Stephen Wolfram, founder of Wolfram Research and creator of Mathematica, just announced the new Wolfram Programming Language. This new knowledge-based language could be a game changer in data science.
In this slidecast, Dimitri Williams from Ninja Metrics describes the company’s innovative Katana Social Analytics Engine. “Katana measures the value of social contributions in applications and games, provides detailed projections for the outcomes that matter to developers, and offers the tools to determine how effectively features facilitate engagement and social interaction.”
Microsoft Research, the research arm of the software giant, is a hotbed of data science and machine learning research. Microsoft has the resources to hire the best and brightest researchers from around the globe. A recent publication is available for download (PDF): “Deep Learning: Methods and Applications” by Li Deng and Dong Yu, two prominent researchers in the field.
As an attempt to remain relevant in an increasingly data-driven world, many traditional news publications are embracing the sweeping changes in their industry by employing a broad swath of new technologies. Here is a good case in point: The Los Angeles Times Data Desk, offering content such as maps, databases, analysis, and visualizations.