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Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 13, 2019 |

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…

Putting Continual Learning on AI’s Map

Feb 12, 2019 |

The capability of a machine to “learn” on its own is the subject of some debate. With traditional supervised machine learning, decisions can be optimized, but the machine isn’t really learning by itself. Read more…

Keeping the Big Picture In Sight at H2O World

Feb 6, 2019 |

SriSatish Ambati, the CEO of H2O.ai, had just taken the stage at H2O World in San Francisco yesterday morning. His keynote had barely begun, but Ambati clearly had something to get off his chest. Read more…

Filling Cybersecurity Blind Spots with Unsupervised Learning

Feb 5, 2019 |

What you don’t know can hurt you. And when you’re processing millions of transactions per day, what you don’t know probably is hurting you. That’s why using unsupervised machine learning techniques to create a fuller picture of real cybersecurity risks in the big data era is a big priority — Read more…

Making ML Explainable Again

Feb 1, 2019 |

Machine learning may seem like a mysterious creation to the average consumer, but the truth is we’re surrounded by it every day. ML algorithms power search results, monitor medical data, and impact our admission to schools, jobs, and even jail. Read more…

News In Brief

Frameworks Seek to Control AI

Feb 14, 2019 |

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. Read more…

Tools Emerge to Comply with California Data Law

Feb 13, 2019 |

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. Read more…

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

Feb 12, 2019 |

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…

Microsoft Invests in Databricks

Feb 5, 2019 |

Databricks, the high-flying analytics startup founded by the creators of Apache Spark, announced yet another venture funding haul this week as it hustles to meet what it says is growing demand for its analytics platform. Read more…

Quality Control Comes to Code Reviews

Feb 1, 2019 |

Among the IT plumbing being automated is the painstaking review of software code via machine learning tools designed to scan source code for inconsistencies while suggesting fixes that promise to speed the review process, thereby getting software updates out the door faster. Read more…

This Just In

Anodot Named to the 2019 CB Insights AI 100 List of Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence Startups

Feb 14, 2019 |

Feb. 14, 2019 — CB Insights today named Anodot to the third annual AI 100 ranking, showcasing the 100 most promising private artificial intelligence companies in the world.

“After being named to the AI 100 in 2018, last year’s honorees raised nearly $4.5B across 45 deals with 6 going on to be valued at $1 billion or more,” Read more…

HERE Establishes AI Research Institute With €25+ Million Funding

Feb 14, 2019 |

AMSTERDAM and VIENNA, Feb. 14, 2019 — HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location platform services, today announced the establishment of the new international Institute for Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence (IARAI), with the facility to be located in Vienna. Read more…

Harley-Davidson Reimagines Riding with IBM Cloud

Feb 13, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCOFeb. 13, 2019 — Harley-Davidson Motor Company and IBM today unveiled how cloud, IoT and AI technologies will reimagine the everyday experience of riding. Read more…

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 12, 2019 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 12, 2019 – Datanami, the leading publication dedicated to providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in big data, today announced its People to Watch for 2019. Read more…

R2.ai Launches SaaS-based AutoML Tool to Drive Mass AI Adoption

Feb 7, 2019 |

SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 7, 2019 — R2.ai, which enables businesses and individuals to develop AI solutions on their own, today announced the availability of its software as a service (SaaS) offering.  Read more…

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