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Data Science Research Grants: Announcing Our Fourth Round of Winners

The Bloomberg Data Science Research Grant Program aims to support cutting-edge research in broadly-construed data science, including natural language processing, machine learning, and search and ranking, in addition to the creation of, or contributions to, open source software used for data science. In April 2015, we announced our first round of recipients, in October 2015, [...]
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Machines + Media: Sharing Information in the Digital Age

Who is creating the media you consume? For the most part, it’s likely a team of experienced journalists, razor-sharp video producers and analysts with a finger on the pulse of the news. And in today's digital age, machines play a significant part in both the production of information and in delivering it from traditional news [...]
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Bloomberg’s Bruno Dupire on the importance of understanding how machines learn

From startups to hedge fund giants, the finance industry is rapidly pushing beyond the large statistical models the quantitative community used for years, creating new artificial intelligence systems that analyze massive amounts of data and improve themselves without human intervention. Yet, for all this innovation, it’s still common to view these smart, autonomous systems as [...]
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Helping Computers Explain Their Reasoning: New Research by Edgar Meij

Search engines let us easily access a world of information that was hidden just a generation ago – Google alone handles approximately 3.5 billion search queries each day. But while some results are spot-on, the logic behind others can be a bit obscure. This is especially true in the case of “related” results or suggested […]

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