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Training Data: Why Scale Is Critical for Your AI Future

Training Data: Why Scale Is Critical for Your AI Future

Data is the fuel that drives AI. But there’s a big difference in the quality of fuel you can put into your AI engine. Read more…

Four Ways Automation Can Rescue Your Data Lake

Four Ways Automation Can Rescue Your Data Lake

Ask Gartner Research and you’ll find that as of late 2017, 60% of big data projects failed to survive the pilot phase and only 17% of Hadoop deployments went on to the production phase. Read more…

Driving Business Transformation through Data Governance Strategies

Driving Business Transformation through Data Governance Strategies

The CIO’s traditional role of overseeing an enterprise’s technology strategy and procurement is no longer straightforward. As the business world moves to a more decentralized technology model and shadow IT runs rampant, CIOs are no longer completely in control of technology within the business, the data it creates, or the security processes around it. Read more…

In-Data-Lake BI Is the Next Frontier for Business Intelligence

In-Data-Lake BI Is the Next Frontier for Business Intelligence

Remember the days before the relational database? Neither do I, so I have no idea how painful it was to keep track of data back then. Read more…

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Streaming Data App Builder Goes Open Source

Swim.ai, promoters of an agile approach to data collection and analysis either in the cloud or at the network edge, has released an open-source version of its platform for building real-time, distributed applications.

Swim.ai said its open source platform provides an integrated software stack that enables developers to build applications that analyze, learn and act on streaming data as its generated either locally by edge devices or in the cloud. Read more…

Google Doubles Down on Cloud Data Migration

Data integration startups have become prime acquisition targets as cloud analytics vendors look to beef up their migration capabilities.

What that in mind, Google Cloud announced this week it intends to acquire data migration specialist Alooma, a five-year-old Bay Area startup. Read more…

Machine Learning for Science Proving Problematic

Scientists are raising red flags about the accuracy and reproducibility of conclusions drawn by machine learning frameworks. Among the remedies are developing new ML systems that can question their own predictions, show their work and reproduce results. Read more…

The AI That Writes Fake News

Following the 2016 presidential election, real journalists worked to expose the fake news that human charlatans wrote and spread across the Internet for the LOLS and for profit. But the bigger threat on the fake news front could be the made-up words generated by AI, including one recently created by OpenAI. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: February 2019 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Gartner: Augmented Analytics Ready for Prime Time

Augmented analytics, an approach that uses machine learning, natural language processing and other automation tools, is poised to dominate the data analysis and business intelligence markets by 2020, according to a closely watched forecast that ranks relative newcomer Microsoft far and away the leader in this maturing category. Read more…

Frameworks Seek to Control AI

AI governance frameworks are emerging as guard rails for controlling algorithms that are playing a growing role in human decision-making. Among the goals is managing the consequences of those decisions.

Business consultants and professional services firms in particular have focused on new ways to assess and control AI algorithms as a way of building trust. Read more…

Tools Emerge to Comply with California Data Law

As California prepares to roll out a consumer privacy law regulating how businesses handle customer information, vendors are introducing new compliance tools designed to locate and catalog sensitive data covered under global privacy regulations.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) approved last year is scheduled to enter force across the Golden State on January 1, 2020. Read more…

H2O Users Share Data Science Stories

When it comes to analytics tools, data scientists have a plethora of options available to them. Features that may appeal to one data scientist don’t necessarily work for another. When it comes to offerings from H2O.ai, users expressed different reasons for their choices. Read more…

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest minds in Big Data whose hard work, dedication, and contributions reach far beyond analytics, and are shaping the direction that technology is taking us as a people. Read more…

Let’s Accept That AI Leadership Is Everywhere

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new space race, or at least that’s how it’s being perceived in the general population, and being presented by the movers and shakers of this world.

That’s why it was no surprise recently when the American CEO of a US-based company raised an alarm by declaring, according to the Washington Post, that “China has taken the lead on the AI revolution.” This is consistent with my observation in a Datanami column last summer that many business leaders are applying an outmoded Cold War mentality to the thoroughly transnational reality of AI as a force in 21st century global economic development. Read more…

Power Couple: IBM Joins PowerAI Hardware with Watson; Launches Multi-Hybrid AI Services

As IBM kicked off its annual Thinkconference, a high-production extravaganza this week in San Francisco, the company this morning made a series of AI-related announcements, including the merging of its PowerAI integrated CPU-GPU server line with its cognitive computing flagship IBM Watson, to create what it calls the Watson Machine Learning Accelerator (WML Accelerator), which Big Blue claims accelerates machine learning training 46X. Read more…

Embedded Analytics Sector Consolidates

Embedded analytics specialist Logi Analytics Inc. is acquiring Jinfonet Software, developer of a Java-based architecture used to embed interactive dashboards and reports into web and other enterprise applications.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Read more…


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