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New Facial Recognition Tech Only Needs Your Eyes and Eyebrows

 Originally published in OneZero, May 7, 2020 You won’t be able to hide behind a mask The term “facial recognition” typically refers to technology that can identify your entire face. How that recognition happens can vary, and can include infrared or lidar technology. Either way, you need the geometry of a person’s entire face to

Here’s How Amazon Alexa Will Recognize When You’re Frustrated

 Originally published in OneZero, Sept 27, 2019 OneZero spoke to Rohit Prasad, chief scientist for Alexa, about the new tone-detecting feature. Amazon knows that Alexa doesn’t get everything right, so the virtual personal assistant is picking up...

Research Summary: Health Care, Capabilities, and AI Assistive Technologies

 Originally published in MAIEI, May 3, 2020. The adoption of AI-enabled solutions in the healthcare industry has accelerated with the ongoing pandemic and while there are a lot of concerns raised, most quite aptly, there is a...

Want to Find a Misinformed Public? Facebook’s Already Done It

 Originally published in The Markup, April 23, 2020. While vowing to police COVID-19 misinformation on its platform, Facebook let advertisers target users interested in “pseudoscience.” Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote a post pledging to combat...

Whole Foods is Reportedly Using a Heat Map to Track Stores at Risk of Unionization

 Originally published in The Verge, April 20, 2020 The heat map apparently uses more than two dozen different metrics to track which Whole Foods stores may unionize. The heat map focuses on monitoring three main areas: “external...

Industrial Asset Optimization: Connecting Machines Directly with Data Scientists

 For more from this author, attend his virtual presentation, Industrial Asset Optimization:  Machine-to-Cloud/Edge Analytics, at Predictive Analytics World for Industry 4.0, May 31-June 4, 2020.  For industrial firms to realize the benefits promised by embracing Industry 4.0,...

Data Science Strategies for Banks and Credit Unions During COVID-19 and Beyond

 For more information on this topic, attend the virtual conference, Predictive Analytics World for Industry 4.0, May 31-June 4, 2020.  So many things are changing rapidly as the world responds to the risk from coronavirus. We know...

“If We Place Graduates Into the Private Sector, We Failed”: Why Universities and Companies Need to Rethink the Role of the PhD

 This is part 4 of a 5-part series on university/corporate partnerships in analytics and data science. In addition to this article, Dr. Priestley will also present on this topic at Predictive Analytics World for Business in Las...

Looking At The Numbers in COVID-19

 Like many of you, my focus during this crisis has been less on analytics and more about family, friends, etc. which on a more positive note seems to gain greater emphasis as we reassess our priorities.  But...

Some Thoughts on Analytics in a Post COVID-19 Environment

 In these most difficult times, the use of analytics is certainly not top of mind for most organizations unless it is being used to combat the virus. The challenging scenarios of meeting payroll and having access to...

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