As digital technologies become increasingly entrenched into our world, the conversation surrounding when and how to teach computer science is becoming increasingly important. Should computer science courses be requisite the way that math courses are? And if so, at what age would we start educating kids about computer science, and in what capacity? To find … Continue reading Should Children be Taught Computer Science?
The release of Pokémon Go—an augmented reality game that has been developed for IOS and Andriod devices— brought with it a rock slide of nostalgia. 20 years after the first Pokémon game was released for Ninendo’s Game Boy, people can finally catch Pokémon against the backdrop of their local environments. But while players are running around, … Continue reading How is Pokémon Go Collecting Data on its Users?
Historically, police departments have often been chastised for dragging their feet when it comes to releasing data regarding police officers. As a result, newspapers and public institutions have resorted to keeping independent records when an instance of excessive force is suspected. The Guardian has responded with their visualization, The Counted, and the Washington Post has developed a … Continue reading Data and Law Enforcement
It is no secret to data scientists that humans and computers think differently. While computers are highly adept at arithmetic, humans can hardly calculate the tip on a restaurant bill. And while humans can learn from their previous mistakes and use logic to make better decisions in the future, computers cannot teach themselves to gain … Continue reading Memory and Neural Networks
For a field with such profound potential to improve the world we live in, data science has had trouble making its way into the public consciousness. This might be because most people’s interactions with data science are distinctly uninspiring, usually in the form of online advertising or recommendation algorithms. But there have always been data … Continue reading Data Science in Everyday Life: Omada Health
Within the world of data science, there is possibly no field that is as misunderstood as the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Whether it’s Hollywood films depicting AI robots taking over the world, or sensationalized news stories stating that AI will wipeout the entire workforce, there is a lot of misinformation being spread about this promising … Continue reading AI Now
What is a data scientist? The question is seemingly simple, and yet deceptively complex. A data scientist obviously works with data, but in what capacity? Is a data scientist more concerned with the collection of data, or data analysis? And what is the end goal for a data scientist? With data available on everything from digital … Continue reading What Does a Data Scientist Do?