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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

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…

Machine Learning for Science Proving Problematic

Feb 19, 2019 |

Scientists are raising red flags about the accuracy and reproducibility of conclusions drawn by machine learning frameworks. Among the remedies are developing new ML systems that can question their own predictions, show their work and reproduce results. Read more…

The AI That Writes Fake News

Feb 15, 2019 |

Following the 2016 presidential election, real journalists worked to expose the fake news that human charlatans wrote and spread across the Internet for the LOLS and for profit. But the bigger threat on the fake news front could be the made-up words generated by AI, including one recently created by OpenAI. Read more…

This Just In

Melissa Cragin Joins SDSC’s Research Data Services Group

Apr 9, 2019 |

April 9, 2019 — The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego announced today the appointment of Melissa Cragin as Chief Strategist for SDSC’s Research Data Services (RDS) group, effective immediately. Read more…

Alteryx Acquires ClearStory Data to Accelerate Innovation in Data Science and Analytics

Apr 5, 2019 |

IRVINE, Calif., April 5, 2019 — Alteryx, Inc., revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, has announced that it has acquired ClearStory Data, a privately held software company based in Menlo Park, Calif. Read more…

Julia and NASA Help The Nature Conservancy Save the Planet with Circuitscape

Apr 3, 2019 |

CAMRBIDGE, Mass., April 3, 2019 — The Nature Conservancy and Julia Computing work together to map wildlife migration resulting from climate change using Circuitscape in Julia and satellite images and support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Applied Sciences Program. Read more…

Domo Expands Its Data Science Solution With New Amazon SageMaker Integration

Mar 21, 2019 |

SILICON SLOPES, Utah, March 21, 2019 — Domo has announced a new integration that combines the strength of Amazon SageMaker with the power of the Domo platform to make it easier for customers to leverage their machine learning models and deliver more accurate and actionable predictions across the business from their real-time data in Domo. Read more…

dotData to Showcase New Version of its Data Science Automation Platform

Mar 12, 2019 |

SAN MATEO, Calif.March 12, 2019 dotData, a company focused on delivering end-to-end data science automation and operationalization for the enterprise, today announced the availability of Version 1.4 of its dotData Data Science Automation Platform. Read more…

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