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Digital Agriculture Program Yields Promising Prospects

Nov 19, 2019 |

The Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA) was initiated one year ago with a $2 million investment from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Its official kick-off was held back-to-back with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Industry Conference, October 7-10, 2019. Read more…

How Machine Learning Can Help Us Stop Climate Change

Jul 1, 2019 |

Successfully analyzing and addressing climate change involves wrangling an entire world of data. Now, a new paper — “Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning” — from more than 20 machine learning experts across 16 organizations is shining a spotlight on the many critical roles that machine learning can play in fighting back against the climate crisis. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Security Partnership Combines ML with Net Flow Data

Jan 9, 2020 |

A framework known as network flow is emerging as a cyber-security tool based on the enterprise requirement for broader “network awareness” derived from network flow data.

A recent effort with roots in university research from the 1980s called the Open Argus Project is applying machine learning techniques to network flow data to spot threats in enterprise network traffic, including growing amounts of encrypted traffic. Read more…

DARPA Floats an ‘Ocean of Things’

Jan 7, 2020 |

The Pentagon’s top research agency is pushing the notion of a data lake to new depths with an oceanic network of floating sensors that would provide the raw data for analytics, including everything from sea state and weather to maritime traffic. Read more…

NASA Upgrades Search Capabilities

Nov 6, 2019 |

NASA’s far-flung research centers have generated a solar system’s worth of data since the agency was launched in 1958. To help make it more searchable for rocket engineers and scientists, the space agency is enlisting new search methods based on machine learning frameworks. Read more…

Synthetic Data Market Gets Real

Oct 14, 2019 |

A growing list of data privacy regulations along with demand for better training data is spawning new AI-based approaches to managing “personally identifiable” information, including “synthetic” data sets that remove personal information covered by current and pending privacy rules. Read more…

R Backers Tout Funding Milestone, Seek Comeback

Aug 28, 2019 |

Reports of the demise of R as a programming language are exaggerated, according to community leaders, who note the R Foundation has so far approved the distribution of grants and sponsorships totaling $1 million. Read more…

This Just In

Trifacta Research Uncovers Obstacles to Analytics Adoption and C-Suite Priorities

Jan 23, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calilf., Jan. 23, 2020 — Trifacta, the global leader in data wrangling, today released its “Obstacles to AI & Analytics Adoption in the Cloud” report, which reveals key challenges that are hindering organizations from modernizing their analytics processes by leveraging the cloud. Read more…

Research: Data Skills Gap is Costing Organizations Billions in Lost Productivity

Jan 22, 2020 |

PHILADELPHIA and NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2020 – A new report from Accenture and Qlik, titled  “The Human Impact of Data Literacy” and conducted on behalf of The Data Literacy Project, found that while most organizations understand the incredible opportunity of data, a gap has emerged between organizations’ aspirations to be data-driven and their employees’ ability to create business value with data. Read more…

Digital Technology Supercluster Announces 14 Projects Valued at $25M in Investments

Jan 21, 2020 |

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 21, 2020 – The Digital Technology Supercluster announced the launch of 14 new projects representing a total investment of $25 million today including the $4.65 million Fresh Water Data Commons (FWDC) project, led by Carl Data Solutions and its wholly owned subsidiaries Astra Smart Systems Inc. Read more…

CIO Research Shows Taming Cloud Complexity has Grown Beyond Human Abilities

Jan 21, 2020 |

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 21, 2020 — Software intelligence company Dynatrace today announced the findings of an independent global survey of 800 CIOs, which highlights a widening gap between IT resources and the demands of managing the increasing scale and complexity of enterprise cloud ecosystems. Read more…

TIBCO’s Spotfire Solution Reveals Who Should be Inducted in the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jan 15, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2020 — TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, connects, unifies, and confidently predicts to solve the world’s most complex data-driven challenges.

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