Currently set to No Index

Will Machine Learning Save The Struggling Airline Industry?

In June, Aviation Today published a great article on the state of machine learning and AI in the airline industry. The article showed that machine learning and AI are helping the industry become more lucrative in the 21st Century.
The airline industry has started relying more on machine learning technology as new challenges threaten to cripple its business.

Read Full Story

Facebook built a chatbot to help employees deflect criticism over the holidays

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Facebook’s public image is in such a disastrous state that the company’s public relations team built an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot to help its employees deflect criticism from family members over the holidays, reports The New York Times.

Read Full Story

Maiden voyage

Who
Me. I’m an associate professor of Statistics at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. I’ve been using R for about 7 years, Emacs about 3 years, git about 1 year, and Org-Mode for less than a year.
What
I want this blog to be about statistics, plain and sample. No frills, no tomfoolery, just bare-boned statistics from beginning to end.

Read Full Story

Traditional Online Panel vs. Programmatic Sample

Editor’s Note: The state of the online sample is an ongoing source of debate in the survey industry. Given the rapid pace of technology change, it is healthy to have a vigorous debate, and we’ve certainly had a fair number of submissions on the topic in the past year. Here, Art Padilla gives us his take on the debate over online panels versus programmatic samples.

Read Full Story

The Language of Data: Analyzing the State of the Union

Each president’s State of the Union address is an attempt to set the tone for his term in office — what are the administration’s goals, plans and promises? Those questions dominate the 24-hour news cycle around this yearly address to Congress.
Nearly 50 million people tuned in to watch President Obama’s first State of the Union address in 2010.

Read Full Story

Why scientists need to be better at visualization

For Knowable Magazine, Betsy Mason looks at the state of (not so good) data visualization in science and offers some direction for how it can improve:
[S]cience is littered with poor data visualizations that confound readers and can even mislead the scientists who make them. Deficient data visuals can reduce the quality and impede the progress of scientific research.

Read Full Story

NY Fed: Manufacturing “Business activity was little changed in New York State”

From the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey Business activity was little changed in New York State, according to firms responding to the November 2019 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index came in at 2.9, roughly in line with its level in October. …The index for number of employees edged up to 10.

Read Full Story