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Exploring the Changing Conversation Around COVID-19 Using Social Media Sentiment & Natural Language Processing

When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, we wanted to get a better feel for the public discourse surrounding this topic.  This seemed like a prime opportunity to look at what people were saying on social media platforms and how they

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AI Translator: A Necessary Player on Your AI Team

At Pandata, we hang our hat on educating clients and our community about AI in an approachable and jargon-free manner. This isn’t something that just happened overnight though. It takes a concerted effort to work with our solutions team on

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Ethics and AI: Approaches for Addressing Underlying Bias in Data Sets

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often portrayed as a magical black box where data goes in and something like a self-driving car comes out. Unfortunately, the magical black box is subject to any constraints on data going in. For example, poor

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Demystifying AI: Tesla’s Self-Driving Car

Late last year, when my trusty Altima of over 15 years started needing coolant refills more often than gas refills, I knew it was finally time to start looking for a new car.  While many mid-range automobiles now come standard

“An AI Walks into a Bar” – Using Artificial Intelligence to Generate Humor

“If the mushroom was such a fungi, why didn’t they have the party at his house?” “Because there wasn’t much-room.”                               –Dad Joke Generator We all know a bad joke when we hear it. Sometimes one person’s bad joke is another

How Social Science & the Humanities + Data Science = More Ethical AI

As practitioners and consumers of data science, how do we make ethical decisions when confronted with thorny dilemmas in artificial intelligence (AI)?  How do we even recognize when those dilemmas emerge before they become public relations catastrophes?   Humanities and social

HolidAI Greetings – Making Spirits…Weird

Back by popular demand – our HolidAI Greeting Card Generator has a fresh look, along with updated images and messages for the 2019 holiday season! And to be honest, it’s gotten even weirder. Machine learning and AI can be confusing

The Difficulty in Defining Artificial Intelligence

AI is one of the most widely talked about yet poorly understood terms in organizations. While over 50% of organizations considered AI a priority in 2019, 77% of organizations are failing to successfully adopt AI-enabled solutions. Having a poor definition

AI as the Artist’s Muse

What happens when a classically trained painter and an A.I. muse come together to create a work of art? Chris Peters, a Los Angeles-based artist, filmmaker, and former software engineer, began to find out with his latest project, “Tensor Dream.”

Pandata Case Study: Cleveland Museum of Art – Open Access

The Cleveland Museum of Art is a world-renowned art museum with a substantial collection of over 61,000 artworks. In January of 2019, they launched their Open Access Initiative in which they made over 30,000 public domain works and metadata for