New data analysis competitions

Wow us with your best data! And when we say “wow,” we mean just that: Make us laugh, make us cry, make us gasp with delight at the stunning discoveries and probing insights you can bring to life with data visualization. All entries should be in video format, and all videos should last no more than 90 seconds. Other than that, no holds barred. You can narrate, animate, or even act out your data points to tell us your bigger story. Take a look at the examples below, and check out our rules to get started!

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Hanging up on annoying telemarketers is the easiest way to deal with them, but that just sends their autodialers onto the next unfortunate victim. Roger Anderson decided that telemarketers deserved a crueler fate, so he programmed an artificially intelligent bot that keeps them on the line for as long as possible.

Robots are automating yet another bank job: the task of sifting through traders’ messages to spot foul play, a process currently carried out by legions of human employees. Nasdaq Inc. is partnering with a company called Digital Reasoning to combine its trade-surveillance software with Digital’s system for monitoring trader chats and messages.

Economics is often associated with the idea of money. But the field extends beyond what can be (or should be) monetized. In the 1960s, researchers David Gale and Lloyd Shapley embarked upon research to take up an unlikely subject: matchmaking.

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