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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…

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…

News In Brief

New Tool Focuses on Links Within Networks

Jul 23, 2019 |

Community detection algorithms used to evaluate how groups are clustered or partitioned are being used to determined how similar groups tend to either bind closer together or break apart. That capability is critical for data analysts trying to understand the structure of complex networks. Read more…

Program Synthesis Moves a Step Closer to Reality

Jul 8, 2019 |

As data scientists and software developers sort through the plethora of tools and APIs ranging from Python to Apache Spark, automation schemes are emerging to help programmers navigate those tools and the accompanying infrastructure that machine learning and other apps run on. Read more…

Utah Rolls Data Network for Smart Highways

Jun 26, 2019 |

If you are sitting in traffic, the road ahead (and all those brake lights) look pretty dumb. Among the potential solutions for smartening up the roadways and boosting the capacity of the nation’s clogged highways is a partnership between Utah’s Department of Transportation and Panasonic Corp. Read more…

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…

This Just In

Cray ARM-based System ‘Ookami’ to Serve as Testbed for Computational Studies at Stony Brook

Aug 16, 2019 |

STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 16, 2019 – A $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the Institute of Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University will enable researchers nationwide to test future supercomputing technologies and advance computational and data-driven research on the world’s most pressing challenges. Read more…

NJIT Professor Receives Facebook Research Award for Data Science

Aug 15, 2019 |

August 15, 2019 — The director of NJIT’s new Institute for Data Science has received an award from Facebook to support real-world analytics research. The research aims to develop faster learning patterns to make it easier for companies to extract actionable information from extremely large data sets. Read more…

Alegion Raises $12M to Expand Active Learning Capabilities within its Machine Learning Data Labeling Platform

Aug 14, 2019 |

AUSTIN, August14, 2019 — Alegion, the Gold Standard Data Labeling Platform for enterprise data science teams, announced it has completed a $12 million Series A-2 round of funding led by RHS Investments. Read more…

New Graph Database Performance Benchmark Confirms Graph Databases are Ready for Solving Real-World Business Intelligence, Data Challenges

Aug 14, 2019 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., August 14, 2019 – TigerGraph, the only scalable graph database for the enterprise, today announced the results of a comprehensive graph data management study by University of California researchers that compared TigerGraph and Neo4j, measuring each company’s performance against a key industry benchmark. Read more…

ATTO Technology XstreamCORE ET 8200 SAS to Ethernet Protocol Converter Adopted by Spectra Logic

Aug 13, 2019 |

AMHERST, N.Y., August 13, 2019 — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network and storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 30 years, announced that ATTO XstreamCORE ET 8200 has been adopted by Spectra Logic as a key component to their Spectra Swarm solution. Read more…

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