Our Top Three Picks 1. Translating Chicken Chatter Humans translating wild and domestic animal languages is not a new idea—this researcher, alone in the jungle, realized by deciphering monkey sounds that a leopard was tracking him—but now there’s an AI that can help, at least with chicken linguistics. It successfully translates certain chickenRead More →

Welcome to our new newsletter, where we learn about each week’s most interesting AI applications. Subscribe to the newsletter to get it with ease in your inbox. 1. Never mind fake news—let’s talk fake multimedia If you ate up this RadioLab episode like we did, you’ll get why this AI application—which convincingly changes videos takenRead More →

Eight maps showing prevalence of different vision problems in the U.S. by State

We recently spoke with two Baylor professors who created a machine learning smartphone app that can detect leukocoria in pictures, a symptom which is often an indicator of growing eye cancer. They opened this app up for a free download so anyone can check themselves or their family for leukocoria. I highly recommend gettingRead More →

Population in each corruption group

Data and maps have a way of opening your eyes. Did you know that Costa Rica is the only country in Central America that’s on the positive side of this corruption scale? Or that the only countries with extremely high corruption in the Western Hemisphere are Haiti and Venezuela? AndRead More →

bad data visualization

We respond well when people remember things about us—specific things, like our names or our birthdays or our favorite foods or our unusually fuzzy pet llama named Roberto. It makes us feel important. This same concept applies to data visualization. Your audience will care about your data visualization if you show youRead More →

Our inner psychology is always trying to protect itself. Keep itself away from danger and embarrassment. It’s easy to pass the buck and let other people have the responsibility – so easy that often times we do it unknowingly. When you turn in a report or an analysis without anyRead More →

Doing something complicated with data is intellectually satisfying. It makes you feel smart, like you’re hacking the system or outsmarting the man. But sometimes this appeal to our intellect sabotages us because it blinds us to the simpler solution that gets the job done just as well and in aRead More →

Sometimes, we stop just short of the finish line. The old adage is true that the last 100 meters are the most critical, but also the most riddled with failure. We spend hours on an analysis, working the code, making sure it’s right, and getting the visuals to look nice.Read More →