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Drones and AI
May 19 • 19 min
We are joined by the host of podcast Commercial Drones FM, Ian Smith, who gives us a fascinating understanding of how drones are being used today and in the future. From petri-dish wielding drones that follow whales, to miniature drones working in…
Travel AI with Pana
Apr 29 • 14 min
Travel’s an interesting industry because it’s inherently global which makes it inherently complex, and it’s so behind other industries when it comes to innovative and advanced technology being applied. A great example of that is when you buy a ticket on…
The Patent Law Land Grab
Mar 27 • 19 min
Before the airplane was invented, some people were concerned that everything that could be invented had been invented. Obviously, that was not the case then, and it’s certainly not the case now. So as you create novel inventions, how do you protect them?…
Exposing World Corruption with a Unique Dataset
Feb 21 • 16 min
Transparency International started when a rebellious World Bank employee quit to dedicated himself to exposing corruption. Now the organization claims the media’s attention for about one week a year when it publishes its annual Corruption Perceptions…
Data Science Reveals When Donald Trump Isn’t Donald Trump
Jan 19 • 15 min
Episode Summary Few things are as controversial in these perilous times as Donald Trump’s Twitter account, often laced with derogatory language, hateful invective, and fifth-grade name-calling. But not all of Trump’s tweets sound like they came straight…
No PhD Necessary
Dec 19, 2017 • 13 min
The ubiquity of and demand for data has increased the need for better data tools, and as the tools get better and better, they ease the entry into data work. In turn, as more people enjoy the ease of use, data literacy becomes the norm. Ginette: “I’m…
How to Succeed at IoT—Amid Increasing Complexity
Nov 16, 2017 • 17 min
Episode Summary The growth of the Internet of Things, or IoT, is often compared with the industrial revolution. A completely new phase of existence. But what does it take to be part of this revolution by building an IoT product? It’s complex, and Daniel…
After Disaster Strikes: Data in Disaster Recovery
Oct 18, 2017 • 26 min
Episode Summary We’ve seen photos of disasters depicting fearful and fleeing victims, ravaged properties, and despondent survivors. In this episode, we explore two ways data can help survivors heal and how data also tells their stories. For the full…
The Complex World of Data Scientists and Black-Box Algorithms
Sep 18, 2017 • 25 min
Hilary Mason is a huge name in the data science space, and she has an extensive understanding of what’s happening in this space. Today, she answers these questions for us: * What are the backgrounds of your typical data scientists? * What are key…
Deep Learning—A Powerful Tool, with a Name that Means Nothing
Aug 9, 2017 • 16 min
Tesla isn’t the only car brand in the world producing or aiming to produce self-driving cars. Every single car brand is working on developing self-driving cars. But what does this mean for our future? We talk about this and other interesting deep learning…
When Song Lyrics and British Lit Meet Tidy Text
Jul 15, 2017 • 17 min
When Julia Silge’s personal interests meet her professional proficiencies, she discovers new meaning in Jane Austen’s literature, and she gauges the cultural influence of locations in pop songs. Even more impressive than these finds, though, is that she…
How Data Is Eradicating Malaria in Zambia
Jun 10, 2017 • 17 min
According to the CDC, people have been writing descriptions of malaria—or a disease strikingly similar to it—for over 4,000 years. How is data helping Zambian officials eradicate these parasites? Tableau Foundation’s Neal Myrick opens the story to us.…
How Artificial Intelligence Might Change Your World
May 27, 2017 • 20 min
What does the creation of new artificial intelligence products look like today, and what do experts in this field foresee realistically happening in the near future? One thing’s for sure, the way we work and function in life will change as a result of…
Preventing a Honeybee Fallout
May 13, 2017 • 17 min
What would the world look like without honeybees? In theory, if there were no honeybees, it could drastically change our lives. Bjorn Lagerman, though, never wants to know the actual answer to that question. but the honeybees current worst foe, Varroa…
When a Picture Is Worth a Life
Apr 29, 2017 • 25 min
What if you found out your infant had eye cancer? That news would rock anyone’s world. But what if you had a tool that helped you catch it early enough that your baby didn’t have to lose his or her eye and didn’t have to go through chemo? You’d probably…
How Many Slaves Work for You?
Apr 14, 2017 • 20 min
If someone came up to you and randomly asked you, “How many slaves work for you?” maybe you’d think, “Slavery ended a long time ago, Bro.” Or maybe you would take the question seriously. With 20 million to 46 million people enslaved in the world, it is a…
Predicting the Unpredictable
Apr 1, 2017 • 21 min
We now know black swans exist, but Europeans once believed that spying one of their kind would be like stumbling across a unicorn in the woods—impossible. Then, Willem de Vlamingh spotted black swans in Australia, and this black bird, which once…
The Golden Age of Data Science
Mar 18, 2017 • 25 min
How did one boy’s stuffed yellow elephant permanently intertwine itself in history? What is a data scientist? Why is right now the golden age for data science? We take a crack at all three of these questions—the second two, with the help of Gregory…
The Curated History of Data Science, Part 3
Mar 1, 2017 • 19 min
From a small building in Pennsylvania to widespread usage across the world, we track the compelling story of one of the greatest technological innovations in history, setting the stage for the age of data science. Transcript: Ginette: “I’m Ginette.”…
The Curated History of Data Science, Part 2
Feb 16, 2017 • 22 min
She isn’t your typical English girl from the early 1800s. She’s a girl who, because of her fortunate and unfortunate family circumstances, ends up perfectly situated to become part of something that will revolutionize the world. Transcript: Ginette: “For…
Eyes on the Pirates, Part 2
Jan 31, 2017 • 21 min
Pirates in folk stories and popular movies conjure up strong imagery: eye patches, Jolly Rogers, parrots, swashbuckling, scruffy voices that say “Aye, Matey.” But what do the lives of successful pirates look like today? And what’s being done to stop them…
Eyes on the Pirates, Part 1
Jan 12, 2017 • 30 min
The history books teach that slavery ended, but it still exists; it’s just morphed its form—different commodity, different location, but same abuses. The commodity is seafood. The location, Southeast Asia. The abuses, forced servitude with all its ugly…
The Curated History of Data Science, Part 1
Dec 9, 2016 • 12 min
Who were the people pushing the limits of their time and circumstances to bring us what we know today as data science? We examine what motivated them to do their important work and how they laid the foundations for our modern world where algorithms and…
The Predictive Power of Waffles
Nov 18, 2016 • 18 min
When breakfast food takes on hurricanes, who wins? For another interesting take on the Waffle House Index, see this article the Fivethirtyeight blog, which they posted December 6, 2016. Transcript: Curtis: “I love waffles. I fill up each of the little…
I Had to Run
Nov 1, 2016 • 22 min
Imagine you have to leave your home immediately, and you have little time to grab anything to take with you. You don’t know where you are going—you just know you have to flee for your life. Many people face a similar situation—one in every 113 people on…
Take It Back
Oct 13, 2016 • 11 min
What if one day, out of the blue, you find yourself sick—really sick—and no one knows what’s wrong. This is a podcast about a sleeper illness and what one team of data scientists led by Elaine Nsoesie is doing to reduce its reach. Sam Williamson: “It felt…