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Scientists prod immune cells to attack pancreatic cancer

It’s possible to prod immune cells to attack and kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to a report from scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.  Their findings challenge the commonly held view that pancreatic cancer does not elicit an immune system response that is robust enough for immunotherapy …

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Social scientists take on data-driven discrimination

Search engine rankings can glorify or torpedo a reputation in minutes. Scoring systems decide whether a person gets a loan. Online hiring platforms calculate which applicants get a job interview. And automated decision systems pick which students get into which schools. With big data, machine learning and digital surveillance pervasive in all facets of life, …

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Why data scientists and marketing technologists are the hottest jobs of 2015

If you haven’t heard of these job titles, don’t worry — you will soon. After all, there was a time when “social media manager” was a job title people didn’t take seriously, and now these pros can earn up to six figures. But what exactly does a “Data Scientist” or a “Marketing Technologist” do? You …

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How to assemble the perfect AI team: it’s not just about data scientists

There are numerous reports on the AI talent shortage. Some estimate that there are perhaps 300,000 AI experts worldwide but millions of open positions. Another report says the number of jobs requiring AI has increased by 450 % since 2013. Whatever the real numbers are, companies investing in AI are feeling the competition when trying …

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The Mad Scientists of Paid Search – SMX Advanced Session Recap

In this lively paid search session, each of the Mad Scientist speakers brought fresh ideas, data and insight to our fast-paced world of paid search and consumer intent. Here is an overview of what they shared. Andy Taylor, Merkle Andy made five main points in his presentation: 1. Changes to exact match close variants Initially, …

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