transparent AI is an absolute requirement for a proper AI implementation within an organization, as well as the key to ensuring a more meaningful ethical perspective as AI is woven into our everyday lives.

State of Data Science, Engineering & AI Report – 2019

Our friends over at Diffbot, using the Diffbot Knowledge Graph, and in only a matter of hours, conducted the single largest survey of machine learning skills ever compiled in order to generate a clear, global picture of the machine learning workforce. All of the data contained in the “State of Data Science, Engineering & AI Report – 2019” was pulled from the company’s structured database of more than 1 trillion facts about 10 trillion entities (and growing autonomously every day).

The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q3 2019

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!

Algorithms: Not Evil, Helpful

INFORMS member Gah-Yi Ban of the London Business School breaks down what algorithms are and how they are useful in a unique talk at a TEDx event. She compares algorithms to evil beings and says it’s a common misconception. Ban helps people understand the role of algorithms in our present lives and how we can shape their role in our future.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for June 2019

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. We’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.  We’re happy to oblige! We […]

The Future of AI in Retail: Fueling Change for the Industry

In this special guest feature, Matt Field, President and Co-Founder of MakerSights, says there’s no denying that AI and ML are starting to change the nature of the retail industry. One of its greatest benefits will be in how intelligent automation can be used by humans to augment their jobs. Embracing AI and ML and incorporating this with human intuition to predict, create and manage consumer preferences can help retailers increase their bottom line while meeting modern consumer expectations for personalized, on-trend and convenient products.

Who Tracks You While You Travel and What Happens With That Data?

In this contributed article, Magnolia Potter ponders the questions: who is tracking you when you take a vacation or go on a business trip? How is your data used, and what can you do to regain some control over how you’re tracked and what information is being collected? Being aware of how your data is collected can help you be more conscious of your behaviors while traveling.