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This Week in Data Science (October 25, 2016)

Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News Close the skills gap at IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016 – As part of its ongoing engagement with educators, IBM is reaching out to university faculty members in hopes of increasing the number of data-savvy students entering the workforce. Machine learning versus AI: what’s the difference? – AI and machine learning are very much related, but they’re not quite the same thing New…

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This Week in Data Science (October 18, 2016)

Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity’s future – Through the past few decades of summer blockbuster movies and Silicon Valley products, artificial intelligence (AI) has become increasingly familiar and sexy, and imbued with a perversely dystopian allure. What can people do better than machines? The view from 1951 – The pessimistic view, in a world of advancing AI and robotics, would…

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How to run a successful Data Science meetup

Meetups have become very popular in the past few years, but it is not easy to get a meetup community going successfully. Every now and then different meetups just ‘die’. Like many other community initiatives, you need to nurture your community and provide value. Though having some funds to run the meetups definitely helps, it is not necessarily the main factor for success. The Big Data University (BDU) Toronto Meetup (meetup.com/bdu-toronto) recently surpassed 6200 members! and it currently sits as the #9 largest Data Science meetup worldwide, where the top…

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This Week in Data Science (October 11, 2016)

Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News First Demonstration of Brain-Inspired Device to Power Artificial Systems – New research, led by the University of Southampton, has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain. Bubble sheet multiple choice scanner and test grader using OMR, Python and OpenCV – Rosebrock demonstrates how to implement a bubble sheet test scanner and…

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This Week in Data Science (October 05, 2016)

Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go – In Mountain View, Calif., a couple of miles down the road from Google, there’s a new pizza shop. Only instead of a dozen blue-collar workers pouring marinara sauce, Zume Pizza has robots and algorithms running the show. How Europe Is Trying to Get Everything in Place for Self-Driving Cars – It’s…

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