Tag Archive | science

How Artificial Intelligence will Transform Higher Education

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“We believe AI is a new scientific infrastructure for research and learning that universities will need to embrace and lead, otherwise they will become increasingly irrelevant and eventually redundant.”

Source: World Economic Forum

Why Savvy Marketers Embrace a Data Scientist for Guidance

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When asked where they had brought on outside help to address key challenges, two-thirds of marketers responding to a survey cited Data Management, and 64% pointed to marketing data analytics, the second- and third-highest responses.

via eMarketer

Exploring Big Data Science and the Internet of Things

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Data science is bringing together fields such as statistics, machine learning, analytics and visualisation to provide a rigorous foundation for this field. And it is doing this in the same way that computer science emerged in the 1950s to underpin computing.

via World Economic Forum

How Science and Tech-based Companies Fuel Job Growth

Young firms play a crucial role in job creation. Improving product, labor and capital markets and bankruptcy laws would help them foster employment growth and support the economic recovery, according to a new OECD report.

The Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013 says that young firms (5 years old or less) accounted for only about 20% of non-financial business sector employment over the past decade, but generated nearly half of all new jobs.

via OECD

How Narrative Cuts Through Distraction Like Nothing Else

In the first of a three-part series, author Jonathan Gottschall discusses the science of storytelling — not just escapism, stories have real power to hold human attention and shape our thinking.

How do we override the natural tendency for a mind to skip away from whatever we are showing it? By telling stories.

via Co.Create

If Broadband has a Sputnik Moment, What Will it Look Like?

In these days when the United States and Europe rank lower than Scandinavia and South Korea on broadband penetration, I wonder whether broadband needs a similar awakening – an event that would trigger a second maniacal drive to connect citizens.

What do you think – is the broadband world too fragmented, or do you anticipate a Sputnik moment?

via Connected Life Exchange

Discover the Best American Cities for High-Tech Jobs

One in every five jobs in the U.S. required a high level of knowledge in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) as of 2011. Since the industrial revolution, the share of these kinds of jobs in the U.S. workforce has roughly doubled.

The Brookings Institution recently released β€œThe Hidden STEM Economy,” a report that reviews the concentration of jobs that require technical knowledge.

via MarketWatch