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Show Notes

In this Data Point recorded at a Costco during the post-holiday shopping season, Frank explains his algorithm for determining that magical point when a lot of data becomes “Big Data.” Given the constant advances in storage technologies, that borderline is a moving goalpost. Or is it?

Hurricane Florence hit the US East Coast nearly seven weeks ago, yet the cleanup is on going and many people’s lives are still not back to normal.In this DataPoint, Andy talks about the importance to remembering that there are people behind the statistics and data we gather.

What prompted me to think about this was how in the first few years after 9/11, I had shared my photos of the event with a researcher at NIST. In email exchange, I remember explaining to him that I would send him more data after I “another memorial service, third one this week.” He wrote back snarkily, “you know a lot of dead people.” To which I replied, “I knew a lot of people in the Towers.” He wrote back quickly, apologizing how his excitement for data collection got the better of him and he never really thought about the people who died and that he’s not just researching a fire, but a mass murder.

That interchange stuck with me and, as I saw parallels between our excitement about “Andy Weather,” I thought it would be a teachable moment.It also helped that he was down in NC to volunteer to help the people whose lives have been upended by the storm.

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On the podcast Andy Leonard and I create, we love experimenting around here and examining the resulting data. After all, we are Data Driven: not just in name but also in spirit.In this webinar Andy recorded, he also streamed it live on our Facebook page.

We thought it was good enough to share with our larger audience here.Let us know what you think. Both Frank and Andy have been recording/streaming their live events and we’re curious to hear what you have to say about this innovation in how we podcast.

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Yesterday, I was in Philadelphia presenting a session at AI Discovery Day on Computer Vision Cognitive Services.

The labs for this session are on GitHub: https://github.com/Azure/LearnAI-Bootcamp/tree/master/lab01.1-computer_vision

These events will be taking place across the US. Here are a few dates and links to registration.

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On Friday, the first ever Azure AI Fest was held in Reston, VA.  Data Driven streamed the keynote presentation live and was a sponsor.

So, enjoy the audio of the keynote address by Ashish Jaiman, a former colleague and manager, who now works in the Democracy and Cybersecurity team at Microsoft.
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If you’ve not heard the news, the first ever Azure AI Fest is happening in Reston this Friday and we are super excited to announce that Data Driven will be the official media sponsor. As such, we’ll be live streaming the keynote on our Facebook page.

Yesterday, I recorded a data point at the Frank’s World Monument in Germantown, MD. (It’s not actually called that, but I can dream.)

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The vent is real. The sign is not. ;)