Issue 71

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Has a rampaging AI algorithm really killed thousands?

In a widely circulated story, Ars Technica recently accused a metadata-driven, machine learning system of killing thousands of innocent people. The Guardian picked the story apart and concluded something very different. Together, these are fascinating reads:

Data Storage Innovations

The innovations underway in data storage are mind-boggling! For instance...

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— Tools and Techniques —

Gravitational Waves!

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration recently made the first direct detection of gravitational waves and the first observation of two black holes merging. Cool! If you're not sure what all the fuss is about, here's a great collection of short, visually rich videos to start with.

From there, check out this Reddit AMA with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. It's a fantastic AMA with over 5600 upvotes!

And finally, an iPyhon notebook tutorial: Signal Processing With Gw150914 Open Data This tutorial shows you how to recreate the results, spectrograms, and sound files yourself and is complete with code and links to the data.

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