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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…

How Spark and Hadoop Are Advancing Cancer Research

May 23, 2016 |

The combination of Spark and Hadoop has supercharged big data analysis across many industries and use cases by lowering the barrier of entry to advanced analytics and thereby enabling data scientists to create data-driven products that weren’t previously possible. Read more…

Can Big Data Deliver on the Huge Expectations of Precision Medicine?

Apr 18, 2016 |

Big data can do a lot of things. But can it allow doctors to create drugs that are tailor-made to your genes, reduce the cost of healthcare for a billion people, and let us all live to 150? Read more…

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Transitioning from Big Data to Discovery: Data Management as a Keystone Analytics Strategy

Apr 10, 2018 |The past 10-15 years has seen a stark rise in the density, size, and diversity of scientific data being generated in every scientific discipline in the world. Key among the sciences has been the explosion of laboratory technologies that generate large amounts of data in life-sciences and healthcare research. Read more…

Microsoft Beefs Up Bing With Intel FPGAs

Mar 27, 2018 |

Long-time technology partners Intel Corp. and Microsoft are again collaborating on an effort to advance deep learning capabilities in Microsoft’s search engine using the chip maker’s FPGAs.

The partners said this week Microsoft’s Bing search engine is demonstrating real-time AI capabilities running on Intel’s Arria and Stratix FPGAs. Read more…

U.S. Pursues ‘Abductive’ Reasoning to Divine Intent

Mar 20, 2018 |

The 9/11 Commission identified a lack of coordination among U.S. intelligence agencies as a reason for failing to detect attacks on U.S. soil. One of the responses to the panel’s findings was a multiagency effort to upgrade analytics efforts with particular emphasis on an emerging approach known as abduction that combines higher-order reasoning and machine intelligence to gauge an adversary’s intentions. Read more…

More Emojis Means More Consumer Data

Mar 16, 2018 |

Emojis are being re-enlisted in the never-ending struggle among marketers to divine consumer preferences.

In response to the release of a set of 157 new digital facial expressions used among other things to convey consumer attitudes, machine learning and AI specialist Lexalytics said this week it would support the new batch of emojis approved by the Unicode Consortium. Read more…

Bringing Analytics to Time, Space Data

Mar 8, 2018 |

An experimental service unveiled by IBM Research looks to plumb the depths of mounting geospatial and temporal data generated by satellites, drones and sensor networks.

The cloud-based service called Physical Analytics Integrated Data Repository and Services, or PAIRS, Geoscope, seeks to glean insights from a growing roster of geospatial data sources. Read more…

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University of Michigan Researchers Connect Music and Big Data

Apr 23, 2018 |

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 23, 2018 — From digital analysis of Bach sonatas to mining data from crowdsourced compositions, researchers at the University of Michigan are using modern big data techniques to transform how we understand, create and interact with music. Read more… Launches Flagship Product After Completing the Amazon Alexa Accelerator Program

Apr 5, 2018 |

NEW YORK, April 5, 2018 —, an infrastructure-agnostic machine learning (ML) platform that enables data scientists to track, compare, monitor and optimize ML models, today announced it launched its flagship product and raised $2.3 million in seed funding. Read more…

United Nations Establishes Tableau as Visual Analytics Standard, Streamlines Global Adoption of Platform

Mar 30, 2018 |

NEW YORK and SEATTLE, March 30, 2018 — The United Nations and Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA)  are proud to announce an unprecedented agreement that provides access to Tableau’s world class visual analytics to professionals working in 193 Member States across the United Nations system. Read more…

IARPA to Host Proposers’ Day Conference for BETTER Program on March 29

Mar 19, 2018 |

March 19, 2018 — The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) will host a Proposers’ Day Conference for the BETTER program on March 29, 2018 in anticipation of the release of a new solicitation. Read more…

IBM Introduces Experimental Geospatial Information and Analytics Service

Mar 8, 2018 |

March 8, 2018 — IBM Research is introducing an experimental offering named IBM PAIRS Geoscope (Physical Analytics Integrated Data Repository & Services), a unique cloud-centric geospatial information and analytics service that can accelerate the discovery of new insights. Read more…