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Data Scientist Creates Her Own Covid-19 Community Dashboard Despite Being Fired by the State of Florida

Poet Maya Angelou once said, “if you don’t like something, change it…” and that’s exactly what data scientist Rebekah Jones did. Dissatisfied with the way the Department of Health in the state of Florida was reporting Covid-19 statistics - Jones created her own dashboard to accurately depict infection and death rates in her state.


As Consumer Habits Change, How Can Businesses Keep Up?

American consumers don’t act and buy the way they did just a few short months ago – at least most of them don’t. The pandemic and the need for social distancing led to an upsurge in online buying. Takeout and delivery replaced, at least temporarily, dining out. Many consumers, worried about the health risks of spending time in grocery stores, turned to services that would do their shopping for them. 


Will Big Data Cause Problems if Used for Tracking?

Big data has emerged as one of the leading areas that people hope will give a solution in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. This is happening at a time when professionals in healthcare and other sectors are trying to bring their heads together to identify the solution to one of the biggest pandemics of our generation. Researchers are banking on big data to help in limiting the spread of the virus even as the number confirmed cases keep rising every minute.


Data Scientists Must Report Accurate Data at All Costs

As the world turns to data to solve some of the world’s most perplexing problems – data science has been thrust into the spotlight. Data is manipulated, shifted, and placed into different combinations that produce results, theories, and predictions. In the past, data has been challenged and criticized for the benefit of science to guarantee that the calculations and statistics are correct.  But as governments are heightened amid Covid-19 and governments are anxious to restart the economy – data scientists in the United States are under pressure to produce positive results that show declining infection rates – even if it’s not accurate.


Big Data is Helping Diabetics

Big data is revolutionizing industries across the world, and one of them is healthcare. It is changing the management of diabetes and helping diabetics get better care, that is tailor-made for each one of them. With the number of people with diabetes growing significantly, the right approach to the management of diabetes is needed to control this new challenge. One in every ten people has diabetes, a number that is double that of 20 years ago. However, although the number of diabetics has nearly doubled up, most of the patients still use manual methods to test their blood sugar and inject insulin after the test like they have been doing for ages.


Hackers Set Their Sights on the Healthcare Industry Amid Covid-19

There’s no rest for the wicked. Just ask the hundreds of hackers who are taking advantage of the vulnerability of people, companies, and entire industries during the Covid-19 pandemic. With phishing schemes and ploys to steal sensitive information on the rise – it’s more important than ever to be vigilant in securing your data.


Google and Apple Team Up to Create a Covid-19 Tracking App

Who would have thought a year ago that Google and Apple would join forces and work together to aid humanity? But if 2020 has taught us anything it’s that we are in a peculiar game of Jumanji where anything is possible – and that includes two tech giants working together to create an app that can track Covid-19 infections around the world. If used correctly – this app could help detect cases in the United States.


Big Data Is Set to Grow 43% According to Hadoop Report: Here's Why

As the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to wreck-havoc around the globe – one thing is certain. Big data is not slowing down. In-fact a report by Hadoop predicts that the big data and analytics market will increase 43% in the next six years.


Two Friends Developed an Algorithm to Generated Every Melody Feasibly Possible in Music

To help fellow musicians avoid a potential lawsuit, two friends developed an algorithm to generate, record and release every melody feasibly possible in popular music. Now if that’s not the most-nerdy headline you read today – I’m not sure what is.


Using Big Data Can Help Predict Where the Coronavirus is Going Next

To date – just shy of 71,000 people around the world have been infected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) in which symptoms range from mild to severe. The disease has claimed the lives of 1,700 people (or just south of 2.5% of those infected). As governments scramble to halt the disease from spreading – tech companies are analyzing big data to predict emerging trends and combat the extent of the disease.


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