New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton spoke on a panel last Friday at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, about how coaches are using new technology to get better data about players.
For the first time during the 2014 season, every NFL player in the league was outfitted with digital tracking devices in their shoulder pads to record exactly how far and how fast they were moving in each practice.
Slate magazine recently reported on a survey by the group SmartAsset, listing the best cities for women working in the technology field.
Some of the surprising findings: Cities in Silicon Valley ranked far below some others with less well-known tech communities – including New Orleans. The survey ranked New Orleans number seven overall on the list of best American cities for women in tech.
The article was based on a survey by SmartAsset. Overall, the survey ranked New Orleans as number seven among cities that are best for women working in technology fields. New Orleans came out ahead of several cities more widely known for their tech communities, like those in Silicon Valley.
University of New Orleans computer science professor Stephen Ware is the recipient of a two-year $138,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create artificial intelligence systems that integrate computer reasoning with the human art of storytelling.
WWNO’s Tech & Innovation Reporter Janaya Williams recently spoke with Ware about his Narrative Intelligence Lab at UNO, and the challenge of teaching computers how to “think” more like human beings.
Researchers in Baton Rouge were part of a major discovery last week concerning genetics and obesity.
Scientists at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center have helped to identify 97 new genetic factors that contribute to obesity and 49 genetic markers that determine where fat is stored in the body. With more than 125 studies conducted around the world — involving about 300,000 participants in all — it was the biggest study of the genetics of obesity that has ever been conducted.