Data Depot: The Best in Big Data News

Happy Friday, everyone! Before you sign off for the weekend, be sure to check out our roundup of the best in big data news. This week, we’ll see how data is trying to replace the Beatles, how tech giants are coming together to create ethical guidelines for AI and a data visualization of presidential debate interruptions.

3 Industries That Will Be Transformed by Machine Learning and AI in the Next Decade The adoption rate of big data and AI has been distinctly greater in the healthcare, insurance and finance industry. See how these industries have overcome some of the initial barriers of applying big data and AI and are pioneering new ways of using these technologies to transform the traditional ways of operation.

Tech Giants Team Up to Tackle the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence Bigwigs from organizations like Google and Amazon have formed a group called Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society (no, this is not from Zoolander) to help formulate a cohesive industry-wide best practices instead of letting individual companies blindly figure out what is considered ethical.

Can robots write a song in the style of Beatles? Yes, apparently The sounds of the Beat Generation might resurface thanks to Sony’s CSL research lab which uses software to leverage music data from the Beatles to create movement-inspiring songs. Take a listen to Daddy’s Car and see if it induces a sense of Beatlemania.

Infographic: First Presidential Debate by the Data Interruptions were a hot topic during this year’s presidential debate. Check out this great data visualization that shows which topics caused the most amount of interruptions and the number of interruptions by each candidate.

White House to data scientists: We need you The nation’s first Chief Data Scientist, DJ Patil, recently revealed the urgent need for more data scientists in the White House. Using data to tackle some of the nation’s most pressing issues, such as the opioid epidemic, precision medicine and empowering underserved segments of the population, Patil stated that data is the key to improving the lives of all Americans.