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Being isolated at home and living through a global pandemic is something none of us would have expected. Trying to stay positive and making the most of the situation at hand is the best we can do to get through this difficult period. Here are the latest advancements in the field of Data Science and Analytics and how data is being leveraged to come up with solutions. 

Top AI and Analytics books to read during Quarantine

As AI and Analytics have time and again proved to be extremely helpful, it is best to stay updated and know the basics in the field. Whether we know it or not, AI has paved its way in our daily lives in numerous ways. While most of us are in a lockdown or practicing social distancing, the best way to make use of this time is to read and gain knowledge. To keep you occupied, here’s a list of the top 10 books in the world of Data Science and Analytics. 

Also Read: Top 10 Data Science books for self-learning

Data Science Task-force to help NHS with rapid research

Alan Turing Institute, UK’s national institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science has come up with the Decovid Project. This project mainly focuses on providing data and analysis to the front-line care to provide speedy insights. It is joined by Health Data Research (HDR) UK, a non-profit organization. The project is further joined by 22 research institutes and two NHS trusts. Alan Turing Institute is on the lookout for existing research teams or academics who can join the process. Turing hopes to secure funding of up to 80% of costs. 

Face masks for COVID-19: A Deep Dive into the Data 

With an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases all over the world, health experts are pondering on the benefits of wearing a cloth mask. As previous recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested the public not to wear a mask if they are not sick. It was initially said there is limited data available regarding the spread of disease and whether wearing a face mask is curbing the spread or not. Experts have now studied the available evidence, the blog lists a rundown of the same. 

Also Read: DeepMind uses AI to tackle COVID-19

Why Data Science is allowing optimism amid the coronavirus 

In this period of uncertainty and unprecedented times, all of us are looking for a sign of optimism and hope. The ability to deliver meaningful insights and analysis of data is extremely important at this point. While we are practicing social distancing, it is important now more than ever before, to work together and come up with solutions to fight the problem at hand. Technology is helping us find ways to improve research and come up with solutions. The blog talks about some ways through which Data Science is being used to come up with solutions. 

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