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Is Data Science the Fourth Pillar of the Scientific Method?

Apr 15, 2019 |

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revived a decade-old debate last month when he said that modern data science (AI plus HPC) has become the fourth pillar of the scientific method. While some disagree with the notion that statistical analysis alone can reveal undiscovered laws, the argument may be moot if data science continues its current course being an extremely useful and in-demand tool for all manners of scientific discovery. Read more…

Inside Hitachi Vantara’s Very Ambitious Data Agenda

Oct 1, 2018 |

FPGAs and object storage systems. NVMe storage and ML model management. IoT edge computing and converged server infrastructure. It would be a big understatement to say that Hitachi Vantara has a lot going on, but it also might be why the company is so interesting to watch, and why you might want to keep an eye on it, too. Read more…

Sparse Fourier Transform Gives Stream Processing a Lifeline from the Coming Data Deluge

Jun 13, 2017 |

When James Cooley and John Tukey introduced the Fast Fourier transform in 1965, it revolutionized signal processing and set us on course to an array of technological breakthroughs. But today’s overwhelming data sets require a new approach. Read more…

Medicine’s Data Transformation, From Genomics to Reforms

May 1, 2017 |

The interaction of big data and healthcare is transforming medicine, but clinicians and regulators continue to struggle to achieve the ultimate goal of making data serve patients through “evidence-based care.” Read more…

Welcome to the Open Analytics Era

Mar 29, 2017 |

The explosion in enterprise data is paving the way for expanding analytics strategies in business applications. The embedded analytics market is estimated to nearly double to 46 billion between 2016 and 2021, according to Markets and Markets. Read more…

News In Brief

Facebook Releases Another Deep Learning Tool

May 22, 2019 |

Facebook has released to open-source developers a deep learning framework that does double duty for computer vision and language tasks.

Built on its PyTorch framework, Facebook is positioning Pythia as supporting “multitasking” for vision and language “multimodal AI models.” Among its capabilities are identifying visual data and automatically generating image captions, company developers said this week. Read more…

Microsoft Applies Deep Learning to Vector Search

May 17, 2019 |

Since acquiring GitHub last June, Microsoft has sought to make good on its pledge to retain the project collaboration platform’s “developer-first ethos.” This week it turned over to GitHub an AI search tool as an open-source project. Read more…

IBM’s Watson Retreat Highlights AI Shortcomings

Apr 22, 2019 |

Amid reports of declining sales and growing skepticism about the utility of machine learning for complex medical research, IBM will reportedly end sales of its Watson AI software used by pharmaceutical firms for new drug discovery. Read more…

Will Neural Nets Replace Science Writers?

Apr 18, 2019 |

“Researchers have developed a new representation process on the rotational unit of RUM, a recurrent memory that can be used to solve a broad spectrum of the neural revolution in natural language processing.”

The sentence above was written by a natural language processing technique known as a rotational unit of memory, or RUM. Read more…

Toward ‘Biologically Plausible’ AI

Apr 9, 2019 |

In the latest attempt at understanding the mechanism(s) by which machines learn, and AI researcher and a neuroscientist probed for similarities in the computational properties between deep neural networks and human brain. Read more…

This Just In

Dataiku Launches Initiative to Bring AI to Non-Profit Organizations

Jun 14, 2019 |

NEW YORK, June 14, 2019 — Dataiku, one of the world’s leading Enterprise AI and machine learning platforms, today announced its new initiative aimed at putting AI tools and skills behind non-profit causes, called Ikig.ai. Read more…

University’s Mind Foundry Launches Machine Learning Platform that Transforms Business Problem Owners into Citizen Data Scientists

Jun 13, 2019 |

June 13, 2019 — Mind Foundry, a technology spin-out from the University of Oxford’s Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG), today announced the commercial launch of a revolutionary humanized machine learning platform. Read more…

Tabor Communications Appoints Kevin King as Manager of Industry and Workforce Initiatives

Jun 10, 2019 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif. June 10, 2019 – Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI) announced the appointment of Kevin King as Manager of Industry and Workforce Initiatives. This newly created position will develop a specialized portal of training capabilities and job placement opportunities that supports workforce and career development opportunities across high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data to address widespread bottlenecks in advanced IT talent. Read more…

Domo Partners with Zendesk to Launch the New Customer Success for IoT App

Jun 10, 2019 |

SILICON SLOPES, Utah, June 10, 2019 – Domo, the provider of the leading cloud-based operating system for business, today announced a partnership with Zendesk, to help customers better manage their IoT solutions and offer a better, proactive service experience to their end users. Read more…

Esri Partners with E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to Establish Half-Earth Project Conservation Priorities

Jun 7, 2019 |

REDLANDS, Calif., June 7, 2019 — Esri, the global leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, today announced its partnership with the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and will be providing the mapping and analytics capabilities of the ArcGIS platform to the foundation’s Half-Earth Project. Read more…

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