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Docker: Containerization for Data Scientists - KDnuggets

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Data scientists come from different backgrounds. In today's agile environment, it is highly essential to respond quickly to customer needs and deliver value. Faster value provides more wins for the customer and hence more wins for the organization. Information Technology is always under immense pressure to increase agility and speed up delivery of new functionality to the business. A particular point of pressure is the deployment of new or enhanced application code at the frequency and immediacy demanded by typical digital transformation.


Deploying nEmesis: Preventing Foodborne Illness by Data Mining Social Media

AI Magazine

Foodborne illness afflicts 48 million people annually in the U.S. alone. Over 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from the infection. While preventable with proper food safety practices, the traditional restaurant inspection process has limited impact given the predictability and low frequency of inspections, and the dynamic nature of the kitchen environment. Despite this reality, the inspection process has remained largely unchanged for decades. CDC has even identified food safety as one of seven "winnable battles"; however, progress to date has been limited.


CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery

Boston Herald

CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will partner with the Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to deliver medicines and other products to customers near a Houston-area store. A CVS spokesman said the prescriptions will routinely be delivered within an hour of being ordered. Customers will have to confirm their identity in order to unlock their delivery after the vehicle arrives. Nuro has previously started partnerships to test the delivery of pizzas for Domino's or groceries for Kroger, also in the Houston area.


CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery

Associated Press

CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will partner with the Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to deliver medicines and other products to customers near a Houston-area store. A CVS spokesman said the prescriptions will routinely be delivered within an hour of being ordered. Customers will have to confirm their identity in order to unlock their delivery after the vehicle arrives. Nuro has previously started partnerships to test the delivery of pizzas for Domino's or groceries for Kroger, also in the Houston area.


Build and deploy your first machine learning web app - KDnuggets

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In our last post we demonstrated how to train and deploy machine learning models in Power BI using PyCaret. If you haven't heard about PyCaret before, please read our announcement to get a quick start. In this tutorial we will use PyCaret to develop a machine learning pipeline, that will include preprocessing transformations and a regression model to predict patient hospitalization charges based on demographic and basic patient health risk metrics such as age, BMI, smoking status etc. PyCaret is an open source, low-code machine learning library in Python to train and deploy machine learning pipelines and models in production. PyCaret can be installed easily using pip. Flask is a framework that allows you to build web applications.


Twitter billionaire Jack Dorsey: Automation will even put tech jobs in jeopardy

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Currently, software engineers tend to have high-paying jobs and be highly sought after. In fact, software engineer is the seventh best jobs in the country for 2020, according to a ranking by job site Glassdoor, with a median base salary of $105,563. Dorsey told Yang, who is an advocate for universal basic income, or UBI, that such free cash payments could be a "floor" for people to stand on if they lose their income due to automation. A monthly stipend could provide ousted workers "peace of mind" that they will be able to "eat and feed their children while they are learning how to transition into this new world" by learning new skills, Dorsey said. UBI is not an excuse to not work, but rather a lifeline, according to Dorsey.


How doctors are using machine learning to improve health outcomes

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the old saying goes. Until recently, that simply meant living a healthy lifestyle, getting regular checkups, and hoping that signs of anything serious were caught early. But today, doctors are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems to make preventative care, diagnosis, and treatment more accurate and effective than ever. "Machine learning involves adaptive learning and as such, can identify patterns over time as new data is aggregated and analyzed," explains Melissa Manice, co-founder of healthcare startup Cohero Health. "Therefore, machine learning and AI allows doctors to detect abnormal behaviors and predictive insights with the application of clinical thresholds to machine learning algorithms," she continues.


What can your microwave tell you about your health?

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For many of us, our microwaves and dishwashers aren't the first thing that come to mind when trying to glean health information, beyond that we should (maybe) lay off the Hot Pockets and empty the dishes in a timely way. But we may soon be rethinking that, thanks to new research from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The system, called "Sapple," analyzes in-home appliance usage to better understand our health patterns, using just radio signals and a smart electricity meter. Taking information from two in-home sensors, the new machine learning model examines use of everyday items like microwaves, stoves, and even hair dryers, and can detect where and when a particular appliance is being used. For example, for an elderly person living alone, learning appliance usage patterns could help their health-care professionals understand their ability to perform various activities of daily living, with the goal of eventually helping advise on healthy patterns.


Why Real-Time Data Analysis is Crucial for Healthcare - ReadWrite

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Scientists believe Artificial Intelligence can free humanity from performing routine tasks in many areas. Healthcare is that area that seems to need these changes the most. While outside it is already 2020, and the majority of businesses are digitalizing themselves. The healthcare industry remains a pain point for the biggest part of the world. The research says that 56% of hospitals don't have a strategy on how to govern data and conduct analytics.


How Startups are Creating Disruptions Using Artificial Intelligence?

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AI or Artificial Intelligence is one of the biggest technological inventions that have already impacted many businesses. The technology is continually transforming the way businesses work and deal with their customers. It would be no wonder to see AI in the list of the factors that contribute to economic growth in the future. Even the popular Irish domiciled company, Accenture, analyzed 12 developed economies and came to a result that AI can double their economic growth in the next decade. The rapid advancement AI is bringing to various fields is one of the reasons that AI startups are getting huge funding from big industries.