Even if you're not versed in advanced analytics and data science, you can understand the thought process data scientists go through. Asha Saxena Published 12:00 pm CST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Photo: Sirinarth Mekvorawuth | EyeEm | Getty Images Photo: Sirinarth Mekvorawuth | EyeEm | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Sirinarth Mekvorawuth | EyeEm | Getty Images Is 'Data Scientist' the 'Sexiest Job of the 21st Century'? And How Do You Get One of Your Own? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When you hear the word “data scientist,” what does that term mean to you? Is it the “sexiest job” of the 21st century as the Harvard Business Review … [Read more...] about Is ‘Data Scientist’ the ‘Sexiest Job of the 21st Century’? And How Do You Get One of Your Own?
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By Bloomberg PUBLISHED: September 21, 2018 at 8:10 am | UPDATED: September 21, 2018 at 8:14 am By Sarah Frier and Jennifer Jacobs| Bloomberg News Facebook Inc. said that for future presidential campaigns, it will pull back from the kind of on-site support it gave Donald Trump for his 2016 presidential race — a relationship that came under scrutiny by Congress. The company will still offer technical support and basic training to candidate campaigns and political advocacy organizations, but it won’t visit campaign headquarters with as much frequency or provide as much strategic support as it did for Trump ahead of the 2016 election. Instead, Facebook officials said they are working to improve the company’s political advertising website to give free advice to campaigns more equitably. The social network was forced to answer questions from U.S. lawmakers about whether it was more supportive of Trump than his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, after Brad … [Read more...] about Facebook to give less direct support to Trump in 2020 campaign
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dan Shaughnessy Globe Staff July 21, 2018 Picked up pieces while making hotel reservations for Chicago in October (Sox-Cubs, finally), Atlanta in February (I’ll wear my 28-3 shirt), and San Francisco in June (Kyrie vs. Warriors, again) . . . ■ Red Sox vice president of pitching analysis Brian Bannister inadvertently explained what is killing baseball when he told the Globe’s Alex Speier, “Essentially, baseball has become a game full of data scientists. We’re finding ways to get better at what we do, and to provide the players with better information and better recommendations on everything we do on a daily basis . . . The biggest change in the game is the mind-set of ‘Get a hitter out in three pitches or less.’ Efficiency was the most prized thing in baseball. Now the whole art of pitching is the science of the swing … [Read more...] about Dan Shaughnessy: Baseball’s data scientists are inventing new ways to suck the life out of the game
The now infamous Facebook data set on tens of millions of Americans gathered by a Cambridge University scientist for a firm that went on to worked for Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was accessed from Russia, a British member of parliament tells CNN. Damian Collins, the Conservative MP leading a British parliamentary investigation into online disinformation, told CNN that a British investigation found evidence that the data, collected by Professor Aleksandr Kogan on behalf of Cambridge Analytica, had been accessed from Russia and other countries. The discovery was made by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Britain's data protection authority, Collins said. "I think what we want to know now is who were those people and what access did they have, and were they actually able to take some of that data themselves and use it for whatever things they wanted," Collins said. Kogan, a psychology professor at Cambridge University, started working with Cambridge Analytica in 2014, … [Read more...] about Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook data was accessed from Russia, MP says
By Bloomberg News | June 14, 2018 at 6:21 am By Karen Weise and Sarah Frier | Bloomberg News The professor was incredulous. David Craig had been studying the rise of entertainment on social media for several years when a Facebook employee he didn’t know emailed him last December, asking about his research. “I thought I was being pumped,” Craig said. The company flew him to Menlo Park and offered him $25,000 to fund his ongoing projects, with no obligation to do anything in return. This was definitely not normal, but after checking with his school, University of Southern California, Craig took the gift. “Hell, yes, it was generous to get an out-of-the-blue offer to support our work, with no strings,” he said. “It’s not all so black and white that they are villains.” Other academics got these gifts, too. One, who said she had $25,000 deposited in her research account recently without signing a single document, spoke to a reporter … [Read more...] about If you’re a Facebook user, you’re also a research subject