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AI Excels at Detecting Pneumonia in X-Rays

Nov 16, 2017 |

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

A group of researchers at Stanford University’s Machine Learning Group this week published a paper demonstrating how they used a deep learning technique to train a computer to automatically detect instances of pneumonia from X-ray images with a higher degree accuracy than highly trained human radiologists. Read more…

First Look at Scio, a Scala API for Apache Beam

Nov 15, 2017 |

Apache Beam has emerged as a powerful new framework for building and running batch and streaming applications in a unified manner. In its first iteration, it offered APIs for Java and Python. Read more…

This Concussion Protocol Runs on NoSQL

Nov 14, 2017 |

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. But is it safe for him to return to the game? Read more…

Keeping Your Models on the Straight and Narrow

Oct 24, 2017 |

Organizations of all stripes have adopted predictive models to help drive decision-making. But an increased reliance on machine learning can quickly turn into an expensive liability if bias, privacy, and other concerns aren’t adequately addressed. Read more…

Neo4j Reaches Out to Spark as Platform Ambitions Grow

Oct 24, 2017 |

Neo4j is using its GraphConnect New York conference to showcase two major announcements this week, including a new initiative to support the design and execution of graph queries in the Apache Spark environment and the creation of a platform to build an ecosystem around its core graph database. Read more…

News In Brief

Algorithmia Aims AI Layer at ‘Last Mile’ Problem

Nov 16, 2017 |

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…

What AI Taketh, It Could Also Create

Nov 13, 2017 |

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…

Standards Effort Seeks to Redefine ‘Data Scientist’

Nov 8, 2017 |

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…

In-Memory Database Goes ‘Translytical’

Nov 7, 2017 |

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…

Algorithms Go to War

Nov 6, 2017 |

There are few enterprises accumulating more sensor and video data than the U.S. Department of Defense. For analysts, that means sitting for hours each day in front of screens observing full-motion video and other reconnaissance data to spot threats. Read more…

This Just In

Tangent Works Uses Julia to Win IEEE Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2017

Nov 21, 2017 |

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Nov. 21, 2017 — Tangent Works used Julia to win the IEEE Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2017 (GEFCom2017).

Tangent Works is a European machine learning company that conducts real time energy forecasting. Read more…

Interana CTO and Founder Joins Computer History Museum Board of Trustees

Oct 4, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 — Interana, the leader in interactive behavioral analytics, today announced CTO and co-founder Bobby Johnson has joined the Board of Trustees of the Computer History Museum (CHM), the world’s leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. Read more…

MapR Advances MapR-DB for Rich Data-Intensive Applications and In-Place Analytics

Sep 26, 2017 |

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2017 — MapR Technologies, Inc., a leader in delivering one platform for all types of data across every cloud, today at the Strata Data Conference announced breakthrough database innovations for rich data-intensive applications. Read more…

GigaSpaces Integrates InsightEdge Platform with BigDL for Scalable Deep Learning Innovation

Sep 20, 2017 |

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 — GigaSpaces, a leading provider of in-memory computing (IMC) platforms, today announced the new capability to simplify artificial intelligence (AI) through an integration between GigaSpaces’ InsightEdge platform and the Intel BigDL open source deep learning library for Apache Spark. Read more…

Unisys Predictive Freight Solution Wins Global ICMG Award

Sep 13, 2017 |

WASHINGTONSept. 13, 2017 — Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that its predictive freight technology won the global award for “Best Software Architecture” Read more…