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Quote of the Day: Gary King

“Big data is not actually about the data. The revolution is not that there’s more data available. The revolution is that we know what to do with it now. That’s really the amazing thing.” – Gary King, professor and director of Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, quoted in The Washington Post.

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | May 23rd, 2016 |

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How Bing Predicts is Forecasting Everything From Sports to Political Outcomes

Walter Sun sees the future in machine learning. Read how his passion project, Bing Predicts, is forecasting everything from sports to political outcomes. MARCH 21, 2016 BY TRACY ITH Originally published on Microsoft JobsBlog At first, it sounded like a disaster. Walter Sun, whose job was to make sure Bing gave users the most up-to-the-minute […]

By Tracy Ith | May 13th, 2016 | , , ,

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Designing Virtual Assistants: Poetry in Automation

The Washington Post: “As tech behemoths and a wave of start-ups double down on virtual assistants that can chat with human beings, writing for AI is becoming a hot job in Silicon Valley. Behind Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana are not just software engineers. Increasingly, there are poets, comedians, fiction writers, and other […]

By Tim Manners/Brand X Ventures | May 3rd, 2016 | , , , , , , ,

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