The Future of the Workforce: Hiring Will Be Based on Skills Rather Than Degrees

Big changes are coming to the workforce in the next two years, as it’s expected that 42% of the core skills needed to perform existing jobs will change. This means we’re likely looking at a future where your skills are more important than the degrees you hold. 

With this shift, more people wil look to online learning to uplevel their skills and to help gain the practical, hands-on experience employers will be looking for. 

Here’s a look at why this shift is happening, and how online learning can help you get ahead of the curve.



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Using APIs With Computer Vision

With theaters and other public venues slowly reopening around the world, it is crucial that everyone adhere to mask-wearing to avoid further lockdowns. But how could we verify whether people really are following this rule? We could employ ushers or security personnel to act as enforcers — or we could build a computer vision application to check if everyone is wearing masks at all times, and which signals to us whenever someone isn’t. 

This scenario is one of many examples of the uses of computer vision systems. In this article, we will show you how you can use APIs to embed computer vision in your own applications.



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What to Expect From a Data Science Internship

From personalized education, to cleaning the oceans, or transforming healthcare – data science is poised to continue revolutionizing how businesses operate by producing actionable insights from data. Digitalization has made it easier for companies to collect data about their internal processes, but this data can’t be used to its full potential without data scientists. 

But what exactly is data science and how does one become a data scientist?



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Upleveling Your Job Opportunities With a Data Analyst Internship

Ever wondered if taking an internship is worth your time? The short answer is yes, it is! According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2019 Internship and Co-op Survey Report, the average job offer rate for new grads who’ve completed an internship is a staggering 70.4%.

For industries where skilled professionals are in high demand, like big data, securing a role such as a data analyst internship can be an incredible opportunity. It’s an ideal way to gain additional experience that makes you more marketable to potential employers. 

Let’s look at what you can expect when taking a data analyst internship.



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Natural Language Processing With R

R might not be the first language that comes to mind when thinking about NLP. Short for “natural-language processing,” NLP is the discipline of making human language processable by computers. It is a growing field with thousands of applications, some of which you probably use in your daily life. Python has become the most popular language for researching and developing NLP applications, thanks in part to its readability, its vast machine learning ecosystem, and its APIs for deep-learning frameworks. However, R can be an equally good choice if you intend to quantify your language data for NLP purposes. Below, we list some of the most useful NLP libraries in R and walk through a simple NLP programming example.



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