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Data Is Plural

Jeremy Singer-Vine

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A new podcast from the long-running newsletter, Data Is Plural (data-is-plural.com). Each episode distills an expert interview into a crisp 15 minutes, taking you behind the scenes of another surprising dataset. One season = five episodes.
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1. Clean Up Your Data Data wrangling—also called data cleaning—is the process of uncovering and correcting, or eliminating inaccurate or repeat records from your dataset. During the data wrangling process, you’ll transform the raw data into a more useful format, preparing it for analysis. 2. Identify the Right Questions Once you’ve completed the cleaning process, you may have a lot of questions about your final dataset. There’s so much potential that can be uncovered through analysis. Identi ...
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Data in Biotech is a fortnightly podcast exploring how companies leverage data to drive innovation in life sciences. Every two weeks, Ross Katz, Principal and Data Science Lead at CorrDyn, sits down with an expert from the world of biotechnology to understand how they use data science to solve technical challenges, streamline operations, and further innovation in their business. You can learn more about CorrDyn - an enterprise data specialist that enables excellent companies to make smarter ...
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In 1957 a computer of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign wrote a composition for a string quartet: The Illiac Suite! It was the first time in music history. We have come a long way. The combination artificial intelligence and music is here to stay. We entered a new exciting era of creativity. My name is Dennis Kastrup. I am a journalist from Berlin. And my passion is AI. Let's talk about it. But most of all: Listen to it!
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Hacking. Hackers. Disinformation campaigns. Encryption. The Cyber. This stuff gets complicated really fast, but Motherboard spends its time embedded in the infosec world so you don't have to. Host Matthew Gault talks every week to Motherboard reporters about the stories they're breaking and to the industry's most famous hackers and researchers about the biggest news in cybersecurity. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The best disruptors are focused on customers, not products, they use technology rather than fear it, they create new opportunities often where regulations don't exist and they are backed by those with deep pockets and an appetite for risk. Colin Cullis presents stories of Business Unusual - those people and companies driving the next industrial revolution. The associated articles and videos are available here
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Featuring one-on-one discussions with leading oncology investigators, this series assists clinicians with the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies so that they can provide optimal care for patients with melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer.
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The Laptop Recruiter Podcast was created to help aspiring recruitment business owners build a scalable, automated and systemized Recruitment / Staffing / Search business using one to many strategies. This podcast will teach you how to attract your ideal clients and candidates using inbound and automation tools previously not used in Recruitment. How to gain authority in your market specialization and work only on retained business if that is your driver. You’ll also discover how to leverage ...
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This week, Nathan Clark, CEO at Ganymede, joins the Data in Biotech podcast to discuss the challenges of integrating lab instruments and data in the biotech industry and how Ganymede’s developer platform is helping to automate data integration and metadata management across Life Sciences. Nathan sits down with Data in Biotech host Ross Katz to disc…
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Crazy times in the AI world, again. ChatGPT-4o is making headlines these days and more and more generative AIs are out there, most of them with copyright protected music in their datasets. I had many discussions about that online recently. There are tech friendly persons who don't agree with paying artists for the use and others who say that they m…
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This is a bonus(!), crossover(!) episode, produced by Miriam Quick and Duncan Geere's wonderful Loud Numbers podcast, which turns data into sound. Remember the Canadian wildfire data featured a couple of episodes ago? Duncan and Miriam have woven it into a sonic tapestry, threaded with descriptions of the 2023 fire season by Fern Yip, who spent muc…
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This week, Harshil Patel, Director of Scientific Development at Seqera, joins the Data in Biotech podcast to discuss the importance of collaborative, open-source projects in scientific research and how they support the need for reproducibility. Harshil lifts the lid on how Nextflow has become a leading open-source workflow management tool for scien…
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This month on Mean, Median, and Moose, we look at Canadian data on Cannabis. Statistics Canada Infographics I was a little behind this month so I dug into a couple of different data sets. First I looked up what infographics were available from Statistics Canada. From fall 2023 there was a graphic that compared booze to pot sales in Canada from 2021…
