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Analytics Dispatch 8/17/2020

Are dashboards dead?

BOLDLY GO
Now Live: Mode’s Explorations Introduce Collaborative Self-Serve BI
Explorations are code-free visualizations—created from analyst-backed reports, and personalized with the most relevant data for you. Analysts and end users can create specific segments of data, save them, and share them with colleagues. - Mode Blog

THE GAP KEEPS GROWING
America’s Cities Are Staggeringly Unequal
Even with steady growth from 2009 until the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, many of the disparities between people of color and white people are wider than they were 10, 20, or even 30 years ago. - The Atlantic

R.I.P.?
Are Dashboards Dead?
“If you’ve been using the modern analytics stack for multiple years now, you’re likely starting to feel some pain. It’s probably starting to feel a little bit like the ‘wild west’ to you.” - dbt Blog

REPRESENTATION MATTERS
The Whiteness of AI
Across the board—in the voices of chatbots and virtual assistants, in stock images, and in film and television—AI is portrayed as white people, and that’s a problem. - Philosophy & Technology

HOW DO YOU SPELL...
Python Typosquatting for Fun not Profit
Because packages in popular languages like Python are used as software dependencies, they can be susceptible to supply chain attacks. This analysis examines which packages are most vulnerable to typosquatting—an attack that relies on typo mistakes—to identify which packages have been compromised already and how to prevent these attacks. - William Bengtson

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