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  • Tracy Keys’ Communication Data Science blog

    June 23, 2019 by

    You must do the thing you think you cannot do — Eleanor Roosevelt. Welcome! This blog is all about my passion for media, entertainment, society and data science, a showcase for my creations as I develop from data lover to communication data science professional. I’m just getting this new blog going, so right now it’s… Read more

  • A foray into researching: all about Twitch users

    February 5, 2020 by

    Introduction This research paper explores the psychological and social motivations for using the amazingly popular social media/live streaming platform Twitch by conducting a small survey of users. Keywords:  Live Streaming, Twitch, Social Identity Theory, Uses and Gratifications Theory, Psychological motivations Psychological Motivations for Twitch users This research paper explores the psychological and social motivations for… Read more

  • AI for Audio Description Generation?

    February 5, 2020 by

    My product idea to use artifical intelligence to create audio descriptions for film and television was a winner at USC’s Entertainment Technology Center’s Immersive Media Challenge. Here is the link to my presentation from January 2020. I presented this live like a TED Talk but this is the narrated version. The capability would take some… Read more

  • Fashion Image Search

    February 5, 2020 by

    Playing around with Keras to create a fashion image classifier I.    INTRODUCTION Those who shop for fashion online know the frustration of searching and trawling through multiple sites looking for something in particular, and when you finally do find it, it’s out of stock in your size, and you must start all over again. I… Read more

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