"Democratizing Data through Technology"
As we put this edition of Verse together we were floored watching the freestyle Big Air event at the Winter Olympics set against the backdrop of a former steel mill. So, with our feet and heads firmly back on Terra Ferma let's crack on with this issue of the Verse. 

Complete with some of the latest happenings in the world of STEM data, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

As always, we’d love to hear from you, so send me a DM or post a comment to let us know how we can make Verse better. Thanks again! 
~ Dave. 
Interesting Reads
How Google is Killing the Data Scientist, while working for Google, ‘Galen B’ realized the Data Scientist as we know it is a breed dying right before his eyes.
The European Union today launched its new clinical trial registry, a key development in a long-standing battle over transparency into medical research. Pharmaceutical companies, universities and hospitals are now legally required to make the results of drug trials public within one year after completing a study.

Elite Deep Learning for Natural Language Technologies: Representation Learning. The ascendancy of representation learning for advanced machine learning deployments of natural language technologies is indisputable. When buttressed by the scale and compute of deep learning, this approach engenders a lengthy list of accomplishments in this Artificial Intelligence area that not only pertains to machines processing human languages, but to statistical AI in general.
Company News
Germany scuttles a $5 billion chip deal with Taiwan firm amid tech sovereignty concerns, GlobalWafers, a Taiwanese firm that makes silicon wafers for computer chips, will no longer buy Munich-headquartered rival Siltronic after policymakers in Germany failed to approve the deal in time.

Sigmoid Partners with MobileFuse to Accelerate Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence and Reporting for its Clients. This partnership helps MobileFuse cater to high volume data requests from its growing client base.

Faisal Belhoul Joins Forces with iGan Partners to Launch US$250 Million iGan Arabia Fund to Drive MedTech Innovation in MENA.

Maxwell Healthcare Associates and Select Data Unite to solve Coding & Documentation Challenges using (AI) Artificial Intelligence. The partnership aim is to optimize the post-acute space with high-quality coding and clinical documentation review processes.
Movers and Shakers
Tableau, Appoints Wendy Turner-Williams as Chief Data Officer.

Domo Announced Mohammed Aaser as Chief Data Officer.

GLYNT.AI, Inc  Appoints Chieng Moua to Drive Enterprise Solutions for Carbon Emissions Data.
Data Curators
Google, Atypon, NIH, and Information Discovery’s AI-Fueled Future: Notes from a BioASQ Panel. They note that it was still disappointing for COVID-19 to have kept us physically apart, the valuable tradeoff is how the pandemic continues to provide an urgent real-world target with global consequences.

Figshare awarded NIH Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative grant to enhance functionality for the research community.
Figshare is to participate in a new NIH initiative, the Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI). GREI is led by the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) and provides funding for repositories to grow their functionality and better meet the needs of research communities and the NIH Desirable Characteristics for Data Repositories

Springer Nature creates the role of Chief Solutions Officer to accelerate knowledge discovery. The publisher has created a new senior role to develop broader AI-powered knowledge solutions utilizing the company’s databases, analytics and market intelligence capabilities.
... and finally, this Random Knowledge Quiz from quizly.co – How well can you do?
About us – The Data Licensing Alliance (DLA) was created to democratize data. We operate a marketplace for owners and buyers of STEM data needing to license data for artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) purposes.

Our mission is simple: “A better way to make STEM data work”