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

Jan 12, 2021 |

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. Read more…

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

Dec 18, 2020 |

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 to make difficult decisions about the order of vaccination priority. Read more…

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

Sep 29, 2020 |

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 them more efficient. Read more…

NOAA Awards Nearly $700,000 to Entrepreneurial Machine Learning Projects

Aug 24, 2020 |

In the computing sphere, the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) may be most well-known for its massive weather and climate models, which predominantly run on correspondingly massive supercomputers and clusters. Read more…

SAS Provides Big Data Solutions for… Bees?

Jun 10, 2020 |

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that bees are facing an existential threat, with colonies collapsing across the globe – in the U.S., up to 40% in 2018-2019 alone. Read more…

News In Brief

AI-Powered, Wearable-Enabled COVID-19 Screening Solution Begins Validation

Jan 15, 2021 |

Despite millions of tests per day, the United States remains mired in the darkest phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, with thousands of daily deaths and rising case numbers. One heavy-hitter contributor to this crisis is COVID-19’s propensity for asymptomatic transmission, which medical researchers estimate may account for around 59% of all COVID-19 transmission. Read more…

MIT Machine Learning Reveals COVID-19 Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Racial Minorities

Dec 7, 2020 |

The last month has been filled with incredible news on COVID-19 vaccines following an astonishing, year-long global effort that has shattered records for vaccine development. Three companies – Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca – have all announced vaccines with shockingly high efficacy rates. Read more…

Nvidia Trains GANs With Fewer Images

Dec 7, 2020 |

Nvidia researchers report a new AI model that significantly reduces the amount of data required to train a machine learning framework called generative adversarial networks.

In a paper released during this week’s Neural Information Processing Systems meeting, the researchers said their GAN framework achieved the same level accuracy with an “order-of-magnitude” reduction in training data. Read more…

‘TranSEC’ Machine Learning Tool Tackles Los Angeles Traffic

Dec 3, 2020 |

Traffic management is essentially a giant optimization problem, with urban planners and traffic engineers aiming to reshape roads, traffic signals and parking to smooth traffic patterns and avoid serious congestion. Read more…

New Algorithm Aims to Optimize Vaccine Distribution

Dec 1, 2020 |

In the last several weeks, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have each announced that their vaccines are capable of achieving high efficacy. Pending approval, the first millions of vaccine doses are expected before the end of 2020 and billions are expected within 2021. Read more…

This Just In

Social Media Manipulation by Political Actors an Industrial Scale Problem, Says Oxford Report

Jan 15, 2021 |

Jan. 15, 2021 — Social media manipulation of public opinion is a growing threat to democracies around the world, according to the 2020 media manipulation survey from the Oxford Internet Institute, which found evidence in every one of the 80+ countries surveyed. Read more…

Fleet of Robots Successfully Tracks, Monitors Marine Microbes

Jan 15, 2021 |

Jan. 15, 2021 — After years of development and testing, researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have successfully demonstrated that a fleet of autonomous robots can track and study a moving microbial community in an open-ocean eddy. Read more…

Cal Poly Team Working on Cross-disciplinary Data Science and Analytics Effort

Jan 14, 2021 |

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2021 — A group of Cal Poly faculty from all six colleges is working to support collaborative data-driven, cross-disciplinary research and to expand on-campus educational opportunities in the areas of data science, data analytics and data literacy. Read more…

ElectrifAi Announces Expansion of Machine Learning Model Offerings for Amazon SageMaker 

Jan 14, 2021 |

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 14,2021 — ElectrifAi, one of the world’s leading companies in practical artificial intelligence (AI) and pre-built machine learning (ML) models, today announced expanded offerings of pre-built and pre-structured ML models for Amazon SageMaker, including models available from the Computer Vision and Image Analytics collections. Read more…

Broad Institute and Verily Partner with Microsoft on the Next Generation of the Terra Platform for Health and Life Science Research

Jan 14, 2021 |

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 14, 2021 — On Monday, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Verily, an Alphabet company, and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic partnership to accelerate new innovations in biomedicine through the Terra platform. Read more…

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