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Crawling the Web for Data and Profit

Feb 23, 2018 |

The Web serves as a vast, renewable resource for the most valuable thing in existence: data. However, getting useful data from the Web isn’t always an easy task. Luckily, there are a handful of open source and commercial solutions that can help you crawl the Web to feed your hungry algorithms with the freshest data. Read more…

Why Getting the Metrics Right Is So Important in Machine Learning

Feb 20, 2018 |

Armed with big data analytics, businesses now have the power to detect and act in very precise ways. But if a business is measuring the wrong piece of data — Read more…

Big Data in E-Commerce: Investments With the Highest Return

Feb 9, 2018 |

Before you landed here, you might have already read many articles on big data that sounded more like panegyrics. Our aim is not to sing big data’s praises, but to take an unbiased look at its possible use cases in e-commerce. Read more…

One Containerized View of Data Science’s Future

Feb 8, 2018 |

Containers have emerged as legitimate platforms for running data science workloads. But are Docker and Kubernetes here for good, or is it just a passing data science fad? We looked to Anaconda’s SVP of Products and Marketing Mathew Lodge for insights on the matter. Read more…

Why 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Data Engineer

Feb 5, 2018 |

The shortage of data scientists – those triple-threat types who possess advanced statistics, business, and coding skills – has been well-documented over the years. But increasingly, businesses are facing a shortage of another key individual on the big data team who’s critical to achieving success – the data engineer. Read more…

News In Brief

‘Dual-Use’ AI Poses New Security Threats

Feb 21, 2018 |

While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of AI and machine learning technology along with a growing list of development tools is prompting critics to highlight future security concerns and the need to consider upfront the potential for malicious use of the technology. Read more…

SigOpt Within In-Q-Tel’s Parameters

Feb 13, 2018 |

It’s no secret that America’s spies are collecting massive amounts of data. And now that In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the nation’s intelligence agencies, has taken a stake in hyperparameter optimization startup SigOpt, they’ll have one more tool for building accurate machine learning models based on that data. Read more…

Collaboration Database Tackles Policy Issues

Feb 1, 2018 |

Data collaboration startup Data.world released a list of its top data sets and collaboration projects that included journalists’ efforts to trace social media’s influence on the 2016 presidential election and a “Bitcoin Regret Calculator” Read more…

Ray’s New Library Targets High Speed Reinforcement Learning

Feb 1, 2018 |

Data scientists looking to push the ball forward in the field of reinforcement learning may want to check out RLlib, a new library released as open source last month by researchers affiliated with RISELab. Read more…

AI Now Infused In Network and Wi-Fi Management

Jan 30, 2018 |

The days of manually troubleshooting networking problems may soon be over if the announcements today from Cisco and Mist are any indication. The two vendors today each debuted new offerings that employ artificial intelligence technologies to simplify the management of Wi-Fi and wired networks. Read more…

This Just In

Dataguise Introduces DgSecure 6.2

Sep 27, 2017 |

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2017 — Dataguise, a leader in data-centric audit and protection (DCAP), today introduced DgSecure 6.2 at the 2017 Strata Data Conference in New York. Read more…

Splunk Announces Appointment of Sara Baack and Elisa Steele to Board of Directors

Sep 14, 2017 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2017 — Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of a leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Sara Baack, chief marketing officer of Equinix, and Elisa Steele, former CEO and president of Jive Software, have been appointed to its Board of Directors effective as of today. Read more…

Chartis Research Names SAS a RiskTech Quadrant Category Leader

Sep 13, 2017 |

CARY, N.C.Sept. 13, 2017 — Chartis Research has identified SAS as a RiskTech Quadrant category leader for enterprise fraud technology solutions. Read more…

Accenture to Transform Diabetic Patient Care with Analytics Platform

Jul 26, 2017 |

NEW YORK, July 26, 2017 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is collaborating with Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) to improve how diabetes care is managed and delivered through the development of a data-driven core analytics platform for Roche’s digital diabetes ecosystem. Read more…

SAS a ‘Strong Performer’ for Digital Intelligence Platforms

Apr 20, 2017 |

CARY, N.C., April 20, 2017 — Marketers today are practically fanatical about one critical mission: delivering a consistent, quality customer experience. A new ranking speaks to the core of that mission, as SAS Customer Intelligence has been cited as a “Strong Performer” Read more…