How ‘Purple Rain’ Bolsters Security Intelligence for Capital One

How ‘Purple Rain’ Bolsters Security Intelligence for Capital One

In the cat-and-mouse game of cyber security, sometimes you win, and sometimes the bad guys get a victory. Read more…

Inside Anodot’s Anomaly Detection System for Time-Series Data

Inside Anodot’s Anomaly Detection System for Time-Series Data

Time-series data represents one of the most challenging data types for businesses and data scientists. The data sets are often very big, change continuously, and are time-sensitive by nature. Read more…

Iguazio Re-Architects the Stack for Continuous Analytics

Iguazio Re-Architects the Stack for Continuous Analytics

When it comes to modern big data architectures, you will typically find lots of different components, engines, and moving parts, each of which tackles part of the problem. Read more…

Why Cheap Learning Is In Your Future

Why Cheap Learning Is In Your Future

While deep learning racks up the likes among the big data crowd, a potentially bigger phenomenon is the emergence of extremely simple machine learning models that do not require sophisticated technical and mathematical skills, or what machine learning expert Ted Dunning calls “cheesy and cheap machine learning,” Read more…

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Musk’s Latest Startup Eyes Brain-Computer Links

Elon Musk, the auto and space entrepreneur and severe critic of artificial intelligence, is forming a new venture that reportedly will seek to develop an interface between the human brain and computers.

The initial goal is aiding the disabled, but the visionary inventor reportedly views the AI startup as a way of forging non-verbal forms of communication while at the same time promoting ethical AI research. Read more…

Quantum Adds Global Smarts to StorNext File System

Companies that use Quantum’s StorNext platform to store massive amounts of data this week got a glimpse of new storage capabilities that should make it easier to access their data horde from anywhere in the world. Read more…

Facebook Open Sources Caffe2; Nvidia, Intel Rush to Optimize

From its F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., this week, Facebook announced Caffe2, a new open-source, cross-platform framework for deep learning. Caffe2 is the successor to Caffe, the deep learning framework developed by Berkeley AI Research and community contributors.  Read more…

AI Investments Surge

Investors flocked to artificial intelligence startups during the first three months of 2017, with quarterly venture funding again topping $500 million, according to a venture capital tracking report.

PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights reported more than 1,100 deals during the first quarter, with venture investments totaling $13.9 billion. Read more…

Actian Stages Comeback with Hybrid Database

Actian Corp., which reportedly dropped out of the analytical database market last fall, is making a comeback with the release of a hybrid database that combines transaction processing with its analytics query engine

Actian, Palo Alto, Calif., this week rolled out its hybrid platform dubbed Actian X billed as a native database that merges the company’s Ingres OLTP database with its Vector X-100 analytics query engine. Read more…

IBM Broadens Collaboration on Anaconda

IBM, which recently extended support for the Anaconda data science platform to its open source mainframe, takes another step this week by offering the data platform on its Cognitive Systems platform in collaboration with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics. Read more…

AI Moves Deeper Into HR

Among the emerging uses of artificial intelligence is the processing and interpretation of large volumes of data in order to spot patterns. Machine learning tools are surfacing to automate time-consuming business processes, in theory freeing users to connect the dots and make better decisions. Read more…

4 Ways Data Can Give Retailers a New Set of Eyes

There is no better example of a business sector that has more software catering to it than the retail industry. The amount of data available to retailers is in fact so enormous that the petabyte is too paltry a unit to measure it with. Read more…

Sisense Adds Machine Learning to BI Platform

Machine learning continues to make serious inroads in big data markets, most notably in the automation of tedious business intelligence tasks. Among the emerging applications is discerning and highlighting patterns in enterprise data, then alerting users in real time to any anomalies. Read more…

Learning from Your Data: Essential Considerations

For any organization undergoing digital transformation, a primary consideration is how to find, capture, manage and analyze big data. They are looking to big data and data science to facilitate the discovery of analytics that will enable informed decision-making. Read more…

Databricks Eyes Data Engineers With Spark Cloud

Apache Spark creator Databricks rolled out a new version of its cloud platform based on Spark that specifically targets data engineering workloads.

The company said Wednesday (April 12) its data science platform would enable data engineers to combine SQL, structured streaming, ETL and machine learning workloads running on the cluster-computing framework. Read more…

Enabling Successful Spread Betting with In-Memory Computing

During the past decade, financial spread betting has become a major growth market globally, offering some significant opportunities for traders. At the same time, spread betting is still a highly volatile, minimally regulated market with significant risks. Read more…