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Posts by Frank La Vigne

Waymo Launches Self-Driving Taxi Service

After my experience last week, I am more than ready for a world of self-driving cars. Oddly enough, just last week, Waymo rolled out a driverless taxi service called Waymo One in Arizona. The company has been operating self-driving cars, occasionally without safety drivers behind the wheel, for about a year and half now. Why does this scene…

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Data Science: Seeing the Light

I wrote this article while sitting in a Starbucks at the airport in Houston while waiting for a connecting flight.  It was May 1 and I wanted to mark the anniversary of when I decided to pivot towards Data Science in my career. Originally posted on LinkedIn, I thought I would share it here as well,…

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If Data is the New Oil, then Welcome to Car Talk!

There’s a popular phrase going around these days that Data is “the New Oil.” I like this analogy for several reasons.  One, it frames the conversation putting data where it rightfully belongs.  Data has value, adds value, and enables scenarios that previously had been impossible or impractical. Oil has transformed the world. Much like oil,…

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