Weekly Round-Up: Open Data Order, Data Discovery, Andrew Ng, and Connected Devices

Welcome back to the round-up, an overview of the most interesting data science, statistics, and analytics articles of the past week. This week, we have 4 fascinating articles ranging in topics from Open Data to connected devices. In this week's round-up:

  • Open Data Order Could Save Lives, Energy Costs And Make Cool Apps
  • Four Types of Discovery Technology
  • Andrew Ng and the Quest for the New AI
  • Our Connected Future

Open Data Order Could Save Lives, Energy Costs And Make Cool Apps

This is a TechCrunch article about President Obama's recent Open Data Order, an executive order intended to make more government agency data openly available for analysis. The article goes on to talk about some of the ways open data has been used in the past and has a link to Project Open Data's Github page where you can find more details.

Four Types of Discovery Technology

This Smart Data Collective post talks about the value of discovery in data analytics and business. The author claims there are four types of discovery for business analytics - event discovery, data discovery, information discovery, and visual discovery - and he goes into some detail explaining each one and the differences between them.

Andrew Ng and the Quest for the New AI

This is an interesting Wired piece about Andrew Ng, best known as the Stanford machine learning professor who also co-founded Coursera. The article talks about Ng's background and interest in artificial intelligence as well as some of the deep learning projects he is working on. It goes on to explain a little about what deep learning is and how it may evolve in the future.

Our Connected Future

Our final piece this week is a GigaOM article about connected devices and how they will become more prevalent in the future. The article highlights some very interesting devices, explains what they do, and describes how they are being used. The article also talks about the data that can be collected from connected devices such as these and different ways that this data can be used.

That's it for this week. Make sure to come back next week when we’ll have some more interesting articles! If there's something we missed, feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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