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Are We Naively Surrendering Our Rights to Robots? Time to Start Paying Attention... The Key Is Data Literacy

Posted by Marie L. Clark on Dec 14, 2017 6:11:00 AM

Do you ever worry about robots taking over the world—or at least your job? Once upon a time, that notion might have made you feel a little silly; as if you were overreacting after too many viewings of The Terminator or Blade Runner. However, in the year 2017, it doesn’t seem like such a stretch to worry about the increasing presence of robots and artificial intelligence (AI).

If you’ve watched a single interview with the robot named Sophia, it seems that we should all take steps to understand our future “relationship” with robots and AI. It is on the horizon. Recently granted “robot citizenship” in Saudi Arabia, the humanoid robot created by Hanson Robotics frequently uses sarcasm and cracks jokes during interviews. She has even taken a few jabs at Elon Musk who has lately started sounding warning bells to alert humanity that AI is rapidly advancing and may soon become a huge existential threat. Check out Sophia talking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.

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Topics: datascience, dataliteracy, robot, Job

The Data Scientist: It May Not Mean What You Think That It Means

Posted by Marie L. Clark on Nov 22, 2017 6:11:00 AM

Do you ever feel like terms like "big data," "data analytics," "data mining," "data optimization," etc. are bandied about to epic proportions these days? I mean, if you're in the field, you definitely notice these terms, but even your basic computer users and luddites are starting to notice these terms. Most people have a fairly decent idea of what these concepts mean.  

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Topics: Data, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Job, algorithm