AI Excels at Detecting Pneumonia in X-Rays

AI Excels at Detecting Pneumonia in X-Rays

You can add pneumonia detection to the list of things that artificial intelligence is now better at than humans. Read more…

First Look at Scio, a Scala API for Apache Beam

First Look at Scio, a Scala API for Apache Beam

Apache Beam has emerged as a powerful new framework for building and running batch and streaming applications in a unified manner. Read more…

This Concussion Protocol Runs on NoSQL

This Concussion Protocol Runs on NoSQL

Wham! The receiver takes a huge helmet-to-helmet hit, courtesy of the opposing team’s strong safety. He gets up, wobbles a bit, and heads back to the huddle. Read more…

Faking It: Dealing with Counterfeits in the Age of AI

Faking It: Dealing with Counterfeits in the Age of AI

The news isn’t the only thing being faked these days. Thanks to cutting edge machine learning techniques, it’s easier than ever for people to generate counterfeit videos, audio recordings, and signatures. Read more…

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Workload Portability

Today, organizations of all sizes are exploring strategies for migrating workloads to and across diverse computing platforms.  The reasons vary from resolving local resource shortfalls to enabling collaborative workflows to converting capital expenses to operating expenses.  Whatever the motivation, the goal is simple: to make it possible to run workloads anywhere.  Recent developments in container and remote visualization technologies have greatly eased the challenges of delivering workload portability.

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Distributed PostgreSQL Settling Into Cloud

Organizations that want the scalability of a distributed PostgreSQL database but don’t want the hassle of managing it themselves may be interested in the latest news from Citus Data, which today unveiled new options for its hosted, scale-out relational database. Read more…

Algorithmia Aims AI Layer at ‘Last Mile’ Problem

It has been asserted that the algorithm has overtaken traditional software code as the driving force behind the AI Era. On the assumption that assertion is accurate, startups are beginning to offer tools for building what one refers to as “algorithm portfolios” Read more…

Splunk Competitor Raises Cash, Rolls New Tools

Logz.io, the log analysis startup, has raised additional cash that will be used to apply artificial intelligence techniques to help reduce the amount of stored and analyzed data while improving the quality of business insights. Read more…

What AI Taketh, It Could Also Create

AI in general and cognitive technologies specifically are seen by a majority of enterprises not as a job killer but rather as a business imperative through which any job losses could be offset by a retooling of the digital workforce, a new survey finds. Read more…

Data Catalogs Scale in the Cloud

Data cataloging software for Hadoop and other big data systems emerged as a hot item at last year’s Strata + Hadoop World Expo.

Among the proponents of data cataloging, which is designed to help classify and organize most everything thrown into data lakes, is Waterline Data. Read more…

How to Make Deep Learning Easy

Deep learning has emerged as a cutting-edge tool for training computers to automatically perform activities like identifying stop signs, detecting a person’s emotional state, and spotting fraud. However, the level of technological complexity inherent in deep learning is quite daunting. Read more…

Investors Accelerating Driverless Car Development

Optimus Ride, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology AI spinoff developing fully autonomous vehicles, continues to attract venture funding as it applies machine learning, computer vision and mapping techniques to the problem a safe, driverless cars. Read more…

Hortonworks Close to Breaking Even on Cash Flow

Hortonworks is on track to break even from a cash-flow perspective this quarter, its CFO said last week following the release of the company’s impressive third-quarter financial results.

Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) last week announced total revenue of $69 million for the quarter ended September 30, which beat estimates by nearly $6 million and was a 45% increase over the same quarter last year. Read more…

Standards Effort Seeks to Redefine ‘Data Scientist’

Da-ta Sci-en-tist, noun, a person employed to analyze and interpret complex digital data, such as the usage statistics of a website, especially in order to assist a business in its decision-making.” Read more…

AI Spending Set to Skyrocket, So What’s the Holdup?

If your business is investing in artificial intelligence (AI), congratulations — it shows understanding of the potential risks and rewards associated with the emergence of this powerful new technology. While billions of dollars are going into AI, there are still considerable barriers preventing enterprises from getting where they want to be. Read more…

African Hospitals Go Digital with NoSQL and Mobile Tech

In many parts of Africa, patient health records are still a paper-based affair, which greatly hinders the capability of public health officials to track the spread of diseases like Ebola, let alone allow a nurse to access a single patient’s health history. Read more…

In-Memory Database Goes ‘Translytical’

Database vendors continue to move computing and analytical processing closer to data as applications leverage more data types ranging from structured to those data sets that can be transformed to another data type, or polymorphic. Read more…

How AI Could Reshape Economies

As the field of artificial intelligence continues to expand, prominent scientists, business leaders, and politicians are expressing concerns about what this will mean for the future of work. Many conversations focus on the probability of robots taking away people’s jobs, but economies could be impacted in other ways. Read more…