In this week’s roundup, we examine how artificial intelligence (AI) can identify fake information and products. We learn about a new technology that can predict planetary stability. And, we read about the link between privacy and machine learning, how COVID-19 is accelerating AI, and how to find the right data science program.
by Avivah Litan, contributing writer to InformationWeek.com
Misleading, doctored, and outright fake images and videos have been the source of much confusion about the novel coronavirus. And, it’s not just misinformation spread on social media. Hospitals have even had to deal with people trying to sell fake personal protection equipment (PPE). While IT and business leaders are using some analytics tools to track down falsehoods, doing so more accurately and efficiently will require implementing AI, machine learning, and blockchain.
by Ellison Anne Williams, contributing writer for Forbes.com
Companies are increasingly adopting machine-learning technologies to gather insights and predict and improve business performance. Yet, data privacy remains a concern for CIOs and other IT leaders. These leaders must ensure that as they implement machine learning, they must also implement privacy-enhancing techniques. Doing so will allow companies to focus on the benefits of machine learning without wasting valuable time cleaning up data breaches.
by Princeton University, contributor for SciTechDaily.com
Astronomers have long struggled with modeling “orbital stability”—or how likely planets and stars are to collide within a planetary system. Efforts to do so have traditionally taken significant time, but a new AI-powered system called SPOCK can look at patterns among thousands of planets and stars over billions of years and analyze the results in seconds. The technology will identify which planetary systems will “live long and prosper,” according to one of the scientists involved with the project.
Data science is one of the fastest-growing fields in the world. And, as a relatively new technology, there is a tremendous need for data science education programs. DataSciencePrograms.org helps people find the right type of data science educational program for them. This helpful website explains the ins and outs of everything from bootcamps to advanced degrees in a range of data science areas such as statistical analysis, empirical evidence, AI, predictive modeling, and more.
by Kenrick Kai, staff writer for Forbes.com
COVID-19 has upended industries across the world. And while it’s difficult to see the silver lining among the destruction, AI leaders believe the global pandemic has sped up the advancement of certain critical technologies. “We have seen two years of digital transformation in the course of the last two months,” one CEO told Forbes. And as that technology develops, people are becoming more comfortable and trusting of it.
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