Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (“STEM”) fields have traditionally been dominated by men. This is changing. Women 2.0 has an infographic on how women are catching up quickly to men in the STEM areas. (Women 2.0). Some headline numbers: 41 percent of Computer Science majors at Harvard are women That number is up from 28.9 percent just one year…
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Tom Davenport has an excellent mid-lenth piece out in the Harvard Business Review about how data science is the new sexy job. Tom has been writing about this for quite some time. (HBR) Of particular note was his description of the Insight Data Science Program, which is a post-doc Silicon Valley feeder five week training…
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I just discovered the CIA has a Center for the Study of Intelligence that publishes unclassified research on a quarterly basis. This is a nice resource of tradecraft ideas for anyone in the forensic analysis business. The archives go back to 2Q 2008. Happy reading. (CIA)
Sports Illustrated had a short but entertaining article on Nate Silver, which can be found here. Silver is a predictive savant and has been turning his powers to all manner of events. His political blog can be found here.
In a Forbes article dripping with irony, the question is asked: will data science eliminate data scientists? It seems unlikely to me, although I do believe the lower end of data science will become widely distributed. You can read the article here. My worries about AI involve Skynet going live.
CIOInsight is out with this list. I’m not sure of the methodology, but it’s interesting. See the piece here. 1. San Francisco 2. McLean, Virginia 3. Boston 4. St. Louis 5. Toronto
Yet another report on the shortage of analytic talent, this time from Noreen Seebacher at All Analytics, here. For me the real take away is that companies who compete on analytics are crushing their competitors. The reason is clear: Analytics make everyone better, from the receptionist to the CEO.