Applied Data Science & AI Round-Up: February 2018 Edition

Applications in Education, Cybersecurity, Manufacturing, Finance, and Media

By Tony Ojeda

This month, we continue our Applied Data Science & AI Round-Up series where we highlight some of the interesting applications of data science and machine learning we’ve read about. In February, we saw several interesting examples of applications in the education, cybersecurity, manufacturing, and finance industries. Check them out below!


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Photo credit: Shutterstock

New technologies such as AI are giving us the ability to enhance and accelerate the learning process, which will enable streamlining everything from admissions and grading to student access to vital resources.


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Photo credit: Getty Images

Cybersecurity teams constantly struggle with having information that is either timely, but not meaningful or vice versa. Data science can help solve that problem by utilizing computational and analytical techniques to deliver high value, actionable insights that will enable Chief Security Information Officers and Security Control Managers to make better decisions.


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Photo credit: Rhapsode/Getty Images

Boeing is using machine learning software to alter the alloys they use for their jets, all the way down to the atoms. The machine learning models are able to discern the best recipe for the metal much quicker than would be possible using standard practices. Combining this with 3D printing technology, Boeing is able to create brand new, custom parts for their planes.


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Photo credit: Clinc

The financial industry is increasingly finding value in artificial intelligence applications, especially in conversational AI and consumers interacting with intelligent voice products. Computer science professor Dr. Jason Mars expects to see more data and computer scientists applying their talents to the financial space, producing effects similar to what has already occurred in tech.


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Photo credit: ShareGrid/Unsplash

AI-powered algorithms are giving screenwriters that lack the big Hollywood budgets the ability to generate videos simply by consuming a short script. While the videos created are still quite primitive, this technology is expected to be able to help outside of entertainment such as helping a witness reconstruct a crime scene.

That’s it for this month! If you come across some interesting articles that highlight the application of data science and AI to an industry or domain, make sure to let us know by tagging us on social or emailing us a link at news@districtdatalabs.com.


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