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We often talk about artificial intelligence and its development. What is new? What is on the horizon and what are the problems? That is exciting, no doubt about it. But we often also lose sight of the fact that the news is limited to a few continents: America, Europe or Asia. But what is happening in Africa? Companies there are also trying to conqu…
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This week, we are pleased to have Stewart Fossceco, Head of Non-Clinical and Diagnostics Statistics at Zoetis and an expert in pharmaceutical manufacturing, join us on the Data in Biotech podcast. We sat down with Stewart to discuss implementing and improving Quality Assurance (QA) processes at every stage of biotech manufacturing, from optimizing …
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This week, we are pleased to welcome to the Data in Biotech podcast Brendan McCorkle, CEO of SciNote, a cloud-based ELN (Electronic Lab Notebook) with lab inventory, compliance, and team management tools. In this episode, we discuss how the priorities of ‘Research’ and ‘Development’ differ when it comes to the data they expect and how they use it, …
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This edition of Mean, Median and Moose, we look at discontinued data sets! Canada Year Book Less of a data set, more of a product, is Statistic Canada’s annual Canada Year Book, in production from 2006 to 2012. Funny enough, this seems to have been a previously discontinued but revived product that was discontinued again, as it’s also available fro…
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This week, we are pleased to be joined on the Data in Biotech Podcast by Pierre Salvy, who recently became the CTO at Cambrium, and his colleague Lucile Bonnin, Head of Research & Development at Cambrium. As part of the Cambrium team behind NovaColl™, the first micro-molecular and skin-identical vegan collagen to market, Pierre and Lucile share the…
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It was that time of the year: The SXSW invited music, film and tech enthusiasts for another edition. Music and Artificial Intelligence was of course also a topic at the festival. I met some really interesting people, had some nice conversations and listened to a lot of interesting panels. Listen to the new episode to find out more. Any feedback? Co…
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This week, we are pleased to welcome Jacob Oppenheim, Entrepreneur in Residence at Digitalis Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in solutions to complex problems in human and animal health. Jacob sat down with Ross to discuss the importance of establishing strong data foundations in biotech companies and how to approach the task. We explo…
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This week's guest is Joseph Pearson, Global Product Manager of OmicSoft at QIAGEN, a global provider of sample-to-insight solutions that enable customers to gain valuable molecular insights. During this episode, we dive into OmicSoft, a powerful NGS analysis suite that can quickly explore and compare 500,000 curated omics samples from disease-relat…
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This month on Mean, Median, and Moose we look at data related to fast food in Canada. Aside from the regular discussion about data, make sure you listen to the interview at the end with Saskatchewan open data extraordinaire Andy Dyck. Statistics Canada on Fast Food I was a little late planning this month and so I went back to my safety blanket of S…
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A few months ago, OpenAI the company behind ChatGPT, reportedly asked the British Parliament to authorize the free use of copyrighted works. Their argument: It is impossible to train artificial intelligence without this type of data. The statement sounds like a free pass for copyright infringements until the law clarifies what is really allowed and…
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Cyber is a show covering a diverse range of topics. We’ve covered everything from crypto to AI to online cults. If it touches technology or online culture, we’ll talk about it. That’s how you get an episode like today’s, which is both a deep dive into professional wrestling’s latest scandal and a discussion of the latest existential threat: nuclear…
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This week's guest is Wolfgang Halter, Head of Data Science and Bioinformatics at Merck Life Science, a leading global science and technology company. Ross sat down with Wolfgang to discuss the work on the BayBE project, an open-source library built for Bayesian optimization. Throughout the episode, we go on to learn how BayBE is used for both exper…
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An AI-generated Biden called voters in New Hampshire ahead of the primary and told them to stay home. X locked down the search term “Taylor Swift” after AI-generated nudes of the pop giant flooded the platform. In the wake of both scandals, Congress has struggled with how to fight back against the flood of fake bullshit. Keeping the world from drow…
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Ten years ago, Big Tech reached a peak. Facebook had wormed its way into the lives of billions of people. The mainstream news covered iPhones releases like they were Taylor Swift concerts. Elon Musk was promising to colonize Mars and fill the streets with self-driving cars. In 2024, the wheels have come off all these dreams. Musk has filled the sky…
