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How Stanford’s COVID Analytics Helped It Navigate the Pandemic

Around this time last year, everyone and their brother was launching a dashboard for COVID analytics. Most of these were quite similar to one another: basic COVID data pulled from a handful of primary sources and parsed Read more…

Google’s New Switch Transformer Model Achieves 1.6 Trillion Parameters, Efficiency Gains

Last year, OpenAI wowed the world with its eerily human language generator, GPT-3. The autoregressive model stood at a then-staggering 175 billion parameters, ten times higher than its predecessors. Now, Google is upping Read more…

Terradepth Prepares to Fish for Subsea Big Data with Robots, Machine Learning

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), more than 80% of the ocean “remains unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored” – despite constituting more than 70% of the planet’s surface. Now Read more…

Johns Hopkins Launches COVID-19 Mortality Calculator, Aims to Inform Vaccine Prioritization

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses are going out in the United States, predominantly to frontline healthcare workers. Unfortunately, the vaccines are currently extremely limited, meaning that state governments are having t Read more…

Five Ways Big Data Can Help HPC Operators Run More Efficiently in the Cloud

When most of us hear the term big data, we tend to think of things like social media platforms, seismic data, or weather modeling. An essential use of big data, however, is to analyze data from complex systems to make th Read more…

News In Brief

Heads Up: Phone Data Shows Road Characteristics Linked to Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving killed over 3,100 people in 2019, nearly a 10% increase over 2018. As habitual smartphone use becomes increasingly ubiquitous, di Read more…

Researchers Evaluate Neural Language Models, Find XLNet Excellent

Lexical substitution is essentially the process that a thesaurus helps humans to perform: replacing words in a sentence without changing the meaning. Now, researchers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Read more…

KAIST Introduces T-GPS, a Tool for Processing a Trillion-Edge Graph on One Computer

Graphs are widely used to represent a wide variety of systems, ranging from the relationships between users of a social network to the payments among a network of bank accounts, and graph algorithms can process that data Read more…

Harvard, UCLA Researchers Use AI to Analyze Passion in Public Speaking

Sesh describes itself as a “neuroscience-based people development company.” Its cornerstone product is a tool called Empath, which uses AI to analyze video content, delivering insights on behavior and communication p Read more…

University of Washington Researchers Develop ML-Enabled Telehealth Tool

For clear reasons, telehealth has boomed during the pandemic, and its popularity remains even as vaccinations become more accessible. With this paradigm shift in treatment, some researchers are examining how to enable pa Read more…

This Just In

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Celebrates 10-Year Open Source Anniversary of HPCC Systems Platform

Jun 16, 2021 |

ATLANTA, June 16, 2021 — LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced the 10-year open source anniversary of HPCC Systems, its platform for big data insights. The enterprise-proven platform is capable of processing in 24/7 environments and powers the products and solutions of LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Read more…

SAS Delivers Free Analytics Training for COVID Researchers

Jun 10, 2021 |

CARY, N.C., June 10, 2021 — Analytics leader SAS is increasing its support of COVID researchers through new, free analytics training options. A year ago, SAS provided free use of health care analytics software for users of the COVID-19 Research Database (CRD), a secure repository of HIPAA-compliant, de-identified and limited patient-level data sets. Read more…

Ohio Supercomputer Center Uses Twitter Data to Analyze Political Polarization

Jun 10, 2021 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 10, 2021 — An election year in the United States is marked by incisive campaign ads, heated debates and get-out-the-vote messaging. The bombast of the 2020 presidential election was further amplified by the heavily politicized COVID-19 pandemic. Read more…

John Snow Labs Announces Spark NLP 3.1

Jun 9, 2021 |

June 9, 2021 — John Snow Labs is excited to release Spark NLP 3.1. This is one of our biggest releases with lots of models, pipelines, and groundworks for future features. Read more…

University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Adds 10 Petabytes Panasas Storage

Jun 8, 2021 |

June 8, 2021 —  Panasas, a leader in high-performance computing (HPC) data storage solutions, announced an expansion of its 13-year relationship with the University of Minnesota’s Supercomputing Institute (MSI) to supply a new generation of parallel storage systems. Read more…

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