Winter Data & Dangerous Consequences

Winter is here which signals snow, holidays, and the flu season. As the season progresses, we start to change more of our routine to adjust. And now, we have endless big data sets to analyze. But some of that data doesn't bode well on our well-being and that of others. Data shows things are changing, and it's not all good. Tired and dreary A winter wonderland is pretty to look at, but the weather has a way of stifling our livelihoods. Winters mean shorter, darker, colder days which sets us up...

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AI Has a Creative Side

“It was nine seventeen in the morning, and the house was heavy.” Writer Ross Goodwin calls it "a beautiful line" in the classic American travel novel he tried to write, or rather the way he wanted the AI to write. Yes, that's right. Artificial intelligence isn't just customer service chats or eerie chatty robots anymore, they're artists. How do you program AI on artistic media? AI analyzes text, images, and sounds the same way it does numerical values, with algorithms. Detailed algorithms...

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Thanksgiving is for Businesses and Data

Thanksgiving has long been a family-centric holiday that features a picture-perfect feast against the chilly autumn backdrop. Over the years, Thanksgiving has changed, thanks to modern technology and capitalism. Many of us learned about the peaceful meal shared between Native Americans and early settlers, but that fairy tale history has hardly any meaning to the holiday now. Today (thanks to modern technology), data has transformed Thanksgiving socially and economically across multiple segments....

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Medicine: The Danger of Ignored Data

Data is plentiful, diverse, and requires a lot of work to be understood. Data analysis is the foundation of extracting key insights for analysts, designers, and anyone else involved in the process. But you need data visualization for everyone else. We all need to understand data when it directly affects us. But is it such a big deal if people just ignore it? Yes, and the world of medicine is a prime example of just how dangerous ignoring data can be. Data visualization is critical because it's...

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Psychology: How to Analyze Qualitative Data

It's not the most obvious or typical , but psychology and data are proving to be a powerful example of data visualization. Psychology, like many other fields and industries, is embracing the advances in digital data and data visualization. Data analysis isn't always a smooth process, especially when it comes to the data itself. Large data sets with countless variables and qualitative parameters aren't easily analyzed because there are fewer numerical values. So how do you integrate...

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Horror Movies & A Lesson in Profitable Data Insights

Halloween culture in America is about everything spooky. While some people pick out costumes and candy, studios are waiting to release the next best horror film. So it's no surprise that the holiday has turned into a money-making marathon of horror movies. So how has Hollywood been able to keep it up? There's no real answer as to why we enjoy terrifying ourselves, but the data has shown that scary movies do well, really well. In the past 10 years, horror related media has pretty much doubled in...

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Cybersecurity, Ethical Tech, and Data

Years ago, cybersecurity for the average person was hoping to avoid viruses after a download or installing security software. Now that digital data is everywhere, it's become an incredibly difficult task to keep track of digital security. Because technology is constantly evolving, the spectrum of unethical violations and data breaches expands infinitely. How can anyone assess the full scope of the risk? Privacy and Data It wasn't long ago that people were unknowingly recorded by their smart home...

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Technology Life Cycle: When You Should Engage Tech Trends

Technology trends are plenty nowadays. At any given time, there are new products and trends that are in every possible stage of the technology life cycle. And the burning question for investors, businesses, and consumers is "Is this valuable?" There's no one way to identify value in tech trends, but you can follow the life cycle for better insight. The anatomy of a trend Technological trends tend to follow the typical S-curve. The curve illustrates the ideal path of success. The Research and...

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Super Bowl & Commercializing Data

The Super Bowl has come to be staple of American sport and football season is officially upon us. You don't have to be a fan to know just how wild fans can get and the profits are even wilder. While spectator sports grew into capitalism, data became one of the most valuable assets to football. Even fans are scrutinizing player snaps and points for fantasy football leagues, and that's just for fun. The serious data analysis tells you how many millions buy season tickets, stream games online, and...

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Space Tourism is Closer Than Ever

Space tourism sounds like the plot of a futuristic sci-fi film, but you might be able to see in your lifetime. You've seen the headlines about traveling to Mars and establishing colonies. Hopeful experts imagine mankind reaching commercial space travel within the next decade. As incredulous and impossible as all of this might seem, we'll see the effects of space travel before we even reach other planets. Here on Earth, savvy scientists and businesses will create change for the rest of us. Space...

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