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This week, we’re delighted to be joined by Annemie Ribbens, VP Science, Evidence and Trials at icometrix, a medical technology manufacturer that offers a portfolio of AI solutions to assist healthcare with various challenges in neurological disorders, such as brain trauma, strokes, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. During this episode, Annemie ope…
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We live in a golden age of data. Every day, hacktivists release terabytes of data on sites like DDoSecrets, but sorting through it all requires some technical knowledge. What if you don’t know XML from SQL let alone how to write a simple Python script? Micah Lee is the director of information security for The Intercept and he’s on Cyber today to ta…
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In 2018 Hazel Savage started Musiio, wich combines AI technology with specialist music knowledge to solve a range of problems facing catalogue owners. They automate tagging, supercharge search and provide highly detailed music analysis and reports for customers around the world. In 2022 Soundcloud acquired Musiio with the goal to amplify SoundCloud…
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The unreliable narrator of After World, the new novel from author Debbie Urbanski, is an AI tasked with writing a book about Sen, the last human on Earth. In this world, humanity is done. The world is moving on without us and Sen was born for a purpose: to watch the planet change itself without humanity. After World is a story about artificial inte…
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This week, we’re delighted to be joined by Lana Denysyk, Head of RWD Assets at Novo Nordisk. During this conversation, Lana shares how real-world data is used in biotech, diving into how it can help clinicians understand patient experiences outside clinical trials. Lana also discusses the challenges in acquiring and utilising real-world data, the i…
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According to the hype, artificial intelligence is changing everything. The truth is more complicated, but that doesn’t mean that companies and governments aren’t rushing to embrace the new technology. It’s even being used to update an old and destructive technology: nuclear weapons. America is modernizing its force, Russia is building new kinds of …
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The New York Times kicked off the holiday season by suing OpenAI and Microsoft. The paper of record believes that ChatGPT is violating various copyrights by using its articles as training data. It’s a landmark case that may end up before the Supreme Court and might change copyright law in America forever. This week on Cyber, Sharon Goldman of Ventu…
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This week, we’re delighted to be joined by Cody Schiffer, Associate Director, Machine Learning at SMPA - a biopharmaceutical company focused on delivering therapeutic and scientific breakthroughs in areas of critical patient need, During this conversation, Cody and Ross discuss the construction, maintenance, and application of a knowledge graphic i…
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On February 3, a train crashed in East Palestine, Ohio releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Almost a month later, another train owned by the same company also derailed in Ohio. That’s not all. Trains in Charlotte are running slower than they should. NYC can’t fit trains into its new station. The list goes on and on. What the hell is going on wit…
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This week, we’re delighted to be joined by Vera Mucaj, Chief Scientific Officer at Datavant, a data logistics company for healthcare. During the interview, Vera shares how the organization helps companies overcome issues of data fragmentation and availability, which ultimately leads to better decision-making in healthcare, the importance of connect…
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This episode’s guests are George Ho and Saul Pwanson, whose crossword datasets were featured in the Data Is Plural newsletter in 2021 and 2016, respectively. Saul and George explain the difference between American-style and cryptic crosswords, how they collected their datasets, and what they learned along the way. Relevant and mentioned links: Saul…
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This month on Mean, Median, Moose, we continue the tradition of presenting twelve data sets during the holiday season. As usual we’ll do one dataset for each province and territory, combining Nunavut and Northwest Territories into one to make it an even twelve. Nunavut and Northwest Territories For Nunavut and Northwest Territories, we decided to s…
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Daniel Stein is a producer and musician in the dubstep and drum and bass scene. He is known there under the name "DJ Fresh". The Brit has released several top ten tracks. When artificial intelligence appeared on the scene a few years ago, he was worried about the music industry. Together with his partner Nico Pellerin, he came up with the idea for …
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As we slide into the winter holidays, Cyber is taking some time to relax with old friends and discuss the things that truly matter: the decline of the internet, creator culture, and the transcendent power of movies. This week on Cyber, Aftermath co-founder Gita Jackson stops by to talk about “Napoleon,” the death of film criticism, and what happens…
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