Ideas | Data

Our take on the ideas, information, and tools that make data work.

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Snow leopards

Will AI help save the snow leopard?

Joseph Sirosh shares a story about a volunteer’s dilemma, an engineer’s ingenuity, and how AI, cloud, data, and devices came together to save snow leopards.

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Law

The real project of AI ethics

Joanna Bryson says AI's main threat is not that it will do anything to us, but that we'll use it to predict and manipulate our behaviors.

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Code

Your data is being manipulated

danah boyd explores how systems are being gamed, how data is vulnerable, and what we need to do to build technical antibodies.

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Police Line Do Not Cross

White collar crime risk zones

Sam Lavigne offers an overview of White Collar Crime Risk Zones, a predictive policing application that predicts financial crime at the city-block level.

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Notes

Music, the window into your soul

Ever wondered how Spotify seems to know what you want? Christine Hung shares how Spotify uses data and algorithms to improve user experience and drive business.

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Evening sky

Journey to consolidation

Cesar Delgado joins Mike Olson to show how Apple is using its big data stack and expertise to solve non-data problems.

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Dandelion seeds

Design for reproducibility

Lorena Barba explores how we can build a capacity to support reproducible research into the design of tools like Jupyter.

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Tiffany dome

Jupyter at O'Reilly

Andrew Odewahn explains how O’Reilly Media applied the Jupyter architecture to create the next generation of technical content.