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Thomas Wiecki

5 Q’s for Thomas Wiecki, Director of Data Science at Quantopian

Published on September 15th, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Thomas Wiecki, director of data science at Quantopian, a crowd-sourced algorithmic trading firm based in Boston. Wiecki discussed how crowdsourced algorithms perform compared to traditional hedge funds, as well as how Quantopian uses a technique called probabilistic programming. ... Read More


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Josh Patchus

5 Q’s for Josh Patchus, Chief Data Scientist at CAVA

Published on September 7th, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Josh Patchus, chief data scientists at CAVA, a fast-casual restaurant chain based in Washington, DC. Patchus discussed the similarities in how restaurants and e-commerce companies use data, and how CAVA uses sensors to improve customers’ experiences at their ... Read More


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Alex Wirth

5 Q’s for Alex Wirth, Co-Founder of Quorum

Published on August 28th, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Alex Wirth, co-founder of Quorum, a public affairs software company based in Washington, D.C. Wirth discussed the value of combining data about legislative activity with policymakers’ social media data, as well as the challenges involved in building a ... Read More


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Daryn Nakhuda

5 Q’s for Daryn Nakhuda, Co-Founder of Mighty AI

Published on August 15th, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Daryn Nakhuda, co-founder of Mighty AI, a training data-as-a-service company based in Seattle, Washington. Nakhuda discussed how his company crowdsources the annotation of training data, as well as the possibility of one day automatically creating training data. Joshua ... Read More


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Simon Rogers

5 Q’s for Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google News Lab

Published on August 1st, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Simon Rogers, data editor at Google News Lab, a Google initiative to promote innovation in journalism. Rogers discussed what it means to be a data journalist, as well as the value of data visualization in journalism. Joshua New: ... Read More


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5 Q’s for Mait Müntel, Co-Founder of Lingvist

Published on July 17th, 2017 | by Nick Wallace

The Center for Data Innovation spoke to Mait Müntel, co-founder and chief executive officer of Lingvist, an Estonian startup that uses artificial intelligence to develop language learning software tailored to individual learners. Müntel discussed how AI can adapt to how well a learner absorbs a ... Read More


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5 Q’s for Raphaël Vullierme, Co-Founder of Luko

Published on July 6th, 2017 | by Nick Wallace

The Center for Data Innovation spoke to Raphaël Vullierme, co-founder and chief executive officer of Paris-based startup Luko. Luko individually monitors the energy consumption of multiple household appliances, using AI and a device connected to an ordinary electricity meter. Vullierme talked about how AI can ... Read More


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5 Q’s for Yasir Khokhar, Co-Founder of Connecterra

Published on June 19th, 2017 | by Nick Wallace

The Center for Data Innovation spoke to Yasir Khokhar, co-founder and chief executive officer of Connecterra, a Dutch firm that uses AI and sensors to track the health and fertility of dairy cows. Khokhar talked about how AI can address some of the classic problems ... Read More


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5 Q’s for Eyal Toledano, Co-Founder of Zebra Medical Vision

Published on June 8th, 2017 | by Nick Wallace

The Center for Data Innovation spoke to Eyal Toledano, co-founder and chief technology officer of Zebra Medical Vision, an Israeli startup that uses artificial intelligence to identify bone, heart, liver and lung problems in medical scans. Toledano talked about how technology can help meet the ... Read More


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Sandra Mau

5 Q’s for Sandra Mau, CEO and Founder of TrademarkVision

Published on May 23rd, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Sandra Mau, chief executive officer and founder of TrademarkVision, an image recognition company based in Brisbane, Australia. Mau discussed the problems with how regulators classify intellectual property (IP), as well as how machine learning could help content owners ... Read More


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Brain of Things

5 Q’s for Ashutosh Saxena, CEO of Brain of Things

Published on April 28th, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Ashutosh Saxena, chief executive officer of Brain of Things, a smart home technology company based in Redwood City, California. Saxena discussed how smart home devices can transform everyday activities as well as the new AI assistant Brain of ... Read More


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Ed Kearns

5 Q’s for Ed Kearns, Chief Data Officer at NOAA

Published on April 21st, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Ed Kearns, chief data officer at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Kearns discussed NOAA’s Big Data Project, as well as NOAA’s new National Water Model. Joshua New: NOAA collects more data than probably any other ... Read More


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