Deadly drug combos uncovered with machine learning


The Chicago’s Tribune’s look at deadly Rx drug combinations relied on machine learning.

Reporters teamed up with data scientists who had access to prescription drug data and identified commonly-prescribed meds that could sicken or kill patients. Note: The journalists could not perform the analysis themselves because only the researchers had access to the detailed prescription data.

Machine learning helps ID Supreme Court gatekeepers


Reuters used machine learning for its Echo Chamber investigation, which examined the outsized role that a small number of Washington, D.C., lawyers had in getting the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeals.

Reuters analyzed the text of petitions to the court, which it could access through the affiliated Westlaw court-reporting service.