Data in Healthcare with Ron Vianu

If you’ve ever tried to find a doctor in the United States, you likely know how hard it is to find one who’s the right fit—it takes quite a bit of research to find good information to make an informed choice. Wouldn’t it be nice to easily find a doctor who is the right fit for you? Using data, Covera Health aims to do just that in the radiology specialty.

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Data Literacy with Ben Jones

We talk with Ben Jones, CEO of Data Literacy, who’s on a mission to help everyone understand the language of data. He goes over some common data pitfalls, learning strategies, and unique stories about both epic failures and great successes using data in the real world. Ginette Methot: I’m Ginette, Curtis Seare: and I’m Curtis, Ginette: and you are listening to Data Crunch, Curtis: a podcast about how applied data science, machine learning, and

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Social Media and Machine Learning

How do you build a comprehensive view of a topic on social media? Jordan Breslauer would say you let a machine learning tool scan the social sphere and add information as conversations evolve, with help from humans in the loop. Ginette Methot: I’m Ginette, Curtis Seare: and I’m Curtis, Ginette: and you are listening to Data Crunch, Curtis: a podcast about how applied data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are changing the world.

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Deep Learning, Microwaves, and Bugs

Sometimes AI and deep learning are not only overkill, but also a subpar solution. Learn when to use them and when not. Diego from Northwestern’s Deep Learning Institute discusses practical AI and deep learning in industry. He covers insights on how to train models well, the difference between textbook and real AI problems, and the problem of multiple explanations. Diego Klabjan: One aspect of the problem it has to have

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Potential Advantages of Blockchain for Data Scientists

Luciano Pesci is bullish on blockchain and data science. Since blockchain offers a complete historical record, no one can delete or alter prior information written into the record. He sees this characteristic as a massive advantage for data scientists.  Luciano Pesci: And the key for data scientists and leaders who are gonna oversee data sciences, you’ve got to get a narrow enough problem to demonstrate one quick win and I

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How to Predict World Events with Predata

There have been some spectacular fails when it comes to looking at Internet traffic, think Google Flu Trends; however, Predata, a company that helps people understand global events and market moves by interpreting signals in Internet traffic, has honed human-in-the-loop machine learning to get to the bottom of geopolitical risk and price movement. Predata uncovers predictive behavior by applying machine learning techniques to online activity. The company has built the

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Structuring Your Data Science Dream Team

The way you organize your data science team will greatly affect your business’s outcome. This episode discusses different structures for a data science team, as well as top down versus bottom up approaches, how to get data science solutions into production organically, and how to be part of the business while remaining in contact with other data scientists on the team. Mark Lowe: Having lived through small scale, two people

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The Hidden World of Data Science in Utilities

David Millar is a man bringing analytical solutions to an industry that historically has had little data. But with the explosion of smart devices, that is all changing, and the way utilities operate is as well. David Millar: The way that electricity markets work is that you have what’s called the day ahead market. And so the day before, let’s say one o’clock tomorrow, markets run, and this is a big optimization

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The Good Fight against Shadow IT

Simeon Schwarz has been walking the data management tightrope for years. In this episode, he helps us see the hidden organizational and economic impacts that come from leading a data management initiative, and how to understand and overcome the inertia, fears, and status quo that hold good data management back. Simeon Schwarz: Fighting against shadow IT . . . you have to find a way to adopt it, you have

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Using Data to Design Tests People Don’t Hate

David Saben is on a mission to make taking tests less painful, and he’s using data to do it. In this episode, he’ll discuss reviving methods developed in 1979 to shorten tests and make them more effective, as well as how to use psychometrics to aid in the design and crafting of an effective test. David Saben: When I see my son who’s 11 years old, spending three days and

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