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Augmented Reality: A New Tool in the Data Scientist’s Toolkit

By: Brenna Hoffman In the summer of 2016, millions of players in the United States and around the world were infatuated with one game. This game was called Pokemon Go, a game where the real world mixed with the virtual world and players walked around the world with their nose in a phone trying to […]

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Tableau vs. Power BI

By Apsara Rodriguez Data analytics is the science of analyzing raw data in order to extract valuable insights and use those insights in making smart business decisions. Data is often combined with machine learning to create predictive analytics for other analytics processes that bring the value of the information to light (Conrad, 2019). In the […]

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What People Get Wrong About Coronavirus Data

By Jordan McNea As the novel strain of coronavirus, Covid-19, has put half the world under some sort of lockdown[1], infected over a million people, and caused financial ruin, people in power have grossly misrepresented the data provided by epidemiologists and data scientists every step of the way. Whether through malicious intent or pure ignorance, […]

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Data = Dystopia: China’s Social Credit System

By: Alistair Bernhard When one thinks of data, one tends to think about all the innovation and advancement it has created. Banks can study client’s data to make more informed decisions and reduce the risk of losing their money. Small businesses can use the tools of large corporations and have a fighting chance to prosper […]

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Computational Creativity: An Exploration of Algorithmic Composition

In a recent Inc. Magazine article, John Rampton touted the benefits of playing music, claiming of all things, that doing so helps your brain “more than any other activity.” According to various studies that scanned the brains of musicians and non-musicians alike, the corpus callosum—a large bundle of fibrous nerves connecting both sides of the […]

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How does Edge Computing Impact Businesses?

By Austin Bankston Edge computing is transforming the way data is being handled, processed, and delivered from millions of devices around the world. Gartner defines edge computing as “a part of a distributed computing topology in which information processing is located close to the edge – where things and people produce or consume that information” […]

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Asking the Right Questions to Find and Fixing the Root Cause of a Problem

By: Brenna Hoffman Most people in the world have experienced the incessant questions that a toddler asks: Why is the sky blue? Why do I have to go to bed? Why is that man naked? From the time they wake up to the time they go to bed, toddlers are obsessed with asking “why” for […]

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The Fitbit Flu

By: Ross Stokes In modern day society, mankind is faced with an infinite array of threats—threats such as: global warming, super volcanoes, and terrorist groups. There is one threat in particular that the general public tends to discount. That threat is none other than the influenza virus. Microsoft founder Bill Gates claims a deadly influenza […]

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Useless Data or Useless System: How Courts Use Data

By: Taylor Toepke “Court is about right and wrong. It is not about feelings, emotions, and the details of relationships. The court system with its restrictions on time, has little tolerance for listening to the endless minutia between two divorcing spouses”, stated by Denise Poisson, a Marriage and Family Psychotherapist from California. Usually when we […]

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Blockchain: The Cure for What Ails the Music Industry?

By: Michael Schwartz Since the music industry ventured forth into the digital age, and as streaming services have exploded in popularity, accountability for copyright attribution and royalty allocation has become truly murky. Music creators are constantly fighting for equitable distribution of ownership rights and payment for work product, as well as pushing for increased accuracy […]