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Alon Halevy, Arun Kumar and Nesime Tatbul

Scalable Data Science: A New Research Track Category at PVLDB Vol 14 / VLDB 2021

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This post introduces and explains the newly created category of “Scalable Data Science” within the Research Track of PVLDB. This category comes into effect for volume 14, i.e., submissions starting April 1, 2020, which will be evaluated by the Review Board of PVLDB vol 14 for presentation at VLDB 2021. The Growth of Data Science […]

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Magda Balazinska, Carlo Curino and Avrilia Floratou
Magda Balazinska, Carlo Curino and Avrilia Floratou

The Diversity of Diversity & Inclusion

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The importance of diversity and inclusion has been widely recognized by now and efforts toward this goal are commonplace in almost all settings. Diversity and inclusion, however, remains challenging, and even well-intentioned efforts do not always work.  In this blog post, we report on our experience with the ACM SOCC’19 conference that recently took place […]

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Imagine all the People and AI in the Future of Work

Crowdsourcing, Job Platforms

Shonan Village Workshop on FoW Sep 8-12, 2019 We envision the Future of Work (FoW) to be a place where humans are empowered with the ability to rely on AI machines in an on-demand fashion, with ability to juggle diverse job opportunities that provide intellectual self-actualization, and enhance their capabilities by continuous knowledge and skill […]

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Kurt Stockinger
Kurt Stockinger

The Rise of Natural Language Interfaces to Databases

data exploration, Databases, Search

The vision of natural language interfaces to databases (NLIDBs) is to make data stores more accessible for a wide range of non-tech savvy end users with the ultimate goal to talk to a database (almost) like to a human. While initially the database community focused on relational databases, there is currently a renaissance of building […]

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Yunyao Li and Shivakumar Vaithyanathan
Yunyao Li and Shivakumar Vaithyanathan

Role of AI in Enterprise Applications

Analytics, Machine Learning

The recent return of AI summer and the enthusiastic uptake of AI in the commercial world can be loosely attributed to three innovations: Apple’s Siri, Google’s self-driving cars, and IBM Watson Jeopardy. This enthusiasm stems from the belief that AI will influence a wide range of applications across multiple industry segments. While such enthusiasm is, […]

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