Confessions from a Quant-a-Holic: A Reflection on IIeX Behavior, Boston

Editor’s Note: Recently, IIeX Behavior US was held in Boston. Many new developments were discussed. Here, Jackie Anderson gives us an overview of key themes from the conference.
Some of my favorite memories from grad school come from the hours spent hunkered in our school’s basement data lab, correlation matrices taped around the room, SPSS outputs so long they’d rival any CVS receipt.

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AI to affect high-paying jobs held by Bay Area workers the most, studies say

High-paying jobs held by male, white and Asian-American workers will be more affected by artificial intelligence than lower-paying jobs, a new study has found. And San Jose and San Francisco are among the metro areas that will feel the biggest impact from AI, according to the researchers.

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Highlights from IG3 West 2018

The IG3 West conference was held by Ing3nious at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, California. This conference differed from other recent Ing3nious events in several ways.  It was two days of presentations instead of one.  There were three simultaneous panels instead of two.  Between panels there were sometimes three simultaneous vendor technology demos.

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Highlights from Text Analytics Forum 2018

Text Analytics Forum is part of KMWorld.  It was held on November 7-8 at the JW Marriott in D.C..  Attendees went to the large KMWorld keynotes in the morning and had two parallel text analytics tracks for the remainder of the day.  There was a technical track and an applications track.  Most of the slides are available here.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS Workshop on Data Mining in Industrial Internet of Things (DMIIOT) to be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2019 in Beijing Data generated by industrial internet of things (IIOT) have been growing at an exponential rate. Data mining plays an essential role in deriving actionable information from these raw data.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop on Data Mining in Industrial Internet of Things (DMIIOT)to be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2019 in BeijingData generated by industrial internet of things (IIOT) have been growing at an exponential rate. Data mining plays an essential role in deriving actionable information from these raw data.

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Data Science News from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Microsoft just held one of its largest conferences of the year, and a few major announcements were made which pertain to the cloud data science world. Here they are in my order of importance (based upon my opinion).
Azure Synapse
I think this announcement will have a very large and immediate impact. Azure Synapse Analytics can be seen as a merge of Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure Data Lake.

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Highlights from Text Analytics Forum 2019

Text Analytics Forum is part of the KMWorld conference. It was held on November 6-7 at the JW Marriott in D.C.. Attendees went to the large KMWorld keynotes in the morning and had two parallel text analytics tracks for the remainder of the day. There was a technical track and an applications track. Most of the slides are available here.

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Highlights from EDRM Workshop 2019

The annual EDRM Workshop was held at Duke Law School starting on the evening of May 15th and ending at lunch time on the 17th.  It consisted of a mixture of panels, presentations, working group reports, and working sessions focused on various aspects of e-discovery.  I’ve provided some highlights below.  You can find my full set of photos here.

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Interspeech 2019 VOiCES from a Distance Challenge

This photo by Daniel J. Schwarz on UnsplashInterspeech 2019, held in Graz Austria, saw experts from around the world gathering to discuss some of the most recent advances in technologies at the crossroads of speech and language. Sessions on automatic speech recognition (ASR), speaker identification (SID) and speech generation, among many others, were full of exciting updates.

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Q&A: On Being Data-Driven

Editor’s Note: This is a transcript of the Q&A portion of a webinar we held earlier this year, called “What it Means to be Data-Driven”. These questions have come up repeatedly at other talks we’ve given on the topic, and so we decided to present them in blog format in the hopes that they will reach and help even more people. Have additional questions? Leave them in the comments below.

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