5 free resources every data scientist should start using today

Four years ago, I was a recent college grad, starting out my career at a four-person IoT startup. One of my first assignments was to research and propose a solution for an AI-based digital assistant for military settings. Although I studied engineering in college and worked in a lab assisting machine learning research, undertaking a huge natural … Read more5 free resources every data scientist should start using today

Why governments are threatened by teens on TikTok

In Egypt, teenager Menna Abdel Aziz used social media to ask for protection after a sexual assault. She was arrested on a variety of charges, including misusing social media and corrupting family values. Two young women, Haneen Hossam, with 915,000 TikTok followers, and Mawada Eladhm, with 3.1 million TikTok followers) were also arrested for their … Read moreWhy governments are threatened by teens on TikTok

Conversational analytics are about to change customer experiences forever

Evan Kohn Contributor   A digital marketing and customer experience leader, Evan Kohn is chief business officer at Pypestream, where he created PypePro, an AI onboarding methodology used by Fortune 500 firms. Companies have long relied on web analytics data like click rates, page views and session lengths to gain customer behavior insights.This method looks … Read moreConversational analytics are about to change customer experiences forever

IoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era

Sunny Dhillon Contributor   Sunny Dhillon is an early-stage investor at Signia Ventures in San Francisco where he invests in retail tech, e-commerce infrastructure and logistics, alongside consumer and enterprise software startups. More posts by this contributor From farm to phone: A paradigm shift in grocery An optimistic view of deepfakes Even as e-grocery usage … Read moreIoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era

Startup-assisted microschools ease remote schooling pain, but could widen academic divides

Weekdays helps parents connect with caregivers and teachers to provide for small groups of kids. (Weekdays Photo) With K-12 schools reopening now and over the coming weeks, parents are facing a COVID-driven misery they’d hoped was behind them: a return to remote schooling. Challenging at any age, school-from-home is particularly tough for preschool to elementary … Read moreStartup-assisted microschools ease remote schooling pain, but could widen academic divides

Can learning pods scale, or are they widening edtech’s digital divide?

Lucia, a six-year old, hides from Zoom calls and has rejected every edtech tool from Seesaw to Khan Academy. She will spend all of first grade in quarantine. Her mother, Claire Díaz-Ortiz, says her daughter fits squarely into the “distance learning death zone.” The idea is that younger children are too young to do distance … Read moreCan learning pods scale, or are they widening edtech’s digital divide?