A New Company Uses Big Data To Fight Cancer

A New Company Uses Big Data To Fight Cancer (And Rethink Basketball)
BY NEAL UNGERLEIDER, fastcoexist.com

Ayasdi, a new big-data firm with close ties to Stanford University and DARPA has plans to change the way researchers analyze cancer, money laundering, and professional sports.

Cre­at­ing visu­al­iza­tions of huge data sets is big busi­ness.…

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New big data firm to pioneer topological data

New big data firm to pioneer topological data analysis
Posted by John Burn-Murdoch, guardian.co.uk

Stanford University project goes commercial following groundbreaking research into cancer therapy and counter-terrorism strategy • More from the Guardian on big data • More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian

A US big data…

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Udacity Raises $15 Million as Money Pours into Online Education

Udacity Raises $15 Million as Money Pours into Online Education
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Cour­tesy of Udac­i­ty

Udac­i­ty, the dig­i­tal uni­ver­si­ty co-founded by arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and robot­ics pio­neer Sebas­t­ian Thrun, has raised $15 mil­lion, join­ing a crop of online edu­ca­tion star­tups to attract ven­ture cap­i­…

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Coursera: Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level

 

Statistics One | Coursera
Statistics One | Coursera (Photo credit: AJC1)

 

Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level – NYTimes.com.

Udacity, Udemy: MOOCs disrupt conventional science and tech talent acquisition and education

English: Diagram of the typical financing cycl...
English: Diagram of the typical financing cycle for a startup company. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MOOCs, Large Courses Open to All, Topple Campus Walls – NYTimes.com.

New Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs and startup companies such as Udacity and Udemy are turning conventional education on its head.  Udacity, a startup which is supported by Charles River Ventures,  was created by former professors at Stanford  who taught one AI course online last Fall which attracted 160,000 students n 190 countries (the original 200 who registered for the course on campus soon dwindled to 30 as most preferred online learning with simulations similar to  Khan Academy.) The professors promptly quit Stanford to start a company, noting that they “took the red” pill and “saw Wonderland” and could never go back to conventional teaching again.  Udemy, a startup with backing from the founders of Groupon is another venture. These sites will monetize students’ skills and help them get jobs by getting their permission to sell leads to recruiters. So if a recruiter is looking for the hundred best people in some geographic area that know about machine learning, that’s something they could provide, for a fee.

Experts note that in a MOOC, instead of the classroom being the center, it becomes just one node of the network of social interactions. In a classroom, when you ask a question, one student answers and the others don’t get a chance. Online, with embedded quizzes, everyone has to try to answer the questions. And if they don’t understand, they can go back and listen over and over until they do.

Stanford professors create startup to expand high quality university education online

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English: Apple’s headquarters at Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Stanford professor whose online computer science course went viral is now at it again..

From Silicon Valley, A New Approach To Education : All Tech Considered : NPR.

Stanford’s Online High School Raises the Bar

 

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English: The Oval, Stanford University, Stanford, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Stanford’s Online High School Raises the Bar – NYTimes.com.

Stanford artificial intelligence e-learning course draws four times the entire student body

There is currently no consensus on how closely...
There is currently no consensus on how closely the brain should be simulated. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Inspired by Khan Academy a new Stanford e-learning course on AI has triggered a huge volume of interest (4 times the size of the entire student body!)

Stanford Artificial Intelligence course draws avalanche of sign-ups.

CS224W Social and Information Network Analysis | Stanford University Online

CS224W Social and Information Network Analysis | Stanford University Online.

Moretti: Applying Quantitative Analysis to Classic Lit

Great article on Franco Moretti, a Stanford English professor, is championing computational linguistics, data mining, computer modeling, and network theory to take a data-centric approach to novels, which he graphs, maps, and charts.  Using IBM’s Visual Communications Lab he is turning books into a series of word clouds. He is also identifying the best titles and discovered a correlation between shorter titles and the growth of the book publishing industry. (Moretti theorizes that more concise titles made books easier to promote in a crowded marketplace.)

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