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8 Ways AI Can Boost Retail Sales During the COVID Holiday

Nov 30, 2020 |

With Cyber Monday upon us, the 2020 holiday shopping season is now in full swing. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, online shopping will see major growth, but retailers of all types should be ready for major changes. Read more…

Data Headaches Targeted with a Dose of .BIG

Nov 23, 2020 |

Working with large numbers of files–and large files–remains a roadblock to productivity for data professionals around the world. Now a software startup named Exponam says it has come up with a potential solution to the problem with a new data file format called .BIG. Read more…

The Past and Future of HPDA: A Q&A with Steve Conway

Nov 10, 2020 |

Steve Conway, a senior adviser at Hyperion Research, has been watching the big data market evolve and transform for well over 10 years. You will remember that it was Conway, while at IDC, who coined the term “high performance data analysis,” or HPDA, to reflect the confluence of big data with HPC hardware. Read more…

Industry Leaders Kill Products Without a Care – and Your Business Can, Too

Nov 3, 2020 |

Remember Google Fiber? It was a big deal. But last year Google announced plans to shut down the service in Louisville, Kentucky, and this year it revealed that Google Fiber will no longer offer TV service to new customers. Read more…

2020 Election: Five Ways to Improve the Accuracy of Polls

Nov 2, 2020 |

There has been a lot of handwringing from professional pollsters regarding the failure to predict President Trump’s victory in 2016. Not a lot has changed when it comes to the mechanisms for detecting political signals amid a whole lot of noise, which could lead to more surprises in the 2020 election. Read more…

News In Brief

Watson AI is Debatable

Oct 15, 2020 |

An AI system under development by IBM researchers seeks to move its Watson platform beyond chess matches and game shows, combining natural language processing (NLP), listening comprehension and the ability to model human dilemmas to create an agile debating machine. Read more…

Pandemic Boosting Open Source Adoption

Oct 8, 2020 |

It turns out that economic downturns are good for open source software adoption, a new vendor survey finds.

The open developer community was already thriving when the pandemic whacked the global economy at the beginning of 2020. Read more…

DoD Intel Agency Upgrades Databases

Oct 1, 2020 |

U.S. intelligence agencies are lining up to upgrade antiquated IT infrastructure and bulging databases after decades of largely failed attempts by the military services to deploy “all-source analysis” platforms.

The CIA and other spy agencies have moved aggressively in recent years to migrate troves of data to the cloud where an array of tools can be used by intelligence analysts to connect the dots. Read more…

Palantir Looks to Build on Snowflake’s IPO Success

Sep 28, 2020 |

On the heels of Snowflake’s wildly successful initial public offering, investors are eagerly awaiting Palantir Technologies’ direct listing this week in what is expected to be the latest in a series of lucrative trading debuts. Read more…

Cloudera Beat Analyst Expectations in Q2

Sep 3, 2020 |

Things are starting to look up for Cloudera, which beat analyst expectations with its second quarter results announced yesterday. The distributed computing platform maker also gave investors something to cheer about with an optimistic financial forecast for the rest of fiscal 2021. Read more…

This Just In

Tech, Education and Financial Services Leaders Form National Council for AI for the Greater Good

Dec 14, 2020 |

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 14, 2020 — Leading organizations across the U.S. financial services, technology and academic industries announced the formation of a new National Council for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI). The council brings together the Brookings Institution, CUNY, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mastercard, Microsoft, Nasdaq, Plug and Play, SUNY, University of Central Florida, and Visa with the goal of maximizing technology to jointly solve specific issues of interest to the industry. Read more…

PSU Researchers Receive Award for Seminal Paper on Smartphone Security

Dec 11, 2020 |

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Dec. 11, 2020 — A multi-institution team of researchers recently received a Hall of Fame Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) for their 2010 paper that was the first to expose the ways in which smartphone applications use personal data.

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IRI and 1010data Partner to Develop New Data Democratizing Solutions

Dec 7, 2020 |

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2020 — IRI, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, and 1010data, a leading provider of analytical intelligence to the financial, retail and consumer goods markets, today announced their partnership to focus on democratizing data-driven analytics across organizations in the CPG ecosystem, leveraging both companies’ Read more…

Tellimer Brings Structure to Big Data With AI Extraction Tool, Parsel

Dec 3, 2020 |

LONDON, Dec. 3, 2020 — Tellimer Group (Tellimer), the London-headquartered financial technology, data and information provider, has today launched its proprietary data extraction and structuring tool, Parsel.

As big data collection and management continues to inundate and challenge businesses around the world, the need to efficiently recover information from large, unstructured datasets is paramount. Read more…

Privitar Introduces New Right to be Forgotten Privacy Functionality for Analytics, ML

Dec 3, 2020 |

LONDON and BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2020 — Privitar, a leading data privacy platform provider, today released the latest version of the Privitar Data Privacy Platform, which includes new Right to be Forgotten functionality and enhanced enterprise-ready features designed to strengthen customers’ Read more…