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A massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara

Started Mar 24 0 Replies

I work for ThinkData Works and we have made a massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara. We are constantly updating and expanding the data available there. If you can make use of…Continue

Tags: repostiory, data, COVID-19

Will all that data in the hands of Google or Facebook lead to a good result or bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mab Alam May 28, 2018. 2 Replies

Two years ago Google X, the moonshot lab within Google prepared a speculative 9 minute video for in-house consumption called "The Selfish Ledger".  Recently the video was leaked and found its way…Continue

Tags: transperancy, privacy, the selfish ledger

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Binge Watching “The History of Artificial Intelligence”

Summary:  An interesting documentary about the earliest days of AI/ML and my alternate take on how we should really be describing the development of our profession to the newly initiated. What could be more natural in these days of the Corona Virus than binge watching great videos.  I was intrigued by a recent offer from Futurology who has sponsored “…See More
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Binge Watching “The History of Artificial Intelligence”

Summary:  An interesting documentary about the earliest days of AI/ML and my alternate take on how we should really be describing the development of our profession to the newly initiated. What could be more natural in these days of the Corona Virus than binge watching great videos.  I was intrigued by a recent offer from Futurology who has sponsored “…See More
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A massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara

I work for ThinkData Works and we have made a massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara. We are constantly updating and expanding the data available there. If you can make use of the data, or have data that you’d like us to add to the catalog, please reach out to me. Here's the LinkedIn post from our CEO, Bryan Smith, that provides more information and would be super helpful if you could share:…See More
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"Just received this note from McKenzie Foley at ThinkData offering a massive repository of COVID-19 data. I work for ThinkData Works and we have made a massive respiratory of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara. We are constantly updating and…"
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A massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara

I work for ThinkData Works and we have made a massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara. We are constantly updating and expanding the data available there. If you can make use of the data, or have data that you’d like us to add to the catalog, please reach out to me. Here's the LinkedIn post from our CEO, Bryan Smith, that provides more information and would be super helpful if you could share:…See More
Mar 24
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Building a COVID-19 Vulnerability Index

Summary: Since COVID-19 is occupying most of our thoughts these days, it seems appropriate to highlight where AI/ML is making a contribution to getting us out of our homes and back to work.  Since COVID-19 is occupying most of our thoughts these days, it seems appropriate to highlight where AI/ML is making a contribution to getting us out of our homes and back to work. …See More
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Mid-Career Switching into Data Science and Data Engineering

Summary:  Mid-career switching into data science is difficult.  But if you already have substantial data base experience becoming a Data Engineer can be a great career by itself, or even the first stepping stone to becoming a Data Scientist. One of the most common requests we get is for advice on mid-career switching into data science. About you:  You’ve got 5 or 10 years…See More
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Mid-Career Switching into Data Science and Data Engineering

Summary:  Mid-career switching into data science is difficult.  But if you already have substantial data base experience becoming a Data Engineer can be a great career by itself, or even the first stepping stone to becoming a Data Scientist. One of the most common requests we get is for advice on mid-career switching into data science. About you:  You’ve got 5 or 10 years…See More
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Making Sense of the Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence

Summary:  If you’re planning your AI/ML business strategy watch out for the confusion in categories and overly risky ratings given by some research and review sources.  Read the research, then consult with your own data scientists for a better evaluation of risk. It’s likely not as bad as you think.  Supposing you’re a business leader and supposing you’re trying to make…See More
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Making Sense of the Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence

Summary:  If you’re planning your AI/ML business strategy watch out for the confusion in categories and overly risky ratings given by some research and review sources.  Read the research, then consult with your own data scientists for a better evaluation of risk. It’s likely not as bad as you think.  Supposing you’re a business leader and supposing you’re trying to make…See More
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With AI It’s Adoption That Matters

Summary:  How to measure the degree and value of AI adoption among companies or even countries is hard.  Here’s a beginning proposal on how to get started. We talk a great deal about whether there are enough data scientists to go around, whether our advancements in AI techniques are better than others, if there’s sufficient access to data, and whether our chips and clouds…See More
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Binge Watching “The History of Artificial Intelligence”

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 2:52pm 0 Comments

Summary:  An interesting documentary about the earliest days of AI/ML and my alternate take on how we should really be describing the development of our profession to the newly initiated.

 

What could be more natural in these days of the Corona Virus than binge watching great videos.  I was intrigued by a…

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Building a COVID-19 Vulnerability Index

Posted on March 24, 2020 at 8:40am 2 Comments

Summary: Since COVID-19 is occupying most of our thoughts these days, it seems appropriate to highlight where AI/ML is making a contribution to getting us out of our homes and back to work. 

 

Since COVID-19 is occupying most of our thoughts these days, it seems appropriate to highlight where AI/ML is making a…

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Mid-Career Switching into Data Science and Data Engineering

Posted on March 16, 2020 at 11:26am 0 Comments

Summary:  Mid-career switching into data science is difficult.  But if you already have substantial data base experience becoming a Data Engineer can be a great career by itself, or even the first stepping stone to becoming a Data Scientist.

 

One of the most common requests we get is for advice on mid-career…

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Making Sense of the Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 12:42pm 0 Comments

Summary:  If you’re planning your AI/ML business strategy watch out for the confusion in categories and overly risky ratings given by some research and review sources.  Read the research, then consult with your own data scientists for a better evaluation of risk. It’s likely not as bad as you think. 

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At 9:08pm on July 27, 2015, Ziauddin Syed said…

Dear William,

Congratulation to you on your promotion to Editorial Director for the Data Science Central Network (DSC). 

Regards,

Zia

 
 
 